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                                                                                                                                                                                              Creating A Community Resource
                                                                                                                                                                                              In the January issue of AgingWELL we included an announcement regarding a change
                                                                                                                                     Mike VanHimbergen
                                                                                                                                     Executive Director, SCE                                  to a quarterly publication schedule after years of publishing our paper bi-monthly.
                                                                                                                                                              That decision was purely economics; our non-
                                                                                                                                      I would like to have your                                                                               further eliminate expense. And, at the same time we
                                                                                                                                      comments on what you    profit organization could not continue to incur the                             have made changes to improve the appearance and
                                                                                                                                        think of the new look.
                                                                                                                                                              growing costs of six issues. We reluctantly decided                             relevance of the paper to our various constituents
                                                                                                                                         Please email them    to go to a quarterly publication schedule reducing                              – clients, volunteers, referral sources and others.
                                                                                                                                         to my attention at:  the production and mailing of two issues. We also                               Our goal is to create a community resource with
                                                                                                                                                              decided to bring the editing and layout in-house to                             the new AgingWELL. We hope your enjoy it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                               HOW TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In This Issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stay Young                                         Remember Mom and Dad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            page 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                               In my 3+ years of contributing to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               AgingWELL paper I have spent an inordinate Louisville’s Connection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Babe Ruth
                                                                                                                                                                                                               amount of time on the subject of physical                    page 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and mental wellbeing. I have gone overboard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stormy Days and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               trying to encourage everyone to stay as active       Nights Ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                                               as possible as that has been proven to have                  page 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                               favorable effects on both your physical and      I Don’t Feel Right!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               mental health as you age.                      Could it be My Pills?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         page 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                               One of the real benefits of the internet is that you
                                                                                                                                                                                                               tend to get a lot of material from people with         Our New Advice Column!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               common interests. Since most of my contacts are                           page 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                               aging like me, and the next generation would prefer           Calendar of Events
                                                                                                                                                                                                               people not know that they are associated with us,                         page 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                               it follows that I get a lot of ‘senior-related email’,

                                                                                                                                               Louisville, KY 40207
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               inspirational writings. I would like to share one of                     page 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the latter that I received a couple of weeks ago.
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brother, Mike, and me in a               sharing parents. They were good            parents.                                                                                                                                                                             assortment of skits, songs, jokes and dancing. It is a vaudeville-style spoof
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The theater group claims the show will
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Lucy Koesters, AgingWELL Editor                                                       W      R        R    M    M      S   L    R    L   G        R   W   E     D   A   B         “Incorrigible”                  great grandfather, Matt Kandle,      Spalding convinced the Xaverians
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                                                                                      C      O        A    E    T      A   U    L    A   U        L   O   R     N   N   P      Babe Ruth “saved”                  Sr., was the amateur cameraman       of Belgium, to come to Louisville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who captured this “Zapruder film     and teach in schools. St. Xavier
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                                                                                                                                                                        A      Xaverian Brothers of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of baseball.” So, from time to       and Flaget High Schools in               “If Yankee
                                                                                      U      F        S    K    A      U   L    P    G   V        Q   C   I     Y   P   Z      the Catholic Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  time, I have the odd pleasure of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  escorting the film here and there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Louisville and St. Joseph Prep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       School in Bardstown were among           Stadium is the
                                                                                      I      R        R    M    S      Y   F    F    S   O        F   B   D     N   B   E                                          In 1994, the Babe Ruth Museum       the first to benefit from the brothers   house that Ruth
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades.
                                                                                                                                                                            February 6 was Babe Ruth’s
                                                                                                                                                                            115th birthday, but Louisville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Birthplace in Baltimore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  invited me to participate in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bishop Spalding encouraged to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       come to America. When Spalding           built, St. Mary’s
Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and
adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to
                                                                                      R      E        W    O    L      F   E    N    O   C        W   G   X     H   Z   A   doesn’t exactly declare it            first-ever live public showing of    was reassigned to Baltimore,             is the house that
meeting a few times a week to play cards.                                             AMARYLLIS
                                                                                                                                                                            “Great Bambino Day” or
                                                                                                                                                                            anything. After all, he’s not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the film at the old St. Mary’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Industrial School for Boys, now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       he convinced the brothers to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       establish a large protectory, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                built Ruth”
                                                                                      LARKSPUR                    LAVENDER                    LILAC
One day they were playing cards when one looked at the                                LILY                        MARIGOLD                    MIMOSA                        one of our own. Or is he?             Cardinal Gibbons High School.        industrial school in Baltimore.
other and said, “Now don’t get mad at me. I know we’ve                                PEONY                       SAFFLOWER                   SNAPDRAGON                    Even if you never gave a hoot         The day’s activities included a                                               made it his life’s mission to
                                                                                      SUGARBUSH                   SUNFLOWER                   TAZETTA
been friends for a long time, but I just can’t think of your                          THISTLE                     TULIP                       WAXFLOWER                     for the New York Yankees,             tour of the grounds at the old       It is clear that without the mission     be kind to kids whenever and
                                                                                      YARROW                                                                                                                                                                                                    wherever he had the chance.
name. I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it.                                                                                                                    even if your view of Ruth’s           St. Mary’s, where Ruth grew up       of Xaverian Brothers and
                                                                                      Word Search Courtesy of Wuzzles and Puzzles:
                                                                                                                                                                            heroics has been tarnished by         after he was judged “incorrigible”   the leadership of Archbishop             His exploits along those lines
Please tell me what your name is.”                                                    For key answers, call Lucy at 896-2316.                                                                                                                                                                   are as legendary and heroic as
                                                                                                                                                                            some of the worst movies ever         and his parents – saloon keepers     Spalding of Louisville, St. Mary’s
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   any other talents he may have
                                                                                                                                                                            produced in Hollywood or the          – were relieved of his care.         would never have been built. It’s
stared and glared at her. Finally she said, “How soon do
you need to know?
                                                                                           Commonyms                                                                        man’s infamous excesses off                                                safe to presume that without St.         cultivated on or off the field.
                                                                                           What’s a commonym? A commonym is group of words that                             the field, Louisville has good        I had heard that Babe Ruth           Mary’s, Ruth would not have
                                                                                           have a common trait in the three words/items listed.                             reason to take pride in George        learned the game of baseball         learned to hit the ball under his        I had to make a trip out of town
KNOCK ON WOOD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to find out that Louisville has
                                                                                                                                                                            Herman Ruth. Here’s why:              at St. Mary’s, which was run by      mentor Brother Matthias, the man
Three sisters ages 72, 74, and 76 live in a house together.                                For example: car - tree - elephant...they all have trunks.                                                                                                                                           good reason to embrace Babe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Xaverian Brothers of the Catholic    Ruth credited for teaching him
One night the 76 year old draws a bath. She puts her foot                                  These will make you think! Answers on page 15.                                   Louisville has an amazing             Church. What came as a big           “everything I know about baseball        Ruth as one of our own. He’s
in and pauses. She yells down the stairs “was I getting in or                                                                                                               connection with the Babe. In          surprise, as I went on our guided    and everything I know about life.”       our success story, too. And we
                                                                                           1. Story/Fortune/Bank
out of the bath?” The 74 year old yells back “I don’t know.                                2. Charities/Golfers/Computers                                                   fact our town figures in the          tour in the drizzling rain, was                                               can take pride not just in him, but
I’ll come up and see.” She starts up the stairs and pauses.                                3. Flood/Pilot/Flash                                                             very raw beginnings of Ruth’s         that Ruth probably never would       If Yankee Stadium is the house           in Archbishop Spalding, without
Then she yells “was I going up the stairs or down?”                                        4. Taxes/Heat/Dough                                                              greatness. It’s a connection I        have excelled in baseball if not     that Ruth built, St. Mary’s is the       whom the world may never have
The 72 year old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea                                 5. Finger/House/War                                                              never would have discovered           for a movement that started right    house that built Ruth. And the           known of the great Babe Ruth.
listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says                                     6. Tooth/Ice/Guitar                                                              had I not accepted an                 here in Louisville years earlier.    brothers of Louisville’s Xaverian
“I sure hope I never get that forgetful.” She knocks on wood                               7. Golf Course/Coffee Shop/Quart                                                 invitation to visit Baltimore         I learned that in the middle         headquarters in the 1850s were
                                                                                           8. Jupiter/Alaska/Blue Whale                                                     back in 1994, for a celebration       of the 19th century, Catholics       the visionaries who saw the need
for good measure. She then yells “I’ll come up and help
                                                                                           9. Yawning/Laughter/Influenza                                                    of Ruth’s 100th birthday.             met with intense bigotry and         for St. Mary’s to guide and protect
both of you as soon as I see who’s at the door.”                                           10. Marigold/Mustard/Canary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  persecution in this country;         boys like George Herman Ruth.
                                                                                                                                                                            Let     me      back      up      a   most were unable to take part        So there we all stood in the rain,
                                                                                                                                                                            moment to explain why                 in government or schools.            looking out at the very field where
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                                                                                                                                                                            A lock box at a bank in our city
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Catholic families from Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Ireland. Some children were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       boy. And as if this alone wasn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       enough to give me goose bumps,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kirk Kandle
                                                                                               affordable solutions to the challenges of aging at home.                     piece of film that shows Babe         even being kidnapped and sold.       I’m hearing all about St. X and
 Become a member of SeniorCare Experts today!                                                                                                                               Ruth at bat in the 1932 World         Louisville      Bishop    Martin     Bishop Spalding and the vision        Kirk Kandle’s vintage 16mm home
                                                                                               YES! I want to be an SCE member!                                             Series hitting “The Called            Spalding, who had witnessed the      he had for missions to help kids         movie film captures Babe Ruth’s
 • FREE AgingWell newspaper subscription.                                                             $25 Individual       $40 Dual - in the same household                 Shot.” Some have gone so far          “Bloody Monday” murder of            in Baltimore. It was a mission         famous called shot. It has been the
 • FREE membership in the Kentucky TELCO Credit Union for                                      Name                                                                         as to dub it baseball’s “Holy         Irish and Germans in Louisville      led by a man from Louisville of          subject of multiple articles and a
   you and your immediate family.                                                              Address                                                                      Grail.” Remarkably, it’s the          just prior to his assignment to      all places! I felt overwhelmed         FOX-SPORTS television special.
                                                                                               City                                          State            ZIP           only living evidence of Ruth’s        Baltimore, strongly believed in      with a sense of connection                Kirk worked as Copy Chief for
 • Lifeline Personal Response Service Installation fee - 50% off!
                                                                                               Phone                                                                        most legendary moment – the           establishing church-run schools      and pride. Me, a Protestant!           The Courier-Journal for 28 years.
 • Weekday call/check-in service as approved by the member.                                                                                                                 time when he pointed into the         to protect the rights of these                                               He is currently a senior writer for
 • Transportation Program Availability (subject to area)                                       Birthdate               Additional member’s name
                                                                                                                                                                            stands and on the next pitch hit      disadvantaged youngsters. There      While Ruth didn’t turn out to be          Humana Corporate Marketing.
                                                                                                                                                                            the longest home run ever seen        was a shortage of teaching priests   a perfect role model, he, in turn, Contact him at
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Stormy Days and                                                                                                                           Don’t Overdo It!                                                                                                                A HUGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        THANK YOU
Stormy Nights Ahead                                                                                                                       Avoiding Lower Back Pain                                                                                                     TO THE FOLLOWING
Are You Prepared?                                                                                                                         By Dr. Greg Thomas D.C.                                                                                                        ORGANIZATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FOR THEIR GRANT
                                                                                                                                          Lower back pain can be avoided        Our legs, by design, are                 Don’t bend and twist at the                      SUPPORT THIS
By Ken Schulz                                                                                                                             with a bit of forethought and         much stronger than our                   same time.
Former Meteorologist, Current Humana Consultant                                                                                           precautionary measures. We            arms. If a man can bench 200             Pick up a load first and then use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FISCAL YEAR SINCE
                                                                                                                                          encounter problems when we            pounds of weight, he can most            your feet to turn and set down.                   JULY OF 2009
Remember Charlie Brown’s                overnight. The obvious reason is       where your safe place inside                               perform activities not part of        likely leg press twice that. Yet, most   Take a break. Short breaks                    SCE’S PROGRAMS:
dog Snoopy sitting on top of his        that you can’t see anything. Funnel    your house or apartment is?                                our daily routines. Seasonal          of us use our arms to shovel.            will help you to gain your
doghouse typing out the start of        clouds and tornadoes have to be        If it’s that hallway closet, can                                                                                                                                                           These organizations are
                                                                                                                                          injuries can occur from actions       Using your body design to perform        composure and retain strength.                    helping to support our
the next great American novel           backlit by lightning to see them.      you get in it if the need arises?                          we don’t normally perform like        tasks is obviously a better choice for   Switch sides. This will allow                   mission of helping seniors
with these words; “It was a dark        But the most serious danger from                                                                  shoveling snow in winter, or          self-preservation.                       for more recovery time and                     remain independent in their
and stormy night?” Well, we have        nighttime storms is sleep! You         Remember these rules:                                      overdoing our gardening activities                                             even muscle use. Remember,                             own homes:
had a few of those in our time,         don’t know what’s going on if          Get In, Get Down and                                       in early spring.                      Most of us use poor                      pain is a warning signal that                         The Rotary Club of
and just as many dark and stormy        you’re asleep. Luckily there are       Cover Up. Get in the middle                                                                      technique. The most common               something is being damaged                         Louisville – Downtown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $3,800 to support Home
days. Are there greater dangers         solutions to that problem. There       of your dwelling away from                                 To understand why back pain           mistakes are made by the                 in your body. And, if you are                      Delivered Meals to clients
with daytime or nighttime               are services available that can call   exterior walls and windows.                                is so common, there are first         individual in a rush and not using       having pain with these types                      The Etscorn Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $10,000 to support Lifeline
storms? Leave it to an ex-              your phone if you are in the path      Get down as low as you can                                 some facts that we should             well-defined strategies to tackle        of actions, stop and consult a                         systems for clients
meteorologist to give you a cloudy      of severe weather. There are also      on the lowest floor that you                               appreciate:                           a specific task. Remember:               professional.                                   LG&E Corporate Responsibility
answer. Daytime storms give you         affordable SAME (Specific Alert        can. Cover up to protect                                                                         use your legs and lift with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              & Community Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $2,500 to support Lifeline
the advantage of being able to          Message Encoding) weather radios       yourself in case anything is                               When we bend forward,                                                                                                                 systems for clients
                                                                                                                                          the weight our back must              them, not your back or your
see what is happening. You can          that will sound a loud alert if your   blown in on you.                                                                                 arms. Given these facts, it’s no                                                               Kentucky Colonels
easily keep an eye on the sky for       county goes under a weather                                                                       support is multiplied… it’s                                                                                                       $8,778 to support Lifeline
                                                                                                                                          physics. The further you take an      wonder people suffer from back                                                                  systems for clients
lowering and rotating clouds (a         warning.                               Go! A warning has been                                                                           pain and can barely move the                                                                 The Cralle Foundation
threat for tornadoes). On the                                                  issued! You already have done                              object away from your body, the                                                                                                   $10,500 to support Home
                                                                                                                                                                                next day because of shoveling
                                                                                                                                          more it weighs. Let’s take a ten                                                                                                  Delivered Meals to clients
other hand, daytime storms can             Daytime storms allow you            all the planning- now just go                                                                    their driveway, raking leaves, or                                                             City of St. Matthews
be more powerful as they gain                                                  to your safe place and ride the                            pound baby, for instance. If you                                                                                                      $31,000 to support
                                          to keep an eye for lowering                                                                     hold that baby close to your chest,   vacuuming. So what can we do?                                                                  the general mission
energy from the heating of the           and rotating clouds - a threat        storm out. Don’t panic.
