Q&A with Daniel Frost, Executive Director, Heather Glen Senior Living
What was your first job?
I tell people that my first job was assistant paperboy. My brother had a paper route, and I would help him deliver the papers. I also worked at the newspaper inserting the sales flyers into the newspapers. I later had my own paper routes from the age of 12. In high school I had three paper routes, worked at the Boy Scout camp in the summer and at a dairy store during my senior year of high school.
In many circles, we are often asked, “What’s your favorite verse?” or “What is your life verse?” In the biblical candy store of over 31,000 verses, it is hard to choose a favorite. Like the writer of Psalm 119, I love all the verses; they are all inspired and good. Besides, different verses ping in my heart at different times and under different circumstances. In choosing favorite verses, there is the unlikely but possible danger of devaluing the other verses.
Putting up decorations is one of the best ways to get in a holiday mood, but they can be hazardous. “Angel hair,” made from spun glass, can irritate your eyes and skin; always wear gloves or substitute non-flammable cotton. Spraying artificial snow can irritate your lungs if inhaled; follow directions carefully. Decorate the tree with your kids in mind; move ornaments that are breakable or have metal hooks toward the top.
As we age, daily cooking, cleaning, and upkeep requirements can create a lackluster lifestyle. Making a move to an independent living community may sound scary, but it can become a liberating experience. Aside from the benefits of downsizing, there are many positive reasons to reside in a senior retirement community, including improved socialization, increased safety, and personal enhancement opportunities, such as finding new hobbies or taking new educational classes.
Dental device helps overcome sleep apnea. Many people believe the hectic pace of today’s life is the reason for their lack of energy, sleepiness during the day, and the inability to focus or concentrate well. But is the stress of life really the culprit, or is there something else that has affected the health and well-being of millions of people without them realizing it? The “not so silent killer” of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be found in over a third of the population and has become a significant contributor to health issues such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, depression, and others.
Editor’s Note: I met Mark Zimmerman, the author’s son, who told me of a short biography that his dad, Robert, wrote with the help of Mark’s sister, Gloria. Gloria and Mark have graciously agreed to allow us to print excerpts from his book in his memory. This is the first installment. I hope that you will enjoy this looking back in time.