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An unexpected turn of events: “How did I get here?” is a question Phoenix’s Aaron Scherle has asked himself frequently.

It was not much more than a year ago that then-Captain Scherle was living in rural Ontario as a member of the elite Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR); flying from one (frequently classified, occasionally covert) assignment to another, carrying a BlackBerry and an emergency pager wherever he went, and taking advantage of the long Canadian winters to cross country ski as much as he could. […]

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Cheyenne Place helps families in need of quality care––Cheyenne Place

Chuck and Jeannette King were married December 25, 1943. For 56 years they have overcome many of life’s challenges. On May 23, 2000, both of their lives would be transformed in a way they would never imagine. “I remember it so clearly that night. Janette awakes me to help her to the restroom as her left leg seemed to be asleep,” Chuck says. As the sirens approach he makes the assumptions that the damage has been done. […]

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Half of seniors from the ages of 70+ have dementia but are not ready for memory care!––Rambling Oaks Courtyard

In today’s society, Americans are living considerably longer and more active lives. Unfortunately, with this longevity comes intensification of all the trials and tribulations associated with aging. As we grow old, our skin wrinkles and becomes frail, our hair fades, muscle mass diminishes, and our brain shrinks. The shrinkage of the brain basically causes the working memory to go on “strike” and mental speed to decelerate. Cognitive functionality is hindered as one’s memory worsens or is even erased altogether. Individuals generally experience emotional outbursts, escalated agitation, and overwhelming anxiety. These behavioral manipulations mutate personality, essentially deteriorating the lines of communication within relationships. […]

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Organizing for an Illness or Recovery from a Surgery––Force and Associates

How could anything like this happen to anyone so young? At the age of 56, I found myself with a pain in the neck. Literally, my neck was killing me. It was mid-August when I found myself in urgent care. The pain then moved to my hips. I was in constant pain and had to give up a lot of organizing jobs and doing what I loved most, playing the trumpet. I saw a multitude of doctors, was given stronger and stronger pain medication and finally sent to specialists over an entire year. Finally, on Dec. 11, 2012, I had a total hip replacement. Finally, relief! Now, why should you know all this about me?
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Salt Lake County Senior Centers––Healthy, Vibrant, Interactive, Informative––Salt Lake County Aging Services

As older adults contemplate the world of retirement, many begin to fear a loss of belonging, sense of self and community connection. Many wonder, what’s next? How will I fill my days without a familiar routine? New retirees often speak about the quick onset of boredom. They’ve taken that once-in-a-lifetime vacation, spent ample time spoiling the grandkids, and improved their golf handicap. Now what? […]