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Whether you can carry a tune or not, it turns out that not only is singing good for the soul, it’s good for the body and mind too. Research has shown that singing can be healthy for our hearts, lungs, and brains because it increases oxygen consumption, improves blood flow, and strengthens the muscles we use for breathing. It can also help us better manage stress and improve our mood because it reduces the levels of a stress hormone called cortisol circulating in our blood and increases the level of feel-good hormones called endorphins circulating in our brains.

I am asking all of our readers to help in getting rid of excessive use of voice mail by companies and organizations with which we all do business. The following comments are ones they need to know. If everyone takes surveys and writes letters expressing our dismay it could make a difference. Here are some of my comments to consider:

If every time I call your organization I hear the message “We are experiencing higher than normal call volumes” it no longer rings true.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Caitlin Hempton. Caitlin is a student at Oakland University in their Wellness, Health Promotion, & Injury Prevention program who is interning with PVM.

There is something intrinsically human about laughing. Regardless of nationality, race, religion or creed, if someone in a crowd starts laughing, most of the crowd will end up laughing. It is built into us.

It is pretty straight forward to discuss how laughter brings joy and happiness to our lives, but thanks to research inspired by Norman Cousins, and his book Anatomy of an Illness, we now know that laughter can actually make you healthier.

Shannon EastShannon East
My name is Shannon East. I am very excited to be the Executive Director at Lakeshore Senior Living. I have worked in Senior Living for over 20 years. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University. I have had the pleasure of creating lasting relationships and memories with the residents and associates at each community I have led. I believe in providing the best customer service and leading a team to make your new home a place where you create memorable friendships and be very proud of.

I have been married to my husband Tim for 24 years. We have two college age children, Nathan and Noelle. When I'm not working, I enjoy going up to our cottage on Higgins Lake and spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy the beach, vacations, and reading. I have 2 dogs Toby and Titan that I love to spoil. I love ice cream, chocolate and sea food.

Timprince GravesTimprince Graves
My first job was certified nurse assistant at Sunrise Senior Living in Rochester Hills, after that I worked within various senior living communities and hospitals throughout college. In 2004 I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Oakland University and began my career in HR. In 2011, I earned my Master’s degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. I have worked in HR in a variety different industries but I am most excited to get back to my roots working with seniors. I have 2 children a 1 year old girl and a 5 year old boy and I will be celebrating my 10 year marriage anniversary in September. I am looking forward to working with the Lakeshore staff and seniors.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Caitlin Hempton. Caitlin is a student at Oakland University in their Wellness, Health Promotion, & Injury Prevention program who is interning with PVM.

This year on October 21st the National Community Pharmacists Association, along with their sponsor Consumer Reports, will be rolling out a brand-new wellness holiday, National Check Your Meds Day. On this day consumers are encouraged to bring their medications and supplements to their local pharmacies for “brown bag” medication reviews.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Caitlin Hempton. Caitlin is a student at Oakland University in their Wellness, Health Promotion, & Injury Prevention program who is interning with PVM.

As the weather starts to change we are reminded that fall is in the air. To some, fall reminds us of crisp cool air, warm delicious drinks and the color change. To others the word fall might mean something entirely different. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), every 11 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.