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Who pays the price when you don’t prepare?

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Annie Duhrkoop is the wife and caregiver of Mark Duhrkoop, who suffered a life-changing stroke.  Annie continues to figure out how to make life work for the family, and is seeking to renew the services and activities of Return Ministries which they had both committed their lives to.  Dennis Catmull is Chairman of the Board of Return Ministries. We’ve all had things barge into our lives that we weren’t prepared for.  We can’t be ready for everything that happens to us, but some of those things can leave damaging, even devastating results.  Hear the story of one family’s journey of faith and courage following such an event.  And hear the heartfelt appeal to you to prepare for some of life’s unknown possibilities.  Think it can’t happen to you?  Neither did they!

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The key to a healthy life: get moving!

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By the time we get to 50 and beyond we have some pretty “set-in-our-ways” habits.  Some of those habits serve us well, others, not so much.  It may surprise you that some of the most beneficial habits are really rather simple.  Maybe not easy, but simple. Physical exercise will enhance our happiness, our heart health, and our brain function.  Here are some very practical helps to form and keep some good habits of physical movement and exercise.

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Use your brain now to do things to make it last

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We all know people who have lost their mental capacities in their later years. It is heart-breaking when an aging loved one gets forgetful, then begins to say things that don’t make sense, then doesn’t remember family members’ names. But can the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia be postponed or prevented? This Harvard Medical doctor says “Yes”. What can we do now to make our brains function well into the aging process? Listen for answers.

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What kids really want, and how grandparents can help provide it

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Grandparents often feel alienated and distant from their grand kids due to the younger generation’s obsession with social media and technology. Amazingly, most youth deeply long for authentic connection and meaningful relationships. Even though grandparents may feel reluctant to step into that space, it’s helpful to know that, when done right, it’s what kids really want. Here’s how.

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Simple tips for fitness in the second half of life

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We are living longer than any previous generation. In many ways that’s a good thing, but if we don’t have our health, those extra years may not be worth it. As we age we experience changes in our metabolism, strength, stamina, balance, sleep, and energy. The good news is that small things can pay big benefits, if we’ll be disciplined and pro-active. Here are some things that will help.