If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve event that the whole family can attend together, Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton has not one, but two opportunities to ring in 2018 early.
At Gorilla Theater Productions, you’ll be seeing plenty of creative costumes, so let your imagination wander at will; attending in “fancy and/or fantastical dress” is not required, but it’s encouraged.
“We see a lot more three-generation households now,” Danielle Flippin said, “and many caregivers who are still working and raising children. We’re here to let them know that you are not alone, and that we can help relieve the burden of caregiving.”
The symptoms of the flu can range in severity. Typically, you may have a cough and runny nose, as well as a fever and headache. You also can have muscle aches, weakness and general fatigue. If you have these symptoms or have a known exposure to the flu, talk with your doctor.
The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen offers a workshop at 11 a.m. Wednesday to build animal masks for New Year’s Eve. Children ages 5 and older and adults will learn about Native American animal symbols and their meanings before getting to work on their masks.
Nelson 151’s annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser gets started on Monday, giving visitors to local breweries, wineries and cideries a chance to help Blue Ridge Medical Center.
The musicians relish the opportunity to counteract the “oh, isn’t that cute?” reactions they often get from folks who haven’t experienced the series’ vibe. No, they aren’t limited to performing hits from the 1940s and 1950s; nor do their listeners resist rock, country, soul or other current …
But before you soak your “we-missed-‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’-again” blues in eggnog and regret, take heart. There’s still time to work in plenty of intergenerational fun before the holidays — and even more in the catch-your-breath time the following week, while school’s still out.
Slipping a cushioned cover over a steering wheel can make it more comfortable for arthritic hands to grip; it also can make driving long distances less tiring for motorists who don’t have arthritis.
Each tour lasts about 45 minutes. And because you aren’t busy hunting for street signs and avoiding the slow sightseer in front of you, you can relax and take in all the sights.
Proceeds will help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville, People Places and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.
If you’ve lost more than 5 percent of your body weight without dieting, exercising or taking other steps to slim down, it’s wise to get a thorough evaluation from your doctor to determine what’s going on.
Across the Allied countries, millions of women, children and men knitted items for sailors, soldiers and airmen. One U.S. poster from the era was emblazoned with the words “Remember Pearl Harbor. Purl Harder.”
With virtually no government funding available for elder services, and little public awareness for the plight of the elderly in Nicaragua, Lacayo has a difficult task ahead of her.
Don’t let a prior spouse inadvertently inherit your retirement money because you didn’t update the beneficiary designation. Likewise, make sure not to name your “estate” as the beneficiary.
Monticello’s first floor will be decked out for the Christmas season in period-appropriate finery. Tastings and goodies can be found at the Shop at Monticello.
Keep a bag with you at all times that has your essentials, such as medications, a change of clothes, water, snacks and your travel itinerary.
This season, the federal CDC recommends only injectable flu shots (no nasal sprays). This year, there are two types of flu shots for people older than 65.
For many participants, it’s a chance to get back out in the frosty air and resume a favorite pastime. For first-timers, there’s a welcome sense of accomplishment for nailing something new.
If your Thanksgiving celebrations and Christmas travels will involve visit-ing a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease, there’s something you can check off your to-do list before you go: Finding the perfect meaningful-conversation starter.
Charlottesville nonprofit boutique Twice Is Nice is pledging $125,000 to Mountainside Senior Living to help transform its third floor into a space for memory care.
Of all the sobering statistics that’ll be out there during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, here’s one that’ll hit pretty close to home: One out of three caregivers for Alzheimer’s disease patients will die before their care recipients do.
Twenty seniors who live in Commonwealth Senior Living properties were interviewed for the project, and their stories can be heard in 1-minute segments.
Grief can bring a draining fatigue that others often don’t recognize or understand, so it’s important to be honest with friends and loved ones about what you’re physically capable of doing this year.
It’s sign-up time for what the Albemarle Morris Men call the Border Morris season, a less formal winter period that’s a convenient time for newcomers to learn what Morris dancing is all about.
