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RATS BUILD LEAD OVER DAWGSATHLETICS, 5Grow your own independence FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS, 7Ballroom for the BrainCENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1 . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . B1 MARK YOUR CALENDARIts time to celebrate Americas biggest patriotic holiday. But where to go and what to do? Check out our Independence Day calendar for your weekend-long guide to festivities. MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 3Stan Wood has strained his dots and dashes of a radio opRadio operators from the ternet that the satellite had re Static in the darknessA state-sponsored vacationTIM FREED The Voice ALLISON OLCSVAY The VoicePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEJeff Keating and Seminole County radio operators competed in a 24-hour disaster simulation competition June 28-29. PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICENina Kumar is heading to India to learn Hindi as part of a diplomatic program. Please see RADIO on page 4 Please see DIPLOMACY on page 2 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 3. In home delivery by Friday, July 4

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Page 2 | July 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice mars host mother is a profes THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY JULY 4, 1776 In Philadelphia, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the Storm coming? Were ready.Report an outage: 800.228.8485 duke-energy.com/stormGet preparation tips: twitter.com/ DukeEnergyStormDuke Energys expert storm response teams know exactly how to prepare for storms and keep your lights on year report and track outages, get preparation tips and more. Duke Energy Storm OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com DIPLOMACY | Thousands of students have studied in the Middle East and beyond in this summer program CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF SXC.HUNina Kumar will learn more about the culture of a land America nds to be crucial to diplomacy.

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Seminole Voice | July 4, 2014 | Page 3 Friday, July 4, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 27 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COMOrlando, FL 32835-5705Tracy CraftTCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Isaac Babcock IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSarah Wilson SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comTim FreedTFreed@TurnstileMediaGroup.comJosh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.comTom Miller TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryJanet Foleyjwfoley75@gmail.comSandi VidalSandi@ChristianHelp.orgTom CareySundewGardens@gmail.comKaren PhillipsKarenMPhillips@bellsouth.netDavid LevineDLevine@TurnstileMediaGroup.comLinda SternLStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.comAshley McBride Legal@FLALegals.comLuana Baez LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of CommerceTURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPRance CrainFrancis X. Farrell Patti Green Jeff BabineauUSPS #008-093Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Oviedo ER is located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426 with easy access from W. Broadway Street. OviedoER.com For all your familys emergencies big and small Central Florida Regional Hospital brings ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER features: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory servicesCaring for Oviedo EMERGENCY EXP ER TS Now Open 24/7! Dr. Gary D. McDonald OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIAN Oviedo VISION Center Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Glaucoma Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Calendar JULY 4 Join the city of Oviedo at the Oviedo Mall this 4th of July from 5 to 10 p.m. for the annual Independence Day Cel ebration. Be a part of the 1,000-person American Human Flag Project and enjoy live entertainment from BeatleBeat and The Big Band Theory. Other highlights include inatable games, carnival games, food trucks, craft vendors, and of course a wonderful reworks display. The rst 1,000 to show up for the Human Flag Project will be given a red, white or blue shirt. Participants will be coordinated into the proper formation and ofcial photos will be taken. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. near Chamberlins. For more information, call 407-971-5575 or 407-971-5568. Winter Springs celebrates the 4th of July at Central Winds Park with a rework show choreographed to music The event takes place from 5 to 9:10 p.m. when the reworks show begins. Ac tivities include live music, a talent show, games, bounces houses and other activi ties. The national anthem and presenta tion of colors will take place at 9:03 p.m. with the reworks beginning immediately afterwards. For more information, contact the city at 407-327-1000. The annual Geneva 4th of July Parade and Festival starts at 9:30 a.m. along Main Street. Awards will be presented during the Festival at the Rural Heritage Center following the parade. Show off your decorated and themed oat, bike and commercial entry to the 2014 theme God, Country, Community. Prizes are available for registered participants. Float entries should arrive at the First Baptist Church of Geneva no later than 9:30 a.m. Use the Main Street entrance. Judging begins at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot, so be ready. For more information and how to register, call Jessie Harrelson at 407416-5239 or Dorothy Hardee at 407-4971869. Late youth award entries will be accepted until 9:30 a.m. on July 4. Take part in a traditional cakewalk at Genevas annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival at 8 a.m. in the Rural Heri tage Center in Geneva. Purchase your $1 ticket to participate, step inside the Rural Heritage Center and stand on one of the numbered squares that form a large circle at the front of the room. The music begins to play and everyone walks around the circle until the music stops. Each person stands on the number closest to him or her and a number is drawn. The number is announced and the person standing on that number just won a cake! The Geneva Village Homemakers currently consists of more than 70 members, many of which bake cakes for this annual tradition. Dif ferent avors, decorations and styles of cakes abound at this event.JULY 9The Seminole County Library will host a Prehistoric Weaponry Lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at their west branch, located at 245 N. Hunt Club Blvd. in Longwood. Join Public Archaeologist Kevin Gidusko and explore the biotech nology of early native Floridians and the Timucuan Indians at this free event. For more information, call 407-665-1670.ONGOINGThe Summer Eco Camp Season at the Yarborough Nature Center in the Geneva Wilderness Area runs now through Aug. 1. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn more about the environment by joining ve-day classes that run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The classes include Animals Everywhere, Surviving in Nature and Creepy Crawl ers. For a list of classes, a registration form and more information, visit semino lecounty.gov/parksrec/naturallands The Artistic Hand Gallery and Studio is offering a wide variety of creative outlets for your children this summer in painting and drawing, mixed media and clay. No matter the level of experience, the studios qualied teachers will culti vate every childs artistic needs. Summer I classes run through the week of July 14 and Summer II classes are held the week of July 28 through the week of Sept. 14. Classes for teens and adults are also available. Visit artistichandgalleryandstu dio.com for more information or call Del at 407-415-6882. The Winter Springs Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday on State Road 434 and Tuskawilla Road in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit Win terSpringsFarmersMarket.com for more information. On the fourth Friday of each month, mul tiple venues in Sanfords downtown his toric district host the Sanford Art Walk, showcasing local talent along with oppor tunities to meet visiting artists. The event is on July 25 this month, is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit sanfordartwalk.com for more information. Want to learn a new card game? The Seminole County Public Library is offer ing free basic bridge instruction at the West Branch Library in Longwood and the Northwest Branch in Lake Mary, with classes meeting weekly for eight total sessions. West Branch Library classes are every Tuesday until July 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Northwest Branch Library classes are every Thursday until July 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the West Branch at 407-665-1670 or the Northwest Branch at 407-665-1640. Registration is required. The Casselberry Farmers Market and Green Bazaar runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next to the Cassel berry Police Department, located at 4195 S. U.S. Highway 17-92. For more informa tion, contact Casselberrymarket@gmail. com Notes Mad Science earns Member of the WeekThe Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announced Mad Science of North East Cen tral Florida as their Member of the Week. Mad Science delivers hands-on science experiences for children, encouraging them to learn and have fun. The world wide franchise brings science education to millions of children each year. Secret Lake Park gets a makeoverMore than 30 volunteers from Verizon Wireless, Hands on Orlando and the city of Casselberry came together last Thursday at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry to spruce up the park. The team built new benches, painted buildings, planted ow ers, sanded and sealed existing benches, and cleaned hydrilla from the lake.

