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By Joyce Reingold

 

You may remember reading here last year about Eva Takacs, the Boynton Beach woman who enjoyed an almost daily, hour-long swim at Oceanfront Park. This year, Takacs celebrated her 91st birthday. And when lockdown restrictions allow

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FAU researchers make progress in helping couples dealing
with memory loss sharpen their communication skills

7960783472?profile=originalSome people in the FAU study took part in painting classes or other activities at the Louis and Anne Green Memory Center in Boca Raton. Tim S

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By Lona O’Connor

The way that Lynn Migdal has chosen to grieve is very particular to her. She is the first to point that out, in the introduction to her 2017 book, Eternal Love Connections.
7960772288?profile=originalHer unorthodox approach adds a dash of magic and maybe even

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7960773887?profile=originalABOVE: Professional speaker Myra Goldick uses a motorized chair to counter the effects of post-polio syndrome, for which she had surgery. Her lecture series focuses on living life to the fullest at any age regardless of adversity. BELOW: A Carlisle r

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7960767890?profile=originalABOVE: Harbour’s Edge residents practice satsang, a form of meditation that focuses on breathing. From left are Ellie Landesman, Shirley Krug, Ann Carballo and Laurel Herman. BELOW: Instructor Tom Notarianni says one goal is to free the mind of worri

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LEFT: Delray Beach resident Michelle Cerami, a licensed midwife, gave birth to her daughter, Natalie, 5, at home.
RIGHT: Zeresh Altork of Boynton Beach studied to be a doula after the in-home birth of her son, Eiden, 9. She and

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7960755689?profile=original7960756081?profile=originalABOVE: Each customer steps inside, closes the lid and relaxes in a flotation pod. Soaking is said to help with pain relief and enhance creativity.

LEFT: Matt and Destiny Beck of Delray Beach opened Float8 Wellness Lounge in Deerfield Beach in August

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7960752469?profile=originalMarti LaTour and Michelle Klinedinst launched Viamar Health, which provides specialty services for the treatment of eating disorders, represented here by the elephant in the room. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lona O'Connor

    When Marti LaTour de

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By Lona O'Connor

    Please don’t call Stanley Althof a sexologist, even though he is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award named for Masters and Johnson, two of the most famous names in sex research.
    “I’m a psychologist specializing in se

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7960719701?profile=originalMusic therapist Howard Sherman demonstrates a Q-chord digital guitar

with students (l-r) Barbara Kennedy, Jill Gray, Cathy McCormick and Karen Martin.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Lona O'Connor

    A curious shopper follows Howard Sherman into a

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7960724452?profile=originalNathan and Fran Nachlas, of Boca Raton, with the SafeSun sunscreen dispenser they installed

at South Inlet Park. Nathan, a reconstructive surgeon who operates on people’s faces

after melanoma removal, and Fran, a nurse, founded SafeSun, a not-for-pro

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7960710852?profile=originalDr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live and the force behind Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Oasis

at the Boca Beach Club, gives free educational talks when he’s in the area.

Here he speaks at the 4th Generation Organic Market.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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7960703468?profile=originalDervi Ganesh-Baluyot and her father, Selva Ganesh, are surrounded by snapshots of newborns

he has delivered in his decades as an OB/GYN physician. The family’s practice is in Boynton Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lona O'Connor

    From an e

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7960703294?profile=originalPat Boden lives in Highland Beach and trained on the A1A path.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lona O'Connor

   As he drank his coffee every morning in October, John Boden could track his wife, Pat, as she made steady progress across the back roads o

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7960692480?profile=originalChristine King works with Delray Beach resident Kari Shipley at King’s studio

in Boynton Beach. King walks with the aid of high-tech braces on her calves.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star


By Lona O'Connor

    As Christine King sits on the breezy pool de

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7960680889?profile=originalLiz Bernstein, a coach at the Power Stretch Studios’ Delray Beach location,

stretches Megan Bell Taylor, the studio owner. The studio opened in November.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lona O'Connor

    Lee Taylor got his first power stretching ses

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Health and Harmony: Feeding a need

7960679501?profile=originalSherry Johnson speaks with customers at the center’s Secret Garden Café.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

7960680072?profile=originalDonald Godfrey loads meals he delivers for homebound seniors as Michelle Davis White,

senior Veggie Mobile program director, helps at the

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7960678655?profile=originalDonald Godfrey and Michelle Davis White load the Veggie Mobile van, which takes meals to senior shut-ins in Boynton Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lona O’Connor

    “Meals!” shouts Donald Godfrey, with a hearty knock on the door. In his cheerf

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Health and Harmony: Survivor inspires

Saved by an experimental treatment, Boca Raton
woman works for a cure for multiple myeloma

7960664859?profile=originalLori Alf was the first volunteer for a clinical trial using immunotherapy

to fight a blood cancer called multiple myeloma.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star


By Lo

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7960657489?profile=originalRon London and his wife, Leona, sit in the garden of the Abbey Delray community

where they live. Ron London has had two kidney transplants and is active

with the Kidney Association of South Florida.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lona O'Connor

   

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