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Covid Mental Health Challenge #2- My Depression Story

In any mental health journey, the discussion turns to stories. Everybody has a story, especially of when they realized they had mental illness and how they reacted. My childhood was fairly event-less, with no big traumas or tragedies. My parents lived in a nice neighborhood, sent me to private schools, and never divorced. My parents…

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Alzheimer’s News

Depression and Caregiving October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month and awareness of these issues has never been more important. A recent article published by Time Magazine revealed that “three times as many Americans met criteria for a depression diagnosis during the pandemic than before it…” Researchers have found that a person who…

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Covid prayers continue

Respond to this post by replying above this line     Prayer for all with COVID 19 by Maren God, this is my two-hundred-twenty-eighth daily prayer for those with COVID-19 and today it includes Donald and Melania Trump, as well as people from the Greek Orthodox church, York County Jail, University of Iowa, India, Brazil, and…

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Covid Mental Health Challenge

Covid has devastated the world in two ways- via death and disability from this contagious disease, and via mental health disruptions caused by the chaos it has caused.  Lives have been turned upside down by shutdowns, quarantines, hospitalizations, unemployment, and so much uncertainty. The sheer amount of fear and uncertainty that accompanies any pandemic raises…

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Drive-Thru Notary for Absentee and Mail-In Ballots

Growing up, we learn that voting is our most valued, our most sacred privilege. It is through this simple act that we can shape the future of our neighborhood, our town or city, our state, our country, and, ultimately, the entire world. During this pandemic, so many of us have felt isolated and alone. Through…

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My PhD Journey, How it Unfolded and What I Learned – Dr. Jo Grove

Parkway Speaker Series Parkway member, Dr. Grove will present on her dissertation, which studied the challenges and experiences of blind and visually impaired students as they navigated their time in college.   ZOOM link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84898581439?pwd=V1JhZXNod1JSTjVJcm1QYWhOck9JQT09 Meeting ID: 848 9858 1439 | Passcode: 256973 | Phone: (312) 626 6799

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk Day is October 24, 2020. While we aren’t having a large in-person gathering downtown this year, we will walk as a team while others in our community do the same.    This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is everywhere: on every sidewalk, track and trail. The virtual opening and Promise Garden Ceremony is at 9:00 AM. Watch…

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue Session beginning October 13

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 7:00pm | via Zoom The next TED book is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. This is a tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America’s heart. Pulitzer Prize winner 2004. You can…

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Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Amish Apple Fritter Bread 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. Vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cups diced apples (about 4 med apples) mixed with a…

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Alzheimer’s News

Apples and Alzheimer’s In a 20-year study of 2,800 adults age 50 and over, those who consumed more foods rich in flavonoids such as; apples, berries, tea, red wine and dark chocolate were 2-4 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) compared with people whose flavonoid intake was low. Flavonoids, found…

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