                                                                                                                                          you could hold him for a fairly       Use your legs. Squat down to lift                 Dr. Greg Thomas is a                             Windy Hills
day. Our greatest threat of strong                                             Be prepared. Be safe.                                                                                                                                 native of Kentucky.
                                                for tornadoes.                                                                            long time without much problem.       a shovel, or other objects.                                                                      $2,500 to support
or severe thunderstorms falls                                                  Who knows? Next time there’s                                                                     Pick up less per load. Why?              He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic                     the general mission
during the hottest part of the day,                                            a dark and stormy night,                                   But, suppose you hold that same                                                     degree from Logan College of                  Zonta Club of Louisville
                                                                                                                                          baby out in front of you with your    Less weight extended in front of                                                            $250 to support services
between the hours of 3:00 p.m.          Spring daytime and                     maybe you will start writing the                                                                 you means a lot less weight!                   Chiropractic. His practice is                for female clients in need
and 9:00 p.m.                           nighttime storms possess               next great American novel.                                 arms extended. How long could                                                             Chiropractic Louisville.
                                                                                                                                          you sustain that? Right…not long.     Stick your posterior out…                 Dr. Thomas is available to speak               Your generous support
                                        the ability to do damage and                                                                                                            for technique. It will help to                                                         allows many more seniors
One positive about nighttime            harm whenever they occur.              Note: The SAME weather                                     Hence, the further you take an                                                      on health and wellness topics.           to receive greatly needed
                                                                                                                                          object from your body, the more it    keep your back straight and                 Reach him at 502-891-0333
storms is that you can see              Are you prepared?                      alert radios are available in                                                                    not bent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          services! Thank you!
                                                                               several different models from                              weighs.                                                                        or
them coming from miles
and miles away. I remember              Safety is as easy as                   RadioShack. Prices start at
                                                                               about $30. For information
watching lightning from my home
at 10:00 p.m in the evening, but
                                        Get Ready, Get Set and Go!
                                                                               on a free weather alert calling                            Volunteer Spotlight: Jo Holthouser                                             She opens the site ahead of the others and signs in the meals from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         caterer. So that makes her a volunteer’s volunteer! Jo also makes the
the storm didn’t arrive until 3:00                                             service, visit                               By Carol Kaufmann                                                              journey once a week delivering frozen sets of meals to our clients off the
                                        Get Ready. You hear about              Click on Weather, then
a.m. in the morning. Many would         the possibility for severe weather                                                                                                                                               path of established volunteer routes. We’d like to spotlight Jo for her “can-
                                                                               WeatherCall.                                               Jo Holthouser is one of our newer volunteers, having signed on with SCE        do” attitude and willingness to bring along a crowd, her friends, whenever
call this lightning that I saw from     within the next couple of days.                                                                   in May 2009. She is a home delivered meals driver for the Buechel meals
my back deck “heat lightning”.          Check to make sure you have                                                                                                                                                      we say, “feel free to bring along a friend!”
                                                                                                                                          site out of the St. Barnabas Center on Hikes Lane. Jo also works a position    She takes our message to heart and of course we just love it when
I’m here to tell you that there is no   emergency supplies on hand.                                                                       in customer service at one of the larger Mall of St Matthews stores – so
such thing. What is commonly            Don’t forget your medications                                                                                                                                                    someone takes us literally. Jo brings along a friend to orientations, brings
                                                                                                                                          how does she fit it all in? She says she likes to keep busy and keep moving.   along a friend for folding and stuffing of fund drive letters, and brings
called heat lightning is lightning      – and the can opener! Visit                                                                       Besides route driving, Jo also coordinates the arriving meals with the
from a storm far beyond the    for a complete list                                                                                                                                                along a friend on her meals route. We hope she’s having such a good time
                                                                                                                                          volunteer drivers for the day – she does both Mondays and Tuesdays.            that she wants to share the feeling with others! Jo came to SCE by way
horizon where the flash is reflected    of emergency supplies.                                                                                                                                                           of a co-worker and friend – why are we not surprised? Nancy Leahy,
in the atmosphere. I once saw                                                                                                                                    “Whenever there is a task to be done,                   one of the stalwart volunteers of the finance department brought Jo
lightning in the western sky from       Get Set. A severe weather watch                                                                                                                                                  in last year. SCE is grateful to have these two friends as our loyal SCE
a nighttime storm in Terre Haute,       has been issued. Pick up any loose
                                                                                       Ken Schulz is a strategic                                                 Jo thinks about how she can work
                                                                                         consultant for Humana                                                   another one into her schedule.”                         volunteers!
Indiana, visible all the way to         items outside your house that may                        MarketPOINT
Louisville. You have to be very         be picked up by strong winds and                                                                                                                                                 Carol Kaufmann is SCE’s Tech Specialist tracking volunteer hours, planning events,
                                                                                      (Senior Product Division).                                                 SCE Volunteer Jo Holthouser...                          helping out in the meals department and more.
cautious regarding nighttime            do some damage to you or your             He was Chief Meteorologist for                                                 “I get more out of volunteering than they               If you’d like to “spotlight” another one of our wonderful volunteers, contact Carol at
storms or the threat of storms          neighbor’s property. Do you know             WHAS-11 TV for 30 years.                                                    get out of me - I just love doing it”.                  896-2316 or

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Church Health Ministries Improve
Body, Mind and Spirit of Members
                                                                                       2010 SCE Volunteer Opportunities                                                     Thank you for your                                                                                MEMORIALS                         Earth Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not just for tree huggers!
Starting one is step toward better health
                                                                                        Volunteers are key to fulfilling several of SCE’s core services.
