Tech Tools That Make Life Easier as You Get Older

While there’s no need to adopt every new technology-driven gadget, a growing number of products can make aging in place simpler and safer. They include robotic vacuums, video doorbells that allow you to see who’s at your door without heading to it, and appliances that you can switch on with voice commands. In fact, a 2020 CR survey of 39,251 members found that 22 percent of those who say they’ve made home [...]

March 7th, 2023|

Don’t skip a beat on your heart health

Fifteen minutes of exercise a day can help prevent heart disease. This can be as simple as taking a walk, riding a bike, swimming, or even some strength training or stretching while you are watching TV. Not only does exercise help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your blood pressure, but it also helps you reduce stress and improve your mental health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among all [...]

March 7th, 2023|

Hero Spotlight: Lakewood Detective Monique Gilstrap

Lakewood Police Department Detective Monique Gilstrap retired this month after a thirty-year career in the law enforcement profession. Lakewood Police Department shared on social media about many aspects of her impressive career, including her service on the Honor Guard, Theft Team, Internal Affairs, as the founding Detective on Lakewood’s Family Crimes Team, a Crime Scene Investigator, and an Arrest Control Instructor. She has been awarded the Medal of Valor after [...]

March 2nd, 2023|

Hydrate to help arthritis pain

Arthritis and inflammation have been two of the biggest concerns in the health and wellness industry for some time now.  Given so much talk about these challenges, I thought it would be a good idea to break them down in an article.    It is important for everyone, regardless of who you are, to stay hydrated. We all have heard about the importance of water, and I have written about it [...]

March 2nd, 2023|

Oldest and longest serving LEO in the world dies at 99

A Texas sheriff’s office is mourning the loss of one of their own – 99-year-old deputy Bill Hardin. Hardin, who was the oldest and longest serving law enforcement officer in the world, died on Feb. 17, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. “It is with great sadness we announce the loss of a great friend, brother and lawman,” the department wrote.Hardin started his law enforcement career on Feb. 1, [...]

February 22nd, 2023|

Officers work overtime, come out of retirement to fill Asheville police staffing gaps

 The pandemic has impacted the entire country when it comes to the job shortage. It's no surprise emergency service departments across the nation are face this. Officers work overtime, come out of retirement to fill Asheville police staffing gaps Asheville is not immune—Empty chairs fill the Asheville Police Department (APD) headquarters right now. "Our staff is down below 50 percent, and that's not counting any routine illness or training." APD [...]

March 16th, 2022|
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