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Page 4 | July 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice IINt T ERESt T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY JULY theyll need someones hand on RADIO | When the power goes out, Ham radio operators whose numbers are dwindling save the day CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Two hours in, Dave Hillebrandt furrows his brows, his mouth slightly open as he cocks his head toward the speaker to hear more clearly. Everyone in the small trailer is silent as he strains to hear the next code. N5BB... 3A, North Texas, his voice is lucid as he articulates the call sign to the logger next to him, who quickly types it into a spread sheet. Dave rubs his eyes and the bridge of his nose from under neath jet-black wraparound Oak ley sunglasses. His position never changes: one hand active on the Morse code transmitter and the other hand, adorned with a braille-dotted wedding band, xed on the radio. He made about 160 contacts by the end of his shift. No vision nec essary. Hillebrandt quit college after two years of studying radio and television and formed a rock band with friends called The Functions. You cant pass up on experi ences, he said. The guitarist and singers pas sion for music has taken him as far as Amsterdam, fundraising for a Moroccan orphanage. While most performers sock away tips earned from gigs, Dave sometimes donates his tips to non prots such as the American Can cer Society. He lost his father and mother-in-law to cancer. Dave attributes his patient na ture and avid listening skills to his lack of sight. I could meet someone on the street and I dont necessarily know that theyre rich, poor, small, homeless or not. A lot of things Im not distracted by. By Nada Hassanein The Voice Long black ants crawled across his arms, but Mike Welch sat in his green folding chair ignoring them in the swampy heat. With his soft, wrinkled hands tied together on his lap and a D-STAR radio in front of him, he closely monitored the weather on his laptop. It could turn at any minute, he said, his blue eyes squinting at the icons of white light ning bolts ashing over Brooksville. Welch, with a soft gentle voice, has charmed everyone thats come by the information tent in the past 10 hours. Talked to someone in Iceland the other day, Welch recalls. Since 1957, the radio operator of 18 years has taken on dierent roles in life from airman and photographer to husband and grandfather before loading fuel into rockets at Cape Ca naveral. Welchs radio lets him tell fellow Hams if nearby thunderstorms will pour into the campsite, impacting signals between them and places like China. The radio had certainly helped Welch out in the middle of the night a few years ago when the power went out. Claps of thunder had rocked him out of bed. Making his way across Lake County in his truck he found himself facing the back of a woman kneeling down in the middle of debris. She was look ing at the frame of her mutilated trailer. The tornado had swept up her husband. They never found him, Welch said. Blew him away and killed him. I was so sad. Ill never forget that. On his computer screen, he looks at the area covering Central Winds Park. The white and blue lightning bolts never do pay a visit. By Ailin Lebellot The Voice MIKE WELCH DAVE HILLEBRANDT

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Seminole Voice | July 4, 2014 | Page 5 AtT HLEt T ICS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY Rats grab third straight winISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEStrong pitching by the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs hasnt been enough to keep up with hot Sanford bats so far.

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Page 6 | July 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice Now through July 8 Columbinus (the play) recalls Columbine H.S. Massacre July 4 Orlandos Fireworks at the Fountain July 7 and 21 The Orlando Philharmonic Sounds of Summer Concert Series July 8 moe July 10 to 28 Ladies of Eola Heights a Wanzie Comedy And looking ahead Through Aug. 31 The Allure of Ancient Rome Aug. 9 Taste of the Nation Orlando Aug. 23 Give Kids the Worlds rst-ever MacDown Competition Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Sidewalk Sale Park AvenueJuly 10 13Save 50 75% at participating retailers Details at experienceparkavenue.com or call 407-644-8281. MACDOWN COMPETITION TASTE OF THE NATION

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Seminole Voice | July 4, 2014 | Page 7 VOICES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY JULY of happiness or Procuring our independence in our backyard Appreciate the moments away from the screen Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursTom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > King Features Weekly ServiceJune 30, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOON PHOTO BY TOM CAREY THE VOICEWant to be more food independent? Youd be surprised how much variety of food can be grown in Florida. Leandra Preston-Sidler is an instructor in the University of Central Floridas Womens Studies. She can be reached at Leandra.Preston-Sidler@ucf.eduLEANDRA PRESTON-SIDLER UCF Forum columnist

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A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE JULY 2014 Joan Ray has been a dancer since she was a child. Shed watch the afternoon dance shows on TV, spend three af ternoons a week after school dancing the jitterbug, and whatever else the kids were excited about at the time. When she got older, shed hop up with her girlfriends and do a little line dancing if the mood was right. Her husband Roy has always been a bit of Most of the time it was Joan getting up and dancing with the girls while I sat over and had a beer, or two, and cheered her on, he said. But Joan, 70, hasnt been dancing in a while. The Winter Springs couples life has changed drastically in the diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2009. It was gradual at places she normally wouldnt and then not being able to harder lately. Joan sometimes wanders the house at night and she cant drive anymore. Roy has to do all the cooking and housework. Its been a transition from went on, to now being able to deal with those problems knowing theyre there and theyre not going to go away and its not her, its the disease thats causing the prob lem, Roy said. Their lifestyle has changed considerably, but they still try to do normal couple things. They go out to eat, invite friends over and travel with a motor home group. When Roy saw that the Alzheimers Association was offering ballroom dance classes this summer, he saw another opportunity for he and his wife to connect with each other, friends who understand what theyre going through, and have some fun. The classes, which are free and being held by the Al zheimer Association and the USA Dance Orlando chapter, run every Saturday through July 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosby Center YMCA in Winter Park. In 2013 a team of research ers from Nottingham Univer sity in the United Kingdom released a study that shows staying active with your brain and body could be effective in staving off Alzheimers disease. Ballroom dancing activates both. While there is not a 100 percent proven method for slowing progression or prevention with the disease; self stimulated, keeping your mind active and keeping your body active are really the best ways to help slow progression of the disease and help pre vent the decline, said Danny Anez, associate director of programs for the Alzheimers Association Central and North Florida Chapter. So ballroom dancing it has the unique ability to both work out your brain and stimulate your brain in new and novel ways as well as physically working yourself out and working on things like balance, which is a huge issue when it comes to senior populations. And since there is no cure or real treatment for demen tia, an activity like ballroom dancing is worth looking into considering how many Ameri cans the disease impacts. More than 5 million Ameri cans are living with dementia and every 67 seconds another person develops Alzheim ers, according to statistics collected by the Alzheim ers Association. Experts estimate that by the year 2050, 16 million people will have the disease. The symptoms of dementia are incredibly disrupt ing to daily life for the indi vidual. Theres memory loss and decreased problem solv ing and reasoning skills. Sufferers experience confusion with time or place, changes in personality and have trouble joining or following a conver sation. That can make a person affected by dementia with draw from their normal social activities. They stop going to church or having dinner with friends. Anez hopes that the ballroom dance program can keep those people engaged in their community instead. It keeps people living with a purpose in life, he said. John Davis, president of the Orlando chapter of USA Dance, hopes those who come to the dance program create a stronger bond with their caregiver, have fun and allow them to reminisce about hap pier times. Some of the things that Dancing through the fog of dementia PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORCaregivers and volunteers twirl their partners through choreographed routines. Please see DANCING on page 3Step by step, dementia patients better their brains and bodies with ballroom dance lessonsBRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community

