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Here’s how Christine Small transformed her body, with support and help from Vanek Plastic Surgery

What would it take to feel comfortable in your own skin? For Christine Small of Kirtland Hills, it was about getting back to the way she used to feel before she hit her 40s. “I was always thin and never worried about my weight,” says Christine. “Then I started gaining in my late 30s. It slowly escalated, and by age 40 I weighed 200...

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At Symphony at Mentor, caring for seniors is about creating an environment of peace

Being at peace with your decisions is a good feeling, especially when those decisions involve the health and welfare of loved ones. Coincidentally, peace was the word used most often by the residents and families of Symphony at Mentor, when asked about the care received at the memory care community. Exclusively a memory care facility, the...

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Mars Electric Lighting Center can take an ordinary room and make it high voltage

What does your dream house look like? Does it include a chef’s kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, maybe an outdoor entertainment area? Whether you’re planning your perfect home or already living there, the lighting you choose can take any project from drab to dreamy. The staff at Mars Electric Lighting Center in Mentor has been providing...

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At the freshly anointed Marion’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Chef Marion Smith flexes his creative culinary muscle

If you ask Marion Smith what he does for a living, he’ll probably tell you he’s a dishwasher. And that would be fine, if it were true. This humble guy is, in fact, head chef of Marion’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar located at the Holiday Inn Cleveland Northeast in Mentor. “It’s been quite a journey to this point,” says...

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No matter where a person is on the aging spectrum, he or she has a home at Aberdeen Crossings

When you or a loved one are ready for assisted living, the options available are overwhelming. Before the decision on where to go is made, the most difficult question is often when to go. The right time for a person to leave his or her home is something families struggle with for emotional, practical and financial reasons. The staff at...

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