                                                                                         If you have a caring heart and a sincere desire to serve the                       generous gifts to SCE!                                                                           AND TRIBUTES                       Earth Day 2010 is April 22
of aging congregations                                                                  aging in our community, please call us! You can help deliver                                                                                                                             December 2009,                 By Carol Kaufmann,
                                                                                             meals, provide transportation, assist with events and                          From December 2009, January 2010 & February 2010,                                                                                   SCE Tech Specialist
                                                                                                     fundraisers or help out in our office.                                 the following organizations and individuals made financial                                       January & February 2010
By Lucy Koesters, SCE                                                                                                                                                       gifts and/or provided programming space in support of                                                                                  Earth Day is not just a day left
Are you a member of a church, synagogue or other faith                                              Volunteer Orientations                                                  SeniorCare Experts.                                                                            In Memory of My Parents              over from the hippie movement,
community with an aging congregation? Would you like                                    For new or returning volunteers and anyone interested in                            If your company matches gifts, please let us know.                                             Kay Manger                           and it’s not about extremists from
to have support for the health and well-being of your members?                                   learning more about SeniorCare Experts.                                                                                                                                                                        PETA or Greenpeace. Earth
A health ministry might be the answer.                                                 April 6 at 1:30pm / May 11 at 1:30pm / June 10 at 1:30 pm                            COMMUNITY SUPPORT                           Mrs. Edith W. Hawley                               In Memory of the Family              Day is simply a day to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                            City of St. Matthews                        Mr. and Mrs. Lucy Koesters
                                                                                       Meet at SCE - 145 Thierman Lane. Please call 896-2316 to                             Combined Federal Campaign                   Mr. & Mrs. Daniel McAninch                         Alberta Roth                         the natural world and all its
Many religious organizations have recognized the                                                                                                                            Cralle Foundation Inc                       Mrs. Ayako Phillips                                                                     resources - and you don’t have to
important need to care for the health of their aging                                          RSVP or email                                   E.ON, A Lou. Gas and Electric Co.           Mrs. Mary Katherine Riggs
                                                                                                   One-hour meetings with refreshments.                                     General Electric Matching Gift Foundation   Mr. and Mrs. John Rowe                             In Memory of Katherine Merrell       be a tree hugger to do it.
populations. A health ministry is a relatively simple program                                                                                                               Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels        Ms. Melanie Siemens                                Dan & Betty McAninch                    There are many local
to start with the help of local health care providers. It can                                                                                                               Irvin F. & Alice S. Etscorn Foundation      Ms. Joanne Tingley
                                                                                                                                                                            Kroger Co.                                  Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Wilkinson                                                          environmental groups who
provide health education to members, bring in speakers, provide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 promote the protection and
consultation, set up a parish nursing program and monitor                                    The Volunteers of SeniorCare                                                   Rotary Club of Louisville - Downtown
                                                                                                                                                                            St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
                                                                                                                                                                            St. Barnabas Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Kay Wyssbrod
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Montimer Zimmerman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Six Anonymous Donors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In Memory of Vivan Logan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Allene Hutson                        stewardship of the environment.
member’s vital health statistics. If you have been thinking along                            Experts Build a Better World                                                   TENTH CENTURY $1,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Several include the Audubon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Society, Sierra Club, Nature
these lines, the first step is to access your church’s resources and                                                                                                        Connie & Ron Hunt                           CRYSTAL $50-99                                     In Memory of Jesse Bowman
enlist the aid of a local health organization.                                           Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon                                             Mrs. Jean W. Young
                                                                                                                                                                            One Anonymous Donor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Hank Brodfehrer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. & Mrs. Charles Dobbs                           Thelma Bowman                        Conservancy, Kentucky
                                                                                       Celebrate National Volunteer Week – April 18-24, 2010                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Bruce H. Kinloch                                                             Waterways Alliance, and
The Norton Healthcare Office of Church and Health Ministries is                                                                                                                                                         Ms. Barbara Patton                                                                      Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
                                                                                          Thursday April 22, 2010 12:15 PM
                                                                                                                                                                            DIRECTORS $500-999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Becky B. Ricketts                              In Memory of Martin &
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Foster S. Burba
one place to start. The office can help you introduce the concept of                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Glen Dutton                      Dr. & Mrs. George W. Robertson                     Grita Schmidt                        Check out their web sites for this
                                                                                             St. Matthews Community Center                                                                                              One Anonymous Donor                                                                     year’s Earth Day activities.
a health ministry to your church, and help you initiate a program.                           Located across from Mall St. Matthews
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Robert C. Iler                                                                             Martin F. Schmidt
                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Hunt Jones
The Norton Health Ministry office is holding an “Intro to Health                           at the traffic light intersection of Shelbyville                                 Mr. James W. Lynch                          BOOSTER $1-49                                                                              You don’t have to be associated
Ministries and Faith Community Nursing” course on Friday,                                              Road & Ten Pin Lane
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Weldon F. Maisch                 Mr. Allan Atherton                                 In Memory of Andy Clark              with a group to develop earth-
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. William Martin                   Ms. Eleanor Baker
May 21 and Saturday May 22, 2010. To register or for more                                                                                                                   Ms. Dana McKellar                           Mrs. Helen M. Bartlett                             Margaret Clark                       friendly practices. There are
                                                                                          Join us for Lunch, Fun, and Door Prizes                                           Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ricketts                 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel F. Chitwood                                                           many resources for accomplishing
information, please call 502-629-1234.                                                    Please RSVP – call SCE at 896-2316                                                Mr. & Mrs. Roy L. Ricketts                  Mrs. Margaret Clark
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Mike VanHimbergen                       Ms. Joanne Cralle                                  In Memory of Ronnie Gordon           such goals as developing raised
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. John A. Vezeau                   Mrs. Ollie Dorris                                  Joyce & Bob Streever                 vegetable gardens, capturing roof
                                                                                                            Volunteers of SCE say:                                          Mrs. Vicki Watts                            Dr. & Mrs. Darius Ghazi

SCE is getting certified!                                                                      “I bring better health and nutrition each time I deliver a meal.”
                                                                                     “I provide safety and security when I personally escort a senior to an appointment.”
                                                                                                                                                                            Two Anonymous Donors

                                                                                                                                                                            SECOND CENTURY $250-499
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Janet Henney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mrs. Allene G. Hutson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Phillip R. Levy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Kay Manger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ann Curtis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jean & Roy Ricketts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mortimer Zimmerman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rain with rain barrels, backyard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bird feeding, creating suburban
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wildlife habitat, and increasing
New Non-Medical Homecare Certification                                               “I answer the phones and make the caller feel glad that they dialed SCE for help.”     Mr. & Mrs. Jay D. Harris
                                                                                                    “I help make Louisville a better place to grow old in.”
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keller                 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew McDermott                       Divina Carrier                       your recycling habits. Ask your
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Lee Luvisi                       Mrs. Alberta Roth
Process Underway                                                                                                                                                            Pam & Jeff Magers                           Mrs. Cynthia Smith                                 Ann Cogswell                         local librarian for books and
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ryan                        Mr. & Mrs. Joel D. Sonnheim                        Becky Ricketts                       articles on these subjects.
By Ann Cogswell                                                                                Thank You to SCE Volunteers and                                              Mr. Martin Schmidt                          Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Streever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Eleanor Baker                           Two popular local Earth
In October 2009, a new bill was passed in the Kentucky state                                         their donated time!                                                    Mr. Tom Stout
                                                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Ruth Tobin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Jessie Whitaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Four Anonymous Donors                              Ed Gould                             Day events are offered by
government requiring all non-medical homecare agencies to be                                 Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of SCE!
                                                                                                                                                                            Ms. Brooke Willis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G.E Matching Gifts;                                Daniel Chitwood                      The Louisville Zoo and
certified.                                                                                                                                                                  CENTURY $100-249                            Mr. Mike VanHimbergen,                             Pam & Jeff Magers                    Falls of the Ohio State Park.
