From the monthly archives: August 2012

I have been training in the gym 3 to 4 days a week for about 17 years and competing at a National and International level for 12 to 15 years. Over this time I have come to emphasize and value the need to surround myself with core support which embraces and encourages my effort to […]

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This is the second entry in a two-part series on two intrepid travelers’ African Safari trip. If you missed Part I, read it here.

On 2/9 we visited a Maasai elementary school.  There were 230 students from ages 4 to 10—with only 4 teachers!  They have no electricity or running water.  The […]

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Those of us with failing eyesight who do not know the QWERTY keyboard layout and must look at the keys to use a computer have increasing difficulty both producing and reading documents and emails. I have an extra-sized monitor to enlarge existing text, but it is the keyboard that presents the most […]

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What an amazing, exciting, educational trip. We left on 1/31 for the 30 hour trip via Atlanta and Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha, Tanzania.  In Swahili, safari means journey—to leave the comfort and safety of the known to venture into the wilderness.  And so our adventures […]

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Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Worried about  insomnia or sleep apnea and what they could mean for your […]

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Strengthen Your Bones

On August 20, 2012 By

There are many things we can do to keep our bones strong.  Eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D, getting plenty of exercise, and having good health habits help keep our bones healthy.

Exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis, where bones thin and become brittle.  Not only does exercise improve bone health, […]

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The product user interface of today can madden the seniors of tomorrow.

I am looking at the console of a Volvo right now. Mulling over the SOURCE/Push Scan knob — turn it to switch from FM to AM, PUSH it to SCAN the channels, PUSH again to stop scanning. This is an […]

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In this clip, Dr. Alexis Abramson, Ph.D., discusses the growing importance of caregiving in our everyday life. Who are caregivers? What kind of work are they doing? What changes should we anticipate in this emerging field of vital work? Watch the video below to learn more:

Share your thoughts with us in the comments section […]

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Why We Give

On August 10, 2012 By

A Lifelong Contribution to Literature, Women’s Issues & Public Service

Dr. Kay E. Vandergrift ’62 is a Rutgers University professor emerita and a leading scholar in children’s literature.

Dr. Jane A. Hannigan is a professor emeritus from Columbia University.  Both have spent their entire careers in academia and are making a difference a Millersville […]

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Ramp Camp

On August 7, 2012 By

I am leading ramp camp this week. I work with a group of high school kids who get community service credit for building an access ramp. In all the years past I have done this, I’ve worked for clients who needed a ramp. The students/kids/campers learned to use power tools and learned about someone different […]

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