Attend Flags for Heroes Ceremony & Walk 2022, June 11 in Haymarket

Sponsor a flag for your hero and support local military charities! Come out and walk on June 11.
Senior Health
Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes
(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …
Online Registration for Prince William Turkey Trot Extended
Sign up now for The Prince William Turkey Trot; the largest Turkey Trot in the county will be held on Thanksgiving morning at the Freedom Center.
Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Miguel Pelton is a new orthopedic surgeon here at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center. He is a sports medicine doctor and will begin seeing patients on Aug. 1, 2022.

Fairfax Water Urges Prince William County to Request Study on How Development Would Impact Occoquan Reservoir, Drinking Water

Prince William County's plan for data centers and more industrial uses on previously rural land could harm the Occoquan Water Shed and thereby the region's drinking water. 

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Why We Care: Providing Personalized In-Home Senior Care

A quilt belonging to Wayne Mitchell's mother is on display at Caring Senior Services in Gainesville. When you walk into Caring Senior Services’s office in Gainesville, Virginia you see a bed …

What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 to Help Stay Safe this Winter Season

(BPT) - By: Danielle Hambrick, PharmDAs colder weather drives us to spend more time indoors, it’s critical to plan for the spread of respiratory infections and get vaccinated, especially for …
Remember when?

20 photos of LA in the 1950s

Giggster combed historical archives to compile a collection of photos that best illustrate life in LA during the 1950s.   

20 photos of NYC in the 1950s
Giggster combed historical archives to compile a collection of pictures that exemplify what the Big Apple was like during the 1950s.
20 photos of Chicago in the 1950s
Giggster combed historical archives to compile a list of 20 photos that exemplify what life was like in Chicago during the 1950s.
News for Seniors

5 tips for remote caregiving

(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that caregiving can be difficult. The last few years may have brought unexpected new challenges, such as the …

Shoot for the Stars When It Comes to Medicare Advantage

(NewsUSA) - By Alan Stewart, SVP, Medicare Divisional Leader, Humana - If you’re one of the nation’s 58.6 million people with Medicare, you understand the importance of selecting a health …

Being a Good Parent and Child: Today’s Sandwich Generation Under Pressure

(NewsUSA) - Many adults today are juggling the demands of work, household upkeep, finances and school-aged children, while also caring for an aging parent. This group, known as the sandwich …

Planning for the unexpected: When caregiving happens without warning

(BPT) - When a medical emergency or sudden change in health occurs, loved ones may be thrust into a caregiving role they did not expect. Oftentimes, this can be an overwhelming change to their …

Senior Fitness: You May Have More Choices Than You Think

(BPT) - Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, …

5 Ways to Foster Purpose with Age

(BPT) - Each phase of life provides an opportunity to find new things that provide a sense of purpose, activities that get us up in the morning and bring fulfillment. Beyond the feeling, there is …

Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam

(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year.It helps to …

Self-care strategies for around-the-clock unpaid caregivers

(BPT) - Before Wanda Green Scott became a caregiver for her mother nine years ago, she was the one needing care. Wanda has lived with lupus for almost half of her life, and as an only child whose …

U.S. veterans turn to hemp-derived cannabis as alternative to opioids

(BPT) - Veterans are frequently underserved or abandoned while facing opioid addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, physical disability and other issues. Too often many …

Free Online Survey Alerts Older Adults to Risks of Falling, a Major Hazard

(NewsUSA) - (NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your …

Mission fraud-free: 11 ways veterans can ward off scammers

(BPT) - While identity theft and similar scams are a problem for many Americans, U.S. veterans face a higher-than-average risk of falling victim to that kind of fraud.Statistics back that up. For …

Can you save $3,000 in 2023? See what’s new for Medicare insurance plans

(BPT) - The countdown is on! The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, and it’s that time of year when you can change your Medicare plan (that is if you want to!). Now is the time to …

Facing Lung Cancer: Keith’s Story

(BPT) - In early 2018, Keith began to experience strange symptoms — a persistent cough, pain in his neck and shoulders, and near-constant pain in his lower back. On a flight home

Music may be a helpful tool for caregivers to cope with mental, emotional burden of their role

(BPT) - For people living with interstitial lung disease, the burden of their diagnosis may feel, at times, overwhelming and isolating. An umbrella term that refers to a category of more than 200 …

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What retina specialists want you to know about diabetes and vision

(BPT) - If you or a loved one live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you likely know how the condition can impact one's overall health. But it’s also crucial to focus on how diabetes can affect …

Only one pill a month? Breakthrough may reinvent medicine

(BPT) - Imagine a world where you could toss out your daily pill box and simply take a single pill that would deliver a week or month’s worth of medicine. A world where you wouldn’t have …

What is DME and why it matters if you have diabetes

(BPT) - Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are a caregiver for someone with diabetes, you know managing the condition requires diligence. Eating well and exercising are a priority, but …

How cutting-edge RNA-based gene expression testing can help tailor treatments and improve outcomes for women with early-stage breast cancer

(BPT) - One of the best tools available to personalize treatments to help improve outcomes for women with breast cancer is gene expression profiling. The ability to determine highly specific …

Comparing Plans Can Save You Money

(Family Features) Medicare Open Enrollment is your chance to compare your choices for the year ahead and to see if you could save money in 2023 on your health or prescription drug plans or even find extra benefits. Don't delay - Open Enrollment ends December 7th.

Questions Veterans Should Ask About Medicare

(NewsUSA) - The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period is underway, running from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Whether you are new to Medicare or are re-evaluating your …

Aches, pain and bone breaks are not just normal ‘signs of aging;’ you could have a common, yet treatable, disease

(BPT) - Authored and Sponsored by Amgen Susan Fuschino, an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania, experienced early menopause and, at 47 years old, was forced into early retirement after suffering …

A flu shot helps keep older adults healthy

(BPT) - As we age, it becomes more important to take care of our health. For example, adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications due, in part, to changes in …

Nipping Alzheimer’s disease in the blood

MindImmune, a drug discovery firm at the University of Rhode Island, is poised to move into clinical trials, pioneering a breakthrough approach to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, focused on blocking aberrant immune cells in the blood from entering the brain

Is that covered? Review your Medicare plan during annual enrollment

(BPT) - Have your health needs changed over the last year? Medicare plans can change every year, and your health situation can also change. That means your current plan might not meet your current …

Guinness World Records Recognized Book Features Linton Hall Students Dhruv and Darsh Amitabh

The two brothers’ stories are featured in the world’s largest published book written by children for children as recognized by the Guinness World Records/

Gainesville Artist & Entrepreneur Makes Gifting an Art Form

Whether you want prepared gifts for friends and family or colleagues and clients, SimaVisions has you covered.     Sima Button of SimaVisions is an artist, illustrator, business …

Virginia State Ballet Becomes Warrenton Ballet Center

To better represent this region’s growing reputation as a center for pre-professional dance, Virginia State Ballet has changed its name to the Warrenton Ballet Center.