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November 2018 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   “Help!  This is my first time cooking for Thanksgiving.  The turkey´s been in the oven for two hours, and it´s still running around!” (Author Unknown)

Congratulations To:

G. Savage of Prescott Valley, Arizona  Winner of our October early payment drawing for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winner and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

Medicare Enrollment Season

Making The Right Choice For You

Peter Orona
It´s that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.  People typically have a lot of questions as they research their Medicare options, which primarily include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, before finding the plan that best fits their needs.

The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period takes place from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2018, for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.

Most Medicare Advantage plans offer easy-to-use online tools to help you find doctors and hospitals that are in the plan´s network.  A licensed agent can also help you look up hospitals and doctors to see if
they´re accepting a plan and taking new patients.

The plan you select by Dec. 7 will be your Medicare plan for all of 2019, with few exceptions, so it´s wise to research your options carefully.

I am of medicare age and with the help of my Savon endorsed agent, Peter Orona, I found an advantage plan that, for starters, cut my Specialist office visits for 2019 from $45.00 to $15.00 and all of my doctors participate in the plan.

Make sure that you have an agent that cares more about you than they do about the commissions they stand to make.  If you live in the Phoenix metro area you may want to schedule a free consultation with a Savon endorsed agent.

Peter Orona - Common Insurance Services Agency - FaceBook - 602-270-9062.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:


“If you stretch correctly and regularly, you will find that every movement you make becomes easier.” - (Bob Anderson -American runner, photographer, publisher and film producer.  (1947 - )

Have you noticed that the easy tasks you were once able to do are now becoming harder and harder, such as bending over to tie your shoes?  This is due to lack of stretching which causes tight, stiff muscles.

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle is deliberately flexed or stretched to improve its elasticity.

Luckily with stretching you don´t need a gym or any special equipment because it´s something you can easily do for yourself; anywhere and anytime.

Stretching helps improve your flexibility and focuses on the major muscle groups (calves, thighs, hips, low back, and neck/shoulder muscles).  Flexibility is a “use it or lose it” function.  You need to regularly use your muscles and move the joints to prevent muscles from shortening and tightening.

If you go online and search “stretching ideas” you will find an assortment of different stretching exercises with written instructions, pictures and some may have videos showing the proper way to do the exercise.

Like I mentioned above, stretching helps improve your flexibility but here are some tips to keep in mind when stretching:
  • Don´t stretch cold -  Always do a small warm up beforehand such as jumping jacks, squats or push ups.  Doing these prior to stretching warms the body temperature, which increases blood flow to the muscles and makes them more flexible.

  • Don´t bounce -  Bouncing is known as ballistic stretching and can stretch your muscles to far and to fast resulting in significant strain.

  • Relax and breathe -  Concentrate on the muscle group you´re working.  Stretches should be gradual and relaxed.
If you have any new injures or old injuries, it´s always best to consult with your primary physician because certain stretches may not be advised.

Be patient when you start stretching.  It takes time to loosen up muscles that haven´t been stretched in a long time.  However, after a few weeks of regular stretching you should start to feel more limber!

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma´s Kitchen With Grandma C.:

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll

Grandma C.
Cake Filling
1 box angel food cake 8 ounces cream cheese
½ cup water 10 ounces whipped topping
1 cup pumpkin puree ½ tsp cinnamon
1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ cup powdered sugar to keep from sticking to towel 1 cup powdered sugar
1⅛ cup powdered sugar to sprinkle on top of cake roll 1 TBSP lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 17 1/2 x 12 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

Beat cake mix together with water, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice.  Pour into pan and bake 14-17 minutes until center is cooked and spongy.  Lay out a dish towel and sprinkle it with powdered sugar.

Place the hot cake on top of the towel and peel off the parchment paper.

Sprinkle the other side of the cake, then roll it up in the towel to form a log.

Let cool.

Meanwhile, mix together your filling ingredients.

