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Tuesday Afternoon

Lindy: Our always effervescent volunteer JW has been leading a hectic life of late. Here he takes times to smell the roses. Tuesday Afternoon  Had to run a few errands on the island. Stopped by our vacant rental and echoed my way up…
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Christmas Morning

Hi, this is Volunteer Mike introducing another John Ratliff short essay on life in general, with a special focus on his family and friends. I love reading these essays which always seem to arrive early in the morning! I tend to wake up early…
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Piano Man

JW writes again and walks us back down memory lane with the power of music stimulating our minds and bringing calm, relaxation, and warm, happy nostalgic feelings. This is reminiscent of a typical day at Memory Matters witnessed by volunteers…
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Time to Take a Memory Test

Hi, this is Volunteer Mike writing this evening about one of the most important life decisions you will ever make. Yes, important for you, and even more important for your family and all those you love.  I’m referring to a cognitive test…

GRILLED CHICKEN AND FARRO SALAD WITH SUMMER VEGETABLES

By Chef Kim Baretta.  This recipe is an adaptation from a recent Cooking Light recipe.  It is great for a hot summer day.  Everything but the farro can be cooked outside on the grill so you don’t heat up your kitchen!  Substitute brown…

CUCUMBER SOUP WITH GREEK YOGURT AND DILL

By Chef Kim Baretta.   This cold soup makes for a nice change from gazpacho.  You can keep it simple or fancy it up by topping it with shrimp or crab. Makes 10-12 (using shot glasses)   1 English Cucumber, about ¾ skin peeled…

Bluffton Sun Story

  One of the most challenging things for the staff at Memory Matters is to convince people to stop worrying about their memory, and, if they are worried, to be pro-active and get a free baseline memory screening. Worrying can actually…

PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR BRAIN HEALTH

    Now this looks like exercise! This is another blog in my series on "Brain Health". Last week we studied a first-class up-to-date university research program into the benefits of olive oil, arguably the most important…

Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Lemon Garlic Sauce

By Chef Kim Baretta These burgers make a great party dish or weeknight supper.   Make them slider sized for a party or bigger for a burger in a whole wheat pita for supper.  The zucchini keeps them really moist and adds an extra vegetable…