Josh Bleill to Keynote 2016 Signature Breakfast

Josh Bleill 2Bleill, who lost both legs in 2006 while on a tour of duty in Iraq, will address this year’s theme, “Independence for All.” After rehabilitation, Bleill returned to his native Indiana, where he now works for the Indianapolis Colts. He is the author of the book “One Step At A Time:  A Young Marine’s Story of Courage, Hope and a New Life in the NFL.”

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Independence and Inclusion

Independence is a big deal to Americans. The holiday recognizing the start of our nation is Independence Day. One of our most revered documents is the Declaration of Independence. There are 24 cities and towns named “Independence”. There’s also an Independence Corner, Mount Independence, Point Independence and West Independence. Indiana even has an Independence Hill (I can’t tell you that it’s much of a hill, but it is located southwest of Gary).

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Inclusion via Nonverbal Communication: Good for All of Us

Are you as intrigued as I am that newborn humans know instinctively to look another human in the eye? This is true of other creatures, as well. How is it that your dog knows to look into your eyes when you speak—as opposed to staring at your mouth, elbow or knee? Whatever it might mean, this untaught, nonverbal gesture does seem to convey a desire for connection.

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Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

Tiffany CoxDietitians get excited during March! Not only does it signal the beginning of spring, but March also is National Nutrition Month®. This year’s National Nutrition Month® theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” The goal is to remind us to enjoy our food traditions, appreciate the great flavors, tastes and aromas of food, and take pleasure in the social interactions that accompany meals. In other words, the environments that we choose to eat in and the people we choose to eat with can be just as important as what we eat. Make your meals enjoyable!

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The CARB Project

Cognitive and Aerobic Resilience for the Brain (CARB) is a federally funded study at Indiana University School of Medicine examining the benefits of brain and body training for older adults experiencing mild memory loss.

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Historic Act opens New Opportunities for Giving

In December 2015, historic legislation was passed by Congress and signed into law which makes charitable gifts go further. Under the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act 2015), people aged 70 1/2 or older may rollover up to $100,000 annually from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a qualified charity without being taxed on the distribution.

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