Lifestyles

Seven winter safety tips for seniors

January 3, 2019

Help older people prepare for power outages and more unique challenges of wintertime weather. During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses — especially for seniors. Finding elderly care to assist your senior on… [Read More]

Fight the cold with better-for-you comfort foods

January 3, 2019

Few things go together quite like cold weather and comfort foods. However, those hearty dishes that are typically craved on blustery days are usually not classified as “healthy.” With the right approach, though, you can put a better- for-you twist on some of your favorite dishes that can keep you cozy and satiated during the… [Read More]

First African American president of ABC resigns

November 29, 2018

Channing Dungey, the first African American to lead a major television network, has resigned as president of ABC Entertainment amid changes by owner Disney. In a statement, Dungey said she was “incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed. This job… [Read More]

Don’t risk your family’s health in a cold home, let SDC’s weatherization assistance program help you

November 15, 2018

Is your home cold in the winter? Do you put plastic on your windows to keep the heat inside? There’s a better way to survive Wisconsin’s winters. The Social Development Commission’s (SDC) weatherization team can help. If you qualify for Milwaukee County’s energy assistance program, you may qualify for SDC’s Weatherization services. SDC’s energy auditors… [Read More]

Fifteen easy and festive ideas for Thanksgiving decorations

November 15, 2018

By William S. Gooden Every year millions of Americans face the same dilemma. You are having a house full of people for Thanksgiving weekend. And your home looks far from warm and inviting and you are far from an interior design whiz. Fear not; with a few simple ideas and a little creativity you can… [Read More]

Don’t risk your family’s health in a cold home, let SDC’s weatherization assistance program help you

November 1, 2018

Is your home cold in the winter? Do you put plastic on your windows to keep the heat inside? There’s a better way to survive Wisconsin’s winters. The Social Development Commission’s weatherization team can help. If you qualify for Milwaukee County’s energy assistance program, you may qualify for SDC’s Weatherization services. SDC’s energy auditors can… [Read More]

Recipe – Down Home Apple Pie Popcorn

October 25, 2018

Down Home Apple Pie Popcorn Yield: 10 cups 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 8 cups popped popcorn 1 cup dried apple chips, broken into large pieces 1/4 cup toffee bits Heat oven to 300 F. Whisk… [Read More]

Autumn safety tips for seniors

September 27, 2018

As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, keeping in mind fall season safety tips help keep you and your family protected from seasonal dangers. Home heating • Make sure your home heating system is in good working order. • Have a professional evaluate the system and address any potential problems. •… [Read More]

Eight downsizing tips before you move into a senior living community

September 27, 2018

You’ve evaluated living options and found the ideal place to live out the next chapter of your life. Now what to do with all that stuff that’s accumulated over the years? Here are eight downsizing tips to help you downsize before your move. 1. Make a plan Downsizing is a process that involves different days… [Read More]

Grid Iron Eats: Food for Your Sunday Football Feast

September 27, 2018

Cheese Boat Total: 50 min Active: 20 min Yield: 10 servings Level: Easy Ingredients 1 loaf French or Italian bread Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature 10 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 1/2 cups) 6 ounces corned beef, such as Carl Buddig, finely chopped 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped 1 medium… [Read More]