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MLGW donates heaters, blankets via ‘Power of Warmth’

MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW customers. The Neighborhood Christian Centers will be accepting applications and screening eligible households for heaters […]

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Germantown Plantations Holiday Party

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How aging adults can maintain their mental acuity

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Aging is associated with or linked to a host of mental and physical side effects. For example, many adults expect their vision to deteriorate as they grow older. Such a side effect can be combated with routine eye examinations that may indicate a need for a stronger eyeglass prescription, a relatively simple solution that won’t […]

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Retirement saving tips for late starters

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Despite countless television ads touting the virtues of retirement planning, it seems many people are not getting the message. According to a survey, one-third of Americans have nothing saved for retirement. The picture is not any rosier in Canada, where Statistics Canada reports that just 65.2 percent of the country’s 14 million households contributed to […]

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High School students mingle with elderly at Foxbridge

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Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Bartlett recently welcomed 80 students from KIPP Collegiate High for a day of service. “The residents and families couldn’t say enough wonderful things about their interactions with the many wonderfully diverse, uplifting, intelligent scholars of KIPP Collegiate High,” said India Brown, community enrichment director. One of the […]

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More grandparents are now raising grandkids: 3 things they need to know

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From single parents to traditional and multigenerational households, modern families come in all shapes and sizes. But did you know there’s an uptick in the number of grandparents raising grandkids? According to data from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2.9 million grandparents were raising their grandchildren in 2015 compared with 2.5 million in 2005. Oftentimes, grandparents […]

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Bartlett city board sets hearing for new assisted living facility

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The Bartlett city board and mayor took another step toward issuing a special use permit for a new assisted living facility at the July 25 business meeting. They set a public hearing for Aug. 22. The proposed facility would be north of U.S. 64 on the northeast corner of New Brunswick and Brunswick Roads. In […]

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Lakeland’s seniors pack a patriotic party

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Lakeland’s International Harvester Managerial Clubhouse was draped in red, white and blue, for the Seniors 55+ annual Stars & Stripes Dinner on June 16. The event, sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett and Trustmark Bank, drew about 50 guests, many of them in patriotic clothing. They enjoyed an evening of entertainment and a chance to […]

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Bartlett drama brings charm to Lakeland seniors

A lot of drama took place at the Lakeland Senior Center recently, but it was purely theatrics. At first glance, the facility appeared to be overrun with homeless vagabonds and townspeopl who looked as if they stepped right out of another era. Instead, they were 16 members of the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club. The […]

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Volunteering as an older adult: How to find the right fit for your new lifestyle

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Many parents feel involving their children in volunteering at an early age can have a profound, long-lasting impact on their kids. But youngsters are not the only ones who can reap great rewards from volunteering, as studies show that men and women at, beyond or approaching retirement age also benefit greatly from volunteer work. Research […]

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Seniors can simplify everyday tasks

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The ability to perform everyday tasks is something many people take for granted. But as men and women approach or exceed retirement age, many may start to struggle with chores and tasks they have performed for decades. Physical limitations are a common side effect of aging. But such limitations do not have to prove too […]

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Eat healthy at 50 and beyond

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A balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle for men, women and children alike. But while kids and young adults might be able to get away with an extra cheeseburger here or there, men and women approaching 50 have less leeway. According to the National Institute on Aging, simply counting calories without […]

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