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Page 2 Growing up in the South, I always marveled at how adept everyone was at well-man nered hatefulness. If someone made a stupid comment, the response would never be, What an idiot you are! Instead it was, Well, aint that nice? or Why, bless your heart. When it came to social-grace duplicity, we were the champions. Or so I thought. That was before I came to Washington. It takes a little getting used to, but for the most part, you must accept that people mean the opposite of what they say. If most say Nice to see you, they are actually looking over your shoulder at someone more im portant. The really good ones somehow manage to make eye contact with you while looking past you at the same instant. Its pretty amazing. And anyone who has watched the Senate is well aware that the members refer to their most despised ene mies as My friend. That ex tends far beyond the Capitol. If anyone calls you his or her friend, watch your back. Theres nothing new about this, and its not unique to D.C. We all have our moments of not meaning what we say. The normal greeting is How are you doing? The automatic answer is Fine, thank you. But lets face it: We usually couldnt care less, and we certainly dont want to hear when someone is not is Actually terrible. My wife has left me for a younger man, my business is bankrupt, and the bank just foreclosed on my house. What do you say? If you grew up in the South, per haps youd respond with bless your heart, in which case youd mean, Im sorry, did you say something? Or youd escape as fast as you could. Thank you for asking, is sponse to the insincere How you doing? greeting. Thank you for asking translates to, None of your business. The more someone sings your praises to your face, the more he changes his tune behind your back. Perhaps Michael Kinsley is correct, though, with his observation sincere, because the person lavishing compliments thinks youre worthwhile enough to Again, its Washington. Here its barely noticed that the same Republicans who were demanding that the ad ministration bring back Tali ban hostage Bowe Bergdahl at any cost now are raising Cain about the very fact that a deal was made for his return. Its galling how shamewhats really infuriating is how President Barack Obama even lets them bother him. He its always damned if you do, and damned if you dont for him. Deception is accepted as the norm here, and they never have to eat their words. Hillary Clinton shows shes no slouch at this when she chooses her language. My fakery favorite is the expression I wish him well, which is code for condemning someone to a miserable life. the umpteen TV interviews she did to promote her new book, Hillary told ABCs Diane Sawyer she wished not only Rand Paul well, but also Monica Lewinsky. Aint that nice? 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. Mastering well-mannered hatefulness For people who want to hear better. Make It a Spectacular SummerwithBetter Hearing! For over 26 years, millions of Americans have trusted HearUSA for the best hearing care in America and the only organization providing TotalCare. Call Toll Free today for a FREE Hearing Check-up! 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. www.hearusa.com Call Toll Free: 855.802.55327512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 90 Orlando(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) Total Care ExperienceMost complete and accurate hearing check-up. Total Care Selection HearUSA offers a broad selection of advanced hearing aids from trusted brands.Total Care Technology Video Otoscope examination a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax. A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY FREE Gas Cardwith Hearing Screening* *Must have hearing loss.Financing as low as$33/mo.**Same as cash and 0% APR O.A.C. (on approval of credit). Minimum monthly payments required on all same as cash and 0% contracts. Trade in your old hearing aids and receive$1500 o your next purchase.* *$750 o each hearing aid. Valid on Siemens 5mi and 7mi aids only. Not valid with any other oer or discount. Oer expires 7/31/14. 140701 HearUSA July Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8_to run 7-3_01.indd 1 5/29/14 5:00 PM Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life.

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Page 3 Next time dont ignore that AARP invite At some point in our lives, we will get an invitation to join AARP, the organization for seniors. This likely will co incide with our 50th birthday, a point many of us dont want to acknowledge. The AARP mail is ignored, maybe for a week, maybe for 10 years. But at some point we concede: We are seniors. And we need AARP. Ive been taking a closer look at AARP recently, and have concluded that its worth joining. Here are a few of the Need help with estate plan ning, starting a business or your taxes? Its there, as close as your computer. Want good information on local political issues that affect seniors in your state. Its there. AARP is in our corner, with one of the strongest lobby efforts in Washington, D.C. there are two side branches Services provides discounts on many of the things we need, such as travel, legal, entertain ment and supplemental health insurance. AARP Foundation provides on-the-job training, education, legal help and much more. The AARP Driver Safety program can be taken either online or in a class setting. The biggest value is that it teaches about the changes that come with age and how those can affect driving. The bi-monthly magazine is worth the price of the mem bership alone ($16 per year). What I appreciate most is that the articles are straightfor ward, informative and not con descending. With membership you also can read them online. If you have access to a com puter, look around the site at aarp.com. Check the memberalready a member, or ask for one by phone when you sign up by calling 1-888-687-2277. Be sure youre not missing out on anything especially your discounts! Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. DANCING | Motion improves memorieshappen when you start with cognitive deterioration is that it does lead to a certain isola tion and loneliness, and cer tainly ballroom dancing with a partner will help them to channel communication on a social level and on a physical level, he said. This might even bring back memories of them swing dancing in the past, or salsa dancing. Joans excited to relive a little bit of her past. Shes a great dancer, Roy said, but hes a little nervous. Im afraid Ill step all over her feet. Oh you will not, youll do When he leaves the room she makes a motion, showing off how shell be doing the leading while theyre there. She wont let him step on her feet. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The Alzheimer Association Central and North Florida Chap ter will be holding free ballroom dance classes for those diagnosed with a dementia and their caregiv ers there are volunteer partners available, too every Saturday in July from 2 to 3 p.m. Classes are at the Crosby Center YMCA in Win ter Park and RSVP is required, call 1-800-272-3900. Life is easier with Home Care Services We have the Skill to Heal. The Spirit to Care. Transitional Care Program Philips Personal Medication Dispenser Philips Lifeline Call today to schedule Private Duty Services (407) 691-8206 P h i l i p s P e r s o n a l M e d i c a t i o n D i s p e n s e r The Personal Medication Dispenser assists with medication management Medications are reviewed and pre-filled by a registered nurse, preventing overor undermedication that could lead to a costly re-hospitalization. Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 6 DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had lower-back problems almost all my life. Many doctors and therapists have examined it, with almost no success. Recently my attacks have been fewer and milder, even if the bed is not quite right. I can live with it, but a new wrinkle has emerged: If I dont get out of bed as soon as the alarm sounds, Ill have back pain and little mobility all day and partial incapac ity. I am 74 years old, 6-feet 4-inches tall and weigh 230 pounds. Do you have any idea what causes this, and if there is any cure? J.S.B. ANSWER: There are dozens of causes of back pain. It can be impossible, even with the most advanced diagnostic tests, to make a precise diag nosis of the underlying cause. In your case, it sounds like you have had one problem for a long time and now some thing is causing a different kind of back problem. Back pain that gets worse with bed rest and better with exercise is not likely to be a herniated disc or spinal stenosis two serious causes of back pain. I am guessing that there is a component of osteoarthritis in your back now, which would be quite common in a 74-yearold man. Osteoarthritis does tend to get worse with rest and better with exercise. I am impressed by how acutely it gets worse, and its entirely possible that there may be some muscular spasm associ ated with your back pain. Even though you are quite tall, 230 pounds is a lot for your spine to support. You have a BMI of 28, which is in the overweight range. may help relieve pain on your back. And certainly listen to your body, and get up and be active. Stretching, including yoga and tai chi, can be a very effective treatment. The arthritis booklet discusses joint pain found in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid ar thritis and lupus. Order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach No. 301W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S. with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. About 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinsons disease each year. In 2010, the disease was responsible for the deaths of 182 Florida residents between the ages of 65 and 74, and 1,535 Florida residents over the age of 75, accord ing to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parkinsons disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. Early signs may be mild and go unnoticed. Symptoms often begin on one side of your body and usually remain worse on that side, even after symptoms begin to affect both sides. Signs and symptoms may include tremor, slowed movement, rigid mus cles, impaired posture, speech changes and writing changes. In the early stages of Par kinsons disease, your face may show little or no expres sion or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinsons disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time. Although Parkinsons disease cant be cured, medications may improve your symptoms. One of the most disturbing side effects of standard Par kinsons disease treatments are freezing or off episodes. These episodes are character ized by acute immobility, can occur between one and several times daily, and can last from one to several hours cumu latively. These episodes are triggered by L-dopa, a main line treatment for Parkinsons disease. The episodes begin when the levodopa or enzyme inhibitors enter the blood stream too slowly, or wear off quickly, or just do not enter at all. A drug called apomorphine is the only drug approved of these freezing periods. Currently, however, it is only available in the U.S. as an injection. This can result in painful reactions, including irritation and nodules at the injection site. Our company, called Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc., has developed an undertem, called APL-130277 that is similar to Listerine Breath Strips. The strip dissolves in about one to two minutes, delivering the drug into the bloodstream in a similar time interval and concentration as an injectable dose. The treat ment aims at relieving many Parkinsons disease patients of the requirement for selfinjections, along with the injury and stress this entails. Over the next two years, the company plans to conduct hu man clinical trials and expects to submit its drug for approval to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016. If you would like to learn more about Parkinsons disease, its symptoms and available treatments, speak with your doctor, or contact the Central Florida chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation at 858-414-0459 contact-usAnthony Giovinazzo is president and CEO of Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. Not all back pain is equalNew drugs may help Parkinsons 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. 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Page 7 Maitland Senior Center The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 South Maitland Ave. and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is sub ject to change without notice. For more information, please call 407539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland. com. The Maitland Senior Center will be closed on Friday, July 4, for Independence Day and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 7. Join us every Monday and Friday in July at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in July. Call to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in July at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in July at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in July at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in July at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chat ting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in July at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in July at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in July at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in July for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Les sons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specifics on this class. On July 11 seniors are invited to a Senior Calendar program providing free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Me digap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). All counseling is rst-come-rst-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more infor mation, email information@elderaf fairs.org, visit FLORIDASHINE.org, or call 1-800-963-5337.Casselberry classesBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Satur days. Its $49.99 a month for unlim ited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Mon day and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citi zens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free. Contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. Tai Chi for Intermediates is at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. Bingo is from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mon days and Wednesdays. The cost is $3 per session. Duplicate bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays. Shore up your skills in this classic game. Casual bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Progressive bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Line Dancing is from 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Al garin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry.org or visit casselberry.org/registerWinter Springs Senior CenterLearn ceramics from a talented group at ceramics class from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by Bingo at 1 p.m. There is no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Need to relieve some stress? On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. join our 30-minute Guided Meditation.Altamonte Springs programsAARPs Smart Driver program helps refresh driving skills and de velop safer driving habits for drivers aged 50 or older. Its from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 12 at Altamonte Mall COPS Center, 415 E. Altamonte Drive. Call 1-888-227-766. Senior SneakersRHETT WICKHAM, CPTen Question 1: I know that I should get more exercise, but I dont know where to start. Mary Boone Question 2: Why do I need to exercise? Im too old to start. John S.I want to address both of you, John and Mary, together, because up front the message is the same: everybody has to start somewhere, sometime. While its never too late to start improving your health, now is the most important time for a mature population are physical, emotional, mental, and yes, The human body is capable of building muscle throughout your lifetime, John, regardless of age. Exercise particularly a regular, focused, programmatic approach means that you see your energy improve almost instantly, as well as sleep, digestive health and car diovascular health. As we mature, many people are concerned with the risk of falling and injuring themselves. Nothing is better for preventing this than a strong core that helps you stay stable example, can improve the muscle strength in their back and abdomi nal muscles as well as their legs, important to improve upper body strength (shoulders and arms.) Re gardless of your gender, the body wants to be equally strong front to back, left to right, top to bot tom. Its the beauty of the human body; it naturally seeks balance. Getting started is simple, Mary. Get up, get in the gym, and select a trainer to guide you. If youre more comfortable with a mature trainer there are plenty of us making a difference for young and mature alike. Going to a gym is like visiting a foreign country without consulting a good guide you risk missing out on the best self. Trainers teach you carefully, slowly, thoughtfully so that you feel comfortable and see results. A trainer can help guide your nutri tion and get rid of the confusions about diet; plus we want you to have the foods you enjoy not just Remember what I said about clients Ive trained have had their doctor reduce or in some instances completely eliminate medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol and other conditions improved by exercise and good nutrition. The potential for money saved on medication and extended, repeat visits to health care specialists is substan tial. Check with your insurance programs to see if they offer a discount or even free member ship to the gym, such as Silver Sneakers. Finally, why start late in life? My favorite quote about health and wellness is from Socrates and I repeat it every day, No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training ... what a crime it is for one to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which their body is capable. You can have a longer, healthier, happier life. Exercise science is far more advanced now and we know from years of research that people who engage in some form of vigorous exercise, for an hour a day at least three days a week, add years to their life. Not just hours and days, but happier, healthier, more indepen dent years of living. Emerging re search is pointing toward exercise as a way to improve mental health and counter the effects of diseases such as Alzheimers. Women can increase bone density, men can improve their performance in leisure activities such as golf and tennis, and we all improve our sexual health (shhhh ... dont tell the 20-somethings were still ac tive; let it be a surprise.) exercise studio, take a friend or meet new friends, and join the rev olution of age-defying exercisers realizing the unlimited potential of their bodies. Oh, yes, and when in doubt, always ask a trainer! Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Anytime Fitness in Winter Park and he can be reached at 321972-5833 for both personal and group training. For answers to your health and a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness, Winter Park prides itself on providing a friendly, well-maintained facility featuring top-quality exercise of being able to use any of more than 2,300 Anytime Fitness clubs now open in all 50 states and 19 countries. For more information on Anytime Fitness, PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANYTIME FITNESS Trainers can help seniors plan workouts. ADVERTORIAL

