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This month we have a special guest columnist, Hope Wheeler. Hope recently graduated from Oakland University and is interning with PVM this summer.

Think back to the last time you were in a grocery store. Did you see any food labels with the word “organic” on them? When it comes to food, the word organic refers to the way in which food is produced. Organic foods are produced without using man-made pesticides, man-made fertilizers, human waste, radiation, genetic modification, antibiotics or hormones.

I wish for all of our readers a fun and interesting summer. A chance to play on a beach with our grandchildren, check out one of the many summer novels, and enjoy walks in the nice weather are hallmarks of this beautiful season. Let’s make sure to keep it fun by adhering to some tips on safety. There is nothing worse than a trip to the emergency room to zap the joy out of our fun! Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Avoid peak periods of sun when the heat index is extreme.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Kelli McDonald. Kelli recently graduated from Oakland University and she is interning with PVM this summer!

And the winner is...Westland! Congratulations to the Westland Stars for a big sweep to win the 2018 Village Victory Cup for the 5th time! This year was the closest competition with only a five point difference between the Stars and the Pirates from East Harbor!

Big congratulations to the residents of Oakman Manor “for taking home the Spirit Award.

June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder Abuse and exploitation is a rapidly growing problem in America and will continue to increase with the aging of our population. Lance Robertson of the Administration For Community Living, formerly the Administration on Aging at the federal level, released information on how to join the fight for elder justice. He stated that we need to:

BREAK DOWN ISOLATION

Elders without strong social networks are at greater risk.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Kelli McDonald. Kelli recently graduated from Oakland University and she is interning with PVM this summer!

Strawberries are delicious and nutritious and pair perfectly with any meal! Strawberries may improve your health as they are full of potassium, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C and K. Strawberries are a great snack, but can also be added to many other foods. Add strawberries to your salad, yogurt, muffins, salsa, tea, and more!

Recently I experienced the joy of being able to read to my grandchildren many times over while on vacation with them. I think I read the book about a dog named Biscuit at least forty times! What joy to be a part of their enthusiasm for reading. It flashed me right back to reading every night to my son and even being read to myself by my parents. I can even recall the excitement I felt as an elementary student when I brought the book Fun With Dick and Jane home to proudly show my mom.

As we get older, our need to stay hydrated increases. If you lead an active lifestyle, your need is even higher. And now that the weather has warmed up, if you are active outdoors your need is even higher still. So why is it important to stay hydrated? For one, water helps our brains function properly. When we are dehydrated our capacity to think is diminished. We can get confused, become dizzy, get disoriented and as a result suffer a fall that could have disastrous consequences.