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Three Tips for Staying Healthy Over 50

Three Tips for Staying Healthy Over 50  A healthy lifestyle is necessary at any age, but for those over 50, it’s especially important. As you age, your body changes, and your risk for health problems increases. Fortunately, there are three simple things you can do to lead a healthier and happier life. Eat Heart Healthy If high blood pressure isn’t …

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Home Instead Senior Care Announces Community Education Series

Contributed by Home Instead Senior Care Local Home Instead Senior Care Franchise Offers Public Education Presentations Throughout 2014 MANASSAS, VA Mar. 11, 2014 – As part of its second annual “Home Instead Gives Back” campaign for 2014, Home Instead Senior Care of Prince William/Fauquier announces the “Home Instead Senior Care Community Education Series.” In July of 2013, Home Instead dedicated its …

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Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone

(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let your artistic aspirations soar. The …

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Aging in Place

(Family Features) Most people prefer to stay in their home or apartment for as long as possible. The best way to make this a reality is to plan ahead of time to make the amenities in your home as safe and accessible as possible. It can be hard to imagine that tasks around the house that were once done with …

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Tips to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Re-energize Your Wellness Routine (Family Features) If the decadent dishes and busy schedules of the holiday season have set back your efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, fear not. With the right plan in place, it’s easy to get back on track, re-energized and refocused for the year ahead. Shorter days and colder weather may seem to heighten the desire to …

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Volunteer Prince William, Week of 1/20

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Contributed by Mary Foley ·         Good morning Prince William – SERVE is looking for a few hearty volunteers to help with the Annual Point in Time Count of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population.  This event is Wednesday January 29th from 6am-11am.  You must be at least 18yrs old since it will include travel to campsites to offer assistance, food and supplies.  Please Jan at (574) 748-2621 …

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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter that busy lifestyles create, try …

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Simple Tips for Easy Kitchen Clean Up

(Family Features) From rushed morning breakfasts to hurried dinners, the kitchen is often the busiest room in the home. But with all of this activity comes a world of messes. For busy moms, cleaning up spills and splatters can be a job in itself, especially when kids are involved. From installing kitchen features that make it easier for kids to …

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia releases study examining the region’s aging population 65 and older

Contributed by The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Grants $10,000 to support Northern Virginia Rides Program for seniors Oakton, VA. (January 16, 2014) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released “A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia,” a report on the aging population in the Northern Virginia region.  The study highlights demographic, social and economic trends that impact older …

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LLI Offers a ‘Climate Change – Myth or Reality’ Course

By Cindy Brookshire, Contributing Writer After writing about the Lifelong Learning Institute-Manassas (LLI) in the August 2013 issue of Prince William Living, I decided to give LLI a trial run and registered for the fall semester. One of the courses I took was, “Climate Change – Myth or Reality,” led by volunteer Warren Beeton, a Prince William resident who retired in 2012 as VP …

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