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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Find ways to be active, involved during Older Americans Month

For 55 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Led by the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL’s) Administration on Aging (AoA), this celebration each May offers an opportunity to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s elders. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Healthy bone, left, resembles a web or honeycomb. With osteoporosis, the bone weakens and spaces develop, which increases the risk of fractures.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Health brief: Take steps to help prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone,” is a disease that makes bones weak and brittle. Take these steps to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis and broken bones

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Artist’s new outlet is making ‘malas’ for meditation

By Linda L. Riley

Tina Pritchard has felt compelled to create beauty, in one form or another, for as long as she can remember. In service of that drive, she has embarked on an eclectic variety of pursuits, from textile arts to baking to gardening, some income-producing, others not. Her most recent undertaking is making malas, strings of prayer beads used in meditation.

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Talking with actor Ed Asner

By Frank Burd

Milestones writer Frank Burd interviewed Ed Asner when the renowned longtime actor performed his one-man show, “A Man and His Prostate,” at Bucks County Playhouse last month. Burd met him backstage after the performance, which he is touring with.

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Mothering adult daughters

By Sally Friedman
During a recent week, two of my three adult daughters seem to have conspired to inflict misery on me at once. Yes, in duplicate! In separate encounters, there were cross words (dare I say, hostile words?) with all of us left a bit bruised and dealing with the inevitable hurt feelings.Not at all the stuff of Hallmark Mother’s Day cards.

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Cartooning around with Philadelphia’s Signe Wilkinson

By Barbara Sherf

Famed Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was the first female political cartoonist to receive the Pulitzer Prize, which happened in 1992. Sometimes ideas for her political cartoons, which appear on Philly.com as well as in print, come to her while she rows on the Schuylkill River. But more often it is while she reads three newspapers and a myriad of websites each morning that ideas occur. After sketching several ideas, she runs her favorites by editors and then hits the drawing board, literally.

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