The Safest Cars for Seniors

This is a great article. Please read it all here. https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/
 – keith —–> . Posted On 05 Jan 2018 By : 

(…) I wasn’t able to back it up and look to see things behind me. My neck doesn’t turn as well as it used to, and my peripheral vision is not as good as it used to be, either.”

(…) There have never been so many senior drivers on the roads as there are today and their numbers are growing: in 2015, there were 50% more drivers over age 65 than there were in 1999, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

With these large numbers comes an increased need for vehicles that make driving easier while keeping seniors– and other people on America’s roads – safe. The good news is cars have never been safer than they are today. The bad news is with so many cars on the market, the process of finding the right one can be daunting.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/

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1-24 – Lincoln BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

OPEN HOUSE FOR BIKE SHARE PROGRAM IS JANUARY 24
The public is invited to an open house Wednesday, January 24, on phase one of BikeLNK, a community bike share service that begins this spring.  The event is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor auditorium of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th Street.

The BikeLNK service will make 100 bikes available at 19 locations in downtown Lincoln and on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campuses.  The public can access the bikes by purchasing passes that can be used at bike station kiosks or through a mobile app or website.  The passes range from a single trip to a one-year membership.

The program is funded through private sponsorships and donations and a Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

At the open house, the public will have the opportunity to view current maps and provide feedback.  No formal presentations are planned.  City staff and representatives of BCycle bike sharing company and Heartland Bike Share of Omaha will be available for questions and comments.

For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: bike share) or contact Kellee Van Bruggen, Lincoln-Lancaster Planning Department, 402-441-6363, kvanbruggen@lincoln.ne.gov or Zach Becker, Public Works and Utilities Department, 402-613-3763, zbecker@lincoln.ne.gov.

2 days to sign up – 6 Day Rome from  $659* Air & Land

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. The program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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1-26 to 5-25 – History Museum – Yazidi Community

Nebraska History Museum Exhibit to Highlight Photographer Jim Lommasson and Yazidi Community

 

“What We Carried: Lincoln” Opens January 26, 2018

Lincoln, Nebraska is currently home to the largest population of Yazidi (Yah-ZEE-dee) peoples in the United States. The Nebraska History Museum will open an exhibit highlighting the Yazidi immigration to Nebraska with a focus on the items they brought with them. What We Carried: Lincoln is a collaborative photographic storytelling project comprising the Yazidi community and photographer Jim Lommasson. The project began in early months of 2017 when Lommasson participated in an exhibit on war at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln.

Lommasson, who worked with Nebraska Mosaic, a class in the UNL College of Journalism and the Yazidi community, asked the Yazidis to share an item they brought with them on their journey from Northern Iraq to the United States.  He then created a photograph and requested that each owner write their personal reflections directly on the photograph. The project aims to present the experiences of refugees and create a platform for further discussion.

Lommasson says he hopes this exhibit helps people understand the hardships Yazidi immigrant’s experience when they leave their homes with only a handful of possessions. “I want to put us in the shoes of the refugees. Once we start asking ourselves these questions, we also start to realize what we are leaving behind. That’s the bigger picture. I hope when people view these photographs, it really puts ourselves in other people’s shoes and that’s how we can build those bridges.”

The Nebraska History Museum will present What We Carried: Lincoln January 26th, 2018 through May 25th, 2018. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday 1pm – 5:30pm, and closed Sundays. For more information and photographs of exhibit items, go to history.nebraska.gov/museum.

About The Nebraska State Historical Society
The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) collects, preserves, and opens to all the histories we share.  In addition to the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln and historic sites around the state, NSHS administers the State Archives and Library; the State Historic Preservation Office; the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, Omaha; the Office of the State Archeologist; publishes Nebraska History magazine and Nebraska History News; and is responsible for the administration of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission. More at History.nebraska.gov or follow us on Facebook.

10 Facts About Senior Living

That Will Surprise You

10 Facts About Senior Living That Will Surprise You

 

Fact #1: “80 is the new 65.”

Fact #2: The need for diverse eldercare is skyrocketing.

Fact #3: The typical assisted living resident is an independent female.

Fact #4: Specialized eldercare is on the rise.

Fact #5: Skilled nursing facilities are the most expensive care option – and may not be sustainable.

Fact #6: Seniors and their families are not prepared for the costs of long-term care.

Fact #7: Community and home-based care are on the rise.

Fact #8: Owning your own home may not make the most financial sense.

Fact #9: Many seniors avoid advanced care planning.

Fact #10: Staying active is the best prevention, even if you’ve been inactive all your life.

Jan 2018 – Lincoln NATURE CENTER JANUARY PROGRAMS

 

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to the following events in January:

Coffee and Conversations: Local Birding by Ruth Stearns – Thursday, January 11, 2 to 4 p.m.  Coffee and tea are provided. The suggested donation is $5.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 16, 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Parents will learn how building with sticks, counting pinecones and crafting with leaves and seeds can become a part of your child’s educational experience.  The Nature Center offers a preschool program for ages 3 to 4 and a pre-kindergarten program for ages 4 to 5. Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins February 1. The event is for adults only.  In case of inclement weather, the open house will be rescheduled to January 23.

Winter Recreation Workshop: Cross Country Skiing – Saturday, January 20, 2 to 4 p.m.  Led by Outdoor Adventures from the University of Nebraska, this workshop is for those with no cross country skiing experience and those looking to improve their skills.  If the weather is not ideal for skiing, the workshop will be held indoors, and all participants will receive a coupon for ski rental from Outdoor Adventures.  The class is recommended for those age 12 and up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $20 per person and includes ski rental.  The registration deadline is January 17.

Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center Annual Meeting – Saturday, January 27, 9 to 11 a.m.  Learn more about this support organization and enjoy refreshments, conversation and two presentations.  Photographer Adrian Olivera will present “Nebraska’s Unique Landscape Time-Lapse,” and Bob Hendrickson with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will present “Landscapes Planted for a Purpose.”

 

To register for these programs or other activities, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov and select the “register online” button.  For more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln, NE 68522, 402-441-7895

 Too Much Screen Time Hinders Health of Kids AND Seniors  

You’ve probably heard about the importance of limiting the amount of time kids spend watching TV, being on the computer or playing video games to ensure they get enough physical activity and limit the barrage of junk food marketing on TV that influences them. In general, too much sedentary behavior affects everyone’s health, but for older adults, it can not only negatively impact their physical health and hinder mobility, but their social/emotional health as well.   Aging Partners interviewed PHL President, Dr. Bob Rauner about the effects of too much screen time on senior health for  the Winter 2018 edition of Living Well magazine.  Read or download Living Well here.
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