August 2016

August 2016

Sharing the Journey Together: Caregiver Support Groups

A group of women sit together at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center in Cleveland while their loved ones complete their weekly stroke support group session. read more

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Does Your Senior Pet Need to Go Back to School?

If your pet seems to be forgetting something they used to know, should you think “Back to School” for them? The short answer is: probably not. read more

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Help at Home: Choosing the right home care for your aging loved one

Most people want to stay in their homes as they age, including those who are rehabbing from an illness or injury. You may not always be available to ensure an aging loved one remains in their home, but today there are many choices of help available. read more

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Editor’s Pick: Interactive Learning in Akron

Families can hold and touch real fossils at this science center in Akron. There are 17 exciting exhibits, interactive learning opportunities like fossil replica making and live animal encounters, and a 2-acre park with a 200-foot zip-line. ...
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Fall Athletes Urged to ‘Lace Up’ for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Akron Children’s Hospital has launched its “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” campaign in conjunction with the Go4TheGoal Foundation. Youth athletes and sports teams can get involved by ordering gold shoe laces and designating a game to childhood cancer awareness. ...
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Exploring the Historic Neighborhoods of Cleveland Heights, University Heights and Shaker Heights

Their rich histories and modern amenities make the heights communities highly sought after by potential residents and frequently visited by those seeking entertainment and culture, as well as world-class restaurants and unique shopping. ...
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Sobering Facts About Teen Alcohol Abuse

Teens experiment with alcohol for a number of reasons. Some may drink to appear older or because of peer pressure. Others may begin using it because of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety or as a coping mechanism if they are facing challenging situations in their homes or at school. Teens — and their still developing brains — can be especially vulnerable to the dangers of alcohol abuse. ...
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Get Kids to Help Around the Household

In theory, giving kids household chores seems like a winning scenario for everyone involved — kids gain responsibility and parents finally get some extra help with the dishes, the dog and the never-ending piles of laundry. Kids aren’t always willing participants in this well-conceived plan. If you could use a little more help around the house, read on for ways to get kids to pitch in, from the pokiest preschooler to the most petulant pre-teen. ...
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