Stories tagged: Boomer U
Mon., June 20, 2016, midnight
Bagger hits the big 9-0, and everybody knows his name
Grocery bagger celebrates 90th birthday on the job.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
Boomer U: Graduating at 64
For Sheila Foertsch, 64, a college degree was just a matter of time. On Friday when she received her diploma from Spokane Falls Community College, she proved the old adage …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4 p.m.
Boomer authors release second novel
Two Spokane boomers and 1962 Holy Names Academy classmates who write to stay young have co-written their second novel about the post World War II era. Rita Gard Seedorf and …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Life expectancy trends hit home
A new life expectancy map – released last month by Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – shows the health discrepancy between …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Hearing to address needs for older adults
Residents in Ferry, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman counties are invited to a public hearing Tuesday to discuss needs and gaps in services for older adults and people with …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Young essayists put favorite elders on a pedestal
Students from across Eastern Washington recently wrote essays about elders they know who “Blaze a Trail,” a theme that gave youngsters a way to honor – and brag a little …
Sun., May 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Family caregivers, aging receive help from Washington lawmakers
When Leslie Woodfill’s mom started showing signs of dementia, the family felt confused and lost. They couldn’t get a solid diagnosis, and her father had to sell his business to …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 p.m.
55 Plus: Get rid of mementos that don’t mean anything
Household mementos that grow over the years have become such a problem that they’ve sparked their own genre of best sellers, such as Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …
Mon., May 9, 2016, midnight
Fertile business: Sid Skrivseth, 74, continues to build regional reputation as expert cattle breeder
At 74, Sid Skrivseth continues to build regional reputation as expert cattle breeder.
Mon., May 9, 2016, midnight
Some older couples have ‘weddings’ without getting married
Some older couples who want social recognition for their love relationships are exchanging rings, throwing parties and holding wedding-type ceremonies, but they’re stopping short of getting legally married to avoid …
Mon., April 25, 2016, midnight
Whitworth, GU presidents to speak
Whitworth University President Beck Taylor and Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh will talk about education in today’s world Wednesday at Rockwood South Hill. The 3 p.m. event is sponsored by …
Mon., April 18, 2016, midnight
Boomers face pitfalls in complex Medicare choices
Signing up for Medicare, the federal government’s health care system for the elderly and disabled, involves complex choices. Medicare’s complicated options involve potential pitfalls that can hurt people later in …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Retired teachers help peers navigate retirement
The reality of retirement is far from paradise, so says a group of retired teachers who want to school area educators and support staff, everyone from janitors and cooks to …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
New Meals on Wheels project brings nutrition to the forefront
When it comes to preventing illness and chronic disease, keeping people out of the hospital and making quicker recoveries, access to good nutritious is component that can be overlooked.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 4 p.m.
Six simple ways to help keep your brain in shape
If you love crosswords and other word-centric puzzles and games, you’re in luck: Doing them regularly may strengthen memory and concentration, and help keep Alzheimer’s at bay.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Sounds for seniors
Retirement has allowed Louie Richmond to return to his first love, music, while engaging those just a little bit ahead of him in the dance of life.
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, midnight
New website helps with end-of-life planning
A new Washington-based website is a one-stop place for people to get information and resources for end-of-life decisions, everything from state-specific medical documents to funeral planning and financial tips.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 7 p.m.
Canadian filmmaker aims to decrease depression, anxiety among seniors
Canadian filmmaker Leah Iwaniuk of 3Scape Systems, recently spent a week at Brookdale South Regal living on campus with the 160 residents, gathering ideas for new therapy films and getting …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 7 p.m.
Water polo: aggressive sport easy on aging joints
Water polo club offers an active, physical game for players of all ages.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, midnight
As America ages, museums are adapting to audiences with memory loss
MINNEAPOLIS – The docent didn’t point out the brush strokes in the oil painting hanging in the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She didn’t talk about the artist other than to …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
Boomers find booming business with pot shop
Two Spokane couples team up to run Sativa Sisters, and find many customers are boomers, too.
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, 7 p.m.
Region’s long-term care ombudsman retires
Linda Petrie, who helped craft the region’s first long-term care ombudsman program in 1990, has retired.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, 7 p.m.
Keeping seniors on their toes
Spokane County has a higher death rate from fall-related injuries than the rest of the state.
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015, midnight
AARP issues warning for holiday fraud
The upcoming holidays and the “traditional season of giving” are a peak time for con artists to target Washington consumers, according to a new survey by AARP Fraud Watch.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, midnight
Alzheimer’s patient killed by roommate; widow crusades for prevention
Last year, in the middle of the night, a dementia patient attacked an Alzheimer’s patient in their shared room, clubbing him repeatedly with a bronze golf trophy, according to a …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 6:48 a.m.
Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers
Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, midnight
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 …
Mon., Sept. 21, 2015, midnight
Powerful prose: Youth essays show love for elders
Fostering relationships between youth and elders is an important mission for the Senior Assistance Fund of Eastern Washington, which has an essay writing contest each year for area students. In …
Mon., Sept. 21, 2015, midnight
In brief: Southside center plans garage sale
The Southside Senior and Community Center is having a “Ginormous and Humungous Garage Sale” on Sunday to raise money for center activities. One room of books, another for clothes and …
Mon., Sept. 14, 2015, midnight
Older students return to school to exercise minds, shape new careers
You’re never too old for back-to-school, at least that’s the mantra of Hayden’s Brona Trutton, 74, who puts her oxygen in her backpack with her books and takes the elevator …