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Page 8 Hepatitis C is a disease that is caused by a virus that affects the liver. Even though the disease often doesnt produce symptoms, it can seriously damage the liver and can be fatal. An estimated 3.2 million Americans have Hepatitis C. Older people are more likely to have been exposed to Hepatitis C, but many older Americans are not aware that they need to be tested for it. A December 2013 report found that Hepatitis C infections are concentrated in the Baby information on that report here: major study of people with the virus, 75 percent of the patients were born between 1945 and 1964.What is Hepatitis C?Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus, which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C ranges in sever ity from a mild illness that lasts a few weeks (referred to as an acute infection) to a seri ous, lifelong illness that can destroy the liver (referred to as a chronic infection). Most people with Hepatitis C do not have any immediate symptoms. However, 75 to 85 percent of people who are infected eventually develop a chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, and even death. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis of the liver (liver scarring) and liver cancer, and is the most common reason for liver transplants in the United States. Approximately 15,000 people die every year from Hepatitis C-related liver disease.What are the symptoms of chronic Hepatitis C?Most people with chronic Hepatitis C do not have any symptoms, and they may not have symptoms until years later when they develop liver problems. In people with no symptoms, Hepatitis C is often detected during routine blood tests to measure liver function. Infected people who do develop symptoms may experi ence the following: fatigue, joint pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever, dark urine, light-colored stools, or yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice.Can a person spread Hepatitis C without having symptoms?Yes. Most people who are infected with Hepatitis C do not know they are infected because they do not look or feel sick. An infected person with no symptoms can spread the virus to others. Any activity that exchanges blood between two people can put a person at risk for exposure. Before 1992, Hepatitis C was commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. Widespread screening of the U.S. blood supply for Hepatitis C began in 1992.Should I be tested for Hepatitis C?Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Preventive Services Task Force recommend screen ing for the Hepatitis C virus for people born between 1945 and 1964. Talk to your doctor about being tested for Hepatitis C if any of these apply to you: You were born between 1945 and 1964 You were treated for a blood clotting problem before 1987 You received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992 You are on long-term hemodialysis treatment You have abnormal liver tests or liver disease You work in health care or public safety and were exposed to blood through a needle stick or other sharp object injury You have HIV You engaged in sex that could have caused bleeding You are a current or for mer injection drug user, even if you injected only one time or many years agoCan Hepatitis C be treated successfully?Yes. In about 25 percent of people, an acute infection clears up on its own without treatment. However, if acute hepatitis C is diagnosed, treat ment reduces the risk that it will become a chronic infec tion. There are several medica tions that treat chronic Hepati tis C, including new treatments that appear to be more effective and have fewer side effects than previous options. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps a list of approved treatment can be expensive. Clinical trials of new drug treatments may also be avail able.Hepatitis C and the Affordable Care ActThanks to the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of thousands of Hepatitis C patients have new access to treatment. All insurance must provide free screening for Hepati tis C for anyone born between 1945 and 1964. People with Hepatitis C cannot be turned down for insurance or discriminated against by an insurance com pany. Limits on out-of-pocket costs will make expensive treatment more affordable.Hepatitis C: Older Americans are at riskRON POLLACK Guest columnist shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Sunday at 11am at



