Welcome to the December 2008 Seniors Digest
This issue we are pleased to announce the return of Houston Brown’s Cooking Corner! Houston has been focusing on making a full recovery from both hip and knee replacements during 2008. But now he is back in full force, ready to inspire us to do ourselves a favor by making smart nutrition choices, even during the temptation-rich holiday season. Together with the accompanying "Cardiologist Offers 10 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Season," these suggestions should help us sail into 2009 without too many holiday surprises showing up on the scale…or in our cholesterol count.
Advisory Council Member Houston Brown wishes you happy—and healthy—holidays! Read on for two classic holiday recipes that have received Houston’s signature nutritional makeover.
Exercise is another important component of healthy aging. Read about Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan, which seeks to make our city a more walking-friendly place, helping seniors remain safe and active.
Also in this issue…
- "Project Share: Neighbors Helping Neighbors for 25 Years" tells how we can help City Light customers in need keep their homes lighted and warm.
- "What Does the Economic Downturn Mean for Seniors?" examines the current economic crisis and how it impacts older adults.
- Give your brain a workout with this month’s word scramble, "Stay Connected."
For More Information
See "Links You Can Use" for local websites that can direct you to services for seniors. And check out SeniorsDigest.org, our national companion website, which includes the new, improved Online Information Center, where you will find resources and information about issues of interest to older adults and their families.
We hope you will refer to our electronic pages often—to obtain advice, to learn of new and exciting services, and to offer us your constructive feedback.
Read Seniors Digest and tell us what you think. We are here to help.
Michael Miller, Chair
Seattle-King County Advisory Council
on Aging and Disability Services