Centenarians are more visible than ever before. This article has several portraits of the active 100 + year-olds living in the county. “They are not only living longer but are living better, thanks to relative prosperity, better nutrition and medical advancements.”
“Violet Ickes, 108 – ‘I never thought of getting old. I was just busy living.’”
“Jim Sheffer, 100 – ‘I’ve loved my life. It’s my strong desire to live and live’”
“Aldine Stewart, 106 – ‘The good Lord has sustained me … I know he has the plan’”
“Roberta Frank, 103 – ‘You live one day at a time. That’s my motto.’”
“Marguerite Walters, 100 – ‘I don’t know why I’m here, but I’m having a good time’”
“Anna Weaver, 102 – ‘I’d like to see what he thinks now that I’m 102.’
Do you remember reading this LNP – Always Lancaster article from earlier this year?
“100-year-old Lancaster sales representative enjoys work, has no plans for retirement: ‘Why should I give it up?'”
“It’s the first weekend in November. You know what that means: It’s time to “fall back.”
“Or more specifically, time for us to move our clocks back as daylight saving time
comes to an end.
“It happens at 2 a.m. Sunday, in essence allowing most Americans to relive the 1 a.m. hour all over again.
So people will get an extra hour to sleep or party or maybe go over that sample ballot before voting in Tuesday’s midterms.”
“A project for former service members could become a model for other cities in the United States.”
“In a community of tiny houses in Kansas City, Mo., Air Force veteran Leo Morris now calls #3 his own. (Christopher Smith/For The Washington Post)”
“KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 13 tiny houses sit in neat rows on the small plot of land in south Kansas City. There’s a comforting uniformity to the group, each structure a simple A-frame or slant roof, painted a rich hue: deep blue or dark maroon, slate gray or mustard yellow. An American flag flies outside most of the homes.
The lives inside also match. The men and women here have all served their country in uniform. And every one of them was homeless before arriving this year and being given their own address and key.
“’We build communities — communities that are the beginning of a journey for those who said yes to this country and need someone to say yes back to them,’ said Brandonn Mixon, an entrepreneur who helped to found the Veterans Community Project out of frustration with the usual efforts to get veterans off the streets.”
Continue reading this Washington Post article here.
Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland.
“An electrical device inserted around the men’s spines boosted signals from their brains to their legs.
“And it also helped damaged nerves in the spinal cord to regrow.
“The researchers hope that this unexpected bonus will enable some paralysed people ultimately to regain independent movement.
“BBC News has had exclusive access to the patients in the clinical trial, the results of which are published in the journal Nature.
The first patient to be treated was 30-year-old Swiss man David M’zee, who suffered a severe spinal injury seven years ago in a sporting accident.”
Click here to continue reading this BBC article.
Though this article comes from the Australian version of The Conversation, “Everyone has their own idea of what quality of care and quality of life in residential aged care may look like. The Conversation asked readers how they would want a loved one to be cared for in a residential aged care facility. What they said was similar to what surveys around the world have consistently found.“
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