Summertime Learning: 2 Ways to Make Summer Fun for Kids

Posted on 05/28/2013 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringSchool’s out. It’s the time of year that was once reserved for kids to help their on their family farms to maintain and pull in the crops. Now, it’s a time of leisure, play and (with any luck) visits to the grandparents. However, research shows that kids lose ground academically during the summer months unless they use the skills they learn in school throughout the year. Some studies suggest that the loss is up to three months of in-classroom work. …

Here Comes the Sun!

Posted on 05/19/2009 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthJust in time for the summer, experts are saying that sunshine can help older adults reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It’s all about Vitamin D. While exposure to sunlight stimulates vitamin D in the skin – and considering the fact that many older people have vitamin D deficiencies from the natural aging process – researchers have found that sunshine can increase the level of Vitamin D in the body and decrease the chances of getting metabolic …

Summer Lovin’, Had me a Blast

Posted on 08/8/2008 by |General News | Comments

Your LifeAn AARP Bulletin reader recalls a favorite summer memory.

Dive Right In

Posted on 07/14/2008 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthAARP Bulletin reader shares her personal story of shopping for a swimsuit.