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In the January issue of AgingWELL we included an announcement regarding a change
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
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Please email them to go to a quarterly publication schedule reducing – clients, volunteers, referral sources and others.
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In This Issue
Stay Young Remember Mom and Dad
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!
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it follows that I get a lot of ‘senior-related email’,
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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
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as a young boy by
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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
WHAT WAS THAT AGAIN?
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
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
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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
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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Stormy Nights Ahead Avoiding Lower Back Pain TO THE FOLLOWING
Are You Prepared? By Dr. Greg Thomas D.C. ORGANIZATIONS
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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
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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:
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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
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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
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object from your body, the more it keep your back straight and Reach him at 502-891-0333
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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 www.wlky.com. 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 www.ready.gov 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 email@example.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
Jean & Roy Ricketts
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
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
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
Mary Alice Grover
Charles Dobbs Donations Steve Thompson, Robert Yann,
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 www.scareexperts.com
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 email@example.com
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
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
“ 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
each and there will be plenty
to eat! Sign up for all three for
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
or visit her web site at www.SeniorPharmacySolutions.com. 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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Amazon.com, 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,
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!” Amazon.com, 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
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Save These Dates! Community Events and Classes Owned and operated by Louisville’s
APRIL Save someone’s life Ratterman Family since 1864.
4 – Easter – Eat a Chocolate Bunny!
6 – SCE Volunteer Orientation – 145 Thierman Lane - 1:30 pm.
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
8-11 – Young Hearts Theater Show: “Recipe, A Little of This and A Little of That.” Ursuline Arts Center - 241-9519. DAY eye and tissue donation is condition that would prohibit you
12 – St. Matthews Area Ministries Fundraiser Night at Brendan’s Pub – 100% of proceeds to St. MAMS.! APRIL 22 the right thing to do, yet only from donating. Acceptable donors
15 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Medicare Confusion? What’s Covered and What’s Not. 4-5 pm. 30 percent of those same range from newborns to senior F U N E R A L H O M E
17 – Kentucky Derby Festival Thunder Over Louisville LOUISVILLE ZOO individuals have legally and citizens. Our medical history
EARTH DAY properly documented their changes daily, so let the medical
22 – Earth Day – Take a Hike! decision to donate. professionals evaluate your 3800 Bardstown Road 459-3800
22 – SCE Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon – St. Matthews Community Center, 12:15 pm. APRIL 25 - 10am to 2pm With donor registries increasing organs and tissues and see if they 3711 Lexington Road 893-3644
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
25 – Louisville Zoo Earth Day Celebration 10 am. – 2:00 pm. nationwide collaborative effort in the time of your death. You can now
place to fill these registries, that make your wishes known about
29 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Avoiding Medication Mix-ups. 4-5 pm. gap is closing. Soon, the number organ donation by registering on 5 ADDITIONAL CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
30 – Arbor Day – Plant a Tree! of Americans who support the the Kentucky Donor Registry!
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1 – Derby Day – Go Baby Go!
6 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Making Homes Safer for Seniors – 4-5 pm. For Kentuckians, joining the
reside in another state please go to
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9 – Mother’s Day – Don’t Forget Mom! 2010 NATIONAL Kentucky Organ Donor Registry your state to find out how you can In a continuing effort to help seniors live a healthy,
11 – SCE Volunteer Orientation – 145 Thierman Lane - 1:30 pm. MEMORIAL DAY allows your decision regarding become an organ donor. You may comfortable and fulfilling life in their homes, SCE offers a
VIGIL MAY 29-31 donation to be carried through. also register to donate when you menu of home services and products dedicated to that
13 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Healthy Eating, Healthy Elders – 4-5 pm. Five-day citizens tribute to It enables your family members renew your driver’s license at the purpose. SeniorCare Experts is a resource center for all
13 – Alzheimer’s Association Free Class – ABCs of Caregiving. Kaden Tower. 9-11 am. honor fallen veterans, law to know that you have chosen to Circuit Court Clerks office. Please
issues facing seniors and offers services in the following
15 – Armed Forces Day – Display Your Flag! enforcement & firefighters save and enhance lives through do so today and encourage your
donation. Up to seven lives can friends and family to do so also! areas:
18 – Senior Cooking with SCE Class - Cooking for One or Two. 145 Thierman Lane. 11 am. – 1:00 pm. $5.00. during Memorial Day
weekend at be saved with the donation of • Lifeline Medical Alert System
19 – Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Workshop. Kaden Tower. 10 am – 2:00 pm. $15, includes lunch. Jefferson Square Field the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, Kentucky has “First Person • Home Delivered Chef-Prepared Meals
20 – Norton Audubon Free Class - Dementia: Signs, Symptons and Resources for Care. 4-5 pm. Waterfront Park and pancreas and up to fifty Consent” laws in effect, and this
• Home Care / Respite Services
22 – Stroke Awareness Health Fair – Mall St. Matthews - 10 am to 2 pm. Louisville, Kentucky lives can be enhanced with means that the wishes of an
tissue donation, including individual regarding donation will • Transportation
21-22 – Norton Health Care Intro to Health Ministries and Faith Community Nursing. 2-Day Workshop. Over a five-day period hundreds restoring sight, helping burn be carried out as they requested. • Handyman Referrals
315 E Broadway. 8 am.-4:30 pm. $75 includes breakfast and lunch each day. 629-1234. of volunteers will place 35,000
victims and providing bone By signing the Registry, an indivi-
27 – Norton Audubon Free Class – Balancing Act: Caring For Kids, Parents and Yourself. 4-5 pm. flags to honor our Fallen Heroes. • Needs Assesment / Consultations
10,000 U.S. Flags will be placed for spinal surgeries. More then dual’s wishes are documented
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
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and tissue donation, please contact
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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
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6 – D-Day Anniversary For more information call people die each day due to the to the KODA web site:
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10 – SCE Volunteer Orientation – 145 Thierman Lane - 1:30 pm. www.Flag4Vets.com
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.
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CLASS at SCE
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20 – Father’s Day – Don’t Forget Dear ‘Ol Dad!
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