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Are you a member of the “Sandwich Generation?” This designation — which applies to people caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children — may be applicable to you if you’re either a younger baby boomer, born in the late 1950s or early 1960s, or an older member of “Generation X,” born in the mid-1960s. But any way you slice it, being in the “Sandwich” group is probably going to present you with some challenges, particularly of the financial kind — so you’ll need to make the right moves.
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off a statewide campaign in honor of World AIDS Day, reminding people to get checked and know their status when it comes to HIV/AIDS by placing a large banner on the side of City Hall.
The state’s jobless rate dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona’s recovery is languishing.
Why do I need to get X-rays?
Progressive Dentistry and Orthodontics, 2995 W. Elliot Road, will be offering a free workshop to individuals interested in learning more about denture implants at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
What is preventive dentistry?
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
Ahwatukee Girl Scout troops are in the middle of preparations for hosting their own fashion fair event for the Ahwatukee public.
Amber Wutich has been named the 2013 Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
What do you think? Can porn be addictive? More mental health professionals are telling us “yes it can,” and further, it can be as addictive as hard-core drugs and it’s known to change the health of the brain.
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part guest commentary. See the conclusion in the Nov. 22 AFN, where one porn user shares his journey and mental health experts struggle over what to call this problem).
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School students participated in a morning full of programs on Nov. 12 including a flag raising ceremony, several educational sessions about the real reason we celebrate Veterans Day, and a veterans ceremony where the student body prayed the Rosary for the United States and sang “God Bless America.”
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Matthew Kovarik of Ahwatukee was selected as a resident assistant for the 2013-14 academic year at Northern Arizona University’s residential campus. Resident assistants (RAs) are students who live and work as peers and resources for residential students at NAU. RAs are carefully chosen each year to help other students foster academic success, connect to the NAU community, create welcoming living communities, ensure health and safety, and encourage involvement on campus.
Hospice of the Valley will host a community workshop, Understanding the Journey of Dementia, Nov. 19 in Phoenix as part of an ongoing educational series on the disease. The workshop is 6 to 7 p.m. at 1510 E. Flower St. Reservations are requested by Nov. 14 at (602) 636-5391 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is open to the public at no charge. For information about presentations given at other Valley locations on different dates, call (602) 636-2236.
Cases of whooping cough are on the rise across the country and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon is racing to end it.
There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005.
HERE: Ahwatukee Rec Center activities Nov. 11
GateWay Community College in Phoenix recently opened its new Healthcare United at GateWay (HUG) Clinic to the community. Services are currently being offered pro bono to the community.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. the Arizona Psychological Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Road, will be sponsoring a free public education presentation on teen drug use.
Who you are and your life depends on your past, your community, your neighborhood, your childhood, your parents, etc. This can be summarized by calling it your “circumstances” or your situation. This can sometimes weigh heavily on you if your circumstances are not ideal or are challenging. The good thing is that your circumstances don’t always determine who you are in the future.
Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) has been working tirelessly to support our community by preventing the construction of the proposed South Mountain Freeway as a replacement for the current Pecos Road.
On Oct. 18 Jan Evans, director of the Arizona Health and Physical Education Association, honored two tireless advocates for health and fitness at its annual state convention. Debbie Striker from Kyrene de la Paloma was named Arizona Health and Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Jama Nacke, principal of Kyrene Middle School, was awarded Administrator of the Year.
After an extensive national search, Sojourner Center’s Board of Directors announced Dr. María Garay is the new executive director. Garay comes to Phoenix from Los Angeles, and is a 20-year veteran of the nonprofit sector.