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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

How Can I Get Scammed Today?

Oh, there are so many flavors to choose from!  Here are a few scams highlighted in AARP's Bulletin April 2021 issue: Fake shopping sites have been around for awhile but like all other scams, they're getting more sophisticated.   The site may use pics from real businesses which makes it look legit.  However, ...more

What's the Popular Scam?

The WV Attorney General's Office warns us that the Social Security Scam is making its way around West Virginia.  These scammers may give a warning that your Social Security Number has been compromised in illegal activity in (some state). They may have the last 4 digits of your Social but do NOT ...more


So - how ARE you sleeping?   Quality sleep - note that QUALITY sleep - is such an important part of our overall health.  Remember that quantity does not mean quality!  This past year has played havoc with sleep patterns.  There have been so many reasons that we've stared at the ceiling ...more

How Can I Develop an Attitude of Gratitude Part 2

This is a two-part post of having an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.  It has been a difficult year.  Everyone has endured some type of loss.  Being able to see the good and express thanks can strengthen us mentally, spiritually, and physically!   * Appreciate people who annoy you. This is challenging!  But - ...more

How Can I Develop An Attitude of Gratitude? Part 1

An attitude of gratitude means that you operate from a place of abundance instead of a place of scarcity and fear. Researchers Stephen M. Yshimura and Kassandra Berzins explored the connection between expressing gratitude and psychological and physical well-being.  They concluded that "Gratitude consistently associates with many positive social, psychological, and ...more

How is Your Pandemic Health?

It's been a tough year.  Plus a few months. The pandemic, the losses, the worry, the economic concerns, the snow, the ice, the shoveling, more snow, more ice, more shoveling, working from home (trying to adjust to working from home), rethinking how to do our jobs when so much was ...more


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