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The most frequent question asked by older adults and family caregivers: “Where can I find help for my parents/myself about elder care concerns? ...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Rail tour visit welcomed by Urbana

Memorial weekend in Urbana was bustling with the arrival of passenger trains from Washington Court House. The tours, carrying 250 passengers each day,...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

Close to 11.9 million American seniors opt-in to purchase a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plan. But to most, it’s a confusing process ...

June 5th, 2018 |  



Lower your chance of developing tapeworms

Lower your chance of developing tapeworms

Question: I just heard about an athlete who developed a tapeworm infection from eating raw fish. How is that possible? Answer: It actually is possible...

June 4th, 2018 |  


June was bustin’ out all over!

Between 1946 and 1975 Champaign County Baby Boomers experienced various stages of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. This article, drawn fro...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Grilling, smoking or barbecuing: Is there a difference?

Grilling, smoking or barbecuing: Is there a difference?

Question: What is the difference between smoking, grilling and barbecuing beef? And which cuts are good for grilling, smoking and barbecuing? Answer: ...

May 29th, 2018 |  


What I miss about Germany …

On a recent Sunday afternoon, I entertained special visitors as we engaged in a delightful combination of cultures, languages, and generations –...

May 28th, 2018 |  


Opioid crisis hits rural America hard

Opioid crisis hits rural America hard

The opioid crisis is a major talking point on the national political stage. On the whitehouse.gov website, President Donald Trump says, “Togethe...

May 28th, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

No matter where you are in life, especially at 60 and beyond, there are things to consider regarding having fun, finding passion, and creating a circl...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Dark chocolate can be healthy sweet treat

Dark chocolate can be healthy sweet treat

Question: Is dark chocolate really a healthy treat? Answer: It can be, depending on the kind of chocolate you choose.While it’s known that dark ...

May 23rd, 2018 |