Roemer Insurance achieves 80-year milestone

By Wendy Cornett

Roemer Insurance celebrated its 80th anniversary on Friday, September 19, with a party in the parking lot at its office building on Sunforest Court in West Toledo. Roemer employees and their families were joined by a crowd of more than 100 past and present customers for an afternoon filled with food, drinks, games and music.

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Decorative contact lenses? Prescription only!

By Dr. Roxanna Potter, FLTN Columnist- Changing your eye color has been possible for many years, and new advances in lens technology have made this an even healthier and safer option for many people. However, if the lenses are not fit and worn properly, they can be extremely dangerous to your eyes and vision.

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El Tipico Restaurant goes back to its grass roots

By Chris Galford

El Tipico is the oldest Mexican restaurant in the city of Toledo — a staple of the area since 1968. It was founded by Dina’s mother and father, who ran El Tipico under a few core principles according to Dina, the most important of which was this: the ingredients had to be fresh. To that end, they maintained their own garden in back and flooded their kitchen with their personal recipes.

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Toledo Market Report

By Engelo Rumora, FLTN Columnist- The Toledo housing market has been strong, but as the nice weather comes to an end, the sales will slow. This is the normal cycle; however, there is still time.

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Medication management is critical to a senior’s welfare

By John Baldwin, FLTN Columnist- Grandma’s arthritic fingers struggle to grasp the tiny prescription pills, so she frequently drops them on the floor. Sometimes Grandma decides just not to bother with her medications at all. Dad cuts his daily blood pressure tablets in half to save money. Some days Mom forgets to take her diabetes and cholesterol medications. If she’s not sure whether she took them, she’ll take an extra of each the next day to “catch up.”

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New burial payment procedure for veterans’ families

By Debbie J. Papay, Attorney- If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that my law partner, Chris Steiner, and I are elder law attorneys accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to help veterans or their surviving spouses with claims for VA benefits. Since that is a very broad field, we choose to concentrate only in one specific benefit, that of the VA monetary reimbursement to veterans or their widows/widowers for their expenses paid for nursing home or in-home care, or residing in an assisted living facility.

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October is Audiology Awareness month!

By Dr. Clint Keifer, FLTN Columnist- Hearing loss currently affects more than 42 million Americans — 1 in every 10 people. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process,more than half of all those with hearing-impairment are younger than 65.With the increased use of personal music players,the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) at a younger age is growing rapidly.

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Protect your retirement against market volatility

By Lori Cannon, FLTN Columnist- As an investor, you’re well aware that, over the short term, the financial markets always move up and down. During your working years, you may feel that you have time to overcome this volatility. And you’d be basing these feelings on actual evidence: the longer the investment period, the greater the tendency of the markets to “smooth out” their performance. But what happens when you retire? Won’t you be more susceptible to market movements?

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Let’s talk lashes

By Dr. Hope Mitchell, FLTN Columnist- As a dermatologist, I often get asked about inadequate or not enough eyelashes. An innovation in lashes has swept the nation and it’s called LATISSE. LATISSE has been on the market for over five years and is FDA approved for use to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.

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Time to evaluate for next year’s Medicare plan

By Jeffery Bucher and Kevin Bucher, FLTN Columnist- This year’s Medicare annual open enrollment period (AEP) will be October 15 through December 7. This is the time of year in which all Medicare enrollees can change prescription drug plans or Medicare Advantage Plans. If you are going to make a change in your coverage this is typically the only time of the year you can change plans unless you qualify for a Special Election Period due to a special circumstance recognized by Medicare. Not reviewing your plan each year can be a costly mistake and may leave you in a plan that may not suit your needs.

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Oral cancer screening

By Dr. Edward Posluszny, FLTN Columnist- When you visit your dentist for a regular appointment, have you wondered why the hygienist often uses his/her fingers to examine your mouth before they start to clean your teeth?

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Lievens Market and Outdoor Living taking advance orders for Bowman Landes Turkeys

By Chris Galford

Whoever said food is just food never had themselves a Bowman Landes Turkey. On advance sale now at Lievens Market and Outdoor Living, these turkeys are a breed apart, according to Chad Lievens, a partner in the market.

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Aquatic therapy works!

By Cindy Binkley, FLTN Columnist- A woman walks slowly, holding her back as she enters the pool. The look on her face and the way that she is clenching the rails shows that she is in extreme pain. As she lowers herself into the water, her face begins to relax, her arms are at her sides and she begins to smile. The warmth of the water and the encouragement of the therapist help to ease her pain and her frustration.

