3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Can you recall how you felt when you were at an outing like the park, a carnival, and the parade? Perhaps you walked a short distance to buy something at a food stand only to realize you might have turned and taken the wrong way. Maybe you experienced it going to the movie theater. During the intermission you went to the restroom, when you came out into the lobby the scene was not the same. It didn't seem familiar. You might have turned and taken the wrong way. You realize none of the scenery looks the same. Some identifying landmarks are not there. The central figure is not there. This is like being away from home. We tend to think of home as being a familiar place. It connotes warmth, a place of comfort and safety and a sense of good things coming from this milieu. Can you recall becoming uneasy, uncomfortable at first? Tension sets in, breathing may become labored, fear takes hold, and blood vessels are constricting/your heart is pounding. If there is no relief at this time you may experience a feeling of heaviness, depression, then fatigue/even exhaustion. Think back to a time when you may have been lost or separated from something familiar. Did you experience all of these feelings? By contrast do you recall a calming, a peacefulness and sense of well being? The heart pounding subsides. The blood flow returns to normal for you and breathing is restful when you found your way to that which was familiar or were found by that person who was familiar to you. The correlation between the scenario described and a love one going through the various stages of Alzheimer's disease will lighten the pathway for those who will be involved in the care to help such a person find their way to that which is familiar, comforting and safe. We often identify this place as home. To the person with this illness, it is all of those things put together that he or she has identified as "home".
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mature Saints Country Western Christmas Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14 at The Cross Community Church, 525 N. Abbe Road, Elyria. Our guest speaker/singer will be a special treat in December! By request! Coming back to us from the Cash family in Nashville, Dr. Joanne Cash Yates, was a vocalist for the Grande Ole Gospel Times on the Grand Ole Opry Stage from 1971-1975. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in ministerial Science, Masters in Theology, and a Doctorate in Ministry. Joanne is the sister of Johnny Cash. Free seating tickets will be available for the evening service. A catered luncheon and the price is $11 per person.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
By William Galler As a boy Raymond Bottles loved to ramble about the railroad yard. Everything about trains fascinated him. Needless to say, on occasion, adults tried to shoo him away out of fear for his safety or for concern that he might distract railroad workers. But he was not to be kept away for long. Some studies indicate that the average person may have as many as five careers during a working life. Not so with Bottles. There never was any doubt in his mind when it came to making a career choice as a junior at Toledo Libby High School. This absence of doubt was not surprising. Ray Bottles had been born into a railroad family. Once Ray and a dozen of his relatives were working on the railroad at the same time. His grandfather, Wesley J. Bottles, had railroad tracks running behind his home. It was this grandfather who on occasion chased Ray off the tracks when Ray was just seven years old. Wesley J. had started the Bottles' railroad employment when he worked as a switchman in 1901.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, eight residents and eight volunteers boarded a bus headed for Jacobs Field to watch the Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers by a score of 4-2. It was Senior Day at the ballpark with fans in attendance from area nursing homes, senior centers, and assisted living facilities. For several of the Golden Acres residents it had been years since they saw the Indians and for several it was their first time at a major league baseball game. The residents had a ball and were thrilled when the Indians Mascot, Slider, took time out to visit with them and have a photo taken. For information about Golden Acres Lorain County Nursing Home, call (440) 988-2322 or (440) 324-6827, or just stop in for a visit at 45999 N. Ridge Road, Amherst.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Birds add color to a winter garden. If you've never encouraged birds to visit your home and garden, consider adding plants next spring that shelter and feed them. Natural habitat is the best way to attract birds. A yard with native plantings that appeal to the birds can also be very effective landscaping. Some of the best-loved trees and shrubs for color and form are also favorite sources of berries, seeds and fruits. Ornamental crabapples add lovely blossoms in the spring and usually hold fruit until winter. Hollies, viburnums, dogwoods, bittersweet, honeysuckles, coned evergreens and others provide food, besides serving as beautiful foundation plantings, hedges, trees, vines and windbreaks. While providing natural foods all through the year, mixed plantings provide cover during bitter weather. A vine-covered arbor provides nesting spots, while dense under-story plantings protect from predators. Providing foods in a feeder brings the birds up close for viewing, but plenty of birds can be attracted without erecting feeders. The more diverse the garden plantings, the more variety of birds attracted. Flower gardens can be planned to feature plants that have tough seed heads that hang on through winter. Roses have nutrient-rich hips and thorny places to nest. A natural source of water, or a heated birdbath, also attracts birds.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
JoAnn Jones Family: Husband, Paul; three married daughters and sons-in-law; six grandchildren (five in college)
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
