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By Beverley Laubert
Director, Ohio Department of Aging

Last month, Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, made the courageous public announcement that she has been living with dementia.

In a statement, O’Connor said, “While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life.” Ohio and the nation certainly benefitted from her more than two decades in the nation’s most important courtroom, and our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family during this difficult time, as is our appreciation for her long and accomplished career.

You work hard for your money. You’re saving and planning for a secure retirement. Now you need to make sure you’re going to get all the money you deserve. Regularly reviewing your Social Security earnings record can really pay off, especially when every dollar counts in retirement. 

As we grow older, most of us forget more often than we once did. 

Although memory loss is a natural part of the aging process, experts say it usually isn’t problematic for most people until after age 70.

Do you or someone you know have talent? People of all ages are invited to compete to win $1,000 in the May 15 Toledo's Got Talent Competition being held in conjunction with the Area Office on Aging’s Spring Fling.

This year’s Spring Fling will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sylvania Tam-o-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.

Once upon a time, there was a horse named Charlie. He would visit the homes of innocent people at night, and kick them in the leg, waking them from sleep. 

Poor Charlie was just misunderstood. Deep down, he was a good horse. He was simply trying to let these people know that they needed something and kicking them in their sleep was the only way he knew how.

So now that you know your Charlie horse may be carrying an important message for you, let’s try to translate this message into something more understandable (and less painful.)


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