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today’s news … Thursday, October 6

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Today’s Weather!   Today in History! Rts. 30 & 441 Traffic Cam! The Official Time!

Quote for today“Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow – it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.”Shakti Gawain  

Your last day to register to vote is close

In Everyday Living, Government, Opinions, Opportunities on October 6, 2011 at 5:36 am

The November election is fast approaching; if you are not yet registered to vote, you have until next Tuesday.

If you are not registered, you cannot vote!

Tuesday, October 11 … Last day to register to vote for the Election.

Friday, November 4 … All civilian absentee ballots must be received by the County Boards of Elections no later than 5:00 pm on this date to be valid.

Tuesday, November 8 … MUNICIPAL ELECTION – Polls to remain open continuously between the hours of 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

For information about the judicial contests in this election, click here.

Depression is NOT a normal part of aging!

In Everyday Living, Opportunities on October 6, 2011 at 5:29 am

Retirement does not always equal a life of leisure. As most Americans dream of the golden years ahead, many senior citizens have a difficult time adjusting to a slower pace and less responsibility. Symptoms of clinical depression often accompany other illnesses common later in life, such as Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

“Causes of depression in older adults and the elderly

As you grow older, you face significant life changes that can put you at risk for depression. Causes and risk factors that contribute to depression in older adults and the elderly include:

  • Health problems – Illness and disability; chronic or severe pain; cognitive decline; damage to body image due to surgery or disease.
  • Loneliness and isolation – Living alone; a dwindling social circle due to deaths or relocation; decreased mobility due to illness or loss of driving privileges.
  • Reduced sense of purpose – Feelings of purposelessness or loss of identity due to retirement or physical limitations on activities.
  • Fears – Fear of death or dying; anxiety Read the rest of this entry »