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S The Register-Mail Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 Section E Hooked on big band Knoxville’s Eloise McMaster singing strong at age 75 E2 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 Keep inventory to fall into Pumpkin dip offers all the benefits, little of the fat healthier eating habits BY CHRIS WILLIS of healthy skin and hair. reduced fat cream cheese Clinical Dietitian It is also important for 1/8 tsp.garlic powder It is that time of year preservation of mucous 2 tbsps. taco seasoning I when we think of pump- membranes (important for (optional) t is autumn kins and other autumn fighting against infections Optional additions: dried — almost. I simply harvest foods. Did you such as the common cold). chipped beef love this time of the realize just how healthy Most notably, vitamin A is known for its effect on Chopped red, yellow year — the beautiful pumpkins and other deep- healthy eyesight, especial- and/or green sweet pep- colored squashes really colors that abound from ly for night time vision. pers are? Let me enlighten you. our trees, the crisp, cool Pumpkins are our Another important role of Mix all together until air, the colorful mums; best source of naturally vitamin A is maintenance smooth. Serve with the pumpkins, squash C W occurring beta carotene of strong bones and teeth. fresh veggies, crackers, C D (vitamin A). They only Pumpkins are one of chips, pretzels. and the array of fresh OSF S, M M C pack about 40 calories per those vegetables that is You also could skip apples. It is the season easily overlooked and, half-cup serving. They are the taco seasoning and for football and hunting, fat-free and sodium-free as unfortunately, only really What I can do well is garlic and replace with and the opening season well. Additionally, they are tastes good when made keep track of how many cinnamon and nutmeg for ice hockey. Go Red a great source of fiber. into pie, bread or other spices to taste. Then it Wings! Let us not for- servings of fruits and The recommended higher-fat, higher-sugar treats. Nonetheless, you works well as a spread get the fun and magical vegetables I had in a intake of vitamin A is 800 to 1,000 milligrams or can still acquire the health on bagels and apples, holiday Halloween, my day as well as ounces of graham crackers, etc. Retinol Equivalents (REs) benefits of vitamin A in favorite! What is there milk or other fluids. I any pumpkin product you per day. Just a half cup not to love about this intuitively know how to of pumpkin contains over eat. time of year? balance the diet to make 2,700 milligrams of vita- Here is an example of Fall is a time of reflec- it work for me — both min A. It is suggested that an easy to make and deli- physically and mentally. all Americans consume cious (tried and true) tion, when the summer snack dip using pumpkin: You see, you are what at least one good source blossoms die, only to of a vitamin A food every you eat and you feel Pumpkin Dip be replaced by a more other day. Vitamin A is what you eat. Our food 3/4 cup canned pumpkin vibrant color scheme— important for the forma- is a fuel source and you 8 to 12 oz. of fat-free or almost like a renewal tion and maintenance of life. It should mean need to fuel with high- a time for change. A octane foods first before change in wardrobe for you fuel with the lower Because You Never Outgrow octane sources. sure, but what about a reflection of, and change My suggestion to you The Need For Dental Care… in, your own eating hab- is this: keep a food inven- Dr. Kandy Sayrs offers Hospice Settings tory for at least a week. its? Do you need to fall into Refer to the example Senior Discounts! We provide care wherever the patient may reside a new and healthier way below. Simply review the Your teeth need continual care, regardless • Private Residence of eating? “standard serving size” of your age. • Assisted Living Facility list for each food group. • Nursing Home Keeping track of num- Cavities come to teeth of all ages, dentures bers has never been Then, when you consume need to be checked regularly and gum Join us Thursday, Nov. 15, 3-5pm at The Oaks for a Soup Supper and my forte, whether it’s the food or beverage, disease can be controlled with good oral informational seminar on Hospice. balancing check books care and regular dental checkups. R.S.VP. (309) 648-8869 or balancing calories. See INVENTORY, Page E3 KANDY S. SAYRS, DDS ON THE C OVER FAMILY DENTISTRY Eloise McMaster likes to sing big band music. STORY: Page E8 1865 N. Henderson St., Galesburg 1865 Henderson St, Suite 10 Cover photo by Bill Gaither of The Register-Mail 309-342-4144 Galesburg • 343-3030 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVING THE GALESBURG AREA. WIL, PT MELISSA, PT Founder President Started the Azer Part of the Azer family in 1982 family since 2002 872 West Dayton Street, Galesburg • 309.344.3400 • www.azerclinic.com The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 E3 Inventory From Page E2 FOOD I NVENTOR Y How many servings of each food group did you eat today? Place a check mark on the line when you eat or drink from each food group listed below. Add them up at the end of the day. See which food group you over-ate and/or Senior savvy simply place a check mark under-ate and try to improve upon it the next day. Milk/Yogurt: A battle over food with aging father on the line next to the food BY DEBBIE GITNER group. From this inven- Meats/Protein alternatives: of seniors is to allow AND LINDA SULLIVAN tory determine which , Fruits: GateHouse News Service their parents the abil- food groups you need to Vegetables: ity to lead their life they improve upon — whether Q: My father keeps way they want. Children Starch/Grain: it be quantity or quality . food out on the counter want to change their Added fats: For example, if by the even when the weather parents and take over Candy, sweets, dessert items: is very hot, and I worry but it is most important end of the week you real- ize you have only had two Water: about him becoming ill. to remember they can vegetables, then I would Unsweetened tea, diet pop or diet/sugar free drinks: How can I convince him make their own choices encourage you make an to change his ways? even if we as the chil- Each Line represents “one serving.” A: Unfortunately you dren do not agree. effort to incorporate more One Serving of Milk = 8 oz. (1 cup) vegetables into your daily cannot change your Q: I am so confused One Serving of Meat/Protein = 1 ounce of