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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016
Ambassador Pickering Visits Ingleside at King Farm

It’s not every day that Ingleside at King Farm hosts a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, but recently, residents were all ears as they welcomed Thomas Pickering, and had the chance to hear his insights on the topic of Middle Eastern Relations.

Pickering, born in Orange, New Jersey in 1931, served more than 40 years as a U.S. diplomat. He last served as undersecretary of state for political affairs, the third highest post in the U.S. State Department. Pickering also served as ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and Jordan, and holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016
Spring is a great time to declutter

Have you ever had that moment when you’re overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have? You know it’s time to declutter, but where do you start? You have a home full of things you’ve collected over a lifetime, and it can be difficult to part with your favorite items. The reality is, though, that some of those items may not serve you well any more.

Decluttering is a great first step in downsizing, or “right-sizing,” as some prefer to call it. It’s what you’ll do when you move from your large family home into a more appropriately sized residence, such as a retirement community.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Dancing proves to be good for your heart

Which do you think is better for you: fast walking or dancing?

Though fast walking is certainly good exercise, you might be surprised to learn that dancing may have even greater health benefits for your heart than a brisk stroll. Researchers at Western Sydney University in Australia followed more than 48,000 older people over a 10-year period and found that those who danced were 49 percent less likely to die of heart disease than those who rarely or never danced. The study found that the dancers’ risk from heart disease was 21 percent less than those who regularly walked.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Poor hearing can affect your mental and physical health

Impaired hearing is more than just an inconvenience.

Researchers like Dr. Frank Lin at Johns Hopkins University have linked hearing loss with cognitive decline, physical and emotional problems. In a recent study, Dr. Lin and his associates found that people with hearing deficiencies lost cognitive abilities including memory and concentration at a rate 30 to 40 percent faster than people with normal hearing.

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