The big red barn known as Hair Barn Classics is a warm and familiar sight on Bluffton Road, but it wasn’t always themed as such. The original Barbershop that sat there was purchased by Bob Hey in 1960 and named Bob’s Barber Shop. In 1972, he rebuilt in the same location, enlarged and constructed
February is American Heart Month, making this an ideal time to remind us to focus on protecting our heart health. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by heart disease and stroke. An average of one death occurs every 38 seconds due to some form of heart disease. The term “heart disease”
At 300 years old, The Masonic Fraternity is the oldest in the world. Medieval stone masons were responsible for building the great Cathedrals of Europe and organized into guilds. As society changed, wealthy and eminent patrons were brought into the guilds and the teachings of the guild were passed
Getting vaccinated each year is your single best defense to preventing the flu but there are also a number of good common sense tips that will help you stay healthy.
- Clean Your Hands Frequently.
It is scary to think of all the germs you pick up from menus, cash, remote controls, cell phones, pens and toilet handles, just to name a few. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth and if you aren’t able to wash with soap and warm (not hot) water, have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer close by. Carry a bottle of sanitizer in your purse or car with you.
When handwashing, use these steps: Wet hands and lather (rub backs of hands, between fingers and under nails). Sing the Happy Birthday
When is a good time to visit with a senior? The answer is OFTEN! I guarantee you they will enjoy a social call.
Many people procrastinate visiting with older adults for a multitude of reasons, even though they have good intentions. Perhaps you are unsure of what to talk about. Maybe the person has
Still looking for that special accent to complete your holiday décor? Visit the Waynedale Library to shop for a beautiful wreath and help support the Waynedale Corridor Project! 12 local businesses have decorated wreaths as part of a community silent auction that is sponsored by the Waynedale Community
Tis the season not to decide you want to lose weight! However, there is a way to survive the holidays without gaining a ton of weight, while still enjoying all the activities and parties.
No one should ever be on a diet; it should be about life style, one that I have seen hundreds of patients successfully
This month’s community spotlight is about an organization that is near and dear to my heart. It only seems fitting with Veteran’s Day just around the corner to focus this month’s column on Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and their mission to transport veterans to Washington for the day to reflect
Kingston Residence recently celebrated their Long Term Staff with a luncheon at Black Canyon Restaurant.
This valued group included team members who have been employed for five years or longer at the Assisted Living Community.
The employee with the most years of service at 31 years is Margaret Demongeot.
Kingston Residence is proud to announce that eleven residents and two Kingston ambassadors completed the 2017 Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon! These residents needed to walk 26.2 miles throughout the summer months before the culmination at Parkview Field on September 29th. Through a combination of
I featured Billie in our Community Spotlight in June of 2016. She recently passed away on August 9th. And between those dashes, despite her illness, she continued to tirelessly advocate for Belle Vista Association. So it is profoundly fitting that someone who dedicated her life to her neighborhood,
Who doesn’t love biking the trails on a sunny day? Even more so when all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. Two residents from Kingston Residence Assisted Living recently had the opportunity to do so through the Jorgensen YMCA Trail Buddy Program.
A special bicycle called The Duet
Summer is a season of fun in the sun and it’s not over yet. Who doesn’t enjoy sun, surf, sand and even the occasional game of corn hole with family and friends? In order to avoid missing the party, take a few moments to read our foot care suggestions. Avoid going barefoot. Not only does
Rick Ritter believes in giving back. A disabled veteran following a three-year stint in the Marine Corps, he “feels blessed on so many counts.” Beating prostate and skin cancers and soon to be turning 70 years old, Rick remembers those friends who served and never lived beyond the age of 20. It
Meyer’s Barber Shop is a Waynedale staple, although surprisingly only about half of their clients are from the immediate area. The other half coming in and out of the barber side are from local factories that dot the Waynedale and Airport Expressway landscape. One regular customer drives in from
There are 765,000 strokes in the United States every year, which averages out to 1 every 40 seconds. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death. There are 7 million people in the United States over the age of 20 who are stroke survivors. These
Everyone agrees that exercise is important. It’s making yourself do it that is the challenge! However, as a senior, exercise can seem daunting. Arthritis, poor range of motion or chronic illnesses can all deter your determination. But movement, any type of movement, is good for you. Remember the
John Sorg, a Health Teacher at Bishop Luers High School, was recently recognized for 25 years of donating blood to the American Red Cross.
According to the American Red Cross, “Donors share a generous spirit, a desire to give back to their community and help others. Blood donors play an integral
Whenever you heard that phrase from your mom, under your breath didn’t you always say “let’s send it to them?”
Last month when I featured Marcus Marquart in this column, I didn’t have room to explore one of his comments. His remarks revolved around his respect for his mother, Ruth Marquart.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. In Parkinson’s disease, certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain gradually break down or die. Over one million people in the U.S. are living with PD with males being affected 1.5 times more than females.
It’s time to spring clean in Waynedale and we need your help!
Recent heavy winds that downed power lines and tree limbs earlier this month also sprayed a generous amount of trash and debris throughout our neighborhoods polluting our roadways and ditches
In preparation for the city-wide Great
When you enter Marquart’s Custom Creations at 3418 McArthur Street, your first impression is that Mike and Frank from the show The American Pickers would be in seventh heaven. But don’t go calling Danielle just yet to invite them, because owner Marcus Marquart won’t part with any of the signs,
I have worked for Kingston Health Care since 2001, first as an Activity Director at the Kingston – Dupont Memory Care Assisted Living and currently as the Marketing Director for Kingston Residence Assisted Living on Winchester Road. I love my job because I have the best of both worlds; I get
Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals is steeped in rich history. As you may have noted in the last issue of The Waynedale News, Abner Elzey personally named our fair Waynedale community back in 1921. But their ties to the funeral business began long before that.
In 1895, Abner S., an ordained minister