First News on 570 for Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

6:13- Bill Zimpfer- Aviation experts are looking into the crash of the second 737 over the past several months. Which American airlines fly the aircraft, and will they too be grounded?

6:43- Impeachment or not? Will Democrats make the move or will leadership pull back on the reigns?

7:13- Ray Stagich WX

7:43- Michael Bower- President Trump made his financial desires known in submitting his budget yesterday (Monday). What has the reaction been?

8:13- NASA ADMINSTRATOR OUTLINES BUDGET AND PROPOSALS TO HEAD BACK TO THE MOON- FOX News Radio’s EBEN BROWN

8:23- Janice Dean- Fox News Senior Meteorologist talking about her new book, “Mostly Sunny”. MS survivor, and someone who’s love for cookies rivals my own.

8:43- FOOD CITY 500 RACING TICKETS- BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY (SUNDAY APRIL 7TH)

8:52- STUDY SHOWS THE MORE YOU HANG OUT WITH YOUR MOM, THE LONGER SHE'LL LIVE

Make sure you call grandma over for dinner tonight. Inviting Grandma over for dinner may actually extend her life - and increase its quality - a new study shows. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that loneliness plays a large role in the decline so often associated with old age.

The study followed 1,600 adults, with an average age of 71 - despite controlling for socioeconomic status and health, the lonely consistently held higher mortality rates. Nearly 23% of lonely participants died within six years of the study, as opposed to only 14% of those that reported adequate companionship.

The elderly place great value in those relationships, so much so that they often overlook a great deal more than their children or even their grandchildren do. It comes down to important relational skills, Rosemary Blieszner, a professor of human development at Virginia Tech, told The New York Times - skills that our grandparents have had a lifetime to hone.

Beyond inviting our older relatives and friends into our homes, it's important to encourage elderly relationships - which is why, despite popular belief, older folks tend to thrive in independent or assisted living environments. These living arrangements provide more ways to mingle, to connect, to thrive. Spending quality time with Grandma and Grandpa helps them, but it benefits us, as well - the symbiotic relationship is undeniable.

They get the companionship and conversation so crucial to everyday life, and we get their stories, their hugs and, best of all, those famous, secret recipe cookies.

Registered nurse and senior care specialist // Founder and Director of Nursing at Acappella in Home Care JO ALCH, RN

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