Wise words from OTTERBEIN | Downsizing for seniors is a difficult task

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in December

It’s complicated. Many seniors have lived in their homes for many, many years. In most cases, it is the house where they raised their family. With years comes “stuff.” When it’s time to downsize, the “stuff” can be paralyzing and will actually prevent some seniors from shedding unneeded and unwanted items, causing them to stay in their homes. And while living independently is the goal for most people, that well-loved home might not be the safest place to be. Stairs, stuff, and tripping hazards can be deadly. Simplifying and downsizing are excellent goals for older persons, so here are some tips for success from Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices:


Spiritually Speaking | Blessed are the peacemakers

Written by By Sister Mary Thill. Posted in December

Glory to God in the highest heavens, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!—Luke 2:14

If peace is to be secure, then the long-suffering and long-starved, forgotten peoples of the world, the underprivileged and the undernourished, must begin to realize without delay the promise of a new day and a new life.

—Ralph Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize, 1950


It's never too early to set your New Year's fitness resolutions

Written by by Amanda Manthey. Posted in December

With 2018 just a month away, it’s time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions and a perfect time to re-evaluate your personal fitness goals. If you’re a novice runner, an advanced runner, or even a member of a local gym, the approaching New Year is a great time to set short- and long-term goals for yourself. Whether it’s for weight loss or to improve your 5K run time, personal goals will keep you on track. Here are five tips for maximizing your resolutions this year:


A Walk in the Park | When does the desert bloom?

Written by by LeMoyne Mercer. Posted in December

“2:30,” said the ranger to a tourist at the visitor center.

He had answered that question a dozen times already. And it was only 9:15.

But he straightened his Smoky Bear hat and turned on his official National Park Service smile before explaining yet again in a less flippant manner.

“The official answer is it kinda depends.”