fish, poultry, beef, pork, cheese, diet. Perhaps you could 1 egg white, 1 T. peanut butter father and his habits. He and so completely lost strive for four vegetables, One Serving of Fruit = 1⁄2 cup canned, 1⁄2 cup juice, 1 small fresh fruit the still feels that he is in in trying to provide at the least, during the size of a tennis ball or 1 cup cubed melon charge and able to make care for my father. Can One serving of Vegetables = 1⁄2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw his own decisions. What someone help me find next week. Better yet, One serving of Starch/grain = 1⁄2 cup cooked potato, rice or pasta; strive for the optimal has worked for years the right resources and 1 slice of whole grain bread; 1⁄2 cup peas or corn or sweet potato; about 6 intake of at least 2 1⁄2 cups crackers; 1 oz. of chips; 3⁄4 to 1 cup of whole grain cereal. will continue to work. relieve me of my stress? each day! And what better One serving of fat = 1 teaspoon of butter, margarine, oil or mayo. Just continue to remind A: In addition to your time than now to include him of the heat and the father’s primary care those harvested veg- Goal intake of each food group per day (minimum): risk involved in having physician, who most Milk/yogurt: 3 cups food sitting on a counter. likely has limited time etables while including Protein group: 5-6 ounces the newer varieties such Maybe he will only take to help with these mat- Fruits: 2 cups as the winter squash and Vegetables: 2 1⁄2 cups out what he will eat and ters, geriatric care man- pumpkin. Instead of pota- Grains: 6-8 (whole grains) leave that on the counter agers are able to provide toes at a meal, serve up Fats: 3 teaspoons or at least make sure you are choosing heart healthy and no more than that. an individual care plan fats such as olive oil and vegetable oils, nuts. One of the most dif- some squash. Use canned pumpkin to make a low ever you go. They come in The goal here is to strive ficult things for children See SAVVY, Page E6 fat dip by adding light their own neat package! for healthy eating pat- cream cheese and other , And amazingly they seem terns which can enhance seasonings. to get even better when your overall well-being As for fruits, this is the time of year for apples of all varieties. Simply find creative ways to sliced or made into apple- sauce or even diced and added to hot cereal. The food inventory is and health. I wish for you to Fall into a healthier you! Chris Willis, M.S., R.D., Seminary Manor’s include them. Apples are just another means by C.D.E., is a clinical dieti- 20 Anniversary Celebration th one of the easiest fruits I which you can easily iden- tian and certified diabetes know that are so portable tify diet trends without educator at OSF St. Mary and Village Family Picnic to take with you wher- keeping track of numbers. Medical Center . Sunday, Sept. 30th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Food Open House • Entertainment and Tours • Door Prizes Financial Consultants: Public Invited 22949-v4-IM-390-0106 Loren Wright Jack Crock John Herman Sid Carlson Seminary Village 2345 N. Seminary Street, 1181 N. Henderson St., Galesburg, IL • 309-341-1010 • 800-445-5453 Galesburg, Illinois 61401 2007 309-344-1300 • www.simplythefinest.net E4 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 DEFEATING DEMENTIA Can diseases’ It would be wonderful if there was a cure — or mysteries be at least something that unlocked? would be very helpful for it.” BY RYAN ORI GateHouse News Service The number of demen- tia patients in the United PEORIA — Dementia States could more than can torment a family for triple by the middle of generations. the 21st century. Juanita Dell, a 73-year- Alzheimer’s is the most old from Washington, has common cause of demen- watched the devastating tia. progression from differ- The Alzheimer’s Asso- ent perspectives. ciation estimates there Just like her mother are more than 5 million DAVID ZENTZ/GateHouse News Service did, Dell is caring for Americans living with Donald Dell, 77, and his wife Juanita Dell, 73, of Washington consult with Dr. Larry Lindahl at OSF’s a husband suffering dementia. The organiza- Institute on Aging. Donald Dell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s as well as Parkinson’s and diabetes, is par- from Parkinson’s and tion estimates it could ticipating in research on dementia at the institute. Alzheimer’s diseases. reach 7.7 million by 2030 than just the medical They are patients of part in several types of Juanita and Donald and as many as 16 mil- community. Dr. Larry Lindahl, a geri- research. Dell, 77, also have three lion by mid-century. “Right now in this atrician at the Institute The Institute on Aging daughters who are baby The association esti- country there are about on Aging. Located within does dementia assess- boomers, a generation mates the direct and indi- 650,000 people under the the OSF Saint Francis ments on the about 235 expected to swell demen- rect costs of dementia at age of 65 with Alzheim- Center for Health in Peo- tia statistics in the com- $148 billion annually. er’s disease,” Vulgaris ria, the institute takes See DEMENTIA, Page E5 ing decades. “It’s a major, major cri- said. “By Jan. 1, 2011, That’s why the Dells, sis,” said Nikki Vulgaris, 10,000 baby boomers a and millions of oth- executive director of the day will turn 65 — and ers, have their eyes on Central Illinois Chapter 10 percent of those will dementia research. of the Alzheimer’s Asso- have Alzheimer’s.” ATTENTION “Anything like that is important to help people ciation. According to Vulgaris, MEDICARE PATIENTS! Institute on Aging in the future, if not about 70 percent of ! us,” said Juanita Dell, a retired nurse. “There’s a Alzheimer’s patients are The Dells are playing a small, indirect role in N ew Therapeutic Shoes cared for by family, plac- lot of research going on. ing a burden on more eliminating dementia. for Diabetic Patients • Helps protect against foot ulcers • Reduce shock on your feet • Lightweight • Maximize comfort • Extra depth toe boxes • Heat-moldable inserts for an exact fit Medicare Wednesday, September 26 • 1-3pm Covers Enter thru KCCDD, 2015 Windish Drive, Galesburg Diabetic Shoes For Free and open to all caregivers! Qualified Patients FEATURING... 