Author: Jim Kocal

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOVE We Need Love? It's been proven time and time again that humans are social creatures, and we thrive on social interactions. That love is a source of strength and motivation. The Love Drug Ever heard anyone say this before? Well, there is a lot of...

THE IMPORTANCE OF KINDNESS Is Kindness Important? Yes! An amazing amount of research has been done to explore how kindness affects human beings. Psychology Today has several articles detailing research about kindness, its effects on the receiver, on the giver, and the effects of being kind to...

PREPARING FOR SURGERY Have you thought about what you would need in place if you found out you had to have surgery tomorrow or next week?  Having a plan in place is something that can give you some piece of mind. Have A Plan "Prehab" is a term...

PHONE SCAMS AND SINGO A few years ago, I called my 96-year-old grandmother to tell her I was picking her up in five minutes.  After saying an annoyed "hello" she yelled profanity at me, hung up, and proceeded to do this when I tried to call...

WINTER PREPARATIONS   The Four Letter Word      Warning! In this month's article I am going to be using that four letter word that is taboo in Wisconsin at this time of year. SNOW! Wisconsin has always ranked at the top of the charts for falls and...

NOSALGIA   Fall brings with it a number of new sights, smells, sounds and tastes, many of which evoke a number of emotions within me and fill me with a great feeling of nostalgia.  Autumn is my favorite time of year, in part due to the weather...

CAREGIVING AND DEMENTIA       Being Prepared In addition to the challenges of caregiving in general, caregiving for someone with dementia can be very difficult. It can feel like you are caring for your loved one half the time and caring for a stranger the other half. Unfortunately, as...

Verona Senior Center Friday, May 13th 11am-2pm 108 Paoli St, Verona, WI 53593 No appointments Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson available while supplies last No ID or insurance required Everyone 5 and older is welcome 5-17 year olds need a parent or guardian present 1st, 2nd, or booster doses Community Health Division | Public Health...

FRUIT SALAD WITH ALMONDS Ingredients: -1/2 cup fresh raspberries -1/4 cup red grapes -1/2 tsp orange blossom water (found in the ethnic foods aisle) -2 tbsp sliced almonds Serve on top of 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese Preparation: Mix the fruit, orange blossom water and the almonds in a small bowl. Serve with...

While most people think of skin safety as only a summer challenge, winter can wreak havoc on the skin, too. From a lack of moisture in the air to exposure to cold, harsh winds, developing a healthy winter skincare regimen is essential. This is especially true for those who often have thinner, more sensitive skin....