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Stone Soup
By Priscilla Pittman, msw, wa Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs and Services

Do you recall the children’s story, “Stone Soup,” written by Marcia Brown? It was fun to read to children, changing voice tone for each character. The story describes soldiers who were hungry and had not eaten for three days. [Full Text]

Senior exercise class Tuesdays, Thursdays

An exercise class designed for seniors continues its 15th year at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. The class is held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. [Full Text]

Hall of fame nominees sought through April 1

Nominees are being sought through April 1 for the Senior Arkansas Hall of Fame. [Full Text]

Move with Balance - Program begins

This exciting new program will be in all the Southeast Arkansas Senior Centers by mid-April of 2015. [Full Text]

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March 2015 - Volume 3 - Number 10

Former principal recalls segregation
By sarah campbell Leader staff writer

“It was as although it came automatically: ‘Don’t do anything wrong’…We knew the rules. We knew how to play the game. But yet there were fears that overshadowed us,” Aretha Dodson said this month about living through the civil rights movement. The Lonoke County native — who attended segregated classes at a one-room schoolhouse and later taught at integrated campuses — spoke at the Main Library’s Darragh Center in Little Rock as part of the Legacies and Lunch program. Dodson, with more than 30 years of experience as an educator, retired in 2007 to work as a consultant. In the early 1990s, she became the first black woman to serve as a principal in Lonoke. [Full Text]

Facility offers care, rehab and comforts of home
By jeffrey smith Leader staff writer

Greystone Nursing and Rehabilitation wants its patients to feel like they are at home. The facility at 121 Spring Valley Road in Cabot opened in 2013. Administrator Jay Green said Greystone has grown to capactity, 70 residents, in 16 months. The facility offers long-term care and short-term rehabilitation for new hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgeries and urinary tract infections. Jay Green said urinary tract infections are more difficult to manage for seniors as they disrupt balance and judgment, often causing falls. The infection can also cause delusions. [Full Text]

Chronic disease self management class offered

Registration is still open for a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Class from CareLink in North Little Rock for those aged 60 and older. The class aims to teach participants how to deal with fatigue, pain, frustration and isolation often brought on by long-term diseases. [Full Text]

Bass anglers begin registration

If you’re a fisherman and are looking for some fun, a chance to win some money and the opportunity to aid a good cause, consider signing up for the 18th Annual Bill Sanders-Bo Piper Benefit Bass Tournament Saturday, March 28 at the Arkansas River’s Pine Bluff Regional Park from safe light until 3 p.m. [Full Text]

Spring is Here – Disaster Planning is too!

Spring follows the snow and boy we have had a lot of snow and ice this year in Arkansas. Severe weather season has already arrived in Arkansas as well. What would you do if a disaster struck and you had to either survive in your own home for up to three days with no supplies, or to leave your home in a hurry and be gone for up it three days? [Full Text]

No money — no problem! Experiment
By Rick Kron - Food Editor

Being broke is no fun — except in one area — the pantry. Some of my best meals and most exotic experiments (plus a few failures) have come during those two or three days before pay day and those few spells of very little money coming in. That’s the time to throw recipes to the side and just mix and match. [Full Text]

‘March Man-ness’ at St. Mark Baptist March 28

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 12th Street Health and Wellness Center invites the public to participate in free health-care services at its March Man-ness Men’s Health Event Saturday, March 28 at Saint Mark Baptist Church, 5722 W. 12th Street in Little Rock. [Full Text]

April workshops, computer classes for people 50 plus

Three workshops — Using your iPhone, iPad for Beginners and Using iPhoto on Your Mac Computer — and two computer classes — Fundamentals for Beginners: Windows 7 and Introduction to Computers: Windows 7 — will be taught in April for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. [Full Text]

Playwriting workshop March 28

Veteran playwright and actor Keith Scales will lead an all-day $45 workshop on writing for the stage from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Village Writing School in Eureka Springs. [Full Text]