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Mt. Airy learning Tree founder Barbara Bloom
Posted By Marcia Siegal

‘The Learning Tree’

Mount Airy resident Barbara Bloom was intrigued by the concept of neighbors teaching neighbors. When she and and a core of dedicated volunteers started the Mount Airy Learning Tree (MALT) 35 years ago to do just this, they didn’t have a clue how popular the organization’s mostly evening and weekend classes would become

White-haired woman doing
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Meditation’s benefits

Meditation is an ancient mind and body practice that is estimated to date back as far as 5,000 B.C. Most forms of meditation Most share the practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath or movement in order to increase awareness of the present moment – a state called mindfulness – as well as to lower stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

Noah Lewis re-enacts black Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector. (Photo courtesy of Noah Lewis)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Highlighting a black war hero

Noah Lewis always had an interest in history and in learning more about his African-American heritage. But it was his late wife Mary’s example as a teacher and volunteer classroom aide that led the biomedical technician to become a professional Revolutionary War re-enactor full-time.

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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Enjoy lighter comfort food

You don’t need all the fat, sugar and carbohydrates often associated with comfort food to replicate the good feeling such dishes engender. By using a slow cooker, you can infuse dishes with flavor and enjoy the comforting aroma of home cooking wafting through your home for hours. Here are a few recipes that are packed with protein and fiber but not a lot of fat or calories.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb is a noted psychologist, therapist. author and WHYY radio host.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Engage your body, brain

Dr. Dan Gottlieb, an internationally renowned psychologist and host of WHYY-FM’s “Voices in the Family,” will discuss “Cultivating Compassion for Our Aging Bodies” as part of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) 6th annual Senior Education Day. The event, which includes a total of seven sessions to choose from, will be held Saturday, March 18, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St.

Diabetes poses risk to heart health.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Diabetes poses heart, stroke risks

In recent years, the American Heart Association has identified diabetes as one of the seven major, controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Adults with diabetes are about 50 percent more likely to die from a heart attack than adults without diabetes, according to a study of 700,000 people conducted over 10 years by the University of Leeds in England.

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