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Thursday, January 26, 2023
January… a new beginning. Time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the new one, to start a new project, take up a new hobby, or recommit to good habits that may have slipped away.
My grandmother always said that with the change in seasons, it was time to shake things up, clean things out, and get ready to hunker down for winter snow (she lived near Chicago, where 20 below zero was a perfectly normal wintertime temperature).
With Ian's damage done and intensive cleanup well underway, it seems that this month is truly the month of giving thanks. Sometimes November rolls around, and it just doesn’t feel like it should be here, or not yet, anyway. Other times, like now, it’s exciting to know that we have the rest of fall to go and the winter ahead. And with that, the holiday season!
Ah, finally. We’re moving into fall. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but October seems to be one of those pivotal months of the year. The weather starts changing, we move into holiday season mode, and it’s just generally a great month for finding events and festivals to keep us occupied.
September is here, and I know I may be jumping the gun a bit in saying this, but so is fall! Though temperatures still feel the same as they did in summer, we’re moving into the wonderful time of year when we may need to relocate our light jackets. Denim, windbreaker, cardigan, whatever you have—dig it out and keep it close for the season to come!
Here we are in August again. The sweltering heat may be getting to some of us at this point (if I’m not in air conditioning or a body of water, I turn into a different person). But fear not—we have plenty of tips inside on how to get through the heat, stay hydrated and even enjoy the rest of the summer with tasty recipes.
Behold, the month that truly starts showing the ferocity of summer heat: July. And while it's also Healthy Vision Month, for most, this month includes a plethora of family and friend gatherings, as well as many trips to the beach or the closest pool. If you haven’t made best friends with your neighbors who have a pool, now is definitely the time! 
As the summer season and promise of fair-weather fun approaches, so does the risk of dehydration and heatstroke. And although it’s American Stroke Awareness Month, who’s to say that heatstroke can’t be included in that? Summer Health: 3 Tips to Avoid Heatstroke and Dehydration According to Healthline, seniors are at a higher risk of dehydration for a multitude of reasons. One of which is a lowered thirst response. https://lifestylesafter50.com/2022/05/11/summer-tips-avoid-dehydration/
With spring well underway and summer ahead, many of us are looking to get out of the house and enjoy the season. For those who have time, volunteering is a fantastic option to get more involved with your community, make friends and explore new interests. Below are a few places you can volunteer in your area.
With spring well underway and summer ahead, many of us are looking to get out of the house and enjoy the season. For those who have time, volunteering is a fantastic option to get more involved with your community, make friends and explore new interests. Below are a few places you can volunteer in your area.
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