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Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 E5 Dementia Clinical trials A third way the insti- From Page E4 tute is contributing to elderly patients who visit science is by taking annually. part in clinical trials of Patients are tested for experimental drugs. short- and long-term Current drugs — memory, language, including Aricept, which simple math, puzzle solv- Donald Dell takes — slow ing and attention span, the decline of cogni- among other telltale fac- tive function but do not tors. extend a patient’s life. “Sometimes it’s very “You can’t really cure evident that a patient this, but if you can slow is having difficulties the progression this in those areas, and it gives families greater doesn’t take much testing quality time with their to confirm that,” Lindahl loved ones and, impor- said. “Sometimes the tantly, more time to plan difficulties a patient is for the future — health having are very subtle, care needs, wills, living and it takes sophisti- DAVID ZENTZ/GateHouse News Servic wills, all the things you Donald and Juanita Dell of Washington visit with Dr. Larry Lindahl at OSF’s Institute on Aging. Donald want to talk to someone cated testing by a neu- Dell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s as well as Parkinson’s and diabetes, is participating in research on ropsychologist to really dementia at the institute. about while they’re still confirm that a patient is alert enough to compre- having troubles with cog- decline,” Lindahl said. chemistry in different the creepiness factor hend,” Oertley said. nitive processes.” “It certainly has, in the ways and eventually will and understand why it’s past decade, made us require different treat- important that we study See MEMORY, Page E6 The institute is one of 27 sites in Illinois feed- realize that Lewy body ments. this, a lot of people are ing data to three regional disease is more common Brain autopsies are one willing to do this,” said centers collecting demen- than we once realized. It way to study the differ- Marilyn Oertley, man- tia information. OSF helped us realize that is ences in dementias. ager of the Institute on sends its information to the second-most common Among Institute on Aging. “There are great, Southern Illinois Uni- cause of dementia.” Aging patients, there valid reasons for the versity-Springfield. The Because of similar symptoms, Lewy body were 12 brain donors in 2006. The facility is on individual family as well as society as a whole . other regional centers are Northwestern Uni- dementia is often mistak- pace for a similar num- to take part in that versity in Evanston and en for Alzheimer’s. But ber this year. research by donating a Rush-Presbyterian-St. the diseases affect brain “Once they get past brain.” Luke’s Medical Center in �������������������� Chicago. The Illinois Depart- ment of Public Health uses demographic infor- mation to plan, develop � ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� � and fund programs for � � ��������������������� senior citizens. � ��������������������������� ��������������� � ����������� � ��������������������� Brain autopsies � ���������������� � ������������ A few families of dementia patients also DAVID SIMPSON S. David J. Pedersen Financial Advisor have given consent to CAROL M. SIMPSON 4-L Plaza Suite 23 brain autopsies per- 200 Blk. N. Broad St. GEORGE HENNENFENT Galesburg formed at SIU’s Spring- (309) 342-9055 field campus after a THOMAS G. WEST patient’s death. ROGER L. WILLIAMSON “Part of their study is to confirm whether it ��������� ��������� was indeed Alzheimer’s � ������������� �������� ��������������� disease or some other �������� �������� disease causing the ���������������������������� E6 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 Savvy Memory Because pharmaceuti- cal companies prefer dementia patients with- that’s going to help with this disease. That concern about future skills around the house. Recently, he suffered several falls. From Page E3 From Page E5 Overwhelmed as out other ailments, can- generations certainly Although symptoms didates are limited. is a part of why they Donald’s primary care- to help you find the In clinical trials, Lin- decide to participate in giver, Juanita is in the right care for your can be slowed, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. dahl is unaware which studies.” process of hiring an father. A geriatric agency to assist in daily In the future, phar- drug is being tested care manager has Day-to-day activities such as bath- maceutical companies but is provided with knowledge of avail- ing and dressing her hope to create vaccina- information on drug Because of extensive able resources, is able tions against Alzheim- interaction and possible medical problems, also husband. to make recommenda- side effects. He also is including diabetes and “Everybody is just tions, visit your father er’s, as well as drugs unaware which patients heart problems, the list clamoring for informa- and be there as a sup- that can reverse the are taking the drug and of Donald Dell’s medi- tion about dementia port to you. Geriatric disease’s effects after which ones are using cines resembles a gro- right now,” Oertley care managers are onset. placebos. cery-store receipt. The said. “It’s a big topic on able to allow you time Although no cure Those patients are Dells enjoy time with everyone’s mind. The with your father, and appears imminent, Lin- to visit as a daughter required to visit their their 10-year-old Shih research is so aggres- dahl said he is more or son rather than doctor more frequently Tzu, Annie, and daily sive on this. There’s optimistic when taking the visit turning into and to undergo longer, walks with the dog are the potential for phar- a long-term view. a negative experi- more detailed testing a rare chance for Juan- maceutical companies “There’s certainly the ence. They can also of cognitive function. ita to enjoy some fresh to do very well if they hope, and a lot of work help find the right Findings are sent to air. come up with a preven- in progress, toward tion or a medication resources to help care a facility hired by the But Donald, retired developing a vac- that will significantly for your father without pharmaceutical com- from heating, air con- cine that may indeed slow the process. you having to take too pany to conduct drug ditioning and electrical some day markedly “It has big impact all much time off from research. work, no longer can reduce the presence of utilize his handyman the way around.” work. “For the most part, Alzheimer’s disease,” ElderCare Resource it’s a good experience he said. “That may be Services is a partner- ship of geriatric nurs- 10 years down the road, for the patients and their families, and HOME CARE: but if some break- es and social workers through takes place they’re appreciative Compassionate Health Care that helps families to investigate, assess it may be sooner than of being in the stud- Delivered to Your Doorstep. that. There’s good work ies,” Lindahl said. and recommend medi- Healing Hands, Loving Heart being done in that area, “Of course they’re cal and non-medical care and resources for and one can be at least anxious to be part of finding something WE HAVE ALL YOUR MEDICAL somewhat hopeful.” seniors. 