Walk to End Alzheimer’s


by Michelle Kicherer of BananaPitch.com This October, The Alzheimer’s Association is holding its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It is the largest event of its kind in the world! Join thousands of participants on the lovely 3 mile walk, designed for people of all ability levels. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to put Read More

Marking 80th Anniversary of the Social Security Act

9 Facts About the Protection it Provides by Michele Johnson This month marks the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act, which was signed into law ensuring a basic level of financial security for retired workers and their families.  It was developed to provide peace of mind that in the event of a disability, loss Read More

Support Systems for Aging Adults

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by Michelle Kicherer of www.bananapitch.com Humans are social creatures. We crave interaction with like-minded people. We thrive when we are surrounded by folks we love and who care about us. It is important for us all to have an active support system: several people (whether in related groups or individuals) with whom we feel comfortable Read More

Boning Up on Calcium

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by Michelle Kicherer of www.bananapitch.com The first thing we think of when we think calcium is its effect on bone density, which is very important for preventing osteoporosis and bone breaks. That is calcium’s key function, but it does a lot more! Calcium has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer and prostate Read More

Be Prepared in Unexpected Situations

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Emergency Services Shoot

by Michele Johnson Taking the time to prepare an emergency kit is essential and those with limitations need to be organized and ready for unexpected situations. It is important to have a plan in place before a disaster, including any event that interrupts regular daily activity. There are several steps necessary to build a solid Read More

Falling Snow So Clear


A Story About Memory by Michelle Kicherer I remember the first time I experienced snow falling. I was standing outside a hotel in Chicago. It was February. We were both wearing many layers under our jackets because it was seven degrees and we were from California, and did not have legitimate coats. In our pathetic Read More