- Senior Outlook
- Dr. Debra Buckler: Glaucoma develops slowly, often goes unnoticed Glaucoma, a common condition that threatens vision, affects many Americans. It essentially involves a buildup of pressure inside of the eyeball. This leads to pressure on the main, or optic, nerve in the back of the eye, which impairs vision.
- Jerod Pheonix: Dance presents a life-changing moment Every once in a while fate places us in the path of a life changing moment. These moments can come in the form of something as large as a historical event or as small as a butterfly that lands on the tip of a child’s nose. My most recent life changing moment came in the form of a dance.
- Melinda Gronda: Taking time to care for yourself is important What exactly is a caregiver? A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person who is in need of help with basic daily tasks.
- Allison riddle: Make Valentine's Day a fun family affair Valentine’s Day is traditionally a holiday reserved for sweethearts, involving heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, candy, balloons, flowers and romance. But your sweetie can be anyone you love, including your kids, grandkids and other family members.
Carolyn Trout: Emergency room debate draws blood
In our household, we have developed something of a familiarity with the emergency room.
There were my two broken arms and the time I skewered my bare foot on a toothpick that had lodged in the carpet pointy end up.
- Jennifer Foraker: Celebrate love without spending a fortune Let’s see a show of hands. How many people out there are rolling their eyes and groaning at the thought of all the money they feel like they have to spend on Valentine’s Day?
Senior Center volunteer: Darold Cannon
Joplin resident Darold Cannon is a familiar face at the Joplin Senior Center.
In fact, he’s been a familiar face at the facility for thirty years. Everyone who frequents the center knows who he is . . .
Carolyn Trout: Love through thick, thin and opera
Even my promise that she would die at the end didn’t persuade him. It obviously wouldn’t happen soon enough.
I haven’t given up all hope. In a month or so, I will cajole him into going over to the Hollywood 14 for the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of “Carmen.”
Melissa Gronda: Go beyond making a resolution
As I take on my new role as interim family caregiver coordinator, I am excited and looking forward to a wonderful new year.
Of course, at the start of every New Year most of us try to make life changing resolutions.
- Carolyn Mclaren: Assistance available for property tax credit I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. It is one of my very favorite times of the year. My children come from Dallas, our mother comes from Chanute, we see all our family and friends and in the process eat way too much, but it is all so good.
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