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      Climate Change And YOU!

       By Steve Handwerker                               to change the climate circumstances we are faced with   areas are very significant measures. Therefore what we are
                                                         increases exponentially when we work together and take   looking at as our personal responsibility involves personally
          Since the beginning of                         a multi-dimensional approach. These efforts to develop   cutting our carbon emissions as much as possible and as
       human civilization changes                        a sustainable future involve exploring natural means of   soon as possible; building resilience to the impacts we can
       in the conditions and patterns                    developing clean energy solutions; restoring ecosystems   no longer avoid; and to conserve the lands and waters on
       of the earth’s temperature                        and to build climate resilience and adaptation in urban   which all life is dependent upon. Also, reducing our food
       have been inexorably                              centers. The droughts and fires, the rising sea levels and   waste and energy consumption; eating more of a plant based
       occurring. However,                               the ongoing waste of precious resources, including food   diet; and switching  to energy conservation measures in our
       since the beginning of the                        and water are critical factors to consider.       lifestyles are of vital importance as well. You Can Do it! We
       Industrial Revolution these                          More than 90% of new electricity sources installed   can do it!! Let’s give these ideas some thought and try them
       changes have not been                             around the world were clean energy, includes solar and   out. Thank you for taking the time to consider these ideas.
       consistent nor part of the natural unfolding of time and   wind power. Ecosystem management is very impactful
       have disproportionately effected various segments of the   in the vulnerable areas such as the Arctic. Conserving      Steven E. Handwerker Ph.D. D.div, RM
       population disfavoring the less fortunate and vast majority.   and protecting Arctic lands and the green heart project      Board Certified Licensed Psychologist
       The richest 1% were responsible for 15% of emissions and   in Kentucky, which involves exploring and creating      50 years experience
       the richest 10% were responsible for 52% and the poorest   the positive health effects of tree cover which reduces REVISED. II
       50% were responsible for 7% of the emissions. Our power   temperatures and filters pollution especially in urban      Books and Blogs 
       Stop The Resolutions! Finding True Peace In 2022

      By Oris Martin, Fitness Director,                     Being in nature even when not exercising is shown to   as a buffer against stress and many of the ailments that plague us
      Acts Retirement Life Communities, Inc.             reduce stress and anxiety, boost mood and fight depression.   as we age. The opposite is also true, loneliness increases stress,
                                                         Activities such as gardening, camping, having a picnic in   shortens lives and diminishes the quality of life.
         Happy New Year! Many of us are breathing a sigh of   the park, going to the beach, and birdwatching provide you      For the New Year, I challenge you to commit to the
      relief to put 2021 behind us; a year fraught with turmoil   with all the same restorative benefits.   following:
      and stressful events here at home in the US and across the      We had always known that social connections impact      • Move at least 30 minutes a day.
      globe. Of course, we’re all hoping 2022 will be filled with   cognitive health. During COVID-19, we witnessed the rapid      • Spend time outdoors whenever possible.
      positive events that bring us joy, peace and happiness.  cognitive and physical decline in seniors who were forced into      • Maintain strong social connections. Remember it’s not
         However, even the best years are not stress-free,   isolation. This is supported by research from a long running study   the number of friendships that matter, but the quality of those
      because stress is a normal part of everyday life and many   on happiness which shows strong healthy social connections lead   relationships.
      of the stressors are beyond our control. It is therefore very   to longer, happier, and healthier lives. Contentment seems to act      Here’s to a healthier, happier, you in 2022. 
      important that we learn to cope with, find ways to reduce
      stress, and create a sense of peace, even amid the turmoil.
      Exercise can be an important tool in stress management.         Boca Pointe Community Association, Inc.
         The Surgeon General recommends that all adults,
      including seniors, get a minimum of 150 minutes of         6909 SW 18th St., Suite A120  A special Thank You to our monthly volunteer contributing writers
      aerobic exercise per week. This includes activities such     Boca Raton, FL 33433
      as brisk walking,  using  the  treadmill,  swimming,  and   Office (561) 395-7551 Fax (561) 395-5936  Steve Handwerker  Anne Gannon  Steven L. Abrams
      cycling indoors or outdoors. This type of exercise brings   Website:  Judith Levy     Elyse Weintraub Brown Arthur Dermer
                                                                                                                                 Alan Arnold
                                                                                              Dr. Ronald J. Meyers Hillary Reynolds
      much-needed oxygen to your heart and lungs. Another                                     Lisa Sileo       Oris Martin       William A. Gralnick
      important benefit is increased blood flow to our brains,   Access Control               Rayna Becker     Robert Weinroth   Mark Nelles
      enhancing memory and cognition.                      Operator: (561) 395-3392           Halli Moore      Justin Mocha      Milagros Gutierrez de Herrera
                                                           Voice mail system: (561) 395-3369
         Exercise also has a positive impact on mood. When you   Website:  Harold Katz      Barry J. Haberman
      exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins.   Staff                       Harriet Rubin    Peter Sachs
      These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain   Kathleen O’Donovan, General Manager
      that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also   Lisa Cammaleri, Assistant Manager
      trigger positive feelings in the body, similar to morphine.  Yvonne Rivera, Administrative Assistant
         Whenever possible try to fit in outdoor exercise   Justin Mocha, Director of Security     The views of the writers of the various articles in this newspaper do not
      which offers a host of unique benefits, such as fresh                                   necessarily reflect the views of the Boca Pointe Community Association.
      air and sunshine which cannot be replicated indoors. In     Viewpointe of Boca Pointe is the newspaper   The Association nor the individual writers are not responsible for claims or
                                                           of Boca Pointe Community Association, Inc.
                                                                                              promises contained in any advertising material appearing in the Viewpointe.
      addition to the physical benefits, it increases attention   Please  direct  all  questions,  comments  or   Such claims and promises are the sole responsibility of the individual
      span, as it promotes feelings of renewal, restoration, and   articles for Viewpointe to lisa.cammaleri@  advertiser.

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