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Is Your Chi in Check?

Issue 11 Summer 2013

In this Issue:

Keen for Quinoa Hearing Health Self-packing or Professional Packing? That is the Question

Fal l Pre ve nt i o n & Ta i Chi

he ancient discipline of Tai Chi combines agile steps, joint safe exercises, and mental strength to improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation. Its a way for people of all ages to improve physical, emotional, and mental health. Tai Chi is practiced slowly which allows for mindful, focused movement. Moving slow is a learned art. This is true for our body as well as our mind. Tai Chi encourages individuals to move with focus and concentration. The slow movement sequences challenge balance because of the continuous, controlled flow.

Tai Chi plays a very important role for fall prevention, as relaxation and calmness are a very important part of the practice.Being calm heightens ones personal awareness while deepening internal focus on the environment. While utilizing the principles of Tai Chi, individuals become more attuned to their immediate surroundings. When we experience less anxiety, we increase
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awareness to our inner and external surroundings. Practicing Tai Chi can greatly reduce the risk for falls while increasing balance, relaxation, and memory.

Tai Chi on the Lawn

Where: When: Bayview Retirement Community Outside Terrace, all ages welcome Tuesdays, Aug 20-Sept 10 4:00-4:50pm

Instructor: Angelika Burns, Certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi instructor Call 206-284-7330 today to reserve your space, or sign-up on our Facebook page:

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Keen f o r Qu i no a
How to Use Quinoa
Unprocessed quinoa has a bitter saponin coating (natural pesticide) that should be rinsed off before using. Most quinoa already has this step taken care of but should still be rinsed. To wash, put in a deep bowl covered with water. Rub briefly between palms. Drain in a fine-mesh strainer. Repeat again or until water runs clear. It is very quick cookingabout 15 minutes; use a 2:1 water to quinoa ratio. It can be: steamed for a light and fluffy grain soft, easily ground into flour toasted raw cooked with soups or other liquid dishes

What is it and where does it come from?

Quinoa pronounced KEEN-wah is not a grass like common grains, rather it is of the goosefoot familythink lambs-quarter, beet, spinach, and tumbleweeds! It is a seed rather than a true grain/ cereal, also called a pseudocereal. Quinoa originated from the highlands of the Andes, and is the traditional staple food of Incas and Indians of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Columbia. It grows best in high elevations.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup 185g (185 g) Amount Per Serving Calories 222 Calories from Fat 32 % Daily Value* 5% 0% 0% 1% 13% 21%

Nutritional profile
Quinoa has the highest nutrition profile of all grains: 16-20% protein. The next highest grain is hard spring wheat at 14%, the stuff that wheat bread is made of. It is high in certain essential amino acids typically low in grains making quinoa a complete protein. It is relatively high in fat see nutrition facts (brown rice has 2g for the same calories), and is a good source of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, vitamin E, and B vitamins. Quinoa is naturally gluten free, and is easy to digest.

Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat Trans Fat Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 13 mg Total Carbohydrate 39g Dietary Fiber 5g Sugars Protein 8g Vitamin A Calcium

0% Vitamin C 3% Iron

0% 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: Calories 2,000 2,500 Total Fat Less than 65g 80g Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g Fiber 25g 30g Calories per gram: Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4

Deborah Luxem, Bayviews registered dietitian, has quinoa recipes to share. Visit BayviewCommunity

By Dr. Patricia J. Munson, Audiologist

Hea r ing Hea l t h

s reported by The National Council on Aging, untreated hearing loss among older persons is a serious and prevalent problem. The study found that from the mildest to the most severe hearing loss level, hearing-impaired older persons who do not wear hearing aids are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, paranoia and emotional turmoil, compared to people who wear hearing aids. Hearing-impaired persons who do use hearing aids are more likely than non-users to be involved socially in their neighborhoods and in organized social activities. Most hearing aid users report significant benefits from the aidsin family relationships, mental health, and other areas that affect the quality of their lives. In all categories, family members observe even greater benefits from the use of hearing aids than do the users themselves. Denial is the most important barrier to hearing aid use. Most hearing-impaired persons who do not use hearing aids think they do not need them or can get by without them. Cost considerations and vanity are also significant barriers for many older persons. Hearing loss should be a routine topic of discussion for older persons and their doctors because of the potential negative consequences of untreated hearing loss on a persons quality of life and family relationships.

