Author Archives: Kenny Bunnell

Great News in Senior Memory Care!

Memory loss affects millions of seniors in America. Caregivers often feel overwhelmed as they struggle to provide adequate assistance for their loved ones who suffer with alzheimer’s and dementia. Thankfully, a growing number of  resources are now available to Southern Utah caregivers to help their parents, spouses and patients who are experiencing memory loss. The…

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The Best Deal in Town!

The Secret is Out . . . (and it smells a lot like fresh-­baked rolls with honey – butter!)   I’m going to tell you a secret. We don’t want to make anyone jealous or upset, so even though we’re pretty excited about it, we’ll try to keep our voices down, but we thought you should…

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The Vanity Fair Story: Gabi Part II

Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs. It’s fair to say that most of its readers are under the age of 98. It’s also reasonable to assume that the average patron doesn’t write lengthy responses to articles and get them published, especially when they fill an entire page of the…

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Everyone Has a Story to Tell . . .

(But Some People Have a Lot More Than One!) There’s a popular reality television show where the host randomly selects a person to meet and asks them to “tell their story.” The premise is that everyone who lives on this planet for any amount of time has done something interesting, and, if he’s lucky enough…

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Facebook for Seniors?

A hundred years ago, the best place to converse with friends and family was often the front porch. Extended family was likely to live nearby, and the lives of loved ones were intertwined in multiple ways. Those days may be gone, but the need to stay connected with friends and family is as strong as…

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Spring Gardens: Where Senior Living Means Senior Giving

Of all the things one might expect to find at a senior living facility, a room full of children’s toys is not one of them. An even less likely sight is a dozen and a half senior women holding dolls, teddy bears and children’s books, smiling, giggling and beaming with delight as if it were…

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The Watermelon Gang

A few days ago, I was walking through Spring Gardens Senior Living Center with a camera. I needed some pictures of the facility and headed up the stairs. Someone saw me and asked if I was there to take photos of their watermelon. Intrigued, I went back downstairs to the dining area to see what was…

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Food, Glorious Food!

If there’s one topic in the world that matters to every human being, it’s food. We all need it, we all like it, and we all seem to have strong opinions about what we do and don’t want to eat. This creates some interesting challenges for any cook, especially one who has more than 100…

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2014 Huntsman World Senior Games

St. George, Utah is the host city for the annual Huntsman World Senior Games, an event that brings over 10,000 senior athletes from around the world over the course of two weeks. For a town of approximately 75,000 residents, this is obviously an ambitious undertaking, but St. George takes it in stride with hundreds of volunteers…

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Road Trip to Grafton

Grafton, Utah, became a “ghost town” about the same time that many Spring Gardens residents were born. Originally settled by Mormons in the late 1850’s, Grafton was abandoned by 1929.This photogenic relic of the old west consists of an ambitious adobe schoolhouse / church, a dilapidated pioneer mansion with a wraparound porch, a small cluster of…

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