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RATS BUILD LEAD OVER DAWGS ATHLETICS, 5 Grow your own independence FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS, 7 Ballroom for the Brain CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1 4 3 5 6 7 8 B1 MARK YOUR CALENDAR Its time to celebrate Americas biggest patriotic holiday. But where to go and what to do? Check out our Independence Day calendar for your weekend-long guide to festivities. MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 3 Stan Wood has strained his dots and dashes of a radio op Radio operators from the ternet that the satellite had re Static in the darkness A state-sponsored vacation TIM FREED The Voice ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Jeff Keating and Seminole County radio operators competed in a 24-hour disaster simulation competition June 28-29. PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE Nina Kumar is heading to India to learn Hindi as part of a diplomatic program. Please see RADIO on page 4 Please see DIPLOMACY on page 2 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 3. In home delivery by Friday, July 4

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Seminole Voice | July 4, 2014 | Page 3 Friday, July 4, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 27 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 Tracy Craft TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Isaac Babcock IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Sarah Wilson SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Tim Freed TFreed@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com Tom Miller TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery Janet Foley jwfoley75@gmail.com Sandi Vidal Sandi@ChristianHelp.org Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.com Karen Phillips KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net David Levine DLevine@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Linda Stern LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Ashley McBride Legal@FLALegals.com Luana Baez LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP Rance Crain Francis X. Farrell Patti Green Jeff Babineau USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Oviedo ER is located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426 with easy access from W. Broadway Street. OviedoER.com For all your familys emergencies big and small Central Florida Regional Hospital brings ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER features: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory servicesCaring for Oviedo EMERGENCY EXP ER TS Now Open 24/7! Dr. Gary D. McDonald OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIAN Oviedo VISION Center Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Glaucoma Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Calendar JULY 4 Join the city of Oviedo at the Oviedo Mall this 4th of July from 5 to 10 p.m. for the annual Independence Day Cel ebration Be a part of the 1,000-person American Human Flag Project and enjoy live entertainment from BeatleBeat and The Big Band Theory. Other highlights include inatable games, carnival games, food trucks, craft vendors, and of course a wonderful reworks display. The rst 1,000 to show up for the Human Flag Project will be given a red, white or blue shirt. Participants will be coordinated into the proper formation and ofcial photos will be taken. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. near Chamberlins. For more information, call 407-971-5575 or 407-971-5568. Winter Springs celebrates the 4th of July at Central Winds Park with a rework show choreographed to music The event takes place from 5 to 9:10 p.m. when the reworks show begins. Ac tivities include live music, a talent show, games, bounces houses and other activi ties. The national anthem and presenta tion of colors will take place at 9:03 p.m. with the reworks beginning immediately afterwards. For more information, contact the city at 407-327-1000. The annual Geneva 4th of July Parade and Festival starts at 9:30 a.m. along Main Street. Awards will be presented during the Festival at the Rural Heritage Center following the parade. Show off your decorated and themed oat, bike and commercial entry to the 2014 theme God, Country, Community. Prizes are available for registered participants. Float entries should arrive at the First Baptist Church of Geneva no later than 9:30 a.m. Use the Main Street entrance. Judging begins at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot, so be ready. For more information and how to register, call Jessie Harrelson at 407416-5239 or Dorothy Hardee at 407-4971869. Late youth award entries will be accepted until 9:30 a.m. on July 4. Take part in a traditional cakewalk at Genevas annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival at 8 a.m. in the Rural Heri tage Center in Geneva. Purchase your $1 ticket to participate, step inside the Rural Heritage Center and stand on one of the numbered squares that form a large circle at the front of the room. The music begins to play and everyone walks around the circle until the music stops. Each person stands on the number closest to him or her and a number is drawn. The number is announced and the person standing on that number just won a cake! The Gene va Village Homemakers currently consists of more than 70 members, many of which bake cakes for this annual tradition. Dif ferent avors, decorations and styles of cakes abound at this event. JULY 9 The Seminole County Library will host a Prehistoric Weaponry Lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at their west branch, located at 245 N. Hunt Club Blvd. in Longwood. Join Public Archaeologist Kevin Gidusko and explore the biotech nology of early native Floridians and the Timucuan Indians at this free event. For more information, call 407-665-1670. ONGOING The Summer Eco Camp Season at the Yarborough Nature Center in the Geneva Wilderness Area runs now through Aug. 1. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn more about the environment by joining ve-day classes that run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The classes include Animals Everywhere, Surviving in Nature and Creepy Crawl ers. For a list of classes, a registration form and more information, visit semino lecounty.gov/parksrec/naturallands The Artistic Hand Gallery and Studio is offering a wide variety of creative outlets for your children this summer in painting and drawing, mixed media and clay. No matter the level of experience, the studios qualied teachers will culti vate every childs artistic needs. Summer I classes run through the week of July 14 and Summer II classes are held the week of July 28 through the week of Sept. 14. Classes for teens and adults are also available. Visit artistichandgalleryandstu dio.com for more information or call Del at 407-415-6882. The Winter Springs Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday on State Road 434 and Tuskawilla Road in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit Win terSpringsFarmersMarket.com for more information. On the fourth Friday of each month, mul tiple venues in Sanfords downtown his toric district host the Sanford Art Walk, showcasing local talent along with oppor tunities to meet visiting artists. The event is on July 25 this month, is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit sanfordartwalk.com for more information. Want to learn a new card game ? The Seminole County Public Library is offer ing free basic bridge instruction at the West Branch Library in Longwood and the Northwest Branch in Lake Mary, with classes meeting weekly for eight total sessions. West Branch Library classes are every Tuesday until July 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Northwest Branch Library classes are every Thursday until July 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the West Branch at 407-665-1670 or the Northwest Branch at 407-665-1640. Registration is required. The Casselberry Farmers Market and Green Bazaar runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next to the Cassel berry Police Department, located at 4195 S. U.S. Highway 17-92. For more informa tion, contact Casselberrymarket@gmail. com Notes Mad Science earns Member of the Week The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce recently an nounced Mad Science of North East Cen tral Florida as their Member of the Week. Mad Science delivers hands-on science experiences for children, encouraging them to learn and have fun. The world wide franchise brings science education to millions of children each year. Secret Lake Park gets a makeover More than 30 volunteers from Verizon Wireless, Hands on Orlando and the city of Casselberry came together last Thurs day at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry to spruce up the park. The team built new benches, painted buildings, planted ow ers, sanded and sealed existing benches, and cleaned hydrilla from the lake.