Dr. Patricia J. Munson has been an Audiologist for nearly 25 years and is owner and provider of Sound Associates Hearing Centers. Her services are offered monthly at the Bayview Wellness clinic. Phone: 206-937-8700, or Web:

he U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by the age of 45, the expected number of moves one will continue to make is only 2.7. There are very few people who enjoy the process of moving, even though the end result can be wonderful. The physical and emotional difficulty to pack up your entire home and switch locations comes with a choice of self-packing or hiring a professional. Do-it-yourself packing seems like a logical place to cut costs, especially when family members and friends say they can and want to help. Wellmeaning friends and family members, however, usually under estimate the required time and expertise it takes to not only properly pack but then also unpack. Whatever route you choose, the packing must start EARLY. Beginning several weeks or even several months in advance is the resounding advice from experts. Items such as loose photos, albums, handwritten letters and childrens artwork can steer you down a wonderful path on memory lane, chock full of emotional detours that can take up precious time!

Memory Lane items should be evaluated and organized at the beginning of the process to ensure everything is ready when moving day arrives.

Self-Packing or Professional Packing: That is the Question

Putting a dollar value on your time and that of your family can help steer you toward a decision. As moving day looms ahead, packing can become more hectic and less careful when completed by the individual as opposed to a professional. Professional packers can complete packing for an average move in one or two days, meaning your household will experience minimal disruption as you prepare for the move. While a professional packer can quickly identify similar items to pack together, amateurs spend valuable time obtaining and preparing packing materials. Inexperienced packing techniques add time to an already time-consuming process and then, of course, increased unpacking time.

Ask those you know who have recently moved. If you are moving to a retirement community, ask the staff at the community who has managed the moves of their residents. Ask to speak to those residents to learn about their experiences and what they would do if they were to move again. Reducing any amount of stress to make the entire moving process smoother is a great gift for the entire family, and is something that can be worth a few extra dollars.

Hearing Health (continued from previous page) Hearing Solutions

There are a wide range of hearing technologies available that offer flexibility and connectivity for listeners. Here are several options to explore with your audiologist.

Invisible options - from left to right: Invisibel IIC, XT 10A RIC, AMP

Wireless Hearing Solutions Invisible Solutions

Wireless hearing technology offers flexibility and connectivity for listeners. Wireless devices such as SurfLink offer multiple options to connect to technology, such as your TV or computer and mobile devices.
SurfLink Wireless Devices

Along with the desire for better hearing, more and more Sound Associates patients want to feel comfortable with what they are wearing from a cosmetic point of view. There is a wide range of invisible solutions. The most cosmetically appealing devices offer advanced technology and range from starter

options for those with minimal hearing loss to very small, fullyfeatured products. Most audiologists in private practice, like Sound Associates Hearing, have access to all manufacturers, price points and technologies available to meet any budget. The goal is to provide each individual with the best hearing ability that meets their specific individual needs.

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Ba l a n c e 1 0 1
ach year on the first day of fall, National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is celebrated to bring attention to the issue of preventing falls in our communities. Many people believe falls are a normal part of aging. The good news is that with adequate Join us at our next knowledge, falls Fireside Chat: can be prevented. There are many Tuesday, ways to reduce August 27, 10 am, your risk and Bayview Lobby increase independence in daily activities. Balance training, exercising, managing your medication, having your vision checked regularly, and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent falls from happening.

Please join Anne Wilson, Bayview Wellness Director for our next Fireside Chat on August 27 at 10 am. We will offer simple fall prevention tips as well as functional exercises to increase strength and balance. A short Korebalance assessment will be given in our Wellness & Fitness Center to conclude our discussion. The Korebalance is a proactive and interactive device for balance and gait training that radically improves muscle and mental agility. Backed by 18 years of use in the Medical and Sports Medicine community, Korebalance is proven to be one of the most effective, entertaining and technologically advanced balance trainers available.

Anne Wilson, Bayview Wellness Director

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