Improving Balance Reduces Falls in Elderly

Tag: Dr. Allman, Balance, Chiropractic, Elderly

Because falls account for more than half of the accident-related deaths in people over the age of 65, it is extremely important to make time to focus on improving your balance. According to the American Chiropractic Association, retraining the neurology to the muscles and joints of the lower extremities can increase one’s balance (proprioception) and decrease the risk of future injury. Read more »

Butler County Citizens for Elderly Board Adds New Members

submitted by Laurie Petrie

The community board overseeing Butler County's Elderly Services Program has approved four new members. 

Don Eberwine, of Oxford, is Horticultural Program Assistant for the Ohio State University. Previously, he was Director of Adult Education for the Butler County Joint Vocational School District. He is currently involved in the Oxford Farmer's Market and Oxford United Methodist Church. His past community service includes Hamilton Red Cross Board of Directors; Southwest Regional Water District Trustee/Treasurer.

Deborah Hauenstein, of Monroe, is Senior Account Executive with Hospice of Cincinnati, Hamilton location. Her past and current community affiliations include LifeSpan, Inc. Senior Services Advisory Board; American Cancer Society, Butler County chapter board; John Engle Christian Counseling Center Board; and Butler County Hospital Extended Care Council.  Read more »

AARP Tax Help Available

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) tax aide volunteers provide free assistance to middle and low income taxpayers in the preparation of federal, state and local income tax returns. AARP tax aides are volunteers, trained in cooperation with the IRS and are IRS qualified, and knowledgeable about income taxes. They can complete basic income tax forms and answer your tax questions.

Service will be available for the first time for “walk-in” clients at the Monroe City Building. It will be open on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from February 7 through April 10.
Assistance to taxpayers is on a first come, first served basis during the hours noted above. Appointments are not needed.

Taxpayers are asked to bring with them last year’s state and federal tax returns, all W-2’s from each place worked during the calendar year 2007, unemployment compensation statements, interest/dividend statements from savings accounts, social security records for the 2007 calendar year, child care provider information, records of quarterly estimated tax payments and your 2007 tax package with the address label. Read more »