                                                                                         142 Volunteers donated 794 hours in December 2009                                  Mrs. Thelma Bowman                          Mrs. Jean W. Young,                                                                     The zoo hosts a “Party for
                                                                                          144 Volunteers donated 719 hours in January 2010                                  Ms. Ann F. Cogswell                         Mr. & Mrs. William L. Guenthner,                   Joan & Joel Sonnheim
Prior to this bill, there was no certification or licensing process in                                                                                                                                                  Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ryan                                                                    the Planet” on Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Crowther                                                                  Philip Levy
Kentucky. SCE works with ElderServe and Assurance Home Care                               136 Volunteers donated 725 hours in February 2010                                 Ms. Anne K. Curtis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Every effort has been made to present our donors   Dr. Darius & Marian Ghazi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                April 25. The Falls’ event is
to provide non-medical homecare. This new bill meant that all                                                                                                               Mrs. Pat DeReamer
                                                                                                                                                                            Ms. Anne Discher                            and supporters as accurately as possible. If we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                planned for May 8th and will
three agencies had to be certified. The process included new police                                                                                                         Mr. Andrew Draut                            made an error or omission, please accept our                                            include booths, exhibits and
checks and drug tests on all homecare employees. Because all three                      SCE Volunteers Celebrating                                                          Mary Lee & George Duthie                    apology and contact us so we may make the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary correction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In Honor of the SCE Staff            children’s activities.
agencies had always included these standards, we just had to update                     Birthdays in April, May and June                                                    Mr. Ed Gould                                                                                   Jeannie & John Vezeau                   So get out and enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. William L. Guenthner
all the checks and tests to submit with the certification materials.                     April                      Allene Hutson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wonderful springtime air this
                                                                                         Dawn Dooley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In Honor of Albert Entwistle,        Earth Day. Make a goal to try at
Now all agencies hoping to be certified in Kentucky are waiting                                                     Nancy Crawford
patiently for the state government department, who is in charge, to
wade through the mountains of paperwork involved in the process
                                                                                         Vicki Simonavice
                                                                                         Mary Alice Grover
                                                                                                                    Cleo Hopkins
                                                                                                                    Charles Dobbs                                           Donations                                                                                      Steve Thompson, Robert Yann,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vic Baltzell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                least one new activity – even if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                it’s in your own backyard. Aging
                                                                                         Mollie Anderson            Bob Abel                    June                        Consider making a gift to SCE!                                                                 Sissy & Julian Van Winkle
and send each agency their certification. We at SCE are confident                        Carla Sturgeon             Kathleen Parrott            Joe King                                                                                                                                                        hippies allowed!
                                                                                                                                                                            A gift can make a huge difference
that all requirements have been met and we will pass with flying                         Barbara Patton             George Motiff               Jeanie Hawkins              in the lives of hundreds of local                                                              Please remember SeniorCare           Carol Kaufmann is President of
colors!                                                                                  Laurie Tancula             Fred Bryan                  Sean Merkt                                          
                                                                                         David Heyburn              Barbara Lamkin              Sharon Fallon               seniors. Your gift extends our                                                                 Experts and our mission for          the Louisville chapter of the
Ann Cogswell is SCE’s hard working social worker. She spends many hours a                                           Ruth Thomas                 Jerry Brumleve              services to many seniors in need and may be tax deductible.                                    Birthdays, Anniversaries,
day in clients’ homes setting up services and consulting with clients and family         May                        Pam Magers                  Ann Curtis                                                                                                                                                      Audubon Society.
                                                                                                                                                                            Donations through your credit card are gratefully accepted.                                    Memorials, Honorariums               Email her for more earth-friendly ideas
members. If you have a question about senior services or care options, please call       Linda Geary                Rod Fucella                 Sharon Senglaub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and other life progressing events.
SCE at 896-2316.                                                                         Marsha Boley               Billie Wickham              Sherri Taylor               SCE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.                                                                                         at
                                                                                         Marie Blahnik              Malisa DiPaola              Ralph Hearn
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I Don’t Feel Right! Could it be My Pills?                                                                                                               Brownsboro Park Retirement Community                                                                           New!
Have you ever asked,                                                                                                                                    Sets the Standard for Home Delivered Meals                                                                     Senior Cooking
“Could the changes in how I feel be caused by the medications I’m taking?”                                                                                                                                                                                             Express Classes!
                                                                                                                                                        Executive Chef Dwayne Delaney and his kitchen                                                                  Summer Cooking
       A medication related
                                        What are some problems
                                        associated with
                                                                               improve if medications continue
                                                                               to contribute to changes in
                                                                                                                                                        crew provide excellent food and efficient                                                                      with SCE!
   problem is any in which we                                                                                                                           operations for home delivered meals program.
    are not getting the results
                                        • Doses are too high
                                                                               appetite or absorption of
                                                                               nutrients.                            An
                                                                                                                    “ optimal                           By Lucynda Koesters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Join us on the third Tuesday of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       each month in May, June and
                                                                                                                    dose is essential
  we expect from our therapy.                                                  As you consider your efforts
    One important reason for            • Doses don’t reach an effective                                                                                                                                                                                               July for a series of fun and easy
                                          blood level                          to remain healthy, active and                                                                                 each afternoon, which is “down      For a new menu, or to start           cooking classes at SCE. Classes
 increasing numbers of doctor
    appointments, emergency             • Meds don’t produce the               independent, it is possible
                                                                               that medication related              to achieve the                           Last summer, SCE
                                                                                                                                                           overhauled its home-
                                                                                                                                                                                             to a science.” In addition to       meals, please call Kay at             meet at SCE at 145 Thierman
   room or hospital visits, and
  nursing home admissions, is
                                          results for which they were
                                          prescribed                           problems may cause just the
                                                                                                                    best results and                     delivered meals program.
                                                                                                                                                         The goal was simple: better food.
                                                                                                                                                                                             providing daily meals for SCE’s
                                                                                                                                                                                             clients, the kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 896-2316.                             Lane from 11:00 a.m. to 12:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       45 p.m. Classes cost just $5.00
 medication related problems.
As we age, we encounter more
                                        • Drug therapies are
                                          overlooked (not prescribed)                                               slow the decline                                                         feeds about 100
                                                                                                                                                                                             residents lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       each and there will be plenty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to eat! Sign up for all three for
                                                                                                                    in health”
                                                                               All patients and caregivers are                                          SCE’s staffers had long known
  conditions that require more          • Doctors are unaware of other         encouraged to understand that                                                                                 and dinner each                                                           just $15.00. Hurry – class size is
medications. These can include                                                                                                                          that Brownsboro Park Re-
                                          meds being taken                     medications are an extremely                                                                                  day in the dining                                                         limited to 12! Free on-site parking.
prescriptions, over the counter                                                                                                                         tirement Community at 2960
                                        • Prescription medication not          important part of a health                                                                                    room.                                                                     Call Carol Kaufmann at
pills, health foods and nutrition                                                                                                                       Goose Creek Road, had a
                                          being taken or even filled           care plan. However, each             access the total therapies,                                              Chef Dwayne said                                                          896-2316 to reserve your
           supplements.                                                                                                                                 reputation for providing great
                                        • Adverse drug reactions               medication used touches all          and evaluate whether or not                                              that the system is                                                        place today!
