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She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, “But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!” 

I had a terrible experience at McDonald’s, and I just can’t get it out of my head. I don’t know if I was treated badly because I’m old and wouldn’t fight back, or if the high school-aged clerk just didn’t care. Evidently McDonald’s doesn’t care either, because I’ve called them multiple times…

With the steady increase in the aging population, those who need care and support are relying on family, friends and neighbors. Approximately 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of unpaid, ‘informal’ care each year for adult family members or friends.  The family caregiver is an un…

The Ledger Dispatch has its first two-in-one special section coming in February! The first part, “To Your Health,” a guide to staying healthy in our community. Then, flip the tab over for the second part, “Silver Linings” everything to do with senior living in the Mother Lode. Find senior se…

As I age, I find I’m very happy that I’m getting older and wake up on the right side of the ground every morning, but I’m also devastated to find that sometimes my body is falling apart. Well, maybe it’s not quite that bad, but it sure feels like it – sometimes.  

The Area 12 Active Aging Agency is seeking representatives from Amador County to serve on their advisory board to provide input to the board on the needs of the seniors in our county. Below is a brief description of their work and goals.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to spend an entire week with my oldest grandson. I went down to Santa Clara and brought Morgan back with me to our little slice of heaven. He had an appointment with our DMV for a driver’s license, so it was prudent for him to come up here to ‘pr…

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers to watch out for the resurgence of a long-standing scam that combines fake checks with secret shopping.

Happy New Year everyone. Let’s all make a resolution to get out more, intermingle more, meet more people, get more exercise, and get just a little healthier this year. I’ve got some great ways for you to get out of the house. Please do take advantage of these local opportunities for some gre…

Happy New Year everyone. 2019 hasn’t been a bad year for me personally, but as I’ve said before, I spend a lot of time ‘crafting’ because of my bad knees, so that means that I spend a lot of time with the television on. 

Here’s hope that you had a wonderful Holiday season, and the new year is a good one. I think that a lot of us would agree that 2019 has not been the best with all of the political upheaval that touches us all. I’m confident that our little piece of America stays healthy, beautiful, exciting …

What a luxury ‘recreational reading’ is to me. I’ve always loved to read, and fortunately, instilled that love of books into my own children at a young age. We made bi-weekly treks to the library (and almost always ended up at the ice cream store). 

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