Friday, November 27

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Utah Volunteer Has Helped Provide 7 Million Meals

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – One in eight children in Utah goes hungry each day, likely more than that because of COVID-19. A Utah man who has faced many challenges is hoping to change that through helping his community. Ginger, turmeric and lemon are the ingredients Jose Valladares’ grandmother used to stay healthy. “I drink this tea every day,” said Valladares, who lives in West Valley City. Jose Valladares makes the tea his grandmother taught him to make to boost his immunity. He wants to stay healthy so he can continue fighting hunger. “It’s very strong.” He drinks it to boost his immunity so he can keep feeding Utah’s Hungry. “I feel protected.” Valladares runs two mobile food banks each week. He’s helped provide 7 million meals to Utahns so far. “So many people lo...
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How To Find Safe Summer Activities For High Risk Seniors

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Though many summer activities have reopened, the risk of COVID-19 exposure in Utah is higher than ever. Older Utahns are at extremely high risk of complications, so finding rewarding activities this summer can be tricky. Having fun and staying safe just takes a little ingenuity. Carol Jenson has a new grandbaby, but at her age, 79, she’s being extra careful. “I’ve only seen the little guy twice, which is just killing me,” said Jenson, who lives in Midvale. Her husband has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), so she’s mostly staying home during the pandemic. She’s wise to be cautious, said Dr. Mark Supiano, Chief, Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah Health. “The older you are and the more chronic conditions you have, it would fo...