Structured summer play at the Church ...

by on 04/17/2017 - 04:11 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Smart Living

By Sam Weisend, The Church at Stony Hill
School’s almost out, but kids still need to keep their skills sharp. Signing your kids up for summer sports leagues and summer camps can keep them in the game from the end of one school year to the start of the next.  
Structured play provides children with an opportunity to hone their skills and have fun. Structured play is any fun, goal-oriented activity that enhances either physical or mental development. Unlike free play, structured play is moderated. Teachers, coaches and camp counselors guide activities and then ask, “What did you learn?”
Structured play encourages children to set goals, reflect, ...

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Staying active and engaged after reti...

by on 04/17/2017 - 03:43 pm
Categories: Community, Health & Beauty, Home, Smart Living

By Jeff Risner, Renaissance of Richfield/Bath
On the road to retirement, day in and day out, we eagerly inch closer to our reward for our life’s work. We dream of retirement as a time to relax or reinvent ourselves. When we get there, and the day comes when we can finally chuck that early morning alarm clock, reality sets in.
Now what?
The road ahead may look empty, particularly as we continue to live longer lives well past the age of retirement. We should forge ahead, and remember retirement is our time to rediscover our mind, body and spirit.
We’ve all heard it’s not the destination; it’s the journey. So let’s be there for i ...

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Aging into Medicare

by on 04/13/2017 - 03:53 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
Trying to understand insurance coverage can be a lot like a visit to the dentist. Painful.
One of the biggest things I do is help clients navigate the complex waters of the insurance industry, particularly Medicare, and take the pain out of the process.
Open enrollment for Medicare is over, but I meet with people all year long to help them understand their coverage options. I can show you the moving parts and pieces of your Medicare plan and how to manage some of the costs. 
People just turning 65 are often overwhelmed by the idea of Medicare and don’t know where to begin. New 65s have a seven-month e ...

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Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists: A fu...

by on 04/13/2017 - 03:47 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
“Hey, doc,” said my last new patient of the day. “Let me tell you, my hemorrhoids are a real pain in the butt.”
“Ha, good one,” I laughed...for the sixth time that day.
Having just celebrated our 10th anniversary as “the hemorrhoid place” in Northeast Ohio, I have seen and heard them all, from messages written in ink on the posterior canvas—“Caution! Work area!”—to patients affectionately naming their needless nuisances “Larry, Moe and Curly.”
I assure you, the humor in my profession knows no bounds.
I remember t ...

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