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Seniors go green!

Oldies but goodies keep the senior crowd rocking. Guests of the Seniors 55+ Going Green Potluck Dinner had an early celebration in Lakeland on March 10 for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring. Tables at the International Harvester Clubhouse were decorated with shamrock, coins, necklaces, and lapel pins detailed with popular Irish lingos […]

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Lawmakers announce intent to protect elderly and vulnerable from abuse

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NASHVILLE — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown), Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City), Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) and Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) recently announced comprehensive legislation to address abuse of elderly or vulnerable adults in Tennessee. Senate Bills 1192, 1230 and 1267 […]

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Breaking news: body ID’d in Arlington, 8K death in Bartlett

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Body found in Arlington ID’d as missing man with dementia The body found around noon Tuesday in a wooded patch of Arlington has been identified as 63-year-old John Shields, who suffered from dementia and diabetes. He was prone to wandering and was last seen alive midday on Jan. 31 at his apartment near Hacks Cross […]

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Elderly Bartlett woman run over, killed in attempted robbery

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[Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a Memphis Police Department composite sketch and description of the suspect sought in Catherine Wicker’s murder.] Catherine Wicker of Bartlett, 81, was the second person killed in Memphis in 2017. According to a Memphis Police spokesman, she died during an attempted robbery Sunday night when her […]

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Activities for Jan. 13-Feb. 18

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Municipalities and businesses have announced the following upcoming events. Send your announcements about public events and meetings to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com. Jan. 13 New Bible study: A new Bible study begins at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Lakeland Senior Center. Trudy Scholten will lead the class for the beginning of Beth Moore’s Book of Daniel. Participants will […]

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Cataract surgery common and effective

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As men and women age, their risk for cataracts increases. Starting at age 50, cataract risk rises, and that risk only grows more significant as men and women get older. The National Eye Institute predicts that, by the year 2050, 50.2 million Americans will experience cataracts. The lens of the eye is normally clear, but […]

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How to help seniors who are socially isolated

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The elderly population is on the rise in many countries. Advancements in healthcare and a growing emphasis on healthy lifestyles means people are living longer than ever before. Age is often accompanied by wisdom, but men and women may also find that feelings of isolation, loneliness and depression may also settle in as they grow […]

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Five ways to honor grandparents

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Grandparents hold a special place in the hearts of people all over the world. In many cultures, elders are revered and celebrated, and many people know their grandparents as fun-loving folks who sneak their grandchildren candy and let them get away with things when their parents aren’t looking. The American Grandparents Association says there are […]

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Understanding dementia is vital to compassionate care

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Alzheimer’s disease is one of the more prominent forms of dementia, but there are many additional types of dementia that also can cause both physical and cognitive alterations. Understanding the complexity of dementia can be beneficial to both dementia sufferers and their caregivers. Dementia is a general term used to define a decline in mental […]

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Options when paying for long-term care

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Aging has its side effects, as it’s inevitable that individuals’ bodies and minds will change as they approach their golden years. Illnesses, disabilities and other conditions may speed up the changes in certain individuals. While many seniors continue to live independently well into their golden years, some require long-term care. The decision to move an […]

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Women and osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is the disease of the bones that occurs when a person loses too much bone, produces too little bone or both and can affect both men and women. But while millions of men suffer from osteoporosis, the vast majority of people with this potentially painful condition are women. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, […]

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Enjoying the IH Rec Room

Guests of the recent Rec Room Grand Opening in Lakeland wasted no time enjoying the amenities at the International Harvester (IH) Clubhouse. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of the grand opening. Barbara Taylor, a regular participant at the Lakeland Senior Center next door, had the honor of cutting the ribbon with a […]

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