Monday, February 28, 2011
Phatt Boyz Bar
3046 M-32 West, Alpena
for the first 9-Ball Tournament of 2011. This is Phatt Boyz first year to participate in the annual fund raising event for the Alzheimer's Association. Welcome Phatt Boyz!
Registration - 11:30am
Pool Play begins - noon
Costs - $5.00 per player
Lunch provided to players by Phatt Boyz
Non-players lunch for $5.00 donation to the Alzheimer's Association
$500 cash prize raffle (drawing 04-15-11)
32 or less players - double elimination
33 or more players - singles elimination
Friday, February 25, 2011
What can we do to be ready for the staggering numbers ahead? Personally we can take better care of our own overall health. Proper diet, exercise, and living a socially active life are proven methods to staying healthy longer
Locally we can support Walk to End Alzheimer's and keep our services available, most free of charge, to the people who need them. The more education, counseling, and support we provide to families, the longer they can care for their loved one at home. Nursing facilities are expensive and the decision to admit a loved one is gut-wrenching. Enabling and supporting home caregivers benefits the family as well as the person with dementia.
Nationally we can write to our senators and represenatives and demand that they take this crisis seriously. More money is needed for research. Alzheimer's research is tragically under-funded compared to other diseases.
The power of the Boomers has always been its numbers. It's time to use those numbers in another positive way, by supporting the Walks in Alpena and Traverse City, and by contacting our State Senators, State Representatives, U.S. Senator Carl Levin, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, and our U.S. Congress Representatives. Together we will make a difference.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Oatmeal is always a good choice for breakfast, brunch or anytime you need a warm bowl of health "comfort food". Avoid loading it up with refined sugars by adding fruit, fresh or dried, or honey to sweeten it up.
3 1/2 cups lowfat or skim milk
1 teas cinnamon
2 cups oats (no quick oats)
1 cup dried unsweetened cherries, cranberries, blueberries, or raisins
2/3 cup slivered almonds
maple syrup or honey to taste
Heat milk and cinnamon in a saucepan just until boiling. Add oats and cook, stirring, over medium heat until it reaches the desired consistency, about 5 minutes. Add fruit and stir. Turn off heat, cover and let set for 5 minutes. Spoon into serving bowls and top with almonds. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey to taste.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
1 cup flour
Friday, February 4, 2011
3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into chunks
4 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup light sour cream
salt & pepper to taste
milk as needed for consistency
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil for 15 minutes. Add cauliflower and boild another 5 - 7 minutes, until soft enough to mash, drain. Add butter and begin mashing. Add sour cream, green onions, salt & pepper to taste. Continue mashing until smooth, if needed, add milk.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Money is tight all across the state, including within the government, spending what we have wisely is more important than ever. One wise choice is to support an organization that helps people provide high quality care at home for their loved ones with dementia as long as possible. Senator Moolenaar is willing to listen and we need to reach out to him with our concerns and with our stories.
Please consider e-mailing Senator Moolenaar, or calling him at 517.373.7946, concerning support for the Alzheimer's Association here in Northern Michigan. We currently receive no funding or support from the state since the Healthy Michigan Fund monies were cancelled in 2009.