Active Aging

  • March 10, 2018

    Learn, Serve, Work, Repeat – A Pattern For Personal Growth

    By Richard K. Harder During the 19th century in America, the spring season was often the best time for dusting, because it was warm enough to open windows and doors (but not warm enough for insects to be a problem) and the winds would carry the dust out of the...

  • March 10, 2018

    Bringing Hope to Mozambique

    By Jeffrey A. Manwaring, M.S., FAAA   I’m so grateful that The Sound of Life Foundation gave me the opportunity to go on a hearing mission trip, in January, to Africa. While I was just one of many who gave of themselves, my life changed for the better through providing...

  • February 5, 2018

    The Power of Our Subconscious Mind

    By Richard K. Harder, MS The first thing to remember is the dual nature of our mind. The subconscious mind is constantly amenable to the power of suggestion; furthermore, the subconscious mind has complete control of the functions, conditions and sensations of your body. Trust the subconscious mind to heal...

  • January 21, 2018

    Dorothy Kennedy’s Lifelong Love of Learning

    Dorothy Kennedy’s Lifelong Love of Learning By Marianne Hamilton   In Dorothy Kennedy’s St. George home, wall-space is at a premium. Most surfaces are crowded with the landscapes and portraits Kennedy has been painting since 1980, many of which feature such ancestors as paternal great-great-grandfather William Madison Wall, the founder...

  • December 10, 2017

    The Bright Side of Adversity

    The late Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel said, “You will never find a better sparring partner than adversity.” Adversity is and always has been a part of life and living.

  • March 11, 2017

    I’m Looking for Seniors Like Me

    I don’t know about you, but I refuse to become irrelevant, or an after-thought in today’s world. My choice is to stay active, to stay engaged, and to continue contributing to this world I’ve influenced for 66 years. My goal at this stage is to avoid the fate of so...

  • March 11, 2017

    Building your Mental Muscle with Resistance Training

    Could regular visits to the weight room help older adults who have mild cognitive impairments? For years we have been told all the benefits of regular resistance training. These benefits include: increased metabolism, building lean tissue, improve self-efficacy, improved balance and posture, decrease risk of injury, increase body density, strength...

  • January 1, 2017

    The Able Artist

    By Marianne Hamilton Each night before he slips off to sleep, Johannes Michalski performs one final ritual. Calling to Sushi Yamaguchi, his beloved Shih Tzu, Michalski invites the canine to settle in at the foot of his bed. “Good night, Sushi; see you tomorrow,” Michalski pledges. Then a second, cheerful...

  • December 31, 2016

    Loving Angel Service Dogs: Happy Dogs, Happy Life

    By Rosario E. Flores In our lifetimes we meet thousands of people who impact us in one way or another. Within those years, some of us come across not only people, but fury little things that make our days better. Dogs. They are our confident and loyal partners whenever we...

  • October 31, 2016

    Active Aging: In need of holiday cheer? Volunteer!

    By Marianne Hamilton News flash: The holidays can make you crazy! OK, maybe not a huge revelation. As the media begins its annual, non-stop assault, insisting that we must all have family over, have eight-course gourmet meals prepared, have our houses perfectly decorated, have parties, have fun, and, most importantly,...

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