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ACH Donation, Turkey Safety, Pilates for Seniors

Arkansas Children's Hospital has received a one million dollar gift, It's time to get the turkey ready for Thanksgiving, Now that she's in her 50s, Marianne Haggerty says she's paying a lot for her health.

ACH Donation

Arkansas Children's Hospital has received a one million dollar gift.

The money comes from the Schmieding Foundation in Springdale.

The one million dollar gift will create the Lawrence H. Schmieding endowed chair in pediatric hematology and oncology.

For children's hospital, it means more research, clinical support and education advancing the care of cancer and blood disorder patients.

Turkey Safety

It's time to get the turkey ready for Thanksgiving.

And the USDA has some advice for you.

If you're cooking a frozen bird, you need to thaw it gradually over the next couple of days.

But if you haven't bought the bird yet, you still have time to make it in a safe and healthy way.

Any questions on how to cook that Thanksgiving meal safely can be addressed to the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHOTLINE.

Pilates for Seniors

Now that she's in her 50s, Marianne Haggerty says she's paying a lot for her health.

She decided to work on preventive measures to get stronger.

"I want to stay working and productive and have fun while I'm doing it."

She turned to pilates, a low impact workout that strengthens muscles using resistance.

Like Haggerty, many baby boomers are focusing on ways to stay healthy and agile, to promote longevity.

Her instructor says the pilates classes- specifically for aging clients- are popular because of the benefits people see in their everyday life.

"Often mobility becomes an issue because if you don't use your body it becomes a little stiffer and that again leads to injures."

Experts say classes like crossfit, yoga and bootcamp all work the body's base.

Haggerty says her mind and body have improved because she's proactively working to stay strong.

"I hope when people think about baby boomers they think about health vibrancy productivity, being engaged we're taking care of ourselves."

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