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Gackstetter inducted into state Olympics Hall of Fame
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Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:06

Dorothy Gackstetter, of Graytown, was selected for induction into the Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame at a ceremony held June 30 in Canton.

Gackstetter, 81, has collected numerous medals and awards in Senior Olympics events held across the Midwest. As a senior athlete, her events of choice include the discus, shot put, javelin and long jump. During a typical track and field meet, she also often finds the energy to race in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes.

Heat can take a big toll on seniors
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:05

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), heat is the number-one weather-related killer in the United States.

On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined (

Keys to healthy aging
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:01

There’s no real “Fountain of Youth,” however, the Center for Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh and the Consumer Reports Health Rating Center offer 10 recommendations for healthy aging:

1. Lower your blood pressure. The ideal systolic pressure, (top number) is below 120 mm of mercury, and optimal diastolic, (lower number) is less than 80 mm of mercury. More than 70 percent of people age 60 and older have hypertension, but lifestyle changes and medication can help.

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