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12 - Mukilteo Beacon - June 2006 Senior Life in raising her four children, in. phase, provides healthy menus that SHARON MILLER She signs emails not withI try not to overhear him teU- Ann Cochrane of Harbour taste great. ~:~(ilr theBeacon her name, but with the names ing his friends how he wants Pointe Retirement Center has "Social events are now open and birth dates of her brood, to go places but his daughter- experience in dealing with to them, along with transpor- 6Vou'rejustgoingthrough She is leader of a "new moms" meaning me - won't drive him. people going through phases, tation. Begging for rides is .!. a phase." group and has recently decid- I comfort myself with the fact As a working mother of a 17- no longer an issue when your How many times have we edtohomeschool, that he's "going through a year-old, as well as adminis- fellow passengers don't drive, heard that expression - yet This might be fine, except phase." trator of Harbour Pointe Re- either. Losing a spouse is dif- not realized how true it is? We she tells everyone else how Liz, my 18-year-old newly- tirement Center in Mukilteo, ficult, but if you have friends know it applies to a 2-year-old they should parent too, which graduated-from-high-school Ann has become an expert around you who understand, throwing a tantrum on thecan become annoying sincedaughter, likes to tell me con- in dealing with people going the loss can be easier than floor at the grocery store, or she's 10 years younger than stantly. "You know, morn, I'm through a new phase in their if you're alone in an apart- a 16-year-old who has just got me. 18 now, so you don't have to lives, especially in their /at- ment." her license to drive and is sud- "She's just going through a worry about me anymore." ter years when change can be Any phase in life is made denly "unavailable" on her phase," I tel/myself. This fiercely independent, more challenging, easier if you have understand- cellphone. But does it apply to My 83-year-old father is also needy girl will call from vari- "Many people have a hard ing friends close by who are ex- me? going through aphase. He re- ous locations, "I'm out of gas time accepting a change in periencing the things you are. We assume "phases" are cently lost his driver's license and money - can you help their living situation at first," That's why you see new limited to children in their due to glaucoma and he is now me?" she says. "Once they get set- mothers pushing strollers to- growing years, but as I ob- forced to depend on rides from "I thought I didn't have to be fled and meet the other rest- gether, teenage girls buying served people of every age I friends and family, concerned about you any Ion- dents, they find there are ad- prom dresses at the mall, and had an epiphany: "We are all He delights in complain- ger,"I quip. vantages in this new stage of empty nesters heading off going through a phase." hag at the checkout line to the "Well, that doesn't mean life. They enjoy sharing meals for an Alaskan cruise side by Take my sister-in-law Van- overworked clerk about how right now, of course." with friends in our dining side. essa. She's out for the mother- he has to be driven there by his She wants her freedom, but room. They no longer have to Life gets easier when we of-the-year award. Her entire daughter. He hates "begging isn't quite ready to handle subside on snacks or "cook for admit "we're all just going life and being are wrapped up rides" but it is the stage he's it. She's just going through a one' since we have a chef who through a phase." iii i THE HEALTHY GEEZER Am I safer as a couch potato? seniors hurt their health a lot FRED CICETTI more by being sedentary. :'r the.B.eaco.n A: All the current scientif- If you're inactive, you dete- Qe: I've been told I should ic evidence shows that geezers riorate. Physical activity can xercise more, but I'm should exercise, even though help restore your capacity. afraid that at my age (73) I many older people think itMost older adults, regard- might damage something, could harm them. 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For more information please contact us at 425 347-1666. Our office is located on the corner of 84th St. SW, and 44th Ave. West, In the terlIng Business Perk. 8227 44th Avenue West, Suite E, Mukilteo, WA 98275 Phone: 425-347-1666 Fax: 425-355-5551 ical activity. Warning: If you want to be- gin a new exercise program, you should consult your phy- sician and request a list of ex- ercises that are best for your age and physical condition. Four types of exercise are important for your health. These are exercises for strength, balance, stretching and endurance. Strength exercises build muscle and raise your metab- olism. Doing these exercises will help to keep your weight down, Balance exercises help pre- vent falls and, therefore, keep you from breaking yourself and losing your indepen- dence. Each year, U.S. hospi- tals have 300,000 admissions for broken hips, many the re- sult of falls. Stretching exercises give you more freedom of move- ment. And endurance exer- cises raise your pulse and breathing. Here are 10 tips to make any exercise program safe: 1) Don't hold your breath during strength exercises. This could affect your blood pressure. 2) When lifting weights, use smooth, steady move- ments. Breathe out as you lift or push a weight, and breathe in as you relax. 3) Avoid jerking or thrust- ing movements. 4) Avoid locking the joints of your arms and legs into a strained position. 5) Some soreness and slight fatigue are normal af- ter muscle-building exercis- GEEZER, PAGE 13 I I You can still be feeling the effects from a accident that happened in the past. Watch for these denser siena~s: Dr. B. 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