The event is an offshoot of Rapunzel’s jazz nights, which draw a loyal crowd the last Saturday of each month to hear “everything from the Great American Songbook to early Miles Davis,” Bob Taylor said.
If you find lessons from historic averages are not enough to keep your finger away from the sell button, another approach is to force yourself to wait one day.
She’d found a solitary pursuit that can be relaxing and entertaining on its own, and yet can be even better with friends around. Myra Anderson quickly saw the value in bringing art fans together for the best of both worlds.
But if you’re only singing in the shower these days or harmonizing with songs on the radio during your drive home, it’s time to step up. Gentlemen, start your pitch pipes: Your community needs you.
Bring a list of all of your medicines. Let the doctors know if you are on any blood thinners, as hitting your head could put you at risk for bleeding around your brain.
Sometimes, the moment is easy for the family to recognize and agree upon — a medical diagnosis, a financial downturn. Other times, it sneaks up gradually, one unsettling incident at a time, whittling away cherished autonomy and independence.
But don’t let all this get you down. Despite the move to cut federal subsidies, the ACA law still requires insurance companies to help low-income and moderate-income folks reduce their deductibles and co-payments, and there are plenty of good, affordable plans available.
Instead of assuming the worst, it’s important to remember that each person’s experience with Parkinson’s disease will be different. Ongoing research can lead to new medications and treatments for better quality of life.
Over the past decade, UVa’s event has raised more than $346,000 for the foundation; in 2007, Team Fox adopted it as a national fundraiser.
At 6 and 7 p.m., there will be performances by the professional dance company and the Academy’s Pre-Professional Division. It’s a chance for the dancers to reflect on a decade of dance, and for audience members to glimpse dances that’ll be featured in the upcoming 2017-2018 season, including…
Native American dancers will be in the spotlight, and there will be music by Grammy Award nominee Donna Burkewicz with Samir Moussa and Brad Seay with Southern Crossroads.
Couples often find that “one of the two is very ‘Let’s go; let’s do,’ and the other isn’t,” Brenda Wilson said. Learning how to compromise, and how to balance together time and shared pursuits with individual interests, can help prevent conflict and disappointment.
Hospice of the Piedmont’s Music by the Bedside program brings tranquility to clinical settings, private homes and anywhere else that music can help seriously ill or dying patients and their weary caregivers find peace.
Talking honestly about the often taboo subject can be freeing. It’s an opportunity to share your fears about dying so you can shift your focus to the time you have left on Earth and the goals you’d like to accomplish.
Vowel sounds are usually in a lower range, but certain consonant sounds are higher in pitch. Consonants are responsible for giving words meaning; if you can’t hear them clearly enough to tell them apart, speech will sound muddy.
If you’re older than 50, experts say a comprehensive dilated eye exam is in order, because many eye diseases have no early warning signed or symptoms, and only a comprehensive exam can detect them.
A common theme with music as an “intervention” is the person-centered approach — that is, having the knowledge about the musical preferences of the persons you are working with.
As Meryl Streep has pointed out, tongue-in-cheek, actresses older than 40 often find that they are only being offered roles as witches or grandmothers.
The first step is to estimate how much you’ll spend in retirement. If you are more than a year away from retirement, it is a good idea to track your spending over 12 months while working. Traditional advice has been that we need 80 percent of our pre-retirement income in retirement.
Maybe they suffered the early death of a spouse, loss of a job or a divorce late in life. For others, there may not have been one dramatic event — just life that got so busy and expensive they couldn’t see a way to set money aside for their own retirement.
Each month, a University of Virginia Health System geriatrician will discuss common health questions and challenges faced by seniors. This month’s topic: Dealing with falls.
Elder and chronic care has shifted over the decades. With more family members working out of the house, nursing homes and other facilities stepped in to fill the gap. But in recent years, non-medical in-home care has regained momentum.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hospice of the Piedmont will begin a six-week series on advance directives. There will be presentations by professionals and small-group discussion time to help make tackling the subject less daunting.