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Why Visit the Midwest?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 23, 2016 4:12:11 PM

Tell people you are traveling to a destination on the East or West Coast, and their response is likely to be envy and admiration. No surprise, considering these travel destinations are known for oceans, mountains and other natural wonders, and wide array of eclectic cities.  

Heading to a Midwest locale for your vacation, don’t expect such raves.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

4 Gift Giving Ideas for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 21, 2016 7:03:33 PM

Some men and women really enjoy wandering through malls, shopping centers, department stores and superstores looking for holiday gifts. It puts them in that feel-good “holiday spirit,” they cheerfully declare.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Taking Your Exercise Routine to the Next Level

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 17, 2016 5:01:47 PM

In my late 20s I fell in love with running. I felt fit, physically and mentally. Never fast, I was always faithful to running at least a couple miles a day. But by my early 50s, my clothes began to feel tight, so I ran longer and further. Still the pounds kept coming.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Active Lifestyle

Keep Fitness in Mind through the Holidays

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 15, 2016 1:16:40 PM

Regardless of your beliefs and traditions, you’re likely to run into a Santa Claus or two during the holidays. You’re also likely to encounter two other visitors during the upcoming month that go by the same initials – Stress and Calories.

No surprise, really.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Balance Basics for Fall Prevention

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 10, 2016 5:28:17 PM

Most of us seek various degrees of balance in our daily life. We look for evenness in work and play, solitude and human contact, rest and activity. We try to eat a balanced diet, maintain a balanced checkbook, and keep our balance as we physically move.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Reduce Stress This Holiday Season with These Helpful Tips

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 8, 2016 4:17:57 PM

If you want to avoid crowded highways and airports, just don’t travel between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. But you want to celebrate holidays with out-of-town loved ones with skiing trips and other vacations only possible when family and friends are off work and out of school.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Smart Tips for Charity Giving This Holiday Season

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 3, 2016 4:38:59 PM

‘Tis the season when catalogs and email offers from retailers flood mailboxes. It’s also the time of year when charity solicitations pile up.

The Holiday Season is also known as the Giving Season.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Dance Your Way to Better Physical and Mental Health

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 1, 2016 4:06:53 PM

“Let’s Dance” sounds like fun. “Let’s Exercise” sounds like work.

Dancing, though, can give you many of the physical and mental benefits associated with an exercise program.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Why an RV Could be the Best Option for Your Next Adventure

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 27, 2016 3:55:26 PM

One hot summer day in the 1980s, a Cincinnati Post editor sent a photographer and myself to cover a Recreational Vehicle convention in Lexington, where it was even hotter. Dozens of enthusiastic owners insisted we step inside their RV, which were even hotter, and hear all about their travels.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

“Out of the Box” Fitness Activities

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 25, 2016 1:49:21 PM

Grab a hula hoop and head outside.


Find a place where you and a friend can swing a table tennis paddle.


Lace up your tap shoes and sign up for a dancing class.


Come up with your own activity to get your body moving and keep it physically healthy.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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