                                                                                                                    the patient is optimizing his       meals to its residents. SCE
                                        • Side effects                         aspects of a senior’s day to                                                                                  labor intensive with
      The pills add up,                                                        day activities and quality of        or her medications. You are         asked if they would be interested
                                                                                                                                                                                             customized orders                                                         Third Tuesdays
        therapy gets                    The more medications taken,                                                 encouraged to seek the support      in a kind of “outreach” program
                                        the greater potential for              life. Many times medications                                                                                  each day. Extra                                                           Set of 3 classes @ 5.00 ea.
     complicated, and                                                          cannot cure health problems,         and direction of a health care      to provide meals to seniors
                                        medication related problems.                                                                                                                         meals are packed                                                          Sign up for all three = $15.00
                                                                               but treat conditions and slow the    professional specially trained      living at home. Brownsboro
     medication-related                                                        decline in health. Medications       to provide help, support and        Park Executive Director Joanne
                                                                                                                                                                                             and frozen during                                                         Come Hungry!
     problems begin to                  So, back to our question:                                                                                                                            the week for weekend meal           Brownsboro Park Executive             11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
                                                                               may be used differently to get       direction with medication use.      Baxter and Executive Chef
                                        Is it my pills?                                                                                                                                      clients, but he stressed that,      Chef Dwayne Delaney
       occur and can                    Acting on that one question            better results and fewer side        Chose a service that offers to      Dwayne Delaney said yes, and a
                                                                                                                                                                                             “it’s not a mass-production         and Kitchen Manager Sheilah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       145 Thierman Lane
      escalate quickly.                                                        effects. The proper use of all       develop a comprehensive plan        new partnership was born.                                                                                      in SCE’s kitchen
                                        will make for better healthcare                                             for all your medications, and                                            operation.” Meals are pre-          Schlenk pack gourmet meals
                                        decisions. If problems remain          medications at an optimal
    Caregivers and patients often       unaddressed, other decisions           dose is essential to achieve         one who will work with your         Chef Dwayne’s kitchen staff
                                                                                                                                                                                             pared daily, from scratch, at       for SCE each afternoon. Their         TOPICS:
    fail to see the negative impact                                            the best results and further         doctors to help you achieve                                              Brownsboro Park.                    operation is “down to a science.”     May 18: Cooking for
                                        can be compromised. For                                                                                         worked hard to develop an
    on health and well-being this                                              slow the decline in health.          greater benefits from your meds.    efficient system. The meals                                                                                    One or Two
                                        example, when you discuss the                                                                                                                        SCE’s clients have been very
                can cause.              need to make the home safer,           It is absolutely necessary that                                          are made fresh each day, and                                                                                   • Menu planning, making a list,
                                                                               patients, family or caregivers       Pills are there to help us, not                                          pleased with the new meals.                                                grocery shopping tips
                                        consider that if medications                                                hurt us. An optimized drug          consist of a plate lunch or soup
                                        continue to cause dizziness and        learn about the unique group of                                                                               Meal orders to Brownsboro
                                                                               medications that are being used      therapy program will promote        and sandwich, breads, butter,                                                                                  • Hearty entrees
                                        falls, the home remains unsafe.                                                                                                                      Park doubled in the first few
                                                                               and how to achieve maximum           independence and continued          a beverage and best of all, a                                                                                  • Healthy Snacking- learn to make
                                        When decisions are made to                                                                                                                           months as word spread. With
                                                                               benefit from their use. There        well being. Make sure your          homemade dessert. Packages go                                                                                    trail mix and yogurt sundaes!
                                        change diets or arrange meal                                                                                                                         approximately eight months
                                                                               are services available to address    medication regimen is               out with the gold Brownsboro
                                        delivery, consider that weight,                                                                                                                      of operations underway,                                                   June 15: Cooking and
                                                                               medication related problems,         achieving this goal.                Park label – a symbol of quality.
                                        strength and appetite may not                                                                                                                        Brownsboro Park has become                                                Storing Summer Produce
                                                                                                                                                        The kitchen adds special
                                                                                                                                                                                             the model for other senior
                                                                                                                                                        touches at holidays and other                                                                                  • Tips on food storage times,
                          Lynn Harrelson, R. Ph., FASCP is a registered senior care pharmacist.                                                                                              facilities around town partnering
                                                                                                                                                        occasions. SCE’s clients at                                                                                     freezing and reheating foods
                          She is the owner and operator of Senior Pharmacy Solutions. Contact her at 502-425-8642      EXPIRED                          home are invited to Brownsboro
                                                                                                                                                                                             with SCE to provide home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • One pot meals in your slow
Lynn Harrelson
                          or visit her web site at See her ad on back page.          DRUG TOSS                         Park for tours or other activities
                                                                                                                                                                                             delivered meals. Kay Wyssbrod,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Meals Coordinator, for SCE,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lucy Koesters is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Communications Coordinator for         cooker. Make the most of
                                                                                                                      Safely dispose of your unused     through postcards and other
                                                                                                                       meds, which should never be                                           said, “Chef Dwayne and the          SeniorCare Experts.                    the Farmers Markets - every day
                                                                                                                                                        materials that are packed in the                                                                                in our town.
                                                                                                                     flushed, burned or thrown in the                                        folks at Brownsboro Park have       Full disclosure: She was the Meals
                                                                                                                        trash. No needles accepted.     meal bag.
    When this u.s. penny was minted in 1848, it was worth,                                                                                                                                   just done such a wonderful job      Coordinator when Brownsboro Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 20: Why Breakfast?
                                                                                                                      Place all meds in ziplock bags                                         with all aspects of this program.   began the meals partnership program
    well, a penny. Today its value has appreciated 1,000 percent.                                                        and mark out personal info.    Chef Dwayne said that meals                                                                                    • Get your day started off right
                                                                                                                                                                                             But the most important thing is,    with SCE last July.
                                                                                                                                                        are packed each day between
     Some things just                                                                                                 DRIVE-THRU DROP OFF
                                                                                                                      LOCATIONS AND TIMES:
                                                                                                                                                        lunch and dinner, making for
                                                                                                                                                                                             the food is great!”                 She would like to say,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Thanks a million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with fruit smoothies, quiche,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and muffins with
     improve with age.                                                                                               May 20: Our Mother of Sorrows
                                                                                                                          770 Eastern Pkwy.
                                                                                                                                                        a “tight window.” The cooks
                                                                                                                                                        get a count each day from the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Because of the success of           Chef Dwayne, Sheilah,                 • Selecting coffees and teas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Featuring Mary Rose Mattei,
                                                                                                                                                                                             the Brownsboro Park model,          Jim, Joanne, Jay, Kelli
    Pearson’s was founded in 1848 and                                                                                May 21: Family Health Center       SCE order which is faxed to the                                                                                Master Food Volunteer
                                                                                                                                                                                             SCE is set to start four new        and everyone else at
    through the years we’ve strived to                                                                                    2215 Portland Ave.            kitchen by 1:00 p.m. Sheilah                                                                                   Coordinator Jefferson Co.
                                                            149 Breckinridge Lane                     MEMBERS BY       May 22: Belmont Village                                               “senior kitchens” in various        Brownsboro Park!”
    improve our services and always                                                          INVITATION NATIONAL                                        Schlenk, kitchen manager,                                                                                      – Cooperative Extension Service
                                                                                                                                                                                             neighborhoods around town.
    exceed your expectations.                               896-0349                        SELECTED MORTICIANS
                                                                                                                          4600 Bowling Blvd.
                                                                                                                          10am to 2pm daily
                                                                                                                                                        oversees the packing operation                                                                                 of UK Dept. of Agriculture

6     SPRING EDITION 2010                             SeniorCare Experts AGINGWELL                                               to advertise, call 896-2316                         SeniorCare Experts AGINGWELL                        SPRING EDITION 2010 11
New Lifeline Button Calls                                                       SCE Offers New 911                                                      Ask Terry and Terry                                                                                   The Book Hook
For Help When You Can’t                                                         Medical ID Card
                                                                                Store all your important medical
                                                                                                                                                        Meet our new advice columnists!                                                                       Pam’s Picks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By Pamela Magers
Philips Lifeline announces new AutoAlert                                                                                                                Terry L. (female) and Terry M. (male) have extensive years of social work and counseling
button with a “Fall Sensor”                                                     data electronically now!                                                experience between them. They are uniquely qualified to answer your queries with
By Lucy Koesters, SCE’s Communications Coordinator                              By Lucy Koesters                                                        measured, rational and down-to-earth advice. Terry and Terry will answer questions                  Timely biography...