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Page 4 | July 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY JULY theyll need someones hand on RADIO | When the power goes out, Ham radio operators whose numbers are dwindling save the day C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Two hours in, Dave Hillebrandt furrows his brows, his mouth slightly open as he cocks his head toward the speaker to hear more clearly. Everyone in the small trail er is silent as he strains to hear the next code. N5BB... 3A, North Texas, his voice is lucid as he articulates the call sign to the logger next to him, who quickly types it into a spread sheet. Dave rubs his eyes and the bridge of his nose from under neath jet-black wraparound Oak ley sunglasses. His position never changes: one hand active on the Morse code transmitter and the other hand, adorned with a braille-dotted wedding band, xed on the radio. He made about 160 contacts by the end of his shift. No vision nec essary. Hillebrandt quit college after two years of studying radio and television and formed a rock band with friends called The Functions. You cant pass up on experi ences, he said. The guitarist and singers pas sion for music has taken him as far as Amsterdam, fundraising for a Moroccan orphanage. While most performers sock away tips earned from gigs, Dave sometimes donates his tips to non prots such as the American Can cer Society. He lost his father and mother-in-law to cancer. Dave attributes his patient na ture and avid listening skills to his lack of sight. I could meet someone on the street and I dont necessarily know that theyre rich, poor, small, homeless or not. A lot of things Im not distracted by. By Nada Hassanein The Voice Long black ants crawled across his arms, but Mike Welch sat in his green folding chair ignoring them in the swampy heat. With his soft, wrinkled hands tied together on his lap and a D-STAR radio in front of him, he closely monitored the weather on his laptop. It could turn at any minute, he said, his blue eyes squinting at the icons of white light ning bolts ashing over Brooksville. Welch, with a soft gentle voice, has charmed everyone thats come by the information tent in the past 10 hours. Talked to someone in Iceland the other day, Welch recalls. Since 1957, the radio operator of 18 years has taken on dierent roles in life from airman and photographer to husband and grandfather before loading fuel into rockets at Cape Ca naveral. Welchs radio lets him tell fellow Hams if nearby thunderstorms will pour into the campsite, impacting signals between them and places like China. The radio had certainly helped Welch out in the middle of the night a few years ago when the power went out. Claps of thunder had rocked him out of bed. Making his way across Lake County in his truck he found himself facing the back of a woman kneeling down in the middle of debris. She was look ing at the frame of her mutilated trailer. The tornado had swept up her husband. They never found him, Welch said. Blew him away and killed him. I was so sad. Ill never forget that. On his computer screen, he looks at the area covering Central Winds Park. The white and blue lightning bolts never do pay a visit. By Ailin Lebellot The Voice MIKE WELCH DAVE HILLEBRANDT

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Seminole Voice | July 4, 2014 | Page 5 AT HLE T ICS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY Rats grab third straight win ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Strong pitching by the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs hasnt been enough to keep up with hot Sanford bats so far.

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Page 6 | July 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice Now through July 8 Columbinus (the play) recalls Columbine H.S. Massacre July 4 Orlandos Fireworks at the Fountain July 7 and 21 The Orlando Philharmonic Sounds of Summer Concert Series July 8 moe July 10 to 28 Ladies of Eola Heights a Wanzie Comedy And looking ahead Through Aug. 31 The Allure of Ancient Rome Aug. 9 Taste of the Nation Orlando Aug. 23 Give Kids the Worlds rst-ever MacDown Competition Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Sidewalk Sale Park AvenueJuly 10 13Save 50 75% at participating retailers Details at experienceparkavenue.com or call 407-644-8281. MACDOWN COMPETITION TASTE OF THE NATION

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Seminole Voice | July 4, 2014 | Page 7 VOICES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY JULY of happiness or Procuring our independence in our backyard Appreciate the moments away from the screen Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > King Features Weekly ServiceJune 30, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOON PHOTO BY TOM CAREY THE VOICE Want to be more food independent? Youd be surprised how much variety of food can be grown in Florida. Leandra Preston-Sidler is an instructor in the University of Central Floridas Womens Studies. She can be reached at Leandra.Preston-Sidler@ucf.edu LEANDRA PRESTON-SIDLER UCF Forum columnist

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A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE JULY 2014 Joan Ray has been a dancer since she was a child. Shed watch the afternoon dance shows on TV, spend three af ternoons a week after school dancing the jitterbug, and whatever else the kids were excited about at the time. When she got older, shed hop up with her girlfriends and do a little line dancing if the mood was right. Her husband Roy has always been a bit of Most of the time it was Joan getting up and dancing with the girls while I sat over and had a beer, or two, and cheered her on, he said. But Joan, 70, hasnt been dancing in a while. The Winter Springs couples life has changed drastically in the diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2009. It was gradual at places she normally wouldnt and then not being able to harder lately. Joan sometimes wanders the house at night and she cant drive anymore. Roy has to do all the cooking and housework. Its been a transition from went on, to now being able to deal with those problems knowing theyre there and theyre not going to go away and its not her, its the dis ease thats causing the prob lem, Roy said. Their lifestyle has changed considerably, but they still try to do normal couple things. They go out to eat, invite friends over and travel with a motor home group. When Roy saw that the Alzheimers Association was offering ballroom dance classes this summer, he saw another opportunity for he and his wife to connect with each other, friends who un derstand what theyre going through, and have some fun. The classes, which are free and being held by the Al zheimer Association and the USA Dance Orlando chapter, run every Saturday through July 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosby Center YMCA in Winter Park. In 2013 a team of research ers from Nottingham Univer sity in the United Kingdom released a study that shows staying active with your brain and body could be effective in staving off Al zheimers disease. Ballroom dancing activates both. While there is not a 100 percent proven method for slowing progression or prevention with the disease; self stimulated, keeping your mind active and keeping your body active are really the best ways to help slow progression of the disease and help pre vent the decline, said Danny Anez, associate director of programs for the Alzheimers Association Central and North Florida Chapter. So ballroom dancing it has the unique ability to both work out your brain and stimulate your brain in new and novel ways as well as physically working yourself out and working on things like balance, which is a huge issue when it comes to senior populations. And since there is no cure or real treatment for demen tia, an activity like ballroom dancing is worth looking into considering how many Ameri cans the disease impacts. More than 5 million Ameri cans are living with dementia and every 67 seconds another person develops Alzheim ers, according to statistics collected by the Alzheim ers Association. Experts estimate that by the year 2050, 16 million people will have the disease. The symptoms of dementia are incredibly disrupt ing to daily life for the indi vidual. Theres memory loss and decreased problem solv ing and reasoning skills. Suf ferers experience confusion with time or place, changes in personality and have trouble joining or following a conver sation. That can make a person affected by dementia with draw from their normal social activities. They stop going to church or having dinner with friends. Anez hopes that the ballroom dance program can keep those people engaged in their community instead. It keeps people living with a purpose in life, he said. John Davis, president of the Orlando chapter of USA Dance, hopes those who come to the dance program create a stronger bond with their caregiver, have fun and allow them to reminisce about hap pier times. Some of the things that Dancing through the fog of dementia PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Caregivers and volunteers twirl their partners through choreographed routines. Please see DANCING on page 3 Step by step, dementia patients better their brains and bodies with ballroom dance lessons BRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community