This organization has been in business for over 30 years. Entertaining in over 15 area nursing homes with old time songs as far back as the 1920's. We also entertain at church groups, senior groups, and church senior groups, but due to health reasons we are retiring from the group at the end of 2007. We hope that someone will come along and take over in our places. Many of our members would like to continue, but we must come up with a new director and a new piano and keyboard accompanist. If anyone who reads this is interested in taking over as director of the group and another person is needed as an accompanist on the piano and keyboard please contact me at Clyde E. Matthews (440) 282-3785.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
* Develop a positive attitude. * Eat right Foods high in protein, vitamin C, B, and A protect us from effects of stress. * Work at managing your time efficiently. * Get enough sleep at night.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
This year is the 50th Anniversary of The Music Man and what better way to start the show than with our 50-man barbershop chorus and Avon Lake Soloist Lorene Coughlin singing the lovely counter melody arrangement of Lida Rose. Then go upbeat with one of the all time spiritual favorites, This Little Light of Mine, followed by those good old School Days and a wacky arrangement of Rubber Ducky. The songs are all part of "Reminisce", the Golden Crescent Chorus' show playing at the Lorain Palace Theatre Saturday, Nov. 10. The playbill will also feature the chorus quartets South Shore Four, the Directors Quartet, and Johnny Appleseed's cool new District Champions, The Allies, who placed 7th in international quartet competition this year. All this and more at both afternoon and evening performances General admission for the 2 p.m. Matinee is $10. Reserved seating for the 7:30 p.m. evening performance is $18 and $16. All tickets purchased before Nov. 1 receive a $2 discount.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Moving can be a difficult experience so it is easy to forget to file that very important Change of Address form with the Post Office. Just think of all the important mail you could miss if you don't tell the mailman that you have moved. You won't get important Medicare or Medicaid information. Your Social Security or other benefit checks won't get to you.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOLEDO A Sandusky woman injured in an Oct. 13 Lyme Township accident died early Monday morning. Margaret A. Knerr, 81, died at 4:15 a.m. at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was the lone passenger wearing her seatbelt in a one-vehicle crash on Ohio 4. A medical helicopter flew her to the Medical University of Ohio Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON Residents of New London will be voting for five people to fill five offices on Election Day. Dar Anderson is seeking his second term as mayor, and he says the village is still facing the same challenges it was four years ago when he took office. The storm sewer system needs to be upgraded, and the village needs to keep the businesses it already has and attract new ones.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
If your recipe calls for: Use: Butter Polyunsaturated margarine or oil. 1 tablespoon; polyunsaturated margarine or 3/4 teaspoon; polyunsaturated oil equals 1 tablespoon butter. Whole Eggs 1 egg white plus 1 teaspoon polyunsaturated oil equals 1 egg; or commercial cholesterol-free egg substitutes according to package directions. Whole Milk Skim milk, reconstituted non-dry milk powder, or reconstituted evaporated skim milk.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
If you are looking for information about services for seniors or disabled persons, the place to go is a new website. Sponsored by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, the Network of Care website is a comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for seniors, the disabled, their caregivers and service providers. It can be accessed at Cleveland.oh.networkofcare.org. The website has information about everything from assisted living facilities to where to by a specific medical device.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Friends of Judge John A. Howard: The Judge John A. Howard Memorial Committee, in Partnership with the Lorain County Urban League will co-sponsor a fund-raising event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 at 601 Broad St. in Elyria.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ann Blackwood, owner of Casually Elegant in Norwalk and the pastry chef at Kalahari, will share her expertise in setting an elegant holiday table, crystallizing fresh flowers for dessert decorations, centerpiece ideas, decorating with candles, napkin folding and more. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Theatre. Doors open at 1:45. General admission is $10 and reserved seats in the first five rows are $12.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Being a volunteer can be one of the most satisfying things a person can do. Many nonprofit organizations, in fact, rely on the good deeds and work ethics of volunteers to survive, which is why USA Weekend magazine started Make a Difference Day in 1990.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
George Lisicki, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has announced the presentation of a Diamond Jubilee Award to VFW Post 2743 in Norwalk. The post will celebrate its 75th anniversary Saturday.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Fund for Huron County is accepting applications for minigrants ($250 and under). Applications are due by Nov. 15. The fund makes grants to Huron County Schools for classroom projects submitted by teachers, supervisors or administrators. Three rounds of grants are made each year, one in the spring and one in the fall and one in the late fall which are called minigrants. The Fund for Huron County makes grants from a permanent endowment fund created by many donors. Contributions may be made currently, or over time, with money or appreciated assets, such as stocks and bonds. Donors of $10,000 or more may establish a fund in their own name or honoring or memorializing someone else. It is possible to create donor advised funds in which the donor takes an active role in awarding grants.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Public Library The Norwalk Public Library will be presenting another session of "Beginning Knitting and Beyond" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the library meeting's room.
3:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Army Pfc. Darrel E. McCartney has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.