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3G is Going Away ~ What Does That Mean?

3G or the third generation of wireless is going away to make more room for 5G or the 5th generation of wireless.  Carriers are shutting down 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G.   What does this mean? It means that many older cell phones will no longer ...more

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Slacker Siblings

I just read an article in the e-zine Next Avenue on Slacker Siblings.  I can't tell you how many times I've heard caregivers lament their aloneness in their caregiving role despite having brothers and sisters. Not all caregivers have "Slacker Siblings".  Some families share responsibilities and pull together for a loved ...more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year about 255,000 women women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease. Although it's rare, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the US is found in a man.  (A friend of mine was just diagnosed with breast cancer ...more

Taking Care of Our Fur Babies

Many of us have pets, and know the joy and responsibility of having companion animals.  Pets offer support for seniors and also offer much needed companionship.  Caring for a pet offers a sense of purpose, and a sense of security. We have all read about the benefits of pet ownership:  lowered ...more

Life is a journey

What has your life journey been like?  We all have a different story to tell, and each of us experiences life's journey differently.  The roads we have traveled have no doubt been vastly influenced by our environment, our social and family lives, our birth order, and social media.  And - how ...more


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Belmont County Adult Services Coalition meeting

The Thursday, September 2 meeting of the Belmont County Adult Services Coalition has been canceled.   

Food Giveaway at Wheeling Island Casino

August 25, 2021 - 11am - 1pm Wheeling Island Casino parking lots C & D WV Residents Only One box per car

Blessing Boxes

Have you seen a Blessing Box in your neighborhood? Blessing Boxes are large 'cabinets' where people can donate food, personal care, personal hygiene items or take food, personal care or personal hygiene items. The boxes are marked. How do we donate?  Just go to one of the Blessing Boxes and place your ...more

Local Farmer's Markets

We are so blessed to have several Farmer's Markets in our area.  We've been going to several, and have gotten sweet peas, tomatoes, strawberries, garlic and much more.  Check out some of the markets, and support our local growers.  It's good to have fresh fruits and veggies, and know that ...more

Timely Resources Posted

The July 27 edition of Timely Resources has been posted!  Check it out. There is news on workshops, a local colleague who is retiring, information on the new Alzheimer's drug and much more! Submit any news briefs to me at for consideration!  

Phone Scams

Robo calls and scam calls have been running rampant since the pandemic.  Many of us were home and our phones were critical to business and keeping in touch with our friends and family members. I can't tell you how many extended car warranty calls (robocalls) I have received.   The fake Social Security ...more

"Timely Resources" E-Notes Posted

Just finished Timely Resources last night and wanted to share the information!  Check out the News Section for the July 13 edition! I am trying to get a bit organized, and will be working on posting Timely Resources every two weeks. Open positions will be included once a month.  If you ...more

Great Gugledimoogledy! Is it HOT!!!

As I write this, the outside temperature is 89 degrees, the dew point is 72, and there is no breeze.  It is HOT! Check on your older neighbors and relatives.  As we age, our ability to respond to heat can become a problem.  Older adults are at increased risk for heat ...more

How Does Your Garden Grow?

There are many people who find gardening to be tedious, dirty, and work.  Not in a good way. Then there are those of us who find gardening to be tedious, dirty, and work. But in a very good way. It has given me great joy to see the seeds I planted sprouting ...more

I Need to Get Away! Where Do I Go?

2020 was like the lost year.  We missed music festivals. We missed football games.  We missed gatherings with friends.  We didn't go on vacation.  We all missed things that we'd come to look at as normal parts of life. But - do you know what my family did?  We took day ...more

Imposter Scams

We are warned by FEMA not to fall for imposter scams.  Imposter scams come in many forms.  The scammer may be impersonating a government worker, the police, the person of your dreams from social media, or any number of people that you may perceive as a trustworthy person. The Social Security representative ...more

Have you been vaccinated? Don't get scammed!

One of the scams making the rounds is the Covid vaccination scam.  You may be contacted by email or by text.  The logos look like Moderna or Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson. They want you to complete a survey to get a prize or reward.   DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK. DON'T CALL THE ...more

Do you know about Medicare Savings Programs?

Medicare offers 4 programs to assist beneficiaries with out-of-pocket costs that Medicare does not pay.  There are income and asset guidelines for each program. Program 1 or Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) pays Part A deductible, Part A coinsurance, Part B deductible, Part B coinsurance, and Part B monthly premiums.  Program 2 or ...more


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