Annual Wreath Laying In D.C. For Police Week

I.U.P.A. Local Prince William County Police Association has a wreath laying ceremony every year at the start of Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Every year, they lay wreaths in honor of fallen officers with members of their families. This year, attendees included the Prince William County Police Department Chief of Police and Honor Guard as well as family members Paige Yung, Chris Yung’s daughter; Sharon Guindon, [...]

May 30th, 2023|

Proper exercise important for senior health

Many area septuagenarians, and at least one 91-year-old, regularly run area road races and many bicycle more than 50 miles in a day. Most seniors need to maintain fitness to avoid injury, maintain muscle mass and cardiovascular fitness. Starting slow is a key, said Ashtabula County YMCA Fitness Coordinator Bonnie Konczal. “I always urge my seniors to begin slowly, no weights or resistance in the first week. In week two, [...]

May 30th, 2023|

Oldest police officer in Arkansas retires at 93

What do you see yourself doing at 93 years old? If you thought you’d still be working, you have a lot in common with L.C. “Buckshot” Smith. The Camden Police officer is known as Arkansas’ oldest law enforcement officer, and he’s made the news nationally and even internationally. But the time has come to move on to other things, so he is retiring Friday after an almost 65-year career. Every [...]

May 25th, 2023|

5 tips to improve communications with your family

Once you recognize your hearing loss and you’ve addressed it with hearing aids, your next step to better hearing is better communication—especially with the people you are around everyday. Not only does it take time for you to adjust to wearing hearing aids, but it will take your family some adjustment time as well. However, there are some things you can do to help them communicate with you better. It is extremely [...]

May 8th, 2023|

What Your Grip Strength Means for Your Overall Health — and Exercises To Improve It

As we age, our muscles naturally weaken. Wear-and-tear impacts your whole body, including your knees, hips, back and more.  Keeping up a regimen of strength-training exercises is important to counter these effects. But one part of your body you may not consider actually matters more than you may think.   It turns out, your grip strength — the amount of force you have when you clench your hand around an object — is a [...]

May 8th, 2023|
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