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ANNUAL LOW VISION TECHNOLOGY FAIR SHOWCASES PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO HELP THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Monday, September 29, 2014 —The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will host its sixth annual “Low Vision Technology Fair” on October 15, 2014 at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The fair is free to the public. People with vision impairment as well as family members, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend. 

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DOWNSIZING THE EPICENTER

Monday, September 23, 2014 — A home is the central hub for everyone’s life.  Not only is it four walls, but every nook and cranny holds its own special memories, especially if you have if you raised children there.  Over time, however, this epicenter — once you factor in decades of mortgage payments, repairs, renovations, and sweat equity invested in the property — can become a real headache.

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COMBATING SENIOR LONELINESS

Thursday, September 11, 2014 — When seniors live alone, they are susceptible to periods of loneliness during any time of the year.

If a senior is quieter, experiences appetite loss or has trouble sleeping, he or she may be suffering from loneliness. Other indicators include unusual behavior (such as when an elderly parent calls up unexpectedly and doesn’t have much to say) or simply if he or she speaks of being lonely. The diagnosis is determined by the duration and degree of symptoms.

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CREATING A SENSORY-SUPPORTED SPACE: USING SMELLS, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS IN YOUR HOME

Thursday, September 4, 2014 -- As sensory beings, we relate and respond to our surroundings through our senses.  As we age, these senses usually diminish and we must do what we can with what we still have. 

Here are some ideas that I have experienced personally as I supported my aging parents in their own home:

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & EXERCISE

Monday, August 25, 2014 -- What is the difference between physical activity and exercise? Both of these terms relate to voluntary movement that burns calories. Physical activities get the body moving, i.e: gardening, walking the dog, raking, and taking the stairs as opposed to the elevator. Exercise is a form of physical activity that is specifically planned, structured and repetitive such as weight training, tai chi, or an aerobics class. Physical activity and exercise are both important and help improve your ability to do the every day activities you enjoy.

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CHEFS' CORNER: HERBS DE PROVENCE

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — If you're looking for a seasoning blend that works well in salads or with fish, chicken, beef and pork, try making your own Herbs de Provence.

In this video, Chef Jim Rhoads of Chef's Deli & More by Chef's Solutions, LLC in Troy, N.Y. leads you through the steps to create the classic blend of fragrant herbs.

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