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Stand Up to ‘Sitting Disease’

Adding movement to your day can boost your health and prevent disease By Lisa Fields Photo credit: Adobe Stock Not long ago, when I interviewed one of the leading experts on “sitting disease” — the buzzy catch phrase that’s been attached to physical inactivity for the past few years — he walked in place on …

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How to Find Your Motivation for Better Health

Your personal priorities and preferences determine how you’ll make real change By Kelly K. James Photo caption: Tom Nolan Tom Nolan, 71, admits he led a less-than-healthy lifestyle for years. He ate foods he shouldn’t (and too much of them), slept poorly and avoided exercise. The result showed up around his waistline. Last year, his …

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The Lost Art of Democratic Argument: What Became of Civility?

By Tom Mitchell Four Aberdeen residents went on an excursion to hear the lecture by this title held October 8 at Ladue Chapel, part of the ongoing Lee Institute speaker series. Out of great caution, as the audience was expected to be large, we arrived about 55 minutes early. It was full by starting time. …

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The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Older Adults

Why people in their 70s, 80s and beyond might want to meditate By Sally Abrahms October 16, 2018 (This article originally appeared on Next Avenue)   I am sitting comfortably in my chair taking a course on mindfulness and meditation. Like those around me, I want to cope better with stress and feel more relaxed. …

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Parlez-Vous Francais? (Do you speak French?)

It won’t be necessary if you have a scholarly guide like Isabelle Heidbreder, Executive Director of the local French Alliance of St. Louis. The Alliance is a global organization used to spread knowledge of French history and culture. Isabelle, born in the southern Provence area, moved to the U.S. in 1981 and has been a …

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Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Advice

How Medicare beneficiaries can ensure they’ll have the right plans in 2019 By Joe Baker President, Medicare Rights Center Part of the Political Issues and Policies Special Report If you are enrolled in Medicare — the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older and some people with disabilities — you will soon have …

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Featured Resident – Marty Boor

After living in a golf course community for 18 years, across the bay from Mobile, AL, Marty Boor moved to Apt. 234 at Aberdeen this past March, to be near her daughter and her family. Although it was a major change, Marty was ready to sell that special place and her golf cart. It was …

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Anxiety Is Another Stage of Grief

A new book explains why so many grieving people also experience anxiety By Claire Bidwell Smith (This article is excerpted from Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief by Claire Bidwell Smith.) What is anxiety? Where does it come from, and how can you gain control over it? And why is it so frequently spurred by …

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Aegis Therapies Active Aging Week

The last week of September was filled with special activities planned by Kirsten Wilson, Aegis’s Wellness Coordinator for Aberdeen. Besides the usual physical exercise and brain power classes she conducts weekly, Kirsten had new activities each day that touched on each one of the seven dimensions of Wellness, as defined by Aegis. The week culminated …

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Aberdeen Heights on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

KIRKWOOD, Mo. – Aberdeen Heights is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2018-2019 list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list, available today at www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes/search. The U.S. News and Report list uses information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government …

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