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Henderson, Galesburg Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5pm ACHC Accredited (309) 343-9031 � � ������������������ Sat. 9-1pm Medicare Certified �������������������� Mon.-Sat. 9-5 Sun. Noon-4 (formerly Cottage Home Options) 427 E. Fremont St., Galesburg, IL The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 E7 Senior eye care a personal issue for doctor Notes two common getting inside the eye. plain about faces the “You can’t see the white most,” he said. “It both- diseases that can lines on the road,” he ers them and some get make driving difficult said. The second of these dis- afraid to go out in pub- lic.” MARY DAVIDSAVER eases is Age-Related Mac- Dry AMD is slow to GateHouse News Service ular Degeneration. AMD develop and currently GALVA — Senior eye occurs when the cells in there is no treatment care is an important the macula, an area in other than nutrition and issue for Dr. David Pool the back of the eye, break prevention. “When I see and not because of his down and there is a loss a patient in their 50s and profession. of vision in the central 60s who is at risk for “When you have par- part of the visual field. AMD I feel it’s important ents, you see them get Heredity is a major risk for me to tell them about MARY DAVIDSAVER/GateHouse News Service older, you see them strug- factor, with AMD being vitamins and nutrition, Dr. David Pool checks the macula of Lois Jean Johnson during an gle with their vision, and more common in people exam at his office in Galva. The macula is displayed on the monitor See EYES, Page E10 at left. you start to appreciate with lighter colored eyes. how important it is to The vision loss usually them,” he said. “It wakes occurs slowly and pain- you up.” lessly over many years. “My grandmother About 10 percent of didn’t drive,” he said. AMD patients will devel- “But today’s grandmoth- op a leaky blood vessel ers all drive.” A lot of under the macula. This the eye problems in older “wet” form results in people will leave them a rapid and severe cen- afraid to drive, especially tral loss of vision if not at night when glare is treated promptly. New a big problem. The last treatments include spe- thing they want to do is cial lasers and intraocu- lose their independence lar injections. and be dependant on “I see lots of ‘dry’ and other people. ‘wet’ AMD around here,” There are two common Pool said. “It’s because diseases of the eye that of the large Swedish make driving difficult. population, the fair skin The first is age-related and blue eyes.” cataracts. Starting AMD leads to other around age 60, we all difficulties besides prob- get them to some extent, lems in driving. People although it can occur at lose the ability to read any age. It causes a lot without magnification of glare at night because and can’t recognize Our Garden Court there isn’t as much light faces. “They will com- Dementia Care Program is now being offered % in Assisted eSdABE -21 10 Senior Discount ag R Living L Sept. 19 Every Wednesday! Our newest neighborhood, Memory Lane, is especially for residents with Seniors age 60 or more will receive a Alzheimer’s and Dementia disorders who are not yet in need of nursing care. 10% discount off all items purchased! at Seminary Village 2245 N. Seminary St., Galesburg • 343-5050 • www.simplythefinest.net Monday - Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm • Sat. 9:00 am-4:00 pm E8 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 Bob Clark, director of the Rootabaga Jammers, shares a laugh with Eloise McMaster following an instrumental duet of “Georgia on My Mind,” a song with McMaster also sings, during practice. McMaster mostly sang gospel and country music before she was exposed to big band music. Starting a singing career at age 68 Knoxville woman anyone else can tell, I said. “We didn’t have a am the oldest woman radio back in those days hooked on big band actively singing this type and didn’t have a car or “ You can tell a whole of music as we knew it,” money but we had each life in a song,” Eloise McMaster said. other.” Friends and rela- McMaster said with McMaster, of Knoxville, tives would drop by to be a smile. “I ought to has always had a love entertained by the sing- know. I have more years for music. The second of ing siblings. behind me than I have seven children, McMaster “We could really sing ahead of me.” grew up in household in harmony,” McMaster McMaster is 75 — or 59 rural Maquon with par- recalled. “I played the for the 16th time as her ents who instilled music piano and some of my friend Jack Larson says appreciation early on. siblings played violin and — and may be the oldest “My mother was edu- guitar. My father and my female big band singer in cated in music and my three brothers sang in a Dick White and Eloise McMaster sing a duet during an father was a natural evening practice at First Presbyterian Church on the Illinois. corner of Ferris and Prairie streets in Galesburg. “As far as I know, or musician,” McMaster See SINGING, Page E9 Story by SUSAN KAUFMAN Photographs by BILL GAITHER of The Register-Mail The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 E9 Singing well, it has taken a lot of good friends,” McMaster said. “I wouldn’t be doing what I love From Page E8 without the encouragement gospel quartet and my sisters and support of Dick and Arleta had a trio. I filled in wherever I White, Billie Butts, and my spe- was needed.” cial friend Keith.” McMaster sang everywhere McMaster said she also owes she could and anywhere people gratitude to those who gave her allowed. the opportunity to sing: Niel- “I married in 1949 and sang son, Jack Larson, Clark, the in the church choir, for wed- Jammers and Tourlentes. “The dings, and in lodges,” she said. people of Galesburg have been “Friends would often ask me to very good to me,” she said. sing for Christmas programs and anniversaries.” The future of Big Band She mostly sang gospel and Tourlentes retired from the The hands of