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54-year-old medical student living her dream

Suzanne Watson couldn’t help but laugh when she received her AARP card and her acceptance letter from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the same week at the age of …


Courageous state of mind

Aging gracefully is a choice that takes courage and the ability to embrace change, advises award-winning actress Linda Evans who is known for playing Krystle Carrington in the 1980s drama …


In brief: Gun club hosting shoot to benefit paralyzed veterans

The Spokane Gun Club is having a veterans benefit shoot Aug. 29 for the Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America. The local chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America will use the …


Conference to address adult guardianship issues

Families and professionals interested in improving adult guardianship in Washington are invited to attend the inaugural Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders conference Aug. 7 at the Wenatchee Valley College. …


Japanese students practice English, glean knowledge from Fairwood retirees

The word “quilt” just didn’t translate when Joan Nelson told her young Japanese visitors of her hobby, even when she used her hands to mimic sewing. “We had a real …


Estate planning should include provisions for pets

If Shirley Alexander and her husband die unexpectedly, they know exactly what will happen to their three beloved cats. Chloe, Oliver and Sophie are included in their will, just like …


Smart Home Project records movement, behavior

If anyone ever noticed, which is unlikely, it appears that Linda Moulder and Jerry White have smoke detectors in every room and a few other peculiar places – inside the …


Opportunistic scammers get busy during holidays

Watch out: Sending a letter from Santa to your grandchildren could be a trick by scammers trying to hijack your personal information and subject you to identity theft, warns the …


Forging friendships

Cristina Antles loves people, especially people with some age and history. So she invites them to a big dinner party each month that always includes good entertainment – strictly following …


These seniors are young on their feet

When Mary Ann Tripp hears the music, the pain of her bum knee floats away and magic happens on the dance floor. The rhythm transports Tripp and her students to …


On Your Health’s Paster comes to Spokane

Public radio’s renowned family doctor, Zorba Paster, visits Spokane on Thursday to talk about living a longer, sweeter life while answering audience questions about their personal health conundrums. But the …


AARP program aims to protect older Americans from scams

Con artists aren’t just targeting the stereotypical old lady at home. It happened just last week to the wife of one of the nation’s experts on online safety – a …


In brief: Nostalgia Radio visits Glover Mansion

The Nostalgia Radio Hour, which is heard monthly on KJRB-AM790, is recording a live show Tuesday at historic Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave., in Spokane. The public is invited …


Status of your ailing body best kept to yourself

What, exactly, is the dreaded Organ Recital? It’s a monologue prompted by a seemingly innocent question – “So, what have you been up to lately?” – and it goes something …


Woman’s road to health inspires others

Irene Gonzales did her milestone 50th birthday so big she landed on NBC’s “Today” show Aug. 8 to share her infectious enthusiasm with the entire country. Like many baby boomers …


Parkinson’s summit scheduled

The Parkinson’s Resource Center is having a daylong Parkinson’s Power Summit focusing on education and empowerment that includes speakers and workshops Sept. 6 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in …


Cosmetic surgery procedures continue to gain favor among baby boomers

We baby boomers have made it clear that we wish to live forever. The universe stubbornly refuses to grant our demand, possibly because the universe fears this would set a …


LC class of 1964 planning 50th reunion

It seems like a high school kid is trapped in every aging baby boomer body at the table – rebellious, self-indulged, gossipy, with a giggly interest in the opposite sex. …


Local TV show targets viewers 55 and older

Spokane has a new locally produced monthly television show just for people 55 and older. “Successful Aging in the Northwest” premiered June 24 on CMTV14, which is a nonprofit station …


Meditation found to reduce stress, anxiety in seniors

For an hour, the group sat in a circle, quiet and still. Not a yawn. Not a nose scratch. Not a twitch. The seniors were all in a state of …


Seminars to cover Alzheimer’s care

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free seminar Tuesday in Hayden about caring for people with middle-stage dementia. The all-day program will cover communication, personal care, behaviors, wandering and care …


KJRB Radio launches talk format aimed at boomers

Baby boomers are reclaiming the Spokane radio station of their youth: KJRB. In the 1960s and 70s, KJRB was the area’s premier Top 40 station broadcasting the rock ’n’ roll …


Boomer Radio

KJRB AM-790 launches a new local talk-radio format focusing on baby boomers today at 8 a.m. Tune in to hear four hours of daily local talk, news and information Monday …


Live audience wanted

The first two episodes of KJRB’s new variety show “The Nostalgia Radio Hour” are being recorded July 16 at the Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave. Come join the live …


Trainer’s son helps raise awareness of autism

Mavrick Benoscek, 13, wasn’t keen on participating in a pageant until he found out it was a fundraiser for autism and perhaps someday finding a cure or prevention. “I really …


Personal trainer keeps aging clients healthy

Marge Holston moved to Spokane Valley from Southern California and somehow left a lot of her activity behind. That’s when she decided to join a gym, hire a trainer and …


Partnership protocols

The proverbial “living in sin” isn’t just for the young. Baby boomers and seniors do it, too. There are myriad reasons people live together but opt not to get married, …


Care worker earns award from WHCA

Jackie Nelson, a special care unit manager at Pinewood Terrace in Colville, has been recognized as this year’s skilled nursing Red Carpet Quality Award recipient by the Washington Health Care …


Sundance Meadows residents launch community garden

Weeds and rocks and more rocks. Not the view Steve Groth wanted to see when he looked out over the 55-plus retirement community where he lives near Nine Mile, just …


Idaho rancher, yak an inseparable duo

When Lynn Taylor retired to North Idaho, he wanted to raise something fun and exotic, not your standard cows or sheep. He had no idea a decade later his “life …