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My sister opened the door of our mother’s nursing home room one afternoon just in time to see the nursing assistant hit her. It was a real haymaker that snapped Mother’s head back.

“Why did you hit my mother?” my sister asked.

“I asked her to sit up and she didn’t,” the young woman replied. Our mother was....

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If you’re a caregiver, you may have already read articles about the importance of preventing burnout. Usually these articles include a suggestion to join a support group. Perhaps you’re reluctant to do so because you wonder what caregiver groups are all about and whether joining one would really help you.  The overall goal of caregiver support groups is to enhance participants’ coping skills through mutual support and information sharing. Objectives may include:.....

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If you’ve lived in Lexington longer than five minutes, you know restaurants abound here. This list features local – not chain or franchised – eateries that are stand alone and have reasonable prices and, of course, good food. They are in alphabetical order.


Brontë Bistro

Brontë Bistro offers a nicely varied breakfast menu. The restaurant can be found inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Lexington Green. The Bistro egg platter, breakfast quiche and the spinach, tomato and feta omelet are some favorites. There are vegetarian and gluten- free options as well. Check out Brontë Bistro’s entire menu at www.josephbeth.com


Doodles

Doodles, a breakfast favorite among locals, says it serves “comfort food with a conscience,” striving to use as much organic product as possible. Its offerings include pigs and puffs (bacon, beignets and fresh fruit), dirty shrimp and grits and a popular build-your-own omelet. Doodles is located at 262 North Limestone. The menu contains great lunch items as well. Its Web site is www.doodlesrestaurant.com


Josie’s

Josie’s has become a local breakfast favorite in recent years. Located in Chevy Chase, it offers a good array of early-morning treasures.

BREAKFASTS IN LEXINGTON

The country classic omelet, the cheeezee omelet and sausage and biscuits are some of the eatery’s best sellers. The dining room is filled with a lot of fun décor. The menu and more information about Josie’s can be accessed through its Facebook page:


Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare & Co. not only offers many traditional American breakfast dishes, but also a spectrum of Mediterranean dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free plates. Located at 367 West Short Street in the heart of downtown Lexington, this restaurant boasts an incomparable menu and a highly eccentric ambience that sets it apart. It’s well worth the trouble of finding a parking spot. Explore its Web site at www.shakespeare-and-co.com.


Wild Eggs

Wild Eggs has a very extensive breakfast menu. Biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, bananas Foster, chicken and waffles and a variety of omelets, soups and sandwiches are part of Wild Eggs’ impressive offerings. Wild Eggs has a homegrown feeling, something its customers apparently relish. They chose its hot Brown as the best in Kentucky and lauded it for having the best brunch as well. Find its Web site here: www.wildeggs.com.

CHARLES SEBASTIAN

Charles Sebastian is a Staff Writer for Living Well 60+ Magazine

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