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January 2008 Senior Life Notes

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Happy New Year!

We are kicking off January with a lot of new information for you.

This edition of Senior Life notes has important information on how to prevent winter falls, energy assistance contacts, the impact of soft drinks, plus a chance for you to email your questions to a local care expert.

First, the weather: Meteorologist, Brian Albrecht and his weather team are preparing us all for another round of winter weather this week.

With that in mind, our Senior Life partner, Honoring Elders, has prepared a great article to help prevent winter falls.  As we all know, icy roads and sidewalks can mean some treacherous situations.   Click here to read some of the information to keep you safe.

Also, note that Amber Ford is a care manager who is offering the opportunity for anyone to ask her questions on care issues.  She will respond to you and we can post those responses on Senior Life so other people can get the information.  You can reach Amber at questions@honoringelders.com

Also, if you are dealing with the high cost of heating your home.  Here is a link to the AARP section of Senior Life to give you contacts if you need some energy assistance.

In December's note, we mentioned that Rockwood Retirement Communities have joined Senior Life.  On their page is the Senior Life Learning Center that is updated with new health and living information.   This month's spotlight story deals with some hard truths about soft drinks.  If you are like many of us who drink a lot of soda, this is an article you want to read.

While you are on the Rockwood Retirement Communities page, also be sure to check out the Senior Learning Center video that explains senior massage.  There is great information as we deal with the cold weather and those sometimes-aching muscles.  Also, if you want to learn more about Rockwood Retirement Communities you can click the video tour.

Before we leave you, also a reminder that if you are looking for activities throughout the coming months you can visit the Senior Life calendar.  Also, if you want to submit an activity you can send it to Traci.Zeravica@khq.com

Please stay safe and warm through these cold weeks.  We'll keep you posted as we get new information on the Senior Life page.

  

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