Eloise McMaster glide over the piano keys during a rehearsal at First Jammers this year due to a country music in those days Presbyterian Church on the corner of Ferris and Prairie streets. before she was exposed to big bad back. Other members have band music. But once she heard McMaster sing and asked her to Family ties come and gone over time and big band classic songs such as be in the group. McMaster tried to instill a the group currently has a few “It Had to Be You” and “Unfor- “Eloise has so many songs love of music in her two chil- empty spots to fill. gettable You,” she was hooked. that are wonderful,” said Clark. dren, Georgia and Fred, and White lamented the future of It was at the Moose Lodge one “In fact, her torch song is ‘What four grandchildren. She said big band music. “This kind of Saturday night when McMas- a Wonderful World’ and it is her two-and-a-half-year old music is about over. The kids ter said she was discovered. amazing every time.” grandson, Jace, sings the Nat today just don’t like it, but we “A man I went to Frog Pond [a “Bob and I have a deep respect King Cole song, “Straighten Up try to keep it alive,” he said. “I’ll country school] with had his for each other what we bring and Fly Right.” go on as long as I can, well as band playing there at the lodge. together,” McMaster said. “We “I am teaching him right,” long as they tolerate me.” He asked me to come on stage also have these great fans that McMaster said about the appro- McMaster had similar senti- and sing a few songs.” are at every performance to sup- priately titled song. ments. “I am going to keep sing- McMaster belted out a tune. port us.” McMaster was busy raising ing big band as long as I can,” The crowd loved it and so did At rehearsal one evening, her family in the ‘50s and ‘60s she said. “I am still strong yet, she. Clark asked McMaster if she but did not get a her high school and you know what they say. If would like the addition of diploma, a regret she had for you don’t use it, you lose it.” another singer to perform with many years. “Other things were The Rootabaga Jammers per- A new opportunity the band. Dick White had been more important to our family form at the Lake Storey Pavilion Soon after, Bob Nielson was playing in bands for several on the last Thursday of every back then,” she said. organizing a band of 12 to 15 years and was tapped to join the month from Sept. to May. The A friend told her there was musicians to perform in the group. performances run from 7 to 9 still time to do something first U.S.O. Show for the Stea- “I thought, ‘Oh golly, I’ll have p.m. and there is a $5 admission about it, so at age 33, McMaster rman Fly-In at the Orpheum to work hard to sing with him’,” fee. enrolled as a junior in Yates Theatre. Nielson asked McMas- McMaster said. “But we have Jack Larson, who has hosted a City High School. Her daughter ter to be the female singer for a great relationship and enjoy big band radio program for the was a sophomore at the school the group. “Bob told me he liked singing some duets together.” past 26 years, said McMaster is at the same time. my projection and presenta- McMaster said White has both an asset to the community “I gave it my best shot,” tion,” McMaster said. encouraged her to work on more and his goal to keep big band McMaster said. “I even sang in music alive. She performed with the group difficult music arrangements and for that annual event over the songs. They perform one duet the boy’s choir.” She earned her “Eloise has a lot of fans,” next three or four years. together but hope to add more to diploma and put an end to living Larson said. “Anytime we had “About that time, I was invited their repertoire in the future. with regrets. to put on a show and needed to join the Rootabaga Jammers. “Eloise can really harmonize,” “I have endured some tough someone on vocals, she was I was thrilled. It was a dream White said. “It is unfortunate things in this life,” McMaster always on the front burner, so come true,” McMaster said. she didn’t get into big band lamented. “But I have always to speak. And I knew we would The Rootabaga Jammers singing earlier in life. She loves loved life and have spent all sell a lot of tickets having her in were formed in 1979 by Mona it and has a real talent for it.” those years loving music too.” the show because she has quite Tourlentes as a class at Carl The Jammers, with vocals McMaster credits her family, a following.” Sandburg College. The same by White and McMaster, are particularly her grandson Brett, McMaster said her following five people kept signing up and in the process of recording a for their support of her later- is strong but credits the Jam- the college eventually made the CD of big band songs. The CD in-life singing career. “Brett mers for bringing in the crowds. class an activity. is titled “I Hear Music” and always believed in me and my “We have a great fan base but Bob Clark, director of the will be available locally in the music,” she said. there is always room for more,” Rootabaga Jammers, had heard next few months. “To begin again at age 68, said McMaster. E10 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 Eyes Other risk factors, such as sunlight and smoking, can be dealt What’s Up Doc? Compression fractures From Page E7 to delay the onset or with by using common sense. Hats with brims are making a come- subtle but common slow the progression BY DR. JEFF HERSH the back but also help common in post-meno- back and sunglasses GateHouse News Service down.” us walk and do many pausal women). If this are widely available. Carotenoids, a group Q: My aunt is 80 and other activities. The 12 becomes severe enough, Unfortunately, smoking of antioxidants, are the was having low back thoracic vertebrae are the vertebrae can become can be difficult to stop focus of many research pain, so she went to see smaller than the lum- so weakened they col- or avoid. studies. Two of these, her doctor. Her doctor did bar vertebrae, but they lapse into themselves, It is interesting that lutein and zeaxanthin, X-rays and told my aunt are stabilized by the either from minor trau- protecting oneself are the only pigments her spine was broken ribs and are still quite ma or “under their own from cardiovascular found in the macula. and squished. My aunt strong. In young people weight” from the normal disease also has ben- The best sources for said she did not fall and it takes severe trauma to stresses placed on them efits for your eyes. “As these are found in dark has had no accidents or break these very strong from the muscles that it turns out, anything green leafy vegetables, anything. She said her bones. attach to them or from that is good for the Many things can weak- the normal stresses they such as spinach, kale doctor told her that her and collard greens. heart, such as a heart en our bones, including are put under doing daily healthy diet, is good spine had just collapsed “In the old days, these on its own. How can this cancer and even some activities. This results were called ‘garden for your eyes and pro- rare infections, but by in a shorter height of happen? greens.’ The antioxi- tects you from AMD,” far the most common the bones (calling them A: It sounds like your dants in these vegeta- Pool said. thing that does this as we squished or compressed aunt has compression bles go straight to the He went on to note get older is osteoporosis is a good description) fractures of her spine, macula,” Pool said. that there are many and that is what I will (thinning and weaken- and can lead to other Studies show increas- diseases of the aging discuss in today’s col- ing of the bones, usually ing antioxidants slow eye and people with umn. in older people and most See DOC, Page E11 the progression of diabetes also face The lumbar spine, in AMD. increased problems. the lower part of the Kale can be difficult “We are too afflu- back, consists of five to eat, because the ent; we like food that vertebrae that are the stem is bitter. “Sepa- rate it, shred it and add is bad for us and we don’t exercise enough,” largest and strongest of all the vertebrae of the AARP Driver to salads,” he recom- mended. “It’s the most nutritious ‘green’ you he said, as he again stressed the need for good nutrition for eye spine. 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It is esti- mated that 25 percent of medications (including steroid medications) and many others. can cause many other problems in the elderly), as well as treatments success rate of 70 percent to 90 percent), kypho- plasty (where a balloon is From Page E10 post-menopausal women The evaluation of ver- for other symptoms as used to create a cavity in potential complications. in the country have com- tebral compression frac- needed. Physical and/or the vertebrae so it can be This is what is meant by pression fractures. This tures (usually confirmed occupational therapy are filled with acrylic cement vertebral compression rises to as many as 40 by X-rays) includes a his- also helpful for many with restoration of the fractures. percent of women over tory and physical exam people. Since osteoporo- vertebral height, also Although many people age 80. This condition is to determine what symp- sis is the main cause of with a high success rate with vertebral compres- also a major health issue toms exist and what limi- compression fractures, of 70 percent to 90 per- sion fractures have no for men, although at a tations and concerns they it is crucial to treat this cent) or other treatments symptoms (although much lower rate. There is are causing the patient. underlying condition may be considered. they may note they have some evidence that this The treating health care when it exists. If you have severe back gotten shorter — the condition is under-diag- provider will determine The vertebrae that have pain you should see your shrinking some people nosed since many older if the fractures are stable had compression frac- health care provider. make light of as they people assume their back (are not displaced by tures will not return to They can evaluate the get older), possible pain or other symptoms ordinary physiological their normal prefracture possible causes of your symptoms include back may be due to arthritis forces or movement). For- state, however most peo- pain. If vertebral com- pain (the most common or other conditions, and tunately, an overwhelm- ple who suffer symptoms pression fractures are the problem), bowel prob- hence do not discuss this ing majority of vertebral from stable vertebral cause, the good news is lems (such as constipa- issue with their health compression fractures compression fractures that most people improve tion and even blockage), care provider. are stable. will improve with con- with conservative ther- decreased mobility and The risk factors for The initial treatment of servative treatments in . apy However, vertebral independence, breathing vertebral compression stable vertebral compres- six to 12 weeks. For those compression fractures problems (especially if fractures mirror those sion fractures is the same people with severe symp- are one of the hallmarks the thoracic vertebrae of osteoporosis. These as for most other causes toms that do not respond of osteoporosis, so treat- become involved) and include advancing age, of back pain: conserva- to conservative therapies, ment for this underlying others. female sex, history of tive (that is, non-surgical) interventional treatments condition, when it exists, Vertebral compres- other fractures, family treatments. This includes such as percutaneous is crucial to prevent sion fractures are very history of osteoporosis pain medication, pos- vertebroplasty (where other fractures. common. In fact, over and/or fractures, tobacco sibly a couple of days of acrylic cement is injected Jeff Hersh, Ph.D., 50 percent of all frac- and/or alcohol abuse, bed rest (more prolonged into the collapsed ver- ., M.D., F.A.A.P F.A.C.P ., tures from osteoporosis certain kidney diseases bed rest is usually not tebrae to stabilize and ., F.A.A.E.P can be reached occur in the spine, with or kidney failure, cer- recommended since it strengthen them, with a at DrHersh@juno.com. one-third involving the tain liver diseases or lumbar spine, one-third liver failure, insufficient the thoracic spine and physical activity, certain SA Furnace VE VE SA Clean & Check Free Bill Pay Online Banking Free Personal Checking Now through October 15, 2007 Certificates of Deposit Get your heating system ready for winter now and Save 20% off regular cost! 