When cake is cooled unroll it, remove it from dish towel, spread filling over it, and re-roll.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or, freeze until ready to serve (allow to thaw for a half hour to an hour before serving.)  Just before slicing, sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the roll.

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany One Liners We Bet You Haven´t Heard

Borrowed from www.onelinefun.com
  • My first job was being a diesel fitter at a pantyhose factory.  As they came off the line, I would hold them up and say, “yeah, Deez-el fit her.”

  • I asked my wife if she ever fantasizes about me, she said yes - about me taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, and doing the dishes.

  • I bought some shoes from a drug dealer.  I don´t know what he laced them with, but
    I´ve been tripping all day.

  • I told my niece that I saw a moose on the way to work this morning.  She said, “How do you know he was on his way to work?”

  • I saw two guys wearing matching clothing and I asked if they were gay.  They quickly arrested me.

  • With the rise of self-driving vehicles, it´s only a matter of time before we get a country song where a guy´s truck leaves him too.

  • My son was like “I got a D in my math class” and I was like “That´s really bad” and my wife was like “you need to stop doing his homework.”

  • The worst part about working for the department of unemployment is when you get fired you still have to show up the next day.

  • As I get older and remember all the people I´ve lost along the way.  I think to myself maybe a career as a tour guide wasn´t for me.

  • The Man Who Created Autocorrect Has Died. Resturant In Peace.
Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

Come blog with us!  Dental Talk with Savon is a fun forum to post your interesting topics!  Your comments are welcome, it´s free to use and no membership is required.

Some of the topics include;

These are just a few of the topics.  Our blog site contains many other interesting topics.  Please join us!!

Tooth Talk With Tommy The Wisdom Tooth

Reduce Risk of Gum Disease With This Easy Rinse

A direct reprint from News USA via Copyright Free Content
It happens during any given dental appointment; that embarrassing moment when your hygienist asks how often you floss, and your reply (most likely) is, "Not often enough," at the same time he or she clucks disapprovingly and shakes his or her head.  Turns out they know what they´re talking about.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly half of American adults aged 30 years and older (47.2 percent) suffer from some form of gum disease.  Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the main threats to dental health, but maintaining a healthy mouth goes beyond the benefits of a bright smile.

Gum disease is a chronic, inflammatory condition, and recent studies suggest that gum disease and tooth decay may be associated with an increased risk of other inflammatory conditions, including heart attacks and strokes if left untreated.  The CDC describes common warning signs of gum disease, including bad breath, gums that are red, swollen, bleeding, or tender; pain when chewing; loose or sensitive teeth; receding gums; change in bite; and change in the fit of partial dentures.

Additional factors that increase the risk of gum disease include smoking, diabetes, stress, and poor oral hygiene.  That said, most people can improve their dental hygiene and reduce their risk for developing gum disease by following a few simple steps:
  • Brush:  Brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste.  Pick a toothbrush style that fits your mouth and feels comfortable, and you will be more likely to use it.  If your teeth are sensitive or you want them to be whiter, look around; there´s a toothpaste for that.

  • Floss:  Floss your teeth once a day.  Dental floss is available in a variety of widths and thicknesses, although some people prefer disposable flossers, which are often easier for children to use.

  • Rinse:  Oral rinses play an important role in a dental health routine.  Gum disease is caused by bacteria, but an oral rinse formulated with bacteria-targeting ingredients can help keep gum disease at bay.
Healthy Gums Oral Rinse from TheraBreath contains cetylpyridinium chloride, an ingredient approved by the FDA and clinically proven to kill the germs linked to gum disease.  “Gum disease is more serious than people think.  It starts out with just bleeding and sensitive gums, but in its advanced stages, it can cause tooth loss,” says Dr. Harold Katz, founder and chief researcher for TheraBreath.  For more information about keeping your mouth healthy and reducing your risk of gum disease, go to The TheraBreath Website.  Healthy Gums Oral Rinse from TheraBreath is available at Walmart.

Until next time; brush, floss and keep smiling!

The above material is provided as an information service and is not intended as medical advice.

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