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Page 2 Growing up in the South, I always marveled at how adept everyone was at well-man nered hatefulness. If someone made a stupid comment, the response would never be, What an idiot you are! Instead it was, Well, aint that nice? or Why, bless your heart. When it came to social-grace duplicity, we were the champions. Or so I thought. That was before I came to Washington. It takes a little getting used to, but for the most part, you must accept that people mean the opposite of what they say. If most say Nice to see you, they are actually looking over your shoulder at someone more im portant. The really good ones somehow manage to make eye contact with you while looking past you at the same instant. Its pretty amazing. And anyone who has watched the Senate is well aware that the members refer to their most despised ene mies as My friend. That ex tends far beyond the Capitol. If anyone calls you his or her friend, watch your back. Theres nothing new about this, and its not unique to D.C. We all have our mo ments of not meaning what we say. The normal greeting is How are you doing? The automatic answer is Fine, thank you. But lets face it: We usually couldnt care less, and we certainly dont want to hear when someone is not is Actually terrible. My wife has left me for a younger man, my business is bankrupt, and the bank just foreclosed on my house. What do you say? If you grew up in the South, per haps youd respond with bless your heart, in which case youd mean, Im sorry, did you say something? Or youd escape as fast as you could. Thank you for asking, is sponse to the insincere How you doing? greeting. Thank you for asking translates to, None of your business. The more someone sings your praises to your face, the more he changes his tune behind your back. Perhaps Michael Kinsley is correct, though, with his observation sincere, because the person lavishing compliments thinks youre worthwhile enough to Again, its Washington. Here its barely noticed that the same Republicans who were demanding that the ad ministration bring back Tali ban hostage Bowe Bergdahl at any cost now are raising Cain about the very fact that a deal was made for his return. Its galling how shame whats really infuriating is how President Barack Obama even lets them bother him. He its always damned if you do, and damned if you dont for him. Deception is accepted as the norm here, and they never have to eat their words. Hillary Clinton shows shes no slouch at this when she chooses her language. My fakery favorite is the expression I wish him well, which is code for condemning someone to a miserable life. the umpteen TV interviews she did to promote her new book, Hillary told ABCs Diane Sawyer she wished not only Rand Paul well, but also Monica Lewinsky. Aint that nice? 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. Mastering well-mannered hatefulness For people who want to hear better. Make It a Spectacular SummerwithBetter Hearing! For over 26 years, millions of Americans have trusted HearUSA for the best hearing care in America and the only organization providing TotalCare. Call Toll Free today for a FREE Hearing Check-up! 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. www.hearusa.com Call Toll Free: 855.802.55327512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 90 Orlando(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) Total Care ExperienceMost complete and accurate hearing check-up. Total Care Selection HearUSA offers a broad selection of advanced hearing aids from trusted brands.Total Care Technology Video Otoscope examination a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax. A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY FREE Gas Cardwith Hearing Screening* *Must have hearing loss.Financing as low as$33/mo.**Same as cash and 0% APR O.A.C. (on approval of credit). Minimum monthly payments required on all same as cash and 0% contracts. Trade in your old hearing aids and receive$1500 o your next purchase.* *$750 o each hearing aid. Valid on Siemens 5mi and 7mi aids only. Not valid with any other oer or discount. Oer expires 7/31/14. 140701 HearUSA July Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8_to run 7-3_01.indd 1 5/29/14 5:00 PM Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life.

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Page 3 Next time dont ignore that AARP invite At some point in our lives, we will get an invitation to join AARP, the organization for seniors. This likely will co incide with our 50th birthday, a point many of us dont want to acknowledge. The AARP mail is ignored, maybe for a week, maybe for 10 years. But at some point we concede: We are seniors. And we need AARP. Ive been taking a closer look at AARP recently, and have concluded that its worth joining. Here are a few of the Need help with estate plan ning, starting a business or your taxes? Its there, as close as your computer. Want good information on local political issues that affect seniors in your state. Its there. AARP is in our corner, with one of the strongest lobby efforts in Washington, D.C. there are two side branches Services provides discounts on many of the things we need, such as travel, legal, entertain ment and supplemental health insurance. AARP Foundation provides on-the-job training, education, legal help and much more. The AARP Driver Safety program can be taken either online or in a class setting. The biggest value is that it teaches about the changes that come with age and how those can affect driving. The bi-monthly magazine is worth the price of the mem bership alone ($16 per year). What I appreciate most is that the articles are straightfor ward, informative and not con descending. With membership you also can read them online. If you have access to a com puter, look around the site at aarp.com. Check the memberalready a member, or ask for one by phone when you sign up by calling 1-888-687-2277. Be sure youre not missing out on anything especially your discounts! Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. DANCING | Motion improves memories happen when you start with cognitive deterioration is that it does lead to a certain isola tion and loneliness, and cer tainly ballroom dancing with a partner will help them to channel communication on a social level and on a physical level, he said. This might even bring back memories of them swing dancing in the past, or salsa dancing. Joans excited to relive a little bit of her past. Shes a great dancer, Roy said, but hes a little nervous. Im afraid Ill step all over her feet. Oh you will not, youll do When he leaves the room she makes a motion, showing off how shell be doing the leading while theyre there. She wont let him step on her feet. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The Alzheimer Association Central and North Florida Chap ter will be holding free ballroom dance classes for those diagnosed with a dementia and their caregiv ers there are volunteer partners available, too every Saturday in July from 2 to 3 p.m. Classes are at the Crosby Center YMCA in Win ter Park and RSVP is required, call 1-800-272-3900. Life is easier with Home Care Services We have the Skill to Heal. The Spirit to Care. Transitional Care Program Philips Personal Medication Dispenser Philips Lifeline Call today to schedule Private Duty Services (407) 691-8206 P h i l i p s P e r s o n a l M e d i c a t i o n D i s p e n s e r The Personal Medication Dispenser assists with medication management Medications are reviewed and pre-filled by a registered nurse, preventing o veror undermedication that could lead to a costly re -hospitalization. Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 6 DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had lower-back prob lems almost all my life. Many doctors and therapists have examined it, with almost no success. Recently my attacks have been fewer and milder, even if the bed is not quite right. I can live with it, but a new wrinkle has emerged: If I dont get out of bed as soon as the alarm sounds, Ill have back pain and little mobility all day and partial incapac ity. I am 74 years old, 6-feet 4-inches tall and weigh 230 pounds. Do you have any idea what causes this, and if there is any cure? J.S.B. ANSWER: There are doz ens of causes of back pain. It can be impossible, even with the most advanced diagnostic tests, to make a precise diag nosis of the underlying cause. In your case, it sounds like you have had one problem for a long time and now some thing is causing a different kind of back problem. Back pain that gets worse with bed rest and better with exercise is not likely to be a herniated disc or spinal stenosis two serious causes of back pain. I am guessing that there is a component of osteoarthritis in your back now, which would be quite common in a 74-yearold man. Osteoarthritis does tend to get worse with rest and better with exercise. I am impressed by how acutely it gets worse, and its entirely possible that there may be some muscular spasm associ ated with your back pain. Even though you are quite tall, 230 pounds is a lot for your spine to support. You have a BMI of 28, which is in the overweight range. may help relieve pain on your back. And certainly listen to your body, and get up and be active. Stretching, including yoga and tai chi, can be a very effective treatment. The arthritis booklet discusses joint pain found in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid ar thritis and lupus. Order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach No. 301W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S. with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. About 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinsons disease each year. In 2010, the disease was responsible for the deaths of 182 Florida residents between the ages of 65 and 74, and 1,535 Florida residents over the age of 75, accord ing to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parkinsons disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. Early signs may be mild and go unnoticed. Symptoms often begin on one side of your body and usually remain worse on that side, even after symptoms begin to affect both sides. Signs and symptoms may include tremor, slowed movement, rigid mus cles, impaired posture, speech changes and writing changes. In the early stages of Par kinsons disease, your face may show little or no expres sion or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinsons disease symptoms worsen as your con dition progresses over time. Although Parkinsons disease cant be cured, medications may improve your symptoms. One of the most disturbing side effects of standard Par kinsons disease treatments are freezing or off episodes. These episodes are character ized by acute immobility, can occur between one and several times daily, and can last from one to several hours cumu latively. These episodes are triggered by L-dopa, a main line treatment for Parkinsons disease. The episodes begin when the levodopa or enzyme inhibitors enter the blood stream too slowly, or wear off quickly, or just do not enter at all. A drug called apomorphine is the only drug approved of these freezing periods. Currently, however, it is only available in the U.S. as an injection. This can result in painful reactions, including irritation and nodules at the injection site. Our company, called Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc., has developed an undertem, called APL-130277 that is similar to Listerine Breath Strips. The strip dissolves in about one to two minutes, delivering the drug into the bloodstream in a similar time interval and concentration as an injectable dose. The treat ment aims at relieving many Parkinsons disease patients of the requirement for selfinjections, along with the injury and stress this entails. Over the next two years, the company plans to conduct hu man clinical trials and expects to submit its drug for approval to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016. If you would like to learn more about Parkinsons disease, its symptoms and available treatments, speak with your doctor, or contact the Central Florida chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation at 858-414-0459 contact-us Anthony Giovinazzo is president and CEO of Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. Not all back pain is equal New drugs may help Parkinsons 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. 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Page 7 Maitland Senior Center The Maitland Senior Center is locat ed at 345 South Maitland Ave. and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is sub ject to change without notice. For more information, please call 407539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland. com. The Maitland Senior Center will be closed on Friday, July 4, for Independence Day and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 7. Join us every Monday and Friday in July at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in July. Call to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in July at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in July at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in July at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in July at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Span ish group. Spend some time chat ting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in July at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in July at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in July at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in July for Re corder classes at 12:30 p.m. Les sons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specif ics on this class. On July 11 seniors are invited to a Senior Calendar program providing free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Me digap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescrip tions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). All counseling is rst-come-rst-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more infor mation, email information@elderaf fairs.org, visit FLORIDASHINE.org, or call 1-800-963-5337. Casselberry classes Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Satur days. Its $49.99 a month for unlim ited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Mon day and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citi zens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free. Contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. Tai Chi for Intermediates is at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. Bingo is from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mon days and Wednesdays. The cost is $3 per session. Duplicate bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays. Shore up your skills in this classic game. Casual bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Progressive bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Line Dancing is from 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Al garin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry.org or visit casselberry.org/register Winter Springs Senior Center Learn ceramics from a talented group at ceramics class from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by Bingo at 1 p.m. There is no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Need to relieve some stress? On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. join our 30-minute Guided Meditation. Altamonte Springs programs AARPs Smart Driver program helps refresh driving skills and de velop safer driving habits for drivers aged 50 or older. Its from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 12 at Altamonte Mall COPS Center, 415 E. Altamonte Drive. Call 1-888-227-766. Senior Sneakers RHETT WICKHAM, CPT Question 1: I know that I should get more exercise, but I dont know where to start. Mary Boone Question 2: Why do I need to exercise? Im too old to start. John S. I want to address both of you, John and Mary, together, because up front the message is the same: everybody has to start somewhere, sometime. While its never too late to start improving your health, now is the most important time for a mature population are physical, emotional, mental, and yes, The human body is capable of building muscle throughout your lifetime, John, regardless of age. Exercise particularly a regular, focused, programmatic approach means that you see your energy improve almost instantly, as well as sleep, digestive health and car diovascular health. As we mature, many people are concerned with the risk of falling and injuring themselves. Nothing is better for preventing this than a strong core that helps you stay stable example, can improve the muscle strength in their back and abdomi nal muscles as well as their legs, important to improve upper body strength (shoulders and arms.) Re gardless of your gender, the body wants to be equally strong front to back, left to right, top to bot tom. Its the beauty of the human body; it naturally seeks balance. Getting started is simple, Mary. Get up, get in the gym, and select a trainer to guide you. If youre more comfortable with a mature trainer there are plenty of us making a difference for young and mature alike. Going to a gym is like visiting a foreign country without consulting a good guide you risk missing out on the best self. Trainers teach you carefully, slowly, thoughtfully so that you feel comfortable and see results. A trainer can help guide your nutri tion and get rid of the confusions about diet; plus we want you to have the foods you enjoy not just Remember what I said about clients Ive trained have had their doctor reduce or in some instances completely eliminate medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol and other conditions improved by exercise and good nutrition. The potential for money saved on medication and extended, repeat visits to health care specialists is substan tial. Check with your insurance programs to see if they offer a discount or even free member ship to the gym, such as Silver Sneakers. Finally, why start late in life? My favorite quote about health and wellness is from Socrates and I repeat it every day, No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training ... what a crime it is for one to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which their body is capable. You can have a longer, healthier, happier life. Exercise science is far more advanced now and we know from years of research that people who engage in some form of vigorous exercise, for an hour a day at least three days a week, add years to their life. Not just hours and days, but happier, healthier, more indepen dent years of living. Emerging re search is pointing toward exercise as a way to improve mental health and counter the effects of diseases such as Alzheimers. Women can increase bone density, men can improve their performance in leisure activities such as golf and tennis, and we all improve our sexual health (shhhh ... dont tell the 20-somethings were still ac tive; let it be a surprise.) exercise studio, take a friend or meet new friends, and join the rev olution of age-defying exercisers realizing the unlimited potential of their bodies. Oh, yes, and when in doubt, always ask a trainer! Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Anytime Fitness in Winter Park and he can be reached at 321972-5833 for both personal and group training. For answers to your health and a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness, Winter Park prides itself on providing a friendly, well-maintained facility featuring top-quality exercise of being able to use any of more than 2,300 Anytime Fitness clubs now open in all 50 states and 19 countries. For more information on Anytime Fitness, PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANYTIME FITNESS Trainers can help seniors plan workouts. ADVERTORIAL