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Many people at P P M.D. Women also need to con- considered a “silent a doctor before start- this age often think of I M/ tinue eating healthily killer” because one third ing any type of aspirin heart disease as primar- C D and try to get moderate of people with the disor- regimen. Because men ily a “man’s disease” C M P exercise for at least 30 der do not realize they naturally tend to gain or a “woman’s disease” minutes a day. have it. Uncontrolled, weight around their and fail to realize that Although a woman’s it can lead directly to abdomen, it is important though heart disease Women who go through risk of developing heart stroke, heart attack, that they pay attention itself is not gender-spe- early menopause are disease increases with heart failure, or kidney to what they eat, main- cific, it affects men and twice as likely to devel- age, it is never as high failure. It is especially tain a healthy weight, women very differently, op heart disease as as a man’s risk. As the important for men to and try to get 30 minutes especially during middle women of the same age number one life threat regularly check their of moderate exercise per age. who have not yet gone to men, heart disease is blood pressure and keep day. Heart disease is the through menopause. It responsible for 28 per- track of significant While the risk fac- number one killer of is extremely important cent of male deaths. A changes. Blood pressure tors differ for men and women. One in three for women, especially fourth of these deaths can be easily controlled women, it is important American women die those who have already occur before the age of with medication, but if for people in their 50s from it and two thirds experienced some form 65. If a relative has had left undiagnosed, can be and 60s to realize heart of women who have of heart disease, to take heart disease before deadly. disease can affect any- heart attacks never preventative action. the age of 55, it greatly In addition to paying one, regardless of gen- fully recover. The age at By taking a proactive increases a man’s risk attention to risk factors, der. Being aware of risk which women are gen- approach to cardiovas- of also developing heart men should take pre- factors and warning erally considered at a cular health, women disease. ventative action. Some signs saves lives. higher risk for heart dis- can greatly reduce ease is 55. This risk con- their likelihood of tinues to grow with age. heart disease. Women ������������������������������������������������ Women in this age range should regularly check ���������������������������������������� typically begin experi- their blood pressure ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� encing the symptoms and cholesterol levels. ������������������������������������������������������������������������ of menopause. Because Keeping track of body their bodies produce less mass index and waist estrogen, menopause circumference can also greatly increases their be important to heart risk of heart disease. health. 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Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 E13 Healthy Heart: 70s and Over B y the time they and lead to heart disease. include chest discom- failure, or other cardio- reach their By knowing these levels, fort, especially as an vascular problems, is golden years, controlling them, and uncomfortable pressure one of the best preventa- many people have recognizing any sudden or pain, discomfort and tive measures you can stopped being proac- changes, you can help pain in other areas of take. Many people rec- tive about preventative prevent many common the upper body, shortness ognize warning signs as health care. Retirees heart problems. of breath, and nausea or they happen, but do not often mistakenly believe P P M.D. It is important for lightheadedness. These always go see a doctor I M/ symptoms may develop right away. Being famil- it is too late to prevent everyone, especially C D further health problems. people who have already over time. Be sure to iar with the warning C M P However, prevention and experienced heart dis- make your doctor aware signs can greatly help knowing the warning ease, to pay attention as any new symptoms your ability to recognize signs of heart disease heart disease build upon to the “ABC’s” of heart develop. Remembering to heart disease before can be very important for each other, so one of attack prevention: Avoid talk to your doctor about symptoms worsen. continuing good health, the easiest ways to stop tobacco, Become more warning signs you may Heart failure, a condi- especially after previous potential problems before active, and Choose good experience, especially tion in which the heart heart problems. they start is to know nutrition. Smoking after if you have already had For people over the age your overall health, the a heart attack doubles a heart attack, heart See HEART, Page E16 of 70, heart health is a risk factors that apply your chances of having very important issue, to you, and the ways you another. Regular physi- since 83 percent of peo- can best control them. cal activity eases stress, ple who die from coro- Health screenings, helps control weight, and nary heart disease have especially blood pressure lowers blood pressure reached retirement. Risk and cholesterol levels, and cholesterol levels. factors for heart disease are very important for Eating healthfully will Enables you to live independently in your own home. include things you can predicting and prevent- also help control your Call today to get your Lifeline! control, such as choles- ing heart disease. 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Join F & M Bank as we experience Kansas City, Tour Susan Meisinger Hallmark, the Arabia Steamboat Museum, Longview At Marigold, we take a personal approach to meet the physical, Lake Park Christmas Lights, Cabela’s show, “The Night Before Christmas” and much more. medical and emotional needs of every resident, whether they are here for short term therapy after an illness or surgery or for long term care. For complete details, Susan Meisinger contact Joyce Lieber at F&M Bank, 1230 N. Henderson Street Joyce Lieber Specialized Alzheimers Unit | Long Term Care | Pathways Rehabilitation Unit 50 and More Club or call her at 309-343-0002 ext 504. Coordinator Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center See Joyce for all of your deposit, loan or annuity needs as well! 275 E. Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg 344-1151 E14 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 Looking for the fountain of youth? Doc shows seniors here and not expect any- important,” said the 71- FAST FACTS thing from you.’ But, year-old Pittsford resi- what to do the day after you turned dent. “I’m a very social Dr. Roger Landry, an expert on successful aging, suggests 10 tips BY BRYAN ROTH 65, you didn’t feel any person myself and I’ve for healthy aging: GateHouse News Service different. The same realized that doing 1. Use it or lose it —“It’s miraculous what happens when you PITTSFORD, N.Y. things made you tick.” these things with other don’t use your muscles,” he said. Landry suggested making sure a — With the senior citi- Throughout the pre- people helps.” fitness center you can use is near where you live. zen population expected sentation, Landry Landry pointed out 2. Keep moving — “Refuse to rust out,” Landry said. “Challenge to more than double highlighted a point that a big factor in yourself physically.” over the next 40 years that the aging process aging well is living 3. Challenge your mind — try physical and mental activities like to numbers close to 90 mostly depends on an in active communi- ballroom dancing, learning a new language and doing crossword million, more Ameri- individual’s lifestyle ties because, as people puzzles. cans will soon be facing and not his or her tend to get older, they 4. Stay connected — “It’s more than fun to be with people,” he issues regarding medi- genes. Focusing on also tend to isolate said. “It’s in our DNA.” cal expenses and quality several tips for healthy themselves. By staying 5. Lower your risks — staying active can decrease chances for of life. living, he encouraged in contact with other disease and disability. On Aug. 29, the Clover- listeners to stay active people, Landry said it’s wood senior community and challenge their easier to stay healthy 6. Eat for the long haul — Landry suggested eating plenty of fruits in Pittsford addressed body and mind to stay because you have more and vegetables: “We are machines and we need to run well,” he sharp. of an emphasis on being said. “It’s critical we use the right fuel.” those potential prob- lems with guest speaker Pittsford resident active. 7. Never act your age. Dr. Roger Landry, a Har- Helen Murfin said that’s “Being (at Clover- 8. Where you are, be there — live in the present and enjoy life. vard-educated preventa- something she’s been wood) has been helpful 9. Have children in your life. tive medicine physician trying to do. As a mem- to do the kind of things 10. Laugh. who spent time as the ber of various women’s that he’s recommend- chief flight surgeon clubs in the area and a ed,” said resident Mary in the Air Force. More gardening club, she said Lyons. “We do try to than 200 residents of at 81 she’s trying the stay healthy and keep Anyone can call themselves Cloverwood and the sur- best she can to follow ourselves going for a a financial planner. rounding community Landry’s advice. long time.” � � ����������������������������������������������� � ������������������������������������������� � attended two lectures Elaine Fuller said she Landry said that is � �������������� � focusing on where and also agreed with every- what is most important. ������������������ how you live affects how thing Landry had to say. “You should be out in ����������� � ������������������������� � you age. “Staying connected the playing field of life David Webster �������� ��������������� ����������������� “At 65, we ‘pasturize’ and remaining physi- and not in the bleach- One Stop Shopping - � �������������������� � Not just your Tax Guy, people,” Landry said. cally active and having ers,” he said. “It’s never This areas ������������������ only your IRA Guy, too! “We say, ‘Hey, we’re people do this (attend too late to make a sig- CPA and CFP ® Day & Eve. 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Free Golf. organization. retirees: Alabama, Ari- ciation, Wall Street’s big- also can occur, for exam- Free Drinks.” “Dinner While their promoters zona, California, Florida, gest lobbying organiza- ple, in the sale of oil is On Us!” “Act now!” paint the “free lunch” North Carolina, South tion, said the group had and gas partnerships or Investment seminar seminars as educational Carolina and Texas. not yet read the report phony promissory notes. pitches like these abound sessions, sometimes By law, the sales pitch- and had no immediate People 60 and older in areas with large popu- promising that nothing es made at the seminars comment on that finding. make up 15 percent of lations of retirees, and will be sold, “they are and the materials provid- Association President the country’s population regulators are warning designed to sell — either ed to participants must and CEO Marc Lackritz but account for an esti- seniors to be wary. at the seminar itself or be approved by a broker- did say in a statement mated 30 percent of fraud A probe of the meet- later,” said Lori Rich- age or investment firm’s that “flimflam artists and victims. An estimated $16 ings has uncovered high- ards, director of the supervisors and submit- fly-by-nighters with their trillion — three-quarters pressure sales pitches SEC’s Office of Compli- ted to review by FINRA. gimmicks and come-ons of the nation’s consumer for unsuitable products, ance Inspections and But nearly 60 percent undermine the public’s financial assets — is held misleading claims and Examinations. “They’re of the 110 investment trust and have no place by households headed even outright fraud, fed- not educational events.” firms and branch offices in the financial services by people 50 or older, eral, state and securities- The investigation con- examined showed evi- industry.” and regulators expect an industry regulators said ducted by the SEC, state dence of weak supervi- Indeed, 14 of the 110 increase in scams target- Monday. regulators and FINRA sion of the employees examinations showed ing retired baby boomers. The Securities and found the use of scare running the seminars, apparent instances of In the past two years, Exchange Commission tactics to get seniors to according to the inves- fraud, such as liquidat- the SEC has brought held a “seniors summit” question their current tigation’s report. That ing accounts without a more than 40 enforce- on investment fraud and investments, claims of is significant, Richards customer’s knowledge or ment cases involving abusive sales practices fantastic returns with said, and indicates that consent, or selling bogus alleged fraud against with the North American no risk, and “ringers” in many firms putting on investments — and have Securities Administra- the audience who would the seminars need to been referred to appro- See LUNCH, Page E16 tors Association, which stand up and offer tes- “immediately step up” represents state securi- timonials of how much their supervision of ties regulators; AARP, they had earned. salespeople. 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