Skydiving Seniors

by Mary on September 1, 2011

You know the folks at Suddenly Senior sure do great work.

I saw this post from them on skydiving and loved the photo so much that I plan to incorporate it into some of the posts here at SHM too. I need to use theirs because there is NO WAY that I am  doing THAT) :)

Anyway – here’s a fun post and a great blog too. Hope you enjoy.

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Well, looks like everyone is working to get on the aging population bandwagon.

Even the WHO (Who is the WHO exactly anyway?) is working on policies for active aging and making cities more “age friendly. Here’s a few excerpts from the study:

Active ageing policy is defined as “optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.”

yep – that’s logical.

The active ageing approach is grounded in the UN-recognized principles of independence, participation, dignity, care and self-fulfilment.

The UN is involved?

 

It acknowledges the importance of gender, earlier life experiences, and culture on how individuals age. It takes into account the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic, social and environmental factors that operate over the course of a person’s life to determine health and well-being in later years.

What’s all that suppose to mean anyway?

Some times these involved studies read more like things from people who just like to hear themselves talk rather than anything useful. What do you think?

You can see the whole WHO Report here if your interested.

 

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Your ER Doc on Japan Radiation

by Mary on April 24, 2011

Your Er Doc always has good advice.  Here is a latest medical minute from him on the possible Japan radiation fall out from the Japanese Nuke crisis. I wonder if the people in Japan are getting more radiation than a CT scan?

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We’ve all thought about what we wished we would have said to someone before they passed. People we know, people we love and even people we never met.

Here’s a web site that allows you to say what was left unsaid:

So far they have over a thousand letters. Maybe this site can help you or someone you know have closure.

And here’s something I can’t say enough… I’d like to say thank you for all of the Veterans who have served our country.

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