Health & Fitness

Love’s Role in Caregiving


Being a caregiver for someone with dementia is tough and exhausting. Why do we do it? Why did I and why do you accept this difficult assignment? As a song goes, “I did it for love.” Yes, I really loved my mom and my husband, both now deceased, and wanted to be there for them. In mom’s case I consulted […]

A Lunar Trilogy Over Marco’s South Beach

During the twilight hours of January 31, a full moon, total lunar eclipse, supermoon and a blue moon happened all together in one morning. “Supermooners” and participants of Marco Island Yoga braved the cold and windy morning and gathered at South Beach to pay homage to a rare lunar event. Debby Amiccuci began the session with “Advice From the Moon,” […]

Pickleball Booms in Southwest Florida

The Southern Tropics Tournament Series kicked off in December with the Florida State Pickleball Championships. The Winter Classic represents the second leg of the series. Five hundred ninety-two pickleball players competed in the East Naples Winter Classic held January 26th-28th at East Naples Community Park. Players of all ages and skill levels ranging from 3.0-5.0 participated. The organized event, well-staffed […]

Still Feeling Your Resolve?


We are already several weeks into the new year and I’ve already started to hear some ramblings from many around me that their well-intentioned New Year’s Resolutions have already gone by the wayside. What do I appreciate about New Year’s Resolutions? So many of the more popular ones focus on health. Just look at these examples from Eat better […]

Marco’s DAR Takes Steps to Stay Healthy

“This is literally a matter of life or death to seniors.” That was Keith Dameron’s message to the Marco Island Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) during a recent meeting at the Hideaway Beach Club. Dameron is the CEO of Step Smart Collier, a nonprofit organization created to increase awareness of the risks and repercussions of falls. “We’re doing our […]

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