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5 strategies we can all use for improved hearing
Written by Rebecca Krukemyer, Au.D.   
Monday, 20 January 2014 08:45

Hearing loss is more common than most people think, affecting 40 percent of adults over the age of 65.

The incidence of hearing loss increases to over 80 percent for people over the age of 80. For those who decide to improve their hearing through the use of hearing aids, the results are remarkable. Not only does the hearing improve, but according to a study conducted in 1999 by the National Committee on Aging, hearing aid users were more socially active and avoided longer periods of depression, worry, paranoia, and insecurity than those with hearing loss who did not use aids.  This same study found that family and friends were more likely to notice these benefits than the actual hearing aid user.

 
Terra’s Life Scholars program expands former ElderCollege
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Monday, 20 January 2014 08:44

The New Year brings a new focus to the program for people age 50 and older at Terra State Community College.

The popular ElderCollege will now be known as “Life Scholars,” a name that organizers feel represents the program’s mission, which is to create a climate that rekindles interest and stimulates the thrill of lifelong learning, regardless of a person’s educational background.

 
Community caregivers honored at Golden Care Awards
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Monday, 20 January 2014 08:42

Fourteen community caregivers were honored at a Golden Care Awards Banquet held November at the W.W. Knight Center in Perrysburg.

The awards, presented in commemoration of National Caregivers Month, were designed by the Wood County Committee on Aging to honor caregivers who assist in keeping our community members in their homes.

 
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