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Alzheimer’s: Have the conversation ASAP

Alzheimer’s: Have the conversation ASAP

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer’s Association — together with advocates in the early stages of the disease — encourages…

‘Aunt Margaret’ Rust Hall turns 100; Rust family a Ray County fixture for 5 generations

‘Aunt Margaret’ Rust Hall turns 100; Rust family a Ray County fixture for 5 generations

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Aunt Margaret” Rust Hall sits quietly in the common room at Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center in Liberty as her nephew and caretaker, Troy…

LIVING 50-PLUS: RCMH program offers mental-health care for seniors

LIVING 50-PLUS: RCMH program offers mental-health care for seniors

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Since 1949, Mental Health America and its nationwide affiliates have observed May Is Mental Health Month, a time to spread the word that mental…

Tammie Sullard looks back on 30 years with the U.S.P.S.

Tammie Sullard looks back on 30 years with the U.S.P.S.

 By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor  “Ahhh. Now I’m set. I’ve found the place where I’ll work till I retire,” Tammie Sullard recalls thinking when she took her first U.S.…

Routh to the Rescue

Routh to the Rescue

Richmond’s Leslie Routh helps area opossums in wildlife rescues Rescue groups exist for just about all domestic animals — dogs, cat, horses — but people and groups also work to…

New Medicare cards will transition over time

Director of Senior Medicare Patrol urges recipients to beware of fraud By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer New Medicare cards will begin mailing out this month, and with the changes to…

Death is a part of life; it’s just the final chapter

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Death: It’s the subject no one likes to discuss. It’s an uncomfortable topic and involves making many difficult decisions. Yet death is an inevitable part…

Rotarian makes annual medical mission trip to Jamaica

Rotarian makes annual medical mission trip to Jamaica

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer In mid-February, Realtor and Rotarian Tammy Williams changed out of her real-estate clothes and into a T-shirt and jeans for a medical mission trip to…

Outpatient facility at RCMH offers cardiac rehab

Outpatient facility at RCMH offers cardiac rehab

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer You’ve had a heart attack, stroke or some other heart-related event. The surgery is done and the physician has ordered therapy as the next step.…

Reap the stress-reduction benefits of furry companions

Reap the stress-reduction benefits of furry companions

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Caring for a pet has become more difficult as I’ve aged, but I feel the benefits far outweigh the caveats. There are a lot of factors…

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