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Peg’s been at it again – sending joke emails to all her friends. They mostly all have a theme – aging and its drawbacks – that aging ain’t for sissies!! I’d thought I’d share this one with you because it’s relevant to all my usual themes…prevention, act now don’t wait for the problems, be pro-active and prevent the problems.
Jack, age 92, and Gill, age 89, are all excited about their decision to  get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way  they pass a chemist shop and Jack suggests they go in.  Jack addresses the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?” The pharmacist answers, “Yes.” Jack: “We’re about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?” Pharmacist:  “Of course we do.”  Jack: “How about medicine for circulation?” Pharmacist: “All kinds”  Jack:  “Medicine for rheumatism?” Pharmacist: “Definitely.”   Jack: “How about suppositories?” Pharmacist:  “Yes”   Jack: “Medicine for memory problems,  arthritis, and Alzheimer’s?” Pharmacist: “Yes, a large variety. The works.”  Jack: “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, antidotes for Parkinson’s  disease?” Pharmacist: “Absolutely.”  Jack:  “Everything for heartburn and indigestion?” Pharmacist: “We do…”     Jack: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?” Pharmacist: “All speeds and sizes.”  Jack: “Adult incontinence pants?” Pharmacist: “Yes.”  Jack:  “Then we’d like to use this store for our wedding present list…”         
Now we can all have a good laugh about the joke but unfortunately it’s all too true – but what CAN we do about it if we AREN’T staring down the gun barrel of old age just yet. So let’s break down all of Jack’s requests and see what can we do now (if you’re not 92 and 89) to stave off the need to own a pharmacy in the future. And really it all boils down to just a couple of things and you know the old saying: ‘A picture says a thousand words…’
Heart medication; Circulation problems; Rheumatism; Arthritis; Wheelchairs, walkers and frames; Sleep issues; Memory problems; Alzheimer’s. 
Heartburn; indigestion; Suppositories; Incontinence pants.
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Now get off the couch and get to it – remember time is of the essence.