Starting our new life together in 1991 was scary and exciting. Jack and I were married and moving to Holland to advance his career with an International Company. My joy was over-shadowed by dread.
The members of the Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 and their guests experienced a comprehensive discussion about Stroke and Heart Attack emergency responses at the February 14 meeting. Black Forest Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief, and Paramedic, Jim Rebitski, provided the comprehensive and interesting discussion that covered the physiological aspects of a heart attack and a stroke. He also discussed the physical, hereditary, life style, age, and dietary elements that can contribute to an individual being at a high risk for these distresses. He also answered many questions from the audience. His presentation was especially germane to these subjects since annually more people in the U.S. die of heart disease than cancer, and about one-third of the population currently exhibits some kind of cardio-vascular disease.
AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino ( Every Step of the Way). The film showcases the powerful and emotional stories of four Latino family caregivers, including popular Spanish-language television personality and outspoken caregiver, Marco Antonio Regil. Ultimately, the documentary aims to start a conversation among Latinos on how to best plan for and manage the family caregiver role.
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