Saturday, July 22, 2017

Senior Opiate Addicts

  By Marlo Sollitto ActiveCare News Susan was noticing changes in her 71-year-old mother, Florence. She seemed...

Wichita has hosted 5 pro-football games

  By Tom Emery There’s plenty to see and do in Wichita, but professional football is not...

Symptoms of abuse problem

  By Mayo Clinic Staff Signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse depend on the specific drug....

Drummer turned organist played blues, jazz

  Editor’s Note: One in a series of stories about African American musicians in Wichita from...

Problem of isolation, loneliness in older adults

  Central Plains Area Agency on Aging and the active age are working to promote the...

You have to deal with grief

  By Elma Broadfoot Rhonda O’Neill’s husband, Steve, died unexpectedly in a work-related plane accident. Two years later,...

Near centenarian delivers Meals on Wheels

  By Debbi McGinn Elmore After nearly 100 years on this planet, Phil Griffith knows the...

Legislative issues to watch this year

  By Mary Tritsch                 When members of the Kansas legislature gather in Topeka on Monday, Jan. 9,...

Hoarding began after her parents died

  By Debbi Elmore She devoted her entire life to the care of her parents. She did...

Dry state had bootleggers, a ‘booze ring’

  By Joshua Yearout Nationwide, prohibition began in 1920 with the passage of the 18th amendment. It...

WW II memorabilia brings back history of sacrifice

When the United States joined the Allies in World War II, sacrifice was the order...

5 commonly held myths about end-of-life issues

  From Harvard Health News Some people don't have a health care power of attorney or living...

Free to Pee bill eliminated mid-70s pay toilets in Kansas

By Jim Lawing The transgender restroom spat going on today is not the first time Potty...

Drive defensively during deer season

  Driving defensively during the deer-mating season is a must for Kansas drivers, according to Ken...

BBB Scam Tracker releases top 10 scams

BBB Scam Tracker releases top 10 scams When the Better Business Bureau launched BBB Scam Tracker...

Help for victims of domestic or sexual violence

Local domestic and sexual violence programs want to help those affected by this horrible crime....

Check drug interactions

Several readers have suggested the active age share this website so you can check for...

Senior Centers, not for old people

Many people think that Senior Centers are for “old people.” On the contrary, Senior Centers...

Dermatologists share tips for treating corns and calluses

From the American Academy of Dermatology   Ever wonder what causes corns and calluses? According to dermatologists from...

Curbside grocery delivery service

  Dillons is offering a new service in Wichita -- online shopping for groceries, including fresh...

Checks to pay for fruit, vegetables, herbs, honey

  Low-income seniors in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties may be eligible for a program that...

Poll: Most Americans see personal tie to rising prescription drug abuse

By Lisa Gillespie The growing abuse of prescription painkillers now touches home for a majority of...

2nd son of Lincoln family overlooked in history

By Tom Emery  Among the cherished images of Abraham Lincoln in American history and lore is...

Is it too soon to date again?

By Jill Smolowe Guest Essay I still remember how awkward and uncertain I felt on that first...

Prepare your finances for when you can’t manage them

By Renée Kwok Featured Expert Taking care of your immediate needs while keeping an eye on...

Why grocery costs don’t drop for empty nesters

By Andrea King Collier While raising our two children, now 25 and 30, my husband and...

Table tennis: Anybody, anytime, anywhere

By John Potochnik It’s a rite of passage – you must beat Frank to move into...

What to do when being the caregiver is not an option

  By Phyllis Quinlan  There are 66 million unpaid adult family caregivers in America — 29 percent...

How this NPR host became an advocate for assisted suicide

By Richard Harris Work & Living Writer When Washington attorney John Rehm was walking with his wife,...

Tracking elephants took unexpected turn

By Stephen McCue The photo safari in Botswana had been the roaring success that we had...

‘Nam, ’60s: started bad, stayed bad

By Ron Adame There’s an old Baby Boomer question: “Do you remember the ‘60s?” And then there’s...

9 Best Knee Strengthening Exercises

By Linda Melone CSCS Health & Wellness Blogger If you can tell whether it’s going to rain...

7 Surprising Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Andrea Atkins From Grandparents.com The average Alzheimer’s patient is not “Still Alice,” the 50-something linguistics expert...

Almost 90% of drivers unsafe

Despite an alarming increase in the number of traffic fatalities, a new study by the...

Gardening is good for your body, mind, spirit

Walking, stooping, stretching and pulling things up in your garden all add up to low-impact,...

Effects of aging can paint a grim picture

What happens to the components of our bodies as we age? How much of this...

Limitations don’t diminish relationship

They reside in assisted living facilities on opposite sides of the city and neither drives....

Living in the sheriff’s office produced a very special memory

During the 1960s my parents were in law enforcement. My father was the sheriff of...
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