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Author: Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC

Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC, is the president of VP Communications, a public-relations consultancy based in DeLand, Fla. VP Communications provides integrated marketing communications, public relations, social media, corporate writing and more to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

LEGACY: Thriving After War: A POW Embraces Life

Retired U.S. Navy Chief Hospital Marine Corpsman and WWII Prisoner of War John Unger The United States of America is losing World War II heroes at an astonishing rate. Every day,...

From Despair to Delight: A story of Self-Sacrifice through love, service and faith

Helene’s Near Misses — A legacy of caring and daring greatly Helene Kereluk of DeLand is the queen of near misses. Or, she simply may be the most fortunate...

Leaving worries behind: Social opportunities in retirement communities

Spring has sprung! Will this be the year you will be “springing” out of your home into a new place? Perhaps you’re considering retirement communities and downsizing the...

LEGACY: Trapped No More – A Family’s Rewritten Story

Children of coal miners in the 1930s hardly enjoyed the joie de vivre of adolescence. Theirs was a short childhood, often abruptly transitioning to coal-mine work when they were...

Socialization and Its Importance to Seniors – Tips for Socializing

Think back to your formative years. Were you ever the new kid in school? What did it take to make new friends and have fun with people you didn’t know? It usually started with a...

LEGACY – Integrity on Ice: Joseph Dallanegra’s Legacy

Born on Feb. 6, 1933, Joseph Dallanegra was raised in New Jersey as the son of two ambitious attorneys; his mother was a researcher and his father was a trial lawyer. Some of...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Let’s Talk About Retirement Living-Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Independent Living

Is it time you considered an independent living retirement community? Is it time you considered an independent living retirement community? Independent living is one of the...

Alzheimer’s: Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors

November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Most of us know someone whose life has been affected by Alzheimer’s. In fact, as many as 5 million Americans are living with it...

Medicare 2018: What changes should you look for?

Medicare Open Enrollment Dates Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, such as those offered through Aging Tree insurance partners offer additional benefits to traditional Medicare...

Face Your Fears & Control Your Independence

Young and old could learn a lot from 70-year-old Aleksander Doba (or “Olek,” as he’s called — a Polish name meaning Aleksander). He’s the Polish kayaker known...
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Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans – Part 3: False Confidence, When to Consider Giving Up Driving and our Desire to Remain Independent.
In this issue, you’ll find the final part of the 3-part series entitled Aging Happy: Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans. Here we will address the topics of False...
Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security
Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security Let’s address 4 more issues on the Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans: Cutting...
From Despair to Delight: A story of Self-Sacrifice through love, service and faith
Helene’s Near Misses — A legacy of caring and daring greatly Helene Kereluk of DeLand is the queen of near misses. Or, she simply may be the most fortunate...
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