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Young ‘Uns’ Frances Jones’ tenure as big as her heart

October 16, 2019 | Music

Frances Jones’ volunteer work at CC Young started out like many others. She was coerced to provide supplemental help with something she knew little about: in this case, a residents-only choir group called the Young ‘Uns.

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Knowing Your Options: Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care

October 4, 2019 |

It’s difficult for a person in good health, someone with no past or looming health issues to be concerned about, to understand the need to plan for long-term care once they’re too old and frail to care for themselves. But the numbers bear out the wisdom of doing so. It’s estimated that more than 50 percent of people turning 65 will require some form of long-term care.

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Protein Choices

Sous Vide

September 4, 2019 | Food

“Sous vide” is French for “under vacuum” and refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food and cooking it in a temperature controlled water bath. However, that’s a bit of a misnomer. You don’t need to vacuum seal your food to cook sous vide. Instead, this technique is really about bringing food to a very precise temperature and holding it there for a period of time, which is why the technique is referred to as “precision cooking”.

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Healthy Eating Habits Around the World

August 29, 2019 | Food

Eating habits are shaped by culture and healthy eating habits are different around the world. French culture views food as associated with pleasure, not health. Mealtimes are an opportunity to immerse yourself in the food and the friends who accompany you. French recipes traditionally use plenty of butter, oils and bread. While these meals may be rich, they are eaten slowly, so total calorie intake may be lower.

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