Lifestyles Archives

New AARP Wisconsin poll: 65-plus voters may tip the scales in 2020

September 17, 2020

Findings show Social Security, Medicare transcend party lines Tuesday, September 15, 2020, AARP Wisconsin released the full survey results that shows voters age 65-plus are a not a lock for either presidential candidate. Former Vice President Joe Biden (56 percent) leads President Donald Trump (39 percent) among voters 65 and older. The survey finds that… [Read More]

Remembering the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist church bombing

September 10, 2020

Say their names: Addie Mae Collins, 14 Denise McNair, 11 Carole Robertson, 14 Cynthia Wesley, 14 On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, killing four young girls. With its large African American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church served as a meeting… [Read More]

Recipe – Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

July 30, 2020

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Recipe courtesy of “Always Eat After 7 PM” Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, pitted and halved 1/4 cup stevia-sweetened dark chocolate bar, chopped 3 overripe frozen bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 pinch sea salt Chill cherries and… [Read More]

Should you be Christmas shopping now? Everything to know about COVID-related delays

July 23, 2020

With pandemic-related retail disruptions, you might want to plan ahead. When the Covid-19 pandemic began on March 11, it disrupted pretty much every major industry, from hospitality to sports to finance. In the world of retail, those disruptions were felt most strongly in three places: the closure of brick-and-mortar stores, supply shortages, and shipping delays…. [Read More]

Want to spend your senior years at home? Here’s how to do it

July 16, 2020

Don’t let anyone tell you that moving to a retirement home is mandatory. For 30 Years, Pat Weis has called the Bay Indies community in Venice, Florida, home. It’s where she lived with her husband until his death three years ago and where she currently resides with a friend. Now 80, Weis has no plans… [Read More]

Beat the heat: Eight summer safety tips for seniors

July 2, 2020

Cookouts. Festivals. Gardening. Parades. Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor fun and enjoyment, but for seniors, the heat and sun that come with the season can be dangerous if certain precautions aren’t taken. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were… [Read More]

The impact of COVID-19 on older adults (part 1)

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 poses a risk not only to the health of older adults who contract the disease but also to those without the health care resources and social structures that contribute to overall wellness Before becoming a professor, Sarah Szanton made house calls to older adults as a nurse practitioner. On her visits, she saw how… [Read More]

Serving up some culinary firecrackers – Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe

July 2, 2020

Fourth of July Cocktail Level: Easy | Total: 10 min Prep: 10 min | Yield: 1 drink Ingredients 1 ounce watermelon schnapps 1 big splash cranberry juice 1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper 1 slice lemon 1 slice lime 1 1/2 ounces tequila 1/4 ounce blue curacao 1/2 ounce simple syrup Watermelon wedge,… [Read More]

Memorial Day Recipe – Cornbread Salad

May 21, 2020

Ingredients: 4 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro Kosher salt 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 scallions, minced Juice of ½ lime ¼teaspoon chili powder 2 cups crumbled cornbread 2 15-ounce cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 1 cup shredded cheddar… [Read More]

Memorial Day Recipe – Smoked Baby Back Ribs

May 21, 2020

Ingredients: 2 racks baby back ribs (about 3 pounds each) ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon mustard powder Kosher salt 1 lemon, halved 1 apple, quartered 1 cup apple juice or cider 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Vegetable… [Read More]