Benefits of Moving into Assisted Living Early

Learn more about continuing and senior care options for seniors, and about the benefits of moving into assisted living early.

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Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study: MedlinePlus Health News

Americans who are 100 years or older have lower rates of chronic illness than younger seniors, a new study finds.

George Washington University researchers used U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration data to compare centenarians with people in their 80s and 90s. Most were white men who had fought in World War II.

“Additionally, this generation lived through the Great Depression,” study author Dr. Raya Elfadel Kheirbek said in a university news release. “It is a wonder, considering the hardships they had faced, that they have achieved such longevity.”

Source: Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study: MedlinePlus Health News

Amateur Radio Field Day –  for Lincoln, NE

Any Hams out there.

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Lincoln Amateur Radio Club. They’re broadcasting live, from Mahoney Park, testing their emergency capabilities.

Amateur Radio Field Day is a nationwide event, allowing nearly 30,000 amateur broadcasters to practice their skills across the nation. People of all skill levels were invited to participate at Mahoney Park.

Mike Walsh, the co-chair of the event, said, “We let anybody that would like to communicate and, you know, experience a contact do that. If you want to try a contact we have a station, specifically, to allow you to do that.”

Although it sounds like fun, there was also a serious message. The purpose is to test emergency communications. “Hams,” as they’re called, alert news and radio stations before anyone else, allowing them to get the information to you and your family faster.

“The idea is to demonstrate preparedness in case of a real emergency, where we had to establish communication across the United States and Canada,” said Walsh.

This exercise has been going on since the 1950’s and event organizers say they get about 100 people every year.

They also have 30 volunteers, who help setup the equipment.

If you’re looking to get a foot in the door and your voice heard over the radio, it’s not too hard at this event.

John Mardock, the chair of the event, said, “It takes interest and anymore we have classes that are entry level, and several times a year.”

Part of the reason for the event is education. When signals are lost on television or radio during natural disasters, emergency management systems are the only way of communicating.

There are more than 725,000 amateur broadcasters or Ham radio users in the U.S.

This event is free, but if you missed it, don’t worry, you still have until 1 p.m. tomorrow.

What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away? | Facebook Help Center

What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away?
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You can tell us in advance whether you’d like to have your account memorialized or permanently deleted from Facebook.
Memorialized Accounts
Memorialized accounts are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. Memorialized accounts have the following key features:
  • The word Remembering will be shown next to the person’s name on their profile
  • Depending on the privacy settings of the account, friends can share memories on the memorialized Timeline
  • Content the person shared (example: photos, posts) stays on Facebook and is visible to the audience it was shared with
  • Memorialized profiles don’t appear in public spaces such as in suggestions for People You May Know, ads or birthday reminders
  • No one can log into a memorialized account
  • Memorialized accounts that don’t have a legacy contact can’t be changed
  • Pages with a sole admin whose account was memorialized will be removed from Facebook if we receive a valid request
Deleting Your Account
You can choose to have your account permanently deleted should you pass away. To do this:
  1. From the top right of Facebook, click  and select Settings
  2. From the left menu, click Security
  3. Click Legacy Contact
  4. Click Request account deletion and follow the on-screen instructions
For Friends and Family
If you’d like to create an additional place for people on Facebook to share memories of your loved one, we suggest creating a group.
Learn how to request the memorialization of an account or how to request the removal of a deceased person’s account from Facebook.

Source: What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away? | Facebook Help Center

See Norway’s Fjords From the Air! | Nature – BabaMail

I still want to climb Preikestolen at 1800 feet.. See footage at 1:00 minute in.

Check out this stunning video that shows Norway’s fjords from the sky! We can guarantee that it’ll take your breath away!

Norway’s Incredible Fjords as You’ve Never Seen Them!

The immense scope and grandeur of Norway’s incredible fjords can only be fully appreciated from the air. Soaring over iconic vistas and remote islands, this aerial footage is set to an inspiring soundtrack that perfectly illustrates this wonderful country’s outstanding natural beauty. Of course, viewing it from behind a screen is one thing, but nothing can compare to actually experiencing Norway’s majestic fjords in person. So if you enjoy this video, it might be time to book a flight to Norway!

Source: See Norway’s Fjords From the Air! | Nature – BabaMail

The Lincoln Senior Chorus

The Lincoln Senior Chorus is starting its singing schedule again.  The chorus was organized in 1967 and has been singing ever since.  The group has about 35 members and always looking for more.

The chorus practices on Monday mornings for an hour at the F Street Recreation Center at 13th ad F  Streets and sings a regular monthly schedule at senior citizen facilities.  The chorus also performs several special bookings.  The program for the regular schedule consists of hymns, happy songs, songs that the residents will recognize and can sing along.  A different program is sung at the other bookings.

The director is Jack Cole who has had much experience teaching and directing musical groups.  Susie Cook is the accompanist for thr group.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer and reach many people while doing something that you enjoy.

If you like to sing and would like to be part of this group or book a performance, contact Darlene Barnett at 402-466-6925 or Jack Cole at 402-483-7813.



Volunteers needed for Oak Lake cleanup July 5
Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB) encourages residents to properly dispose of fireworks debris following private and public Independence Day celebrations.  Officials recommend allowing used fireworks to sit for several minutes and using water to make sure they are completely extinguished.  A metal bucket or a bucket with sand or water can be used as a temporary trash can.  Cooled fireworks can be placed in regular trash for disposal.
“Start with a boom, end with a broom,” said KLLCB Coordinator Willa DiCostanzo. “Preventing litter is essential to a clean, healthy and safe community, and cleaning up your litter is part of being a good neighbor.”  DiCostanzo said litter that is washed down storm drains eventually flows into streams, rivers and lakes, and the potentially harmful substances in fireworks can pollute the environment.
In addition to cleaning up after private celebrations, volunteers are needed for the annual Oak Lake Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.  For more information, visit (keyword: stream).  Select the “Oak Lake Cleanup” link.  In connection with the cleanup, the Bureau of Fire Prevention will also collect unwanted fireworks and ammunition in the east parking lot of the park.   The City’s annual Uncle Sam Jam celebration is Monday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park with a rain date of July 5.  More information is available at (keyword:  Uncle Sam Jam).
City ordinance allows the sale and use of permissible fireworks in the City only from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3 and from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. July 4 of each year.
KLLCB is a program of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.  The fireworks debris prevention effort is funded in part by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. More information on KLLCB is available at (keyword: kllcb).
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