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5 Top Ways to Find Love After 65

Posted On 02 Feb 2017 By : 
 It’s no secret that intimacy and relationships are the most important part of life. They are crucial throughout our lives, but especially in our latter life for happiness, health and overall well-being. Unfortunately, finding a partner later in life can be challenging.Top Ways to Find Love After 65

Many of the difficulties that we face when approaching love are based on expectations that love ought to be the same as it was during middle-age. Instead, it is important for older people to define new and authentic modes of intimacy and sexuality, so knowing where to find potential partners is important, and is, interestingly, more accessible than ever before for today’s aging population.

Click here – https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2-08-16-top-ways-to-find-love-after-65/

The online Feature includes.

1. Internet
2. Community Centers
3. Dating Coaches, Services or Matchmakers
4. Local Neighborhood Stores and Activities
5. Senior Living Communities
Ways to Get Past Dating Obstacles

Heritage – GOOD CONVERSATION: START BY ASKING GREAT QUESTIONS.

GREAT QUESTIONS from StoryCorp – https://storycorps.org/

Here are some of our suggestions for getting a good conversation going. We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own. This list is in no particular order. Choose one of the categories below, or scroll through and read them all.

6 Ways to Preserve Your Family’s Living Legacy

Posted On 31 Jan 2018 By : 

6 Ways to Preserve Your Family’s Living Legacy

Working on your family’s living legacy will not only provide your loved ones with a precious, tangible attachment to you after you are gone, but will also improve your level of happiness, life satisfaction and psychological well being.

Read our top six tips for preserving your living legacy:

1. Collect Family Recipes

2. Make an Audio or Video Recording

3. Make a Family Tree

4. Make a Family Time Capsule

5. Transcribe Favorite Memories

6. Sponsor a Park Bench or Tree

6 Advantages That Playing a Musical Instrument Provides

Most children are naturally drawn to musical instruments because by thrumming a guitar string or tapping the piano keys they can produce great sounds without even trying. If you notice that your child likes to move to different melodies, they’re probably attuned to music and will also enjoy making it themselves. Children who learn to play musical instruments gain a great hobby and also enjoy a number of important mental benefits that will help them become more successful people, so learn the six benefits children gain by playing a musical instrument.
1. Improves academic success rates
2. Encourages social connections
3. Increases self-confidence
5. Improves respiratory system function

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.

WATCH: Stop, Take a Minute, and Remember… | Spirituality – BabaMail

This beautiful video is one you really want to share with a friend, and let them know that there’s everything still to play for in their life:

Source: WATCH: Stop, Take a Minute, and Remember… | Spirituality – BabaMail

8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

Assisted living can be intimidating for grandkids — but these activities will make them feel right at home. Read tips from Grandparents.com.

Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

Read tips from Sara Schwartz,  Managing Editor for Grandparents.com, on how to make grandkids more comfortable when they come to visit.

Read the Details at the links.

1. Read a chapter book.

2. Share a fuzzy blanket.

3. Create a scavenger hunt.

4. Peruse the family photo albums.

5. Give each other a manicure.

6. Hold a talent show.

7. Play a card game.

8. Start a movie club.

Source: 8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits posted by Sara Schwartz

Lincoln: Mayor’s Office OUTLINES BLUEPRINT FOR PROGRESS

Mayor Chris Beutler said Lincoln has become a world class city that can compete with “anyone, anytime, anywhere.”  And he said the community’s experience with Pinnacle Bank Arena and the West Haymarket has given it a “Blueprint for Progress” that will guide the City to more success.  The Mayor’s comments were part of his State of the City Address delivered this morning at a breakfast event organized by Leadership Lincoln.

“At the end of day, a Blueprint for Progress is only as good as the community that steps forward and accepts responsibility for creating change,” Beutler said.  “Over the last decade we have rediscovered that we have limitless possibilities when we come together and focus our talent and energy on a vision for the future.  That’s why the Pinnacle Bank Arena represents so much more to me than simply an entertainment venue.   It is a shining beacon of what we can accomplish when leadership, passion and purpose converge.  It gave us the confidence to take on new and bigger challenges in our quest to become a world class city. It taught us that when we work together, there are no obstacles too big to overcome and no boundaries to our collective imagination”

Beutler said the Blueprint for Progress includes four keys:

Economic investment – Mayor Beutler said projects like the Scheels expansion, the 9th and “O” development and the City Centre project demonstrate the importance and wise use of the City’s economic development tools.  “The message from these and dozens of other private public projects is simple,” he said.  “It’s the private sector risk takers and dreamers who make growth happen. When we have the public tools to support them, Lincoln wins.”

21st century education – “We must continue to partner with LPS, UNL, SCC, Wesleyan and all of the other educational institutions that maintain Lincoln’s key growth advantage – knowledge,” Beutler said.  He cited the City’s collaboration with LPS on the Community Learning Centers; the City’s work to provide all students with high-speed, wireless Internet service; UNL’s Innovation Campus, which builds the City’s reputation as a hub of the Silicon Prairie; and the need to provide all residents with lifelong learning opportunities through a modern library system.

