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Let your light shine –– Hands in Harmony

Let your light shine
By Wahneta Dimmer, Hands in Harmony, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

We are co-creators of our own reality, consciously choosing our impact on the world. Each day we wake up, we access our internal and external surroundings and head off into the world. Our minds fill with events of yesterday and today and thoughts of what today might be like. […]

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How Do I Protect My Disabled Child? –– Craig Watson

How Do I Protect My Disabled Child?
By Craig Watson, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

Grace is a sweet 69-year-old widow. Her husband died recently from a long illness. She has two children: a son, Todd, and a daughter, Kate. Todd is disabled and suffers from mental illness. Although Todd lives in his own apartment, he is unable to work. He receives Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. […]

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Mobility changes due to aging are treatable –– Dr. Monique Giroux

Mobility changes due to aging are treatable
By Monique Giroux, MD, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine

A change in mobility is one of the most common problems I see in my clinic. Common complaints are:

“I can’t walk as far as I used to.”
“I feel more unsteady or dizzy and need to grab onto something.”
“I am stumbling or tripping over my own feet.”
“My legs give out when I walk or stand.”
“My walking has really slowed down.” […]

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Health Insurance Changes for 2013 –– Tucker Thompson

Health Insurance Changes for 2013
By Tucker Thompson, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

This article summarizes many changes to health insurance laws for 2013.

The Affordable Care Act expands access to affordable health insurance for individuals under age 65, covering illness, injuries and preventive benefits such as immunizations, cancer screenings, well woman exams, and more as outlined by the federal government. Infants to age 19 are “guaranteed” issue regardless of pre-existing conditions. If covered under a parent’s plan, children can stay on those until age 26. […]

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What role do you play –– RidgeView Assisted Living & MeadowView Memory Care Village

What Role Do You Play?

Courtesy RidgeView Assisted Living & MeadowView Memory Care Village, Linn County LIVING WELL MAGAZINE

When elders move into an assisted living facility, the lack of familiarity with both environment and the other residents can be quite intimidating, it is important to fully understand the roles involved in helping your parent feel comfortable in their new home. […]

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Retirement Perfected –– The Inn at Garden Plaza and The Bridge at Colorado Springs

Retirement Perfected:

The convenience and comfort of a Continuum of Care Campus

By Connie Johnson and Tina Craig, Century Park Associates, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

Nestled in the quaint town of Colorado Springs, The Inn at Garden Plaza and The Bridge at Colorado Springs offer the ultimate retirement option, complete with outstanding services, lavish amenities, restaurant-style dining and a full calendar of events. These distinctive senior living communities are a part of a Continuum of Care Campus (CCC) where independent living, assisted living, rehabilitative care and skilled nursing are available on-site. […]

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Investing Strategies for an Evolving Market –– Barlow Capital Advisors

Investing Strategies for an Evolving Market
Courtesy Dan and R. Brennan Barlow, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

From the collapse of the technology bubble in the early 2000s to the subprime lending meltdown that started in 2008, the markets have been anything but predictable. Case in point: The political fight over U.S. debt policies in 2011 roiled the markets and led to an unprecedented downgrade of the nation’s credit. […]

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Princess Access Makes Cruise Vacations Accessible For Passengers With Disabilities

Princess Access Makes Cruise Vacations Accessible For Passengers With Disabilities

Award-Winning Program Addresses Special Needs at Sea

East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine

Princess has long placed a high priority on making cruise vacations accessible for all passengers, including those with special needs. The company initiated its award-winning Princess Access program in 1992 to raise the standards of cruise ship accessibility across the fleet, while keeping in mind the constraints and special considerations inherent to a ship at sea. […]