As a recap to freshen driving skills keep these 10 vision tips in mind for a safe journey: 

1. Keep your eyeglass prescription up-to-date, and to wear them during your daytime or nighttime driving.

2. When driving in sunlight, wear your prescription sunglasses or good quality sunglasses. Avoid buying cars with tinted windows, they may hamper your vision night or on an overcast day.

3. Move your eyes frequently from the road checking rearview and side mirrors, as well as the instrument panel while you are driving. By turning your head with your eyes, this will help you to see any activity on the sides of your car.

4. When choosing eyeglasses or sunglasses avoid wide rims and brackets that may block or distract you.  Instead choose frames with narrow side pieces at the temples.

5. Adjust the seat so you can see the road, not just the dashboard. If your seat can’t be adjusted use a pillow or some other type of support to properly position you.

6. Remember to wash both the inside and outside of the windows and windshield; also make sure your mirrors, headlights and taillights are clean and working.

7. If you have difficulty seeing in low-light situations, avoid driving at night and in bad weather.

8. Never wear tinted glasses or sunglasses at dusk or at night.

9. If driving conditions seem difficult, minimize your distractions by turning off the radio, avoiding discussions with passengers and refraining from cell phone use. Keep the temperature inside the car comfortable.

10. As with any age:  Do not drink and drive.   Always wear your seat belt. Check your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications that could affect your driving vision and alertness.

Your diet is an important part of good health.  Below are 20 artery cleansing foods to add to your diet:

1. Avocados

2. Oatmeal (brown rice)

3. Olive oil

4. Nuts

5. Sterois from plants (such as Noni fruit plant, medicinal plants)

6. Salmon (Fatty fish such as tuna, herring, mackerel)

7. Asparagus

8. Pomegranate

9. Broccoli

10. Turmeric- ginger family

11. Persimmons

12. Orange juice

13. Spirulina (known as miracle plant, that is a form of blue green algae that is found in warm, fresh bodies of water.)

14. Cinnamon

15. Cranberries

16. Coffee

17. Cheese

18. Green Tea

19. Watermelon

20. Spinach (leafy greens)


According to Wisconsin’s division of AARP there are 16 counties that are a part of a food bank program. In Wisconsin, there are over 220,000 people over the age of 65 that are eligible for Food Share, which is called Wisconsin’s SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), yet there are only about 40,000 enrolled in the program. The lack of knowledge, guideline eligibility, stigma, and confusion on application has kept many eligible seniors from participating in this program. The Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, which has a long standing relationship with AARP, is piloting a senior outreach effort to address any issues that may hinder enrollment.

From Wisconsin’s AARP single effort of contacting members in these 16 counties, they have had more than 900 calls requesting information on SNAP and assisted more than 575 households to connect with benefits.

Here are a few members who are now enjoying the benefits of the SNAP program.

* A 60 year old man out of work.

* A 55 year old woman, working a job for $8.50 an hour qualified for at least $100.00 a month in Foodshare benefits.

* An 81 year old woman living only on her social security, with $565.00 a month medical bills.

* And the list goes on for those who have heard of the program.

If you or someone you know would like information or to apply for FoodShare benefits call

800 362-3002 or you can check it out on Second Harvest Food Bank Website.



Sauk City, Wisconsin (September 15, 2013) – Maplewood of Sauk Prairie is offering advanced negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to promote and enhance the healing of different types of wounds. The treatment uses a special vacuum dressing, which is carefully applied on patients by a skilled team composed of the Maplewood Sauk Prairie physical therapy department, nurses, and physicians, among others.

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