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“For People Getng Beter With Age”
Aug 13th—Aug 19th
Inside this issue:
Oak Street Health/Luau
Churchview Supportive
Insurance Exchange Ltd Tips
Senior Talk Pictures
Symphony PAN/Events
AARP Experience Corps
Angel Touch Home Health
The Insurance Exchange Ltd.
Chicago Fit 4 Life
Vision Salon Eye Care
Bethel Terrace Apts
Slip/Fall Prevention List
Dignity Memorial Jobs
Dignity Memorial Yoga
BodyByVi Challenge
A Taste of Theater
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Senior Talk Photos

A special thanks tour our volun-
teers and the 500 people who
came out for the Get On Up
Movie premier Aug 1st.
What a great tme for all!!

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Chicago Fit 4 Life
Fastng to get there faster!

Fastng is the act of giving up food or certain foods for a period of tme. This is
the Lent season (Lent deriving from the word Lengthen) or 40days before Easter
and billions of people worldwide will be depriving themselves of certain foods
and/or acts. Many of us understand fastng but do not understand how good it
really is for your body. Here are a few benefts of fastng:

•Fastng helps rest the system: Our intake everyday causes our digestve system
undergo the process of digeston several tmes each day.
•Fastng for a period is thought to ofer some rest and respite for the body’s
systems. This is also thought to provide tme for the system to heal and rejuve-
nate itself.
•Cleansing and eliminaton of toxins: Fastng is thought to cleanse the body of
toxins and help fush them out. This is partcularly true in the case of water
fastng, so that the system is fushed and cleansed of toxins and other harmful
•Even the mind can get help achieve greater clarity with fastng, it is claimed.
According to some experts, fastng helps improve the health of the liver since it
detoxifes the liver.
•Helping one remain younger: For a long tme now, it has been thought that the
renewing and refreshing impact of fastng can help slow the aging process. This
is probably because of the fact that fastng reduces glucose and insulin in the
blood and therefore reduces oxidatve stress on the body.
•Good for the immune system: Since the intestnes are also rested during a fast,
this can help to increase the amount of good bacteria that lines the intestnes
helping to give a boost to the immune system.
•Fastng can also increase white blood cell count according to some studies and
this can help to destroy harmful bacteria in the body.
Types of Fast: Water Fast or Full Fast
Drink only liquids, the best liquid to drink is water. This fast really assists with
fushing out your system. The best water to drink is spring water during this fast.
Monitor your energy level very closely because when you are drinking only liq-
uids then your body becomes weak at a certain point and you will need solid
food. Start back eatng solid food with soup, then move on to fruits and vegeta-
bles and eventually meat.
The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and 100% juice. Eat fruits and
vegetables. Stay away from white potatoes.
3-Day Fast

This fast can be a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food. You
have to prepare ahead of tme for all fast, don’t try to just fast on the morning
you wake up.

Partal Fast

A partal fast is from sun up to sundown. You can select from three types of
fastng —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food. You can
even perform a dry fast where you don’t eat or drink anything during this tme.
Just remember to reduce your level of physical actvity because you do not have
any calories to burn for energy.

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Check for Safety: A Home Fall Preventon Checklist for Elderly

Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously
injured, and some are disabled. In 2002, more than 12,800 people over age 65
died and 1.6 million were treated in emergency departments because of falls.
Falls are ofen due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fx. This check-
list will help you fnd and fx those hazards in your home.
The checklist asks about hazards found in each room of your home. For each haz-
ard, the checklist tells you how to fx the problem. At the end of the checklist,
you’ll fnd other tps for preventng falls.
FLOORS: Look at the foor in each room.
Q: When you walk through a room, do you have to walk around furniture?
Ask someone to move the furniture so your path is clear.
Q: Do you have throw rugs on the foor?
Remove the rugs or use double-sided tape or a non-slip backing so the rugs won’t
Q: Are there papers, books, towels, shoes, magazines, boxes, blankets, or other
objects on the foor?
Pick up things that are on the foor. Always keep objects of the foor.
Q: Do you have to walk over or around wires or cords (like lamp, telephone, or
extension cords)?
Coil or tape cords and wires next to the wall so you can’t trip over them. If needed,
have an electrician put in another outlet.
Look at the stairs you use both inside and outside your home.

Q: Are there papers, shoes, books, or other objects on the stairs?
Pick up things on the stairs. Always keep objects of stairs.
Q: Are some steps broken or uneven?
Fix loose or uneven steps.
Q: Are you missing a light over the stairway?
Have an electrician put in an overhead light at the top and botom of the stairs.
Q: Do you have only one light switch for your stairs (only at the top or at the
botom of the stairs)?
Have an electrician put in a light switch at the top and botom of the stairs. You
can get light switches that glow.
Q: Has the stairway light bulb burned out?
Have a friend or family member change the light bulb.
Q: Is the carpet on the steps loose or torn?
Make sure the carpet is frmly atached to every step, or remove the carpet and
atach non-slip rubber treads to the stairs.
Q: Are the handrails loose or broken? Is there a handrail on only one side of the
Fix loose handrails or put in new ones. Make sure handrails are on both sides of
the stairs and are as long as the stairs.
KITCHEN: Look at your kitchen and eatng area.
Q: Are the things you use ofen on high shelves?
Move items in your cabinets. Keep things you use ofen on the lower shelves
(about waist level).
Q: Is your step stool unsteady?
If you must use a step stool, get one with a bar to hold on to. Never use a chair as
a step stool.
BATHROOMS: Look at all your bathrooms.
Q: Is the tub or shower foor slippery?
Put a non-slip rubber mat or self-stck strips on the foor of the tub or shower.
Q: Do you need some support when you get in and out of the tub or up from the
Have a carpenter put grab bars inside the tub and next to the toilet.
BEDROOMS: Look at all your bedrooms.
Q: Is the light near the bed hard to reach?
Place a lamp close to the bed where it’s easy to reach.
Q: Is the path from your bed to the bathroom dark?
Put in a night-light so you can see where you’re walking. Some night-lights go on
by themselves afer dark.

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