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Page 8 Hepatitis C is a disease that is caused by a virus that affects the liver. Even though the disease often doesnt produce symptoms, it can seriously damage the liver and can be fatal. An estimated 3.2 million Americans have Hepatitis C. Older people are more likely to have been exposed to Hepatitis C, but many older Americans are not aware that they need to be tested for it. A December 2013 report found that Hepatitis C infections are concentrated in the Baby information on that report here: major study of people with the virus, 75 percent of the patients were born between 1945 and 1964. What is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus, which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C ranges in sever ity from a mild illness that lasts a few weeks (referred to as an acute infection) to a seri ous, lifelong illness that can destroy the liver (referred to as a chronic infection). Most people with Hepatitis C do not have any immediate symptoms. However, 75 to 85 percent of people who are infected eventually develop a chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, and even death. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis of the liver (liver scarring) and liver cancer, and is the most common reason for liver transplants in the United States. Approximately 15,000 people die every year from Hepatitis C-related liver disease. What are the symptoms of chronic Hepatitis C? Most people with chronic Hepatitis C do not have any symptoms, and they may not have symptoms until years later when they develop liver problems. In people with no symptoms, Hepatitis C is often detected during routine blood tests to measure liver function. Infected people who do develop symptoms may experi ence the following: fatigue, joint pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever, dark urine, light-colored stools, or yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice. Can a person spread Hepatitis C without having symptoms? Yes. Most people who are infected with Hepatitis C do not know they are infected because they do not look or feel sick. An infected person with no symptoms can spread the virus to others. Any activity that exchanges blood between two people can put a person at risk for exposure. Before 1992, Hepatitis C was commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. Widespread screen ing of the U.S. blood supply for Hepatitis C began in 1992. Should I be tested for Hepatitis C? Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Preventive Services Task Force recommend screen ing for the Hepatitis C virus for people born between 1945 and 1964. Talk to your doctor about being tested for Hepatitis C if any of these apply to you: You were born between 1945 and 1964 You were treated for a blood clotting problem before 1987 You received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992 You are on long-term hemodialysis treatment You have abnormal liver tests or liver disease You work in health care or public safety and were exposed to blood through a needle stick or other sharp object injury You have HIV You engaged in sex that could have caused bleeding You are a current or for mer injection drug user, even if you injected only one time or many years ago Can Hepatitis C be treated suc cessfully? Yes. In about 25 percent of people, an acute infection clears up on its own without treatment. However, if acute hepatitis C is diagnosed, treat ment reduces the risk that it will become a chronic infec tion. There are several medica tions that treat chronic Hepati tis C, including new treatments that appear to be more effective and have fewer side effects than previous options. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps a list of approved treatment can be expensive. Clinical trials of new drug treatments may also be avail able. Hepatitis C and the Affordable Care Act Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of thou sands of Hepatitis C patients have new access to treatment. All insurance must pro vide free screening for Hepati tis C for anyone born between 1945 and 1964. People with Hepatitis C cannot be turned down for insurance or discriminated against by an insurance com pany. Limits on out-of-pocket costs will make expensive treatment more affordable. Hepatitis C: Older Americans are at risk RON POLLACK Guest columnist shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Sunday at 11am at