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September 24, 2017

Village Edition

Staying one step ahead of aging

Staying one step ahead of aging

Villager Violet Ray’s passion, dancing, makes her feel healthy and youthful. As a toddler growing up in Houston, Violet Ray was so pigeon-toed she kept tripping over her own feet. Her mother didn’t want her to wear corrective braces, however, so she put Violet in dance class at age 2½. A childhood hindrance, ironically, helped spur Violet’s lifelong passion for dancing. Not coincidentally, she also…
On The Leading Edge

On The Leading Edge

Health care facilities in The Villages keep pace with technology.  State-of-the-art technology is in the forefront of minimally invasive medical procedures, and high-tech tools are in The Villages—all intended to enhance patient experiences.   Heart of the Villages Heart of the Villages, a full-service cardiology practice, uses the latest diagnostic equipment for patient evaluation and developing treatment plans. Dr. Georg Couturier, the founding cardiologist of…
Pigskin glory

Pigskin glory

Former NFL punter Larry Seiple gets a kick out of sharing his favorite football memory. The position of punter receives little glory. Unless, of course, you’re Villages resident Larry Seiple, whose heroic play is forever etched in the memories of Miami Dolphins fans. In 1972, Larry’s Dolphins faced Pittsburgh and the “Steel Curtain” defense in the American Football Conference championship game. Trailing 7-0, the Dolphins…
“The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Changing Lessons from Ancient China”

“The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Changing Lessons from Ancient China”

By Dr. John D. Day and Jane Ann Day. Centenarians in a remote village become role models for how to thrive and embrace life. American cardiologist Dr. John Day was 44, overweight, and battling insomnia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and degenerative joint disease when he and his wife first visited Bapan. The remote village in Bama County, China, is billed as “Longevity Village” because…
Taking the smart route

Taking the smart route

Seniors can refresh road skills in driver safety program. This month includes National Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21, a day created to honor and appreciate seniors and their achievements. It’s also a reminder that a large segment of the U.S. population is getting older. And as people age, they may need to brush up on their driving skills. In The Villages’ 55-plus community, the AARP…
Meet A Villager: Georgianne Hill 

Meet A Villager: Georgianne Hill 

Entertainer relishes performing as Cher look-alike. Georgianne Hill turns heads when she walks into a room. Her long black hair falls to her waist and her mannerisms and voice have caused numerous people to ask the No. 1 question she has been asked for years: “Are you…?” She quickly interrupts to reveal she is NOT legendary pop singer Cher. “All my life and at nightclubs…
Gastroparesis: Food for thought

Gastroparesis: Food for thought

Not many people know about gastroparesis, a condition where your stomach fails to empty food in a normal fashion.    Sunday dinner is laid out. You feast your eyes on some of your favorite dishes—turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and cranberry sauce. But after only a few bites, a strange feeling overcomes you. Without warning, the post-lunch bloating sensation rears its ugly…
What’s Hot in The Villages

What’s Hot in The Villages

Bigger and better: The community sees more growth, more services, and more attractions.   Hot acts In little more than two years, the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center has elevated its lineup to national headliner quality. The Sharon, a 1,000-seat, state-of-the-art venue, has become home to singers, bands, and theater productions that appreciate premium acoustics. In the coming months at The Sharon: Debby Boone…
Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

The only constant in the world is change, and with technology, that happens daily, almost hourly. But whether you adapt or not, it’s still going to change. If you say the words “transistor radio” to your grandchildren, you will no doubt get blank stares. Show them the incredible plastic device, that still works, and they will be even more amazed. Radio is just one of…
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