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Top 10 skills children learn from the arts – The Washington Post

Source: Top 10 skills children learn from the arts – The Washington Post

Full story is even better. -keith —–
Top 10 skills children learn from the arts
By Valerie Strauss January 22, 2013
1. Creativity
2. Confidence
3. Problem Solving
4. Perseverance
5. Focus
6. Non-Verbal Communication
7. Receiving Constructive Feedback
8. Collaboration
9. Dedication
10. Accountability.

Spring Maintenance for Senior Safety

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  • Can they move around and negotiate the property safely?
  • Are they willing to allow outside help from a neighbor or service company when needed?
  • Is the work they are doing to keep the home up to date too exhausting?
  • Is the responsibility of spring maintenance overwhelming?
  • Are some important tasks being left undone?

Full story at the source: Spring Maintenance for Senior Safety

Good for the Body and Soul

Tending to gardens, clearing eaves and gutters, and cleaning windows are but a few of the strenuous tasks that are required for home maintenance. These chores are especially worrisome for adults with senior parents living on their own. But, if your parent(s) can take these tasks on, they should—performing them has a positive effect on the body and mind.

 

4 Secrets to Slow Aging: Keeping Seniors Active

Source: 4 Secrets to Slow Aging: Keeping Seniors Active

1. Socialization is Key

Click on the link above for details

2. Let’s Stay Physical! Physical!

3. Keeping That Society Life.

4. Keeping It Real

Daily household chores and responsibilities can be a lot for anyone.

 

AGING PARTNERS OFFERS FREE FEELING FIT CLASSES

Source: lincoln.ne.gov | Mayor > Aging Partners

AGING PARTNERS OFFERS FREE “FEELING FIT” CLASSES

The public is invited to participate in Aging Partners’ “Feeling Fit” classes as part of the Move More Lincoln Wellness Series.  Classes are from noon to 12:45 p.m. Fridays from June 2 through September 1 at the Jayne Snyder Trail Center, 21st and “Q” streets.  All classes are free and open to the public, and no preregistration is required.  Six different types of classes are offered:

  • June 2 – Movement and Music:  Explore elements of dance in a no-pressure, social environment at a comfortable pace.
  • June 9 – Chair Tai Chi: Perform simple movements while sitting or standing near a chair.
  • June 16 – Dynamic Movement:  Stretching, breathing and a unique combination of exercises and dance steps will isolate muscle groups, enhance flexibility, increase heart rate and improve strength.
  • June 23 – Qigong:  Movements work with the body, breath, mind and subtle energies to attain health, vitality and longevity.
  • June 30 – Fit Mix:  An eclectic class that incorporates movements from dance, yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong.
  • July 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Movement and Music
  • August 4 – Fit Mix
  • August 11 – Tai Chi, Moving for Better Balance:  A fall prevention program using principles and movements of Tai Chi.
  • August 18 – Dynamic Movement
  • August 25 – Fit Mix
  • September 1 – Qigong


The Move More Lincoln Wellness Series is designed to help individuals stay active, flexible and balanced.  It is sponsored by the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln and Lincoln Parks and Recreation.

More information about Aging Partners is available at aging.lincoln.ne.gov.  More information about the Move More Lincoln Wellness Series can be found at chelincoln.org (select Move More Lincoln in the “News, Events & Resources” tab). 

Fun ways to get active outdoors.

Fresh air, sunny skies – great weather is naturally tempting. Why not give in, get outside and get moving? Regular activity may help you live longer and may head off a host of diseases. It can also boost your mood and help control your weight. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

• Walking. Start with a walk around the neighborhood. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a nearby nature trail.

• Biking. It’s great for the heart and easy on the knees. Don’t forget your helmet!

• Bean bag toss. Gather a few friends or relatives, pick your teams and enjoy.

• Garden. You don’t need to dig a whole plot. Try a few planters. Or join a community garden.

You don’t have to run a marathon to get fit. Even 5 to 10 minutes here and there helps. Just choose an activity you enjoy and get moving.

Turn your intentions into actions with My Health Reflection, an online tool that can help you make the most of your health information and lifestyle choices. This online tool could help you manage your health, set goals and track your progress.

Take one more step on the path to wellness. Sign in or register on your plan’s website and look for My Health Reflection

Source: AARP® Medicare Plans – Plan Member Account Login | from UnitedHealthcare®

Yoga At Tower Square

http://downtownlincoln.org/explore/yoga-at-tower-square.html

Free Tower Square yoga will be hosted at Lincoln’s Downtown Tower Square at 9 am every other Saturday.
All-levels welcome! Lotus Yoga Dates
May 27
June 10th, 24th –
July 8th, 22nd –
August 5th, 19th –
September 2nd, 16th

Source: Downtown Lincoln Association : Explore : Yoga At Tower Square

FREE VIDEO PHONE SERVICE FOR DEAF

 

LINCOLN CITY LIBRARIES OFFERS FREE VIDEO PHONE SERVICE
FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Lincoln City Libraries now offers free video phone communication equipment for use by the deaf and hard of hearing at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street.  It is the first public library in the state to offer the service.  The public may use the equipment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.   Library staff will also be available to demonstrate the equipment during those hours.
“Lincoln City Libraries appreciates the support of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and hard of Hearing (NCDHH) and Sorenson Communications in making this important service available,” said Library Director Pat Leach.  “We are proud to offer this added service to the community.”

“In Nebraska, about one percent of the population is deaf, nine percent is hard of hearing and more than 20 percent have some form of hearing loss,” said John Wyvill, NCDHH Executive Director.  “This equipment allows deaf or hard of hearing individuals to communicate with hearing people in real-time through a sign language interpreter.”  He said deaf or hard of hearing individuals can also call those with video phones and communicate directly.
The video phone enables Video Relay Service (VRS), a telecommunication service funded by the federal government’s Telecommunications Relay Service.
For information on the NCDHH, visit ncdhh.nebraska.gov.  For information on Lincoln City Libraries, visit lincolnlibraries.org.

 

Here are some reasons why Lincoln NEEDS a new Central Library. I think it is more than symbolic of the health of Lincoln NE. – Central Library Project | Lincoln City Libraries – Source: Central Library Project | Lincoln City Libraries

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