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America is at a turning point. In surveying our history as a nation, we have been through transition before. The one thing that has characterized us in going forward has always been our optimism for the future. Our nation was birthed in turmoil and uncertainty. The Civil war almost destroyed us, but the union prevailed. Two world wars came and went and we are still intact. The turbulent 60's, which were very similar in tone with today's political climate, left us to not only survive but thrive in the forty plus years since then.
If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. And by virtue of your years of experience, you probably have some good advice to offer - especially when it comes to making smart financial moves.
Since the Middle Ages, trusts have been used as a means of having a third party take custody of and care for property at the request of another party. When the Romans would prepare to go off to battle, often for long periods of time, they would "entrust" their property to a friend with the agreement that, upon their return, their property would be transferred back.
Wanting to help folks stay as healthy as possible as long as possible, I'm going to give you several basic lifestyle measures that virtually everyone can greatly benefit from. They sound simple but make no mistake; these are choices that require motivation, daily discipline until they become a habit, and a lifelong commitment. The good news is you'll probably feel better within days and are almost sure to live longer and healthier as a result.
Martin A. Garcia, a 2012 Graduate of Gettysburg High School, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.
Until the recent spell of wet weather (I am a fair weather rider), I had been enjoying a few weeks of being able to head out on my bike early each morning and watching the sun rise as I complete my cycling loop on one of the battlefield roads. The serene beauty of the early daylight hours on the battlefield is always inspiring. However, in the winter months the sunrise usually finds me walking one of several routes in or around Gettysburg Borough, and in this article, I am including a stronger than usual focus on the "P" in "HABPI," that is Healthy Adams Bicycle/"Pedestrian," Incorporated.
Based on the results of our 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Healthy Adams County's Board of Directors chose three priority areas for the next few years. This year Healthy Adams County will begin to focus on the third priority at two important events happening soon. The third priority goal is to address affordable and accessible housing in Adams County. Our first objective will be to first understand the scope and facets of housing issues in Adams County, in order to define a more complete housing goal.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives.
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The YWCA ENCORE Breast Cancer Support group and the Adams County Breast Cancer Coalition will host Dr. Craig Meyers on Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. for an update on his groundbreaking breast cancer research. The presentation will be held in the auditorium of Valentine Hall on the Lutheran Theological Seminary Campus in Gettysbur.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women? The Hanover Area YMCA and Hanover Hospital have joined forces to help educate the community on the risks of stroke and heart disease and how healthy living habits can help prevent these risks. Please join us for "Prevention is the First Step," a free educational presentation, on Thursday, May 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hanover Area YMCA, Studio A, 500 George Street, Hanover.
Cholesterol is found throughout our bodies and necessary to sustain life. It is needed for cell structure and cell communication, hormone production, bile acids, and for production of vitamin D from sunlight. Cholesterol is necessary for a healthy myelin sheath, which is critical for memory, focus, and good muscular function. Some research indicates it exerts antioxidant activity. I've never forgotten an opening statement made by a brilliant doctor at a seminar I attended several years ago: "Everyone here needs to realize cholesterol is the body's friend."
Technology is changing so rapidly that it's hard to keep up. I have mentioned this time and time again that the two groups that are most knowledgeable about recent technology trends are our kids and child sexual predators. Parents and caregivers must become detectives when it comes to any form of Internet communications including cell phones, desktop computers, laptops, iPads, notebooks and gaming consoles. These are the devices that child sexual predators use to meet your child online. Nearly every day there are new apps that kids can download and use. Listed below are a few that are used heavily by our kids; however, we could add many more to this list.
Mother's Day is almost here, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom. But this year, why not also go beyond the traditional? Specifically, if your mother is still working but getting close to retirement, consider providing her with a gift that can help make her days as a retiree more pleasant.
Gettyoga, a comprehensive yoga and bodywork studio located on York Street in Gettysburg, will hold a restorative yoga class accompanied by live music on Friday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Restorative yoga includes reclining poses which are held for five to ten minutes each, allowing for deep, sustained stretching and stress relief. No prior experience is necessary.
The following are upcoming community health education programs offered through WellSpan Health and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Please call (717) 337-4272 for additional information on any of the items listed below.
Hanover Hospital has announced that the 29th Annual Golf Tournament - "Tee Time for Our Kids" - proceeds will go toward the Pediatric Specialty Therapy Program.
For over 65 years, Mental Health America has led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year's theme for Mental Health Month is - Life with a Mental Illness - and calls on individuals to share what life with a mental illness feels like for them in words, pictures and video by tagging their social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike. Posts will be collected and displayed on a special page on MHA's website. Posting with the hashtag will allow people to speak up about their own experiences, to share their point of view with individuals who may be struggling to explain what they are going through, and help others figure out if they too are showing signs of a mental illness. Sharing is the key to breaking down the discrimination and stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and to show others that they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms.
Redeemer's United Church of Christ in Littlestown will hold its annual May Market on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church social hall. Several items will be raffled, with tickets being drawn at 2 p.m. There will be a rummage sale, baked goods sale and plant sale. Lunch can be purchased from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking is free and social hall can be accessed by elevator. For more information, contact the church office at 359-4019 or email Dot email@example.com.
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