Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lifetimes

Changing the shape of food

Changing the shape of food

Diners began with a warm hand towel sprayed lightly with a subtle lavender fragrance, a way to wake up the palate. From there, guests were presented with a white enamel spoon, an "amuse bouche" of blood orange sorbet, sweet and tangy.This was not lun...
Updated one month ago
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?

Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on wellness. What tests and checkups should be on your radar in 2018? See Part 2 in the Feb. 28 issue of LifeTimes.For many seniors, the start of a new year is an ideal time to schedule a healthy cha...
Updated one month ago
Trump administration eases penalties for nursing home violations

Trump administration eases penalties for nursing home violations

The Trump administration — reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama — is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty p...
Updated: 2 months ago

Americans are dying younger than people in other rich nations

Washington PostAmerican lives are shorter on average than those in other wealthy nations, and the gap is growing ever wider, the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.As recently as 1979, the typical American cou...
Updated: 2 months ago
With help from an oxygen generator, she leads Zumba at Progress Village

With help from an oxygen generator, she leads Zumba at Progress Village

PROGRESS VILLAGEThey step, sway, slide and spin to the booming beat."If you’re sexy and you know it clap your hands,’’ the song demands, and the dancers clap in unison.This isn’t Saturday night in Ybor City. It’s Monday morning at the Progress Villag...
Updated: 2 months ago
She was about to celebrate her 94th birthday — and ended up in the back of a police car

She was about to celebrate her 94th birthday — and ended up in the back of a police car

Two days before her 94th birthday, Juanita Fitzgerald was arrested and hauled off to jail.The Eustis woman’s crime?She was being evicted and had fallen behind on her rent, WFTV 9 News reported. Instead of vacating her home at the National Church Resi...
Updated: 2 months ago
6 gift ideas for grandparents and grandchildren to spend more time together

6 gift ideas for grandparents and grandchildren to spend more time together

A grandparent can be a tough person to buy a Christmas gift for. Likewise, many grandparents are stumped on what to get the kids besides some cash. Why not make your Christmas gift something you both want more of: more time together making memories. ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Local Humana honorees are on top of their game at Florida Senior Games

Local Humana honorees are on top of their game at Florida Senior Games

Instead of the old adage "move it or lose it," approximately 2,000 amateur athletes 50 and older celebrated "move it and win it" during the Florida Senior Games, which ended Sunday in Clearwater. They competed in five-year age brackets in a range of ...
Updated: 2 months ago
A look at exercise myths and truths

A look at exercise myths and truths

Research is continually bringing us newer, safer and more effective exercise and fitness information. Unfortunately, many "exercisers" adhere to the misinformation that has persevered through the years. Here are a few of the most common myths and mis...
Updated: 2 months ago
Alone for the holidays? There are plenty of ways to find joy

Alone for the holidays? There are plenty of ways to find joy

The words in the Craigslist ad are heartbreaking. "Do you know anyone out there that goes years and years being alone for the holidays?" it reads. "No family. No traditions. No one to eat dinner with. "If you are willing to open up your home to a per...
Updated: 3 months ago