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THE RIVER - AUGUST 14, 2015
Mom And Me
by Lizzie and Pryce
Lizzie and Pryce answer your ques-
tions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psy-
chotherapist in private practice who
specializes in the care of elders and
people with chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
I retired recently and I just love it,
except for one situation. My wife is con-
stantly asking me to do things she wants
done, and I want to do the things I have
always dreamed of being able to do if
only I had the time in my own home.
I wish she would have a more active
woman’s social life, get a job or some-
thing but get out of my hair. What do
you suggest I do?
The retirement lifestyle takes adjust-
ment for most couples. We usually hear
women complaining about men invading
their sacred space.
I would try and have a discussion in
a non-threatening atmosphere and let
her know how you feel. Encourage her
to get some interest that will take her
out of your home so you can have some
alone time Your wife may also have
some complaints – it is all part of the
adjustment to the retired lifestyle.
Welcome to the world of retirement.
Women have complained about their
newly retired husbands invading their
lifestyle and the home for years.
The biggest problem seems to be that
their husbands become very critical and
feel they can run the home as they have
run their offices, e.g . boxes for outgoing
mail, alphabetizing the spice shelf and
refusing to answer or take messages on
Sorry, no sympathy here. I recom-
mend you discuss with your wife what
your problems are and come to a deci-
sion as to how you can both be happy
in your retirement.
Your father and grandfather probably
never lived to have a retirement prob-
Lizzie and Pryce’s email address is
Lee Memorial Health System is
pleased to bring you the next in
a series of free monthly lectures
designed to cover a variety of health
care topics to help improve your
physical and mental well-being. These
interactive and informative lectures are
presented by Dr. Sal Lacagnina, vice
president of health and wellness and
medical director of the wellness centers
in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
This month’s lecture, 15 Years Of
Wellness Or 15 Years Of Sickness – The
Choice Is Yours, will be held on Monday,
August 17 at 10 a.m. in the Wellness
Center of Cape Coral, 609 SE 13th
Dr. Lacagnina will define ways to
achieve your health care goals so that you
can live a longer and high quality life. If
you have not seen the Make Health Last
Youtube video, you need to do so today.
If you are interested in learning how to
make sure the last years of your life are
filled with good health, vitality and happi-
ness, plan on attending Dr. Lacagnina’s
presentation. The focus will be on under-
standing what you can do to control your
health, which is more defined by lifestyle
Lee Memorial Health System also
invites the community to join in celebrat-
ing 15 Years of Wellness at the Wellness
Center with a ribbon cutting and cake at
9:45 a.m., followed by Dr. Lacagnina’s
presentation. Come take advantage of
free health screenings, fitness assess-
ments and more while enjoying music,
food samples, and raffles during the open
house celebration until 1 p.m .
Seating for the lecture is limited and
reservations are requested. Call the
Health and Wellness registration line at
424-3234 or send an email to pknud-
Visit www.leememorial.org for more
Dr. Sal Lacagnina
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Doctor and Dietitian
Yogurt Is Good
For You, Right?
by Ross Hauser, MD
and Marion Hauser, MS, RD
Yogurt is a fermented food with
healthy bacteria or probiotics that
are beneficial for the digestive
system. Simple yogurt is a low calorie,
high nutrient food packed with protein
and rich in calcium. However, the tables
turn once manufacturers load their
yogurts with sugar, artificial sweeteners
and unrecognizable ingredients. Many
yogurts have as much sugar as a can of
soda. We continually find that yogurt
is one of the most confusing foods to
Whether yogurt is a healthy choice
depends on the variety selected. When
purchasing yogurt, opt for yogurt that
contains more grams of protein per serv-
ing than sugar. Greek yogurt is a high
protein yogurt option. Keep in mind the
straining process in making Greek yogurt
decreases the calcium content.
Those with a milk allergy or sensitivity
can find alternative yogurts made from
coconut, soy or almond milk, but check
the sugar level on those as well.
And then there are frozen yogurts.
Heat-treatments kill the active cultures,
so be sure live cultures are present. Many
frozen yogurts have just as much sugar
per serving as ice cream. Not to mention
the added toppings you find in the frozen
yogurt specialty stores.
Yogurt flavored and yogurt coated
products, like those found in trail mixes,
are most likely going to be high in sugar,
heat-treated and lacking in beneficial bac-
Yogurt can be a healthy part of your
diet when you choose plain, unsweetened
yogurt. If you need a bit of sweetness,
add a small amount of real fruit. Greek
yogurt is a great alternative to sour cream
to top your baked potatoes, with added
protein to boot. For a healthy choice,
look for yogurts high in protein, low in
added sugar and free of unnecessary addi-
This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your condi-
tion. Caring Medical and Rehabilitation
Services has two locations: one in Oak
Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers.
It was established in 1991 by Ross
Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS,
RD. They can be reached at info@car-
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