Category: Features

In Passing

Kathleen Goldman-Bodnar (Szakacs) Kathleen Goldman, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. She was born to the late Joe Szakacs and Annie Szabo on November 13, 1927 in Hodod, Romania. Her family moved to Harrow, Ontario and began farming vegetables and tobacco. On November 1, 1949 Kathleen married the late George Bodnar. They…

Santa crashes the party at The Perfect Place

Santa visits The Perfect Place!

What a surprise! Just as the party for our participants and their caregivers was winding down, in pops Santa. And we all had our pictures taken! So much fun and frivolity. The morning started with the Dry Heat Pickers jamming as we enjoyed a festive lunch with holiday cookies. Everyone had been introduced to each…

Communication Today

Digital television Q – I’ve heard that Orbitel TV has been converted to 100 percent digital. If so, why would I need a digital cable box? A – Orbitel recently completed a project to bring crystal-clear digital quality video and audio signals to all of our customers. Prior to our digital conversion, customers who received…

Dollars and Sense

Editor’s Note: “Dollars and Sense” is a new column in the Sun Lakes Splash dedicated to financial issues. This column is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information on the subject of personal finances. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, including but not limited to…

Sun Lakes Travelers enjoy a Caribbean cruise

Wade and Paula

Wade and Paula Cunkelman just completed a 13-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas; they then attended their Cruise Planner’s convention, which included a two-day cruise on the new Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape. The Escape was christened during their cruise and they experienced the event which included a performance…

Word of the Month: Enrapture

David Zapatka Reader Kim Park writes, “The December word of the month, bliss, struck such a beautiful chord with me, I began to think of words with a similar feel. I have always had a fondness for the word enrapture. It goes well with bliss and also brings up images of great happiness and delight.”…

Conservation Corner

Pauline Lee A new frontier in human health has been opened up by the Human Microbiome Project, launched in 2008 by the National Institutes of Health. This initiative has begun cataloging the genetic material in bacteria that live in and on our bodies. Can you believe the bacteria population in each person outnumbers the human…

2 Your Health: Balance and Stability

Editor’s Note: “2 Your Health” is a new column in the Sun Lakes Splash dedicated to health issues. Each month different doctors and or medical associations, from varying specialties, will be writing on issues of importance. Articles are based on experiences and independent research conducted by the doctors or medical associations. We encourage anyone considering…

Ask Your Agents

Dear Tammy, Cheri and Bety: I heard that starting January 1, 2016 that you can no longer add pages to your passport? Is this true? Sincerely, Michael, Sun Lakes AZ Dear Michael: Yes, that is true. Starting in 2016, if you run out of space, you’ll have to buy an entirely new passport with either…