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Inside the Clubhouse

Todd Worrell, former Cardinal player, retired baseball relief pitcher, and son of residents Donna and Roland Worrell, gave Aberdeen Heights residents a behind-the-scenes look at the rocky road of a top-flight athlete.What better way to begin the baseball season! Todd grew up in an athletic family, where a variety of sports were played from a …

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9 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Buying Insurance

By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell When H. Frances Reaves, of Miami, had to place her parents in long-term care facilities in 2014 and 2015, she thought it would be a relative easy, at least financially. After all, her parents had bought long-term care insurance decades earlier. But there were two unpleasant surprises: The policy had a 90-day …

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The Dementia That Is Often Misdiagnosed

Credit: Courtesy of Deborah Dolan Caption: Deborah and Todd Dolan Marriage problems take many couples by surprise. But Deborah Dolan was caught particularly unaware when her husband Todd began to distance himself from her. “We were truly happy. We were on the same page,” she said. “He was such a gentle, kind, funny man. No …

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So, you want chips with that?

Like your chips hot and crispy, sweet or spicy? Mark McSweeney, son of residents Carol and Ed McSweeney, keeps mom and dad supplied with these potato chip varieties from his Broad Ripple Chip Co., located in Indianapolis. Mark’s business recently got an unexpected response to a care package sent to an overseas posting. Proudly displaying …

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21 Unvarnished Truths About Retirement

Credit: Jonathan Look | lifepart2.com Caption: Jonathan Look being “attacked” by baby elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began traveling the world. I had been living a good life but longed for something more. My passions have always been travel, photography …

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What We Can Still Learn From Mister Rogers as Adults

Credit: PBS PressRoom Hi neighbor. You cannot say those words, even many years since Fred Rogers last created new TV shows, without knowing that they’re from Fred Rogers. That gentle voice with the slight drawl soothed even the most restless spirits. I remember coming home from preschool and having my babysitter turn on Channel 12 …

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Attorney offers advice for Health Care Decisions Day

Healthcare Decisions Day was observed at Aberdeen with a program by M. Brigid Fernandez, JD, LCSW, an attorney specializing in the field of Elder Law. She was a hospital social worker before becoming a lawyer. Fernandez advised her listeners to be certain that their care instructions say what they want them to say and to …

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The Case for Swedish Death Cleaning

Credit: Adobe Stock Although I’ve never visited Sweden, I find myself attracted to simple, clean-lined architecture and furniture. I love Swedish pop music. And herring. Plus, I live in Minnesota, with our cold but beautiful winters where I (a short brunette) am surrounded by tall blonde people. It’s no surprise to me that I would …

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Americans with Alzheimer’s Now Number 5.7 Million

Credit: Adobe Stock The estimated number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has risen to 5.7 million, from 5.5 million in 2017, according to a report released today by the Alzheimer’s Association. That’s an increase of roughly 3.6 percent and largely reflects the aging of the boomer generation. By 2025, the 2018 Alzheimer’s …

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A Final Salute to a Military-Veteran Father

Credit: by Cory Schuman, courtesy of the author Caption: Emma at Arlington Cemetery This article was previously published in May 2013. Day is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hill, from the sky. All is well. Safely rest. God is nigh. — “Taps” A soldier is buried. Echoing across the cemetery is …

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