Health

The Joint urges you to resolve to live healthy, happily

As another new year begins we each assess our current lifestyle and most of us commit—even if not publicly admitting—to make adjustments of one sort or another. Most of these resolutions are health-related, be it losing those few extra pounds we’ve been wanting to shed, walking just a few times a week, or making healthier eating choices. Then there are the greeting card companies who anticipate these health resolutions and customarily wish us a ‘happy—and healthy’ New Year. Read More»

Acti-Kare's thoughts on the flu virus

By Paul Williams
Special to The Citizen

My wife Heidi and I recently visited the emergency room and then our local Doctor’s office.  I was amazed at the number of people in the waiting room who were coughing, hacking, and just generally ill with (and this is my diagnosis) “the flu”.  I am further amazed that the health care professionals seemed to be healthy.  As the father of a surgeon, I can tell you that flu or no flu, these dedicated folks are going to work. Read More»

Fayetteville man recovering from terrible accident in Tobago

Fayetteville man recovering from terrible accident in Tobago

Fayetteville resident Justin Lake, 32, has an active personality. A black belt in karate at the age of 12, Lake, has also been snowboarding, skydiving and scuba diving. It was on a recent trip to Trinidad & Tobago for some scuba diving and hiking that an accident occurred, one that has changed Lake’s life significantly. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta under alert for mosquitoes carrying W. Nile virus

While no cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Fayette County, the Ga. Department of Public Health (DPH) is recommending that residents take precautions to avoid infection.

Those precautions are worthwhile given that 21 confirmed cases, including three deaths, Read More»

Event at TCBY this Friday to help PTC family

Event at TCBY this Friday to help PTC family

The acronym PANDAS makes one immediately think of the cute creatures that are famous at Zoo Atlanta, but the disorder is scary and it has effected the lives of Peachtree City residents Eric and Heather Bergholt and their daughter, Emma. They will try to raise awareness at an event at TCBY in Peachtree City this Friday. Read More»

Volunteers step forward for Alzheimer's Walk

Volunteers step forward for Alzheimer's Walk

The 2012 Southern Crescent “Walk To End Alzheimer’s” has new volunteer leadership to help guide this event to its successful conclusion on October 6th in Peachtree City.  Sue Shaffer, Chair (left), and Raquel O’Sullivan, Assistant Chair, are joining forces to head up this annual walk sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  The Walk was originally organized in 2000 by Peachtree City co-founder Floy Farr, whose wife suffered from Alzheimer’s. Read More»

The most effective teacher is at home

Greg Moffatt's picture

In 1954, Robert Holmes was only 13 years old when his mother took him to a local swimming pool in Edison, New Jersey.  As a black boy in a segregated world, attendants refused him entry and called the police.  His mother stood firm.  She looked at her young teen and said, “Son, climb under the turnstile.”  Holmes later said he was more afraid of his mother than the police, so he obeyed her and climbed under. Read More»

National Senior Health & Fitness Day promotes ways to live well and age well

Dottie Davis, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) fitness center volunteer, gets ready for National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FSS Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville. Photo/FSS.

On Thursday, May 30, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fayette Senior Services will be among more than 1,000 organizations participating in the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest health promotion event for older adults.

The free event will be held at FSS’s Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). Read More»

Caregiver Expo set for May 24 at Fayette Senior Services

Nearly 200 people last year attended Fayette Senior Services “We Are Here For You” Caregivers Resource Expo. Photo/Special.

To help individuals and families better manage the often daunting responsibilities of caring for a loved one, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will host its 2nd annual “We Are Here for You” Caregiver Resource Expo. The free event will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services location in Fayetteville at the FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). No registration is required. Read More»

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

The Citizen Newspapers presents the Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder. Click here to access the digital edition.

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions and the goal of this publication is to be the place to go to find those answers and to point your in the right direction for finding more information about the things you need to know. Read More»