3 Ways to Create a Digital Cookbook

In her book, “The Way to Cook” Julia Child writes “Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.” For many people, food and family are intimately connected. Maybe it’s the smell of apple pie at Thanksgiving or special cookies madeContinue reading “3 Ways to Create a Digital Cookbook”

How to Help Older Adults Remain Independent

Specially written for Inter Valley Health PlanBy: Riann Jahnel As your loved ones start to slow down, it doesn’t mean that life stops for them. They still need to live independently, and maintain their dignity, respect, and a sense of self. In fact, older adults in the US are more likely to live alone thanContinue reading “How to Help Older Adults Remain Independent”

4 Steps to Forming an Online Club

Much of the world went online more than two decades ago but with recent events related to the pandemic, even more things have shifted online. Pre-pandemic, if we wanted to venture out and join a club for sports, hobbies or for socializing, we could look for a local club, sign up and join. Now, joiningContinue reading “4 Steps to Forming an Online Club”

Have a Hobby? There is an App for It

Those of us who have hobbies might be used to doing them the old-fashioned way. In other words, if you like board games, you probably have many of them stored in your closet. Or maybe you have an actual room for hobbies like knitting or scrapbooking. These days, hobbies like these can all be doneContinue reading “Have a Hobby? There is an App for It”

Don’t Miss Out on Top Streaming Entertainment

We remember the days when we had just a few channels to choose from on the television. Then, the number of channels for cable TV expanded, and we could also watch movies by taking a trip to the local Blockbuster. Today, our options are unlimited with streaming services giving us the ability to watch whateverContinue reading “Don’t Miss Out on Top Streaming Entertainment”

The Wonderful World of Texting

While many of us prefer to pick up the phone and talk to family and friends, these days, most communication is done via text message. The hustle and bustle of daily life has left little time for long discussions over the phone, especially for parents of younger children and the younger generations who are alwaysContinue reading “The Wonderful World of Texting”

Summer Vacation Checklist

Many of us miss traveling since the pandemic started in the spring of 2020. If you’ve been fully vaccinated, traveling is now a possibility but there are several requirements to keep in mind to ensure you travel safely and follow all protocols. And since it has been a while since most of us have traveled,Continue reading “Summer Vacation Checklist”

Father’s Day Tribute: A Look Back at the Dads We’ve All Loved to Watch

This Father’s Day, we are going to look back at all the dads we loved to watch over the past 60 years tuning in from our couches or local theaters, who were all loving, hilarious, and entertaining in their own way. Time magazine called Mike Brady of “The Brady Bunch” not only “TV’s perfect 1950sContinue reading “Father’s Day Tribute: A Look Back at the Dads We’ve All Loved to Watch”

Make Your Health a Priority This Summer

Summer often makes us think of barbecues, family gatherings and days at the beach. But due to COVID-19 and quarantine orders most of us could not get out and socialize last summer. Fortunately, this summer, things are looking up and may even resemble pre-COVID-19 summers. Regardless of what your summer plans are, one thing isContinue reading “Make Your Health a Priority This Summer”

The Facts: Power of Attorney in California

As a parent or relative ages, it can become stressful when important decisions must be made. You want to have respect for their independence but also protect them from negative consequences of mental or physical health problems. Creating a power of attorney (POA) is one way to ensure that no matter what happens down the road,Continue reading “The Facts: Power of Attorney in California”