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The Scoop on Safe Snow Shoveling

Posted on January 4, 2012 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 9 Comments

Every winter, the numbers of persons suffering from heart attacks climbs. Emergency room physicians also note a rise in back injuries during winter as well. The culprit? Snow shoveling.

Shoveling snow is hard work. Not only does it boost your heart rate and blood pressure, but it also places great strain on back muscles.

Gumina Named Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Posted on December 14, 2011 in Media Releases for All Communities - 13 Comments

Laurence C. Gumina has been elected Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) by the OPRS Board of Directors. Gumina will succeed current CEO David J. Kaasa, who is retiring after 26 years of service with OPRS, 17 of which as CEO. OPRS is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio. Gumina, who currently resides in New Jersey, will begin his new role the last week of December.

5 Ways to Help a Friend this Christmas Season

Posted on December 9, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 18 Comments

The best way to honor an older friend or loved one during the Christmas Season may be to help them with the everyday tasks most of us take on this time of year:

Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Posted on November 28, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 10 Comments

Just like most everyone else in America, older adults experience stress, the tension you feel when faced with a situation that you can’t control or threatens you in some way. Stress is your “Fight or Flight” response that pumps extra adrenaline into your system. This causes your heart to pound, your muscles to tense up and your breathing to get faster. Some stress is okay and may even help you to better face a difficult situation. But too much stress can be both unpleasant and unhealthy.

Its Thanksgiving! What's on your mind?

Posted on November 21, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 18 Comments

When Thanksgiving comes around each year, many of us may think about turkey and trimmings -- in short, we are focused on the food.

OPRS Salutes Veterans

Posted on November 11, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities

To All Veterans -- Although words are never enough, thank you for your service and sacrifice! No matter what branch or which war, it is because of you, we are a free nation.

Senior Independence Named Among the Top 25

Posted on November 7, 2011 in Caregiving for All Communities

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

Posted on November 1, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 4 Comments

This Saturday, Journey through Aging's Joel Wrobbel will speak with the experts about how to deal with caring for someone who lives with Alzheimer's. Journey Through Aging is sponsored by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS)


Posted on October 21, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 5 Comments

Most of us take a summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.

OPRS In Presbyterians Today

Posted on October 18, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities

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