                                                                                                                                                        relating to difficult family dynamics, friendship issues, love relationships, problems with         Willie Mays
    Falls are a serious concern for many                                        With all the attention in the                                           aging, and other personal situations. Note: All questioners will remain anonymous.
older adults and with good reason.                                              media lately about electronic                                                                                                                                               The Life, the Legend
According to the Philips Corporation, a senior falls every 2.3                  medical records (EMR), one                                              Have a query? Send your questions to AgingWELL Editor, Lucy Koesters at                             By James S. Hirsch
seconds. Every hour, an older person will die from complications                might wonder how the records                                   or 145 Thierman Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40207                       This wonderful book detailing the
resulting from a fall. One-half of those who sustain a fall will not            become electronic? Every                                                                                                                                                    life of the incomparable Willie Mays
                                                                                                                    living wills, power of attorney
be able to get up. “Long lie times” is a major risk factor for serious          time you visit a new medical
                                                                                provider, you generate more         and health care surrogate           Mom sleeps or watches TV all day!                                                                   arrives just in time for the onset of baseball
fall complications and the reason Philips worked for four years to                                                                                      Dear T and T:                                                                                       season. The book (authorized by Willie Mays)
develop this new way to protect those at risk for falls.                        information from the visit.         forms can be kept on the card                                                                                                           follows one of baseball’s most captivating figures
                                                                                                                                                        Mom lives alone and my siblings and I do fine taking care of her basic needs such as getting
    The revolutionary new pendant is called “AutoAlert” and can                 You might leave with doctors’       as well. Once you have your                                                                                                             from his childhood in Alabama to his “rise in the
                                                                                                                                                        food into the house and keeping up with the housework. We live nearby but work full time
sense when a person wearing the button has taken a fall. It will                orders, prescriptions, and          data entered, you can easily                                                                                                            face of immense prejudice.” A compelling story
                                                                                                                                                        and can’t get there until the weekends. Mom just sleeps or watches television all day during
automatically call for help if the person does not get up                       other information about your        keep your information up-to-                                                                                                            about the “Say Hey Kid,” it is forthright and
                                                                                                                                                        the week. She calls us too much and interrupts us at work. Her friends used to call but
in 30 seconds.                                                                  conditions. You may have tests      date. Place the alert stickers                                                                                                          factual. Baseball enthusiasts will love it.
                                                                                                                                                        don’t anymore. Is there anything she can do during the day? She has no transportation to
    The pendant, worn around the neck, houses a multi-patented                  done, results posted, Xrays         on the outside of your wallet,
                                                                                                                                                        get out of the house. Please help.
“falls sensor,” which has a unique embedded microprocessor.                     or CT scans, prescription           and carry the card in your                                                                                                              Action-Adventure...
                                                                                                                                                         - A Dutiful Daughter –
Multiple sensors inside the unit detect changes in the wearer’s                 orders and more procedures.         wallet at all times. If you
                                                                                                                    need emergency services, the                                                                                                            First Rule
movement, and can accurately detect a fall while minimizing false               The idea is to gather all this                                          Dear Dutiful Daughter:
                                                                                information, enter it into a        technicians will find your card                                                                                                         By Robert Crais
alarms. Philips calls this new technology a “breakthrough service                                                                                       Yes, there some options for your mom which might help her from feeling socially isolated
innovation.” It was developed over a 4-year period with a global                computer and have it stored         and be able to easily upload                                                                                                            For the action enthusiast, First Rule,
                                                                                                                                                        and you from getting the phone calls interrupting your work! If your mom is fairly self
team of scientists and engineers. The device holds 16 patents and               in a central database, so           all of your medical data to                                                                                                             an Amazon 4-star book, features
                                                                                                                                                        sufficient and doesn’t have any health problems which require medical assistance, she
is the only medical alert button that is registered with the FDA and            that it becomes accessible to       their on-board computers.                                                                                                               one of Robert Crais’ most popular
                                                                                                                                                        could attend a senior center during the day where they have activities and lunch provided.
classified as a Class II medical device.                                        other health care providers                                             Attendance is usually from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.during the week. Activities include            characters, Joe Pike. Based on the
    The button adds a layer of protection with the AutoAlert calling
feature. It will summon help if the subscriber cannot get up and
is disoriented, immobilized or unconscious after a fall. The device
                                                                                as needed – without relying
                                                                                on your memory about who
                                                                                your providers were, or paper
                                                                                                                     “     An easy and efficient
                                                                                                                       way to carry your important
                                                                                                                                                        cards, bingo, movies, crafts and sometimes shopping trips. Some transportation options
                                                                                                                                                        include a public door-to-door bus service like TARC 3, carpools organized by the center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            intrigue of Serbian organized crime mobs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Crais holds your interest with a good plot and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            quick pace. According to, this is
                                                                                                                        medical data electronically     participants, or escorted transportation such as that provided by SeniorCare Experts. If you
is also appropriate for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or             records. Many emergency                     – wherever you go.          feel this might be for her, please call SCE for more information and options for such centers.      a great story for those who enjoy a quick read.
brain injury.                                                                   responders have wished for an                                           - Terry L. -
                                                                                easily accessible way for their         Stores medical conditions,                                                                                                          Suspense!
    SCE will have the new units available for installation in early
April. For more information, please call SCE at 896-2316.                       patients to carry their medical          surgeries, medications,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Quickie
                                                                                data electronically.                 doctors, insurance, and other      Neighbor is Stealing the Paper!                                                                     By James Patterson
                                                                                                                    files such as power of attorney,    Dear T and T:
Spring Fund Drive Time!                                                         SCE is now offering the 911               living wills, and health      I am a senior citizen who lives in a senior apartment building. I take the newspaper each           The Quickie by James Patterson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is not for folks who favor Nancy
                                                                                Medical ID Card to address                     care surrogate.          day. The paper is delivered to my door very early in the morning. However, several
Don’t Forget to send in your donation!                                          this need. It is an easy and                                            mornings a week, I go to get my paper and it’s not there. Then, later in the day, my paper          Drew style mysteries. It is a heart-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pounding, suspenseful story; and
                                                                                efficient way to carry your                                             is there. When I call the carrier about it, I am told my paper was delivered. I suspect my
Your charitable contributions make an incredible impact on our                  important medical data              If you are unable to relay          neighbor is helping himself to the paper in the morning, reading it, then returning it when         for those of you who love roller
ability to keep costs affordable and available for all seniors. Not a           electronically – wherever you       information, other medical          he’s through. I have not caught him doing this, but I have my suspicions. I don’t want to           coaster rides, this one is a doozey! Cleverly
day goes by that we don’t receive a thank you or kind word from                 go. The device used is as thin      professionals can also access       confront him because I have no proof, but it is really irritating to have to wait all morning for   combining suspense, action, romance, and
an elderly person or family member we have assisted. It’s spring                as a credit card and fits in your   your data card to help access       my paper to appear. I like to read it first thing with my coffee. What should I do?                 intrigue, this novel is reminiscent of the The Perils
fund drive time and we ask that you continue your support. If you have          wallet. It is easy to use: simply   your situation.                     - Waiting for News -                                                                                of Pauline. It is just one darn thing after another
never made a contribution to our mission, now is a great time to start!         unfold the tab and insert the                                                                                                                                               and right when you believe you have it figured
In these tough economic times your contribution is needed even more             small device into any computer      These cards make wonderful          Dear Waiting for News:                                                                              out; SURPRISE… there’s another amazing
to sustain our mission services. We have a past (started in 1974) and will      USB slot (a small, rectangular      gifts for friends and family.       Hi, I know what you mean; I like my news “fresh” with my coffee every morning too!                  twist to the tale. You will find yourself holding
have a future with your help. If you didn’t receive an invitation letter to     slot usually located on the         They are important not              Sometimes the simplest, most direct route is the easiest way to get somewhere. The next             your breath waiting for the next big drop on
participate in this drive, please use the form below and send your gift in      side of the keyboard or on the      only for seniors, but also for      time you see your neighbor say something like this: “I’m having a problem; maybe you                this incredible ride. For page-turning, non-stop
today. Thank you for caring and sharing.                                        processing unit). The software      anyone traveling. Since the         can help me with it. I get a daily paper and it is delivered early every morning. However,          action, I highly recommend The Quickie…it’s
                                                                                automatically opens on your         card can hold up to ten family      when I go to pick it up it’s not there. I know you get up and around early. Have you seen           a real cardio workout!