Innovation – The City’s invested $700,000 from the Fast Forward Fund to create the Lincoln Broadband Project, which has already partnered with eight private telecommunications providers to improve access to next generation broadband and wireless infrastructure.  As a result, Beutler said, 10 new companies have opened offices in Lincoln; 400 new jobs have been created with over $20 million in new annual salaries; and $250 million has been invested in private broadband infrastructure over the past two years.  “Bold ideas like the Lincoln Broadband Project return exponential benefits to our citizens and inspire them to build more, dream bigger, and invest in their fellow citizens,” he said.

World class infrastructure – The City has increased spending on streets by 58 percent since 2010, but Beutler said more needs to be done.  “Several large economic development projects are slowed because we do not have the City funds needed to improve Rokeby Road, slowing development that will create good paying construction jobs and expand our tax base,” he said.  “The lesson is clear:  we miss critical opportunities when we don’t adequately fund our roads budget.”   The Mayor said he is confident the new Lincoln Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, will identify strategies to advance the City’s roads program over the next 20 years.

“The last decade has been a time of historic change in Lincoln,” Mayor Beutler said.  “The Blueprint for Progress has been the common thread to our successes, and we will continue to use it to drive the four key ideas that are building our future:  economic investment, a 21st century education, innovation and world class infrastructure.”

The breakfast also included the presentation of the Leadership Lincoln Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Marilyn Moore, who was an LPS teacher and administrator for 40 years.  The new Moore Middle School is named in her honor.  Moore also served as President of the Bryan College of Health Sciences and has been involved with many local organizations, including the Lincoln Children’s Museum, the Food Bank of Lincoln and the Lied Center Advisory Board.

Leadership Lincoln Executive Director Mick Hale also spoke on the State of Leadership Lincoln.  The organization has four programs – the Executive Series, the Fellows Program, Youth Leadership Lincoln and the Academy for Local Leadership (Project ALL).

The text of the State of the City Address will be available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov.   The speech will also be aired on LNKTV City (Allo channel 2, Spectrum channel 1300 and Kinetic channel 5) and available through YouTube.

Source: InterLinc: City of Lincoln: Mayor’s Office: 2017 Media Releases

September

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Help Jane Raybould fight for you and your family.

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(9) A Young Shy Girl Walks On Stage, but within Seconds Everyone’s Jaw Hit The Floor – YouTube

Listen to this.

Poetry from the Plains – A Nebraska Perspective

A great source for budding poets.

Source: Poetry from the Plains – A Nebraska Perspective

2016 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet – 13:30

 Wander Wonders. -keith .…. Around the World in Thirteen Minutes …. Gorgeous.   Absolutely gorgeous.

Click below – Around the world in Ultra HD

in 4K Ultra HD (2016 in Review) – YouTube

 

 

 

Quote of the Day

A Seed for Contemplation

Today someone said to another person, “You are so lovely.”

And the other person answered, “Because you are seeing yourself.”

And of course, it caught the first person by surprise. Generally we see in others what we are ourselves.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul

Another quote

Source: Eckankar: Quote of the Day

Aug 28- America the Beautiful – $10 National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass | USGS Store

We are experiencing a major increase in Senior pass sales.

  • Until the current backlog of Senior Pass orders are shipped, your order confirmation will be honored for use at agency sites.
  • If you need your pass in less than three months, consider purchasing your pass at the first site you visit. Please click here for a list of sites that issue passes. Please Note that USGS field offices DO NOT issue passes.
  • Online and Mail in Senior pass applications are currently being processed within twelve weeks

All eligible Senior pass orders postmarked by the USGS before August 28 will be processed at the $10 price.  Lifetime Senior pass orders postmarked after August 28 will be processed at the $80 price. Additional processing fees of $10 apply. For more information on the price changes, click here.

Source: America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass | USGS Store

Aug 2017 – LIBRARIES HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS with free viewing glasses

Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to several events to help families prepare for safely viewing the solar eclipse on August 21.  Participants will receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses, make a pinhole viewer and enjoy other games and crafts. Libraries not hosting programs will have glasses for distribution beginning July 31.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, July 31, 2 to 4 p.m., Anderson Branch, 3635 Touzalin Avenue
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2 to 4 p.m., Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street
  • Thursday, August 3, 2 to 4 p.m., Gere Branch Library, 2400 S 56th Street
  • Wednesday, August 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S 14th Street
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2 to 4 p.m., South Branch Library, 2675 South Street
  • Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th Street

A limited number of eclipse viewing glasses will be available for the public following each program.  Libraries not hosting programs will have glasses for distribution beginning July 31.

Eclipse viewing glasses are made available as part of the national NASA@MyLibrary campaign, through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.  For more information, visit science.nasa.gov.

 

For information about the libraries and its programs, visit its website at lincolnlibraries.org.

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