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  • Study explores secrets to old age

    What prolongs your life or prevents dementia might not be what you expect. Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist at UC Irvine, has been working on a longitudinal study of people …


  • Next time you’re tempted to shake a fist at an older driver, remember they might be safer behind the wheel than you

    Despite stereotypes to the contrary, drivers 65 and older are among the safest on the road. They are more likely to wear seat belts and less likely to drink or …


  • Aging boomers fuel Alaska statistics

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Aging baby boomers are significantly boosting Alaska’s senior population, while younger age groups are maintaining their numbers, according to the state Department of Labor. Alaska’s senior population …


  • CCS branches out ACT 2 programs

    Beginning ukulele lessons, computer classes, yoga, amateur radio and bagel making are just few of the classes for seniors in Colville, Ione, Newport and Republic thanks to the expansion of …


  • Seniors take love for competitive basketball into golden years

    Eddy Birrer loves basketball. It’s that simple. Age is irrelevant to the 70-year-old Gonzaga University accounting professor who has shot hoops since about age 7, when he got a sports …


  • In brief: Workshops tackle care planning

    Advance care planning facilitators have scheduled 13 workshops in Whitman County today through Feb.28 to help people make important decisions for themselves and loved ones, specifically creating, writing and saving …


  • Depression takes a toll on seniors

    Along with the typical health issues that aging Americans face, more than 6.5 million people older than 65 also are dealing with the repercussions of depression, experts say. “Sometimes, depression …


  • Longtime director of regional aging agency brings career values into his own retirement

    Aging is Nick Beamer’s passion, which makes his retirement last week after nearly 28 years as executive director of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington an interesting juxtaposition …


  • Documentary tracks seniors in search of love

    It seems perfectly logical that baby boomers – forever on a conquest to remain young, relevant and fun – will date and look for love. Yet what about the older …


  • Widows Club offers new take on grieving

    ORLANDO – Carolyn Moor and her husband were both 36 years old the night he was thrown from his vehicle in a hit-and-run accident that killed him. It was Valentine’s …


  • Programs help boomers work their way back

    Baby boomer Mike Ball couldn’t find a job when he moved to Spokane even though he had many skills and a strong resume: college degree, U.S. Air Force veteran, 16 …


  • Ice queens

    Hockey has no age limit. It’s a lifelong sport, so say the women in the newly formed Silver Skaters – a division of Spokane Women’s Hockey League for women age …


  • 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 …


  • Former Army buddies discover they’ve been neighbors for 18 years

    DETROIT – Dave Brown had scoured the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington looking for his Army basic training buddy Roger Watson’s name. While in Vietnam in 1968, Brown ran into …


  • Roundtable eases life challenges for seven grandkids

    MINNEAPOLIS – She’s a therapist and career coach, cheerleader and wise woman, secret keeper and borscht pusher. Mostly, 85-year-old Gretta Freeman of Golden Valley, Minnesota, is chief executive officer of …


  • Report details boomers’ disabilities

    Nearly 40 percent of people age 65 and older had at least one disability, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report that covered 2008 to 2012. Of those 15.7 million …


  • Roleo queens: New documentary captures log-rolling glory days

    Barbara Peterka Newbry’s past is no longer hidden away in boxes, a faded memory worth only a passing mention to grandkids who couldn’t comprehend that their grandmother was a world-class …


  • Fashion forward: Senior center stages benefit show

    No mom jeans are in this fashion show – even though many of the models are not only moms and dads, but grandparents. The clothes might come straight off the …


  • Workshops help seniors navigate life, end-of-life planning

    Stephanie Ekloff is excited to share her new knowledge about death with everyone she knows: her 92-year-old grandmother, her aging parents, her children and those seven – almost eight – …


  • 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 …


  • At 66, Rodin remains a style icon

    The go-go boots were long gone when Linda Rodin peaked as a model. Last winter, at age 65 – decades after being scouted by photographers in Italy – she was …


  • Life expectancy on the rise among senior men

    Forget the baby boom. A man boom is coming, and it will make the senior scene of tomorrow vastly different from the one today. Instead of a sea of women …


  • Not everyone passes funeral etiquette test

    When it comes to facing the death, and subsequent funeral, of someone in their lives, people cope in different ways. Some stay strong in the midst of chaos. Others shut …


  • 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 …


  • Prevent slips, trips and falls for seniors

    Some of the more serious injuries among older adults are caused by falling. More than 1.6 million older Americans end up in the emergency room or hospital because of a …


  • In brief: Craft fair comes to CenterPlace

    The Spokane Valley Senior Center is having a craft fair Oct. 16 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center. Admission is free and the public is invited to shop the 20 tables …


  • 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 …


  • A demographics anomaly in the works

    Right now in the United States, there are more 23-year-olds than people of any other age. This seemingly trivial fact of demographics is an anomaly more than 50 years in …


  • 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 …

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