Avondale man recognized by Quilts of Valor

Scott Henline never earned a medal when he was in the Navy, but his time in the service 70 years ago has been recognized in another way.

The 91-year-old Avondale great-grandfather, who is a World War II-era veteran, recently received a quilt as an honor for serving in the military.
The presentation of the quilt……………………

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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer.

A box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless.

Lee Cantrell, helps run the California Poison Control System, and believes the cache was an opportunity to answer an enduring question about the actual shelf life of drugs: Could these drugs from the bell-bottom era still be potent?………………………………

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Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez on her grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Laurie Hernandez lost her grandmother, Brunilda, to Alzheimer’s disease and cancer in November 2016. The Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion is sharing her story about her relationship with her grandmother, the impact of Alzheimer’s on her family and advice for others impacted by the disease………………..

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Depression and Alzheimer’s

photo_depression and alzheimersDepression is common among people living with Alzheimer's disease, especially during the early and middle stages. Treatment is available and can make a significant difference in quality of life. Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer's can be difficult since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms………………

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14th Annual Elder Law Symposium



NAELA Symposium 2017

This program is eligible for 5 Hours CLE Credit. 

Deadline to Register: August 25!


What the brain’s wiring looks like

The BBC has published a very interesting article and video from Cardiff University.  Researchers are hoping to use this information to study how structure and function work together in the brain.  

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Back to School Drive

Tools 4 Success, Back to School Drive 2017

Johnson & Associates has partnered with OCJ Kids to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to over 800 children in foster care living in group homes.

You can join us by purchasing supplies listed below and dropping them off at our office by July 30, 2017.

10320 W. McDowell Rd. Bldg. D, Avondale, AZ  85392

Most needed items:

High school backpacks               Red Pens          Index cards

3 Ring Binders (1" only)              Markers             Highlighters

Composition books                      Rulers               Colored Pencils

2 Pocket folders            Mechanical Pencils          Pencil Sharpeners

Thank you for being a partner in providing resources to help foster kids living in group homes to have the tools to be a success for this school year.

Donate online at www.OCJKids.org 

OCJ Kids

Helping Kids Cope with Bereavement

Often times when we lose a loved one, our youngest are left confused about this passing.  Robert LeRose offers advice on how to help children handle the death of a loved one.  

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Love Your Brain

A recent article by Dr. Heather Snyder shared growing evidence that we can reduce the risk to alzheimers by making key lifestyle changes such as breaking a sweat, hitting the books, buddying up, following your heart, stumping yourself, and catching some zzz's.  

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Decades of Fitness

Costco recently published an article in their monthly newsletter on the importance of developing physical fitness habits in regards to longevity.  There were also many interesting concepts on adaptation throughout the years.  

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