                 SeniorCare Experts Mission Support                                                                 members, it is also great for
                                                                                screen, allowing you to enter                                           anyone take my paper and return it? If you have, let them know I’m looking for it and I
                                                                                your data. There are screens        parents to store their children’s                                                                                                       Find all three selections on
  Name                                                                                                                                                  would appreciate it a lot if they would not take it. And be sure you tell them I said thanks!”, or your favorite
  Address                                                                       for doctors, medications,           information.                        This way, you are not accusing them and you are giving them an easy way out; direct but             local bookstore in book form
                                                                                medical conditions, surgeries,                                          effective!                                                                                          or audio version.
  City                                                  State         Zip       allergies, insurance, emergency     The cards are available             - Terry M. -
                                                                                contacts and more. You can          at SCE at 145 Thierman                                                                                                                  Pam Magers is SCE’s “book lady.”
  Gift Amount:___ $50 ___$75 ___ $100 ___$250 ___$500+ ___ Other                                                                                                                                                                                            She is a Volunteer Receptionist and
                                                                                store on the device, Xrays,         Lane for just $25 each. For         Terry L. is a medical social worker with over twenty years of experience. She advises
              ___ I wish to remain anonymous ___Tribute ___Memorial                                                                                     and counsels patients and families, helping them remain safe, independent and healthy.              avid reader. Pam is the former founder
                                                                                CT scans and other files from       more information or to see a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and owner of PJ Press Printing in
  Please make checks payable to SeniorCare Experts                              your medical providers.             demonstration, call Lucy at         Terry M. has worked as a licensed Counselor and Teacher in corporate and academic                   Fern Creek. For book comments or suggestions, please contact
  Visit our website at for more information on giving.                                        896-2316.
                                                                                Scanned personal files such as                                          settings for over 25 years.                                                                         Pam at:

10       SPRING EDITION 2010                                    SeniorCare Experts AGINGWELL                                       to advertise, call 896-2316                              SeniorCare Experts AGINGWELL                           SPRING EDITION 2010 7
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    4 – Easter – Eat a Chocolate Bunny!
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                                                                                                                                                                with organ donation.
                                                                                                                                                                More than 90 percent of                think that you may be too old to
    8 – Norton Audubon Free Class-Transitioning from One Level of Care to Another. 4-5 pm.                                EARTH                                 Americans believe that organ,          donate or that you have a medical
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    22 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Making Sense of Legal Documents: POAs, Wills and Advance Directives. 4-5 pm.                                               across the country and a new           are suitable for transplantation at
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    29-31 – Flags For Vets – Jefferson Square Field and Waterfront Park. 931-0374.                                                                              104,000 patients in the United         electronically, and can be checked      • Desk Mate - Household Money Mgt.
                                                                                                                          in the Jefferson Square Flag Field,
    31 – Memorial Day – Display Your Flag!                                                                                on the corner of Sixth and            States are currently waiting for       by organ procurement professionals      • Membership and Benefits
                                                                                                                          Jefferson, and 25,000 more flags      an organ transplant and more           should the option of donation ever      • Information and Referral
    31 – Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike and Bike – Waterfront Park – 9 am. – 1 p.m. - 456-8110.                            will be used to create the letters    than 4,000 new patients are            arise.
                                                                                                                          “USA” on the Great Lawn at the        added to the waiting list each                                                 • Volunteer Opportunities
    JUNE                                                                                                                  Waterfront. These Louisville Flags
                                                                                                                          will go on to decorate the graves
                                                                                                                                                                month. Currently, more then 750
                                                                                                                                                                Kentuckians are on the waiting list
                                                                                                                                                                                                       For more information about organ
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and tissue donation, please contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • AgingWell Newspaper      

    2 – Christ Church United Methodist Health Fair – 4614 Brownsboro Rd. - 10 am - 3 pm.                                  of U.S. Veterans around the World     for a transplant of a vital organ.     Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
    3 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Transitioning From Level of Care to Another – 4-5 pm.                                 in eleven countries.                  Unfortunately, fifteen to seventeen    (KODA) at 1-800-525-3456 or go
    6 – D-Day Anniversary                                                                                                 For more information call             people die each day due to the         to the KODA web site:
    6 – Great Parking Lot Party – St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Avenue. 896-8882.                           (502) 931-0374 or visit:              lack of a donated organ. Don’t
    10 – SCE Volunteer Orientation – 145 Thierman Lane - 1:30 pm.                                               
    10 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Medicare Confusion? What’s Covered and What’s Not. 4-5 pm.
    14 – Flag Day - Display Your Flag!                                                                                                                              SeniorCare Experts would like to
    15 – Senior Cooking Class at SCE - Cooking & Storing Summer Produce - 145 Thierman Lane. 11 am – 1 pm. $5
    17 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Making Sense of Legal Documents: POAs, Wills and Advance Directives. 4-5 pm.
                                                                                                                          SENIOR COOKING                            thank Allegra Printing for their
    18 – 19 – Lyndon Area Fair – Robsion Park off Lagrange Road. 339-9115.
                                                                                                                          CLASS at SCE
                                                                                                                          JUNE 15                                   support in providing SCE new and
    20 – Father’s Day – Don’t Forget Dear ‘Ol Dad!
    21 – Summer Begins! Have a Picnic.                                                                                    COOKING
                                                                                                                                                                    exciting information
    27 – Summer Antiques Market at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. 10 am – 4:30 pm.                                  and STORING                               brochures!
    Registration Information:                        SAVE THE DATE! Senior Day Out 10th Anniversary                       PRODUCE                                   Thank you to Tim Sprigler
    Norton Audubon Free Classes: 636-7014                 Friday, October 8, 2010 8 am to 1:30 pm                         11am to 1pm                               for his attention to detail
    SCE Cooking Classes: 896-2316. Ask for Carol.         Kentucky International Convention Center                        $5                                        and great service!                      830 Preston Hwy. • 736-9374
    Alzheimer’s Association Classes: 800-272-3900             LOOK FOR ADDITONAL INFORMATION IN AGINGWELL

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