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Hoen’s Garden Center & Landscaping kicks off autumn with fun for the whole family

By Chris Galford

Even as the vegetables pour in, though, Bob and Theresa Hoen will spend October overseeing a free straw maze (from 10 am – 6 pm daily), as well as $1 hayrides on the weekends. They have also opened their U-Pick Tomato Field, with field hours from 9 am – 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am – 4:30 pm on Sundays. As though that weren’t enough, October 11 and 12 will also see the 12th Annual Autumn Family Festival to their doors, from 11 am – 5 pm each day. As long as one has the tickets necessary, it plays host to a number of activities for all ages.

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Massage Therapy Awareness Week: October 19 – 25

By Cindy Vincent, FLTN Columnist- In a recent consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association, 75 percent of the participants reported the main reasons for seeking a massage in the last year were medical and for managing stress. The medical benefits reported included relief from pain, stiffness or spasms, depression, migraines, recovery from injury and muscular imbalances and to enhance their overall health and well-being.

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Bring out the pumpkins and down the apple cider: Johnston Fruit Farms is ready for October

By Chris Galford

The Johnston Fruit Farms are open for business, and while all taste buds always reap the benefits, kids are also in for some surprises. With the harvest season hitting its peak this month, it’s high time for apples, and that means pick your own apples from the Johnston orchards—as well as pick your own pumpkins. Squash, gourds and decorative pumpkins will likewise be on display, but any kids turning out for those pickings will also find a free petting zoo and $3 hayrides on the weekends.

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Dare to trust your true hunger

By Dr. Ellen Cullman, FLTN Columnist- Mindfulness is a multipurpose skill that can be adapted to almost any habit you want to change. Applied to eating habits, mindfulness builds your awareness of what you think, feel and experience while eating.

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Halloween fever steals the show at Sadowski’s Produce

Sadowski’s Produce and owner Steve Sadowski are gearing up for Halloween in a big way this month. According to Emily Ferguson, an employee at Sadowski’s, that means it’s pumpkin time. Everything from the great pumpkin on down to the handheld decoration is on display now—pumpkins ranging from as much as 175 pounds down to 15 pounds.

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Professional Clinical Counselor Theresa Abec joins Serenity Health and Wellness Center

By Wendy Cornett

Dr. Deitra Hickey and the staff of Serenity Health and Wellness Center in Maumee are pleased to welcome Clinical Counselor Theresa Abec. A licensed clinical counselor since 1998, Theresa’s specialties include addiction issues, anxiety disorders, depression and grief counseling for both men and women. She also offers couple’s counseling and will facilitate support groups targeting an array of topics.

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Herbal Body Wraps to detoxify

By FLTN Staff- “Just about everyone is looking for a way to get rid of their back fat, belly fat and ‘cottage cheese’ thighs. I offer multiple solutions for immediate results and long-term weight loss,” explained Jason Peisley, D.C., Clinic Director at Fairwood Health & Body Transition in Toledo. “My patients are surprised to find out that my methods are all-natural and very relaxing. And, when they lose four to 14 inches in one hour, they are simply amazed.”

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Reveal Camera Day at Mitchell Dermatology

By FLTN Staff-The Reveal Camera was used at Mitchell Dermatology recently to educate staff and patients on their true UV damage. The photos below show two samples of UV damage.

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Aladdin’s Eatery in Toledo welcomes new management under Rabha Saie

By Chris Galford

Aladdin’s Eatery is an ever-expanding franchise, introducing the American public to the intricacies of Lebanese dining. Locally, the new face of that franchise is Rabha Saie, who, together with her husband Khaled, has many previous years of restaurateur experience under her belt, and a desire to build a uniquely healthy experience.

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An interview with Swan Creek Retirement Village

By Megan Coyle-Stamos, FLTN Columnist- I have had the distinct pleasure of serving on the Advisory Board of Swan Creek Retirement Village. Recently I interviewed the Marketing Director, Sarah Laughlin to share her insights. I was curios how she could …

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Keep your home warm this winter with All-Nu Construction

By Dan Mahl, FLTN Columnist- The cold weather will be here before you know it, and with meteorologists predicting that this winter will be just as harsh as last year’s polar vortex, if not worse, it’s never too early to prepare. New windows can help to keep drafts out, preserving your home’s natural temperature and helping you save money on bills.

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