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  • TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 3:29 P.M.

    Millions on Social Security are hurt by low gasoline prices

    When the price of gasoline goes down, Donald and Fran Shoemaker take a hit in their pocketbook, too. They say that’s not fair. He’s 90, and she’s 88, and neither …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 4 A.M.

    True aim of Initiative 1501 tangled in political brawl

    There is great debate about whether Initiative 1501 on Washington’s Nov. 8 ballot actually protects seniors or is just another spat in the ongoing fight between a caregivers union and …

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016, 11:32 P.M.

    Gonzaga players express thanks for chance to play as close-knit unit

    It was a bitter season-ending loss for Gonzaga and the realization that it was the last time this resilient team would suit up together didn’t make it any easier.

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2015, 7 P.M.

    Tips for caregivers traveling with elderly, frail relatives

    Caregivers face an assortment of challenges when traveling with a frail relative, friend or someone with dementia. Packing medications, getting to and from the airport and managing schedules and family …

  • SUNDAY, 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.

  • MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

    Volunteers take on new roles as funding lags for senior services

    Volunteers are key to ensuring the region’s aging population, especially low-income seniors and people with disabilities, have the services they need, whether it’s a ride to the doctor, help deciphering …

  • THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015

    Serving Spokane: Volunteer finds purpose, family at Discovery Shop

    You may call it many things, but don’t call it a thrift store. At least not while Phoebie Hensley is within earshot.

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

    ‘The culmination of our whole life’

    REPUBLIC, Wash. – His hands match the bark on the homestead apple tree. Old. Rugged. Dying, yet so alive. Bob Faller touches the tree like a lover, caressing and hopeful. …

  • SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015

    ‘I remember Mama’

    Mother’s Day is no Hallmark card for Debra Henderson, who has endured a lifetime of dysfunction and disappointment. The Spokane mother hasn’t seen or heard from her daughter in 23 …

  • MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015

    Already missed

    HOUSTON – Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stopped Kevin Pangos in the handshake line for an extended verbal pat on the back. “He was really nice about saying how he really …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015

    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 …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 3, 2014

    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 – …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2014

    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 …

  • SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, 4 A.M.

    In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas

    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores …

  • MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

    Game a family affair at LC

    If being courtside at a state basketball tournament seems second nature to Lake City senior JJ Winger, it has been. His father, Jim Winger, has been taking teams to state …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013

    Spokane-area apartment market favors renters

    While Spokane’s economy slowly gains steam, one group that’s coming out ahead, so far anyway, is apartment renters. Renters across the Spokane region are finding they have plenty of apartments …

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013, 7:53 A.M.

    VIDEO: Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,000 injured

    MOSCOW — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013

    Key volunteer at 89 has helped veterans for years

    Lee Hutchison remembers the son she outlived as she makes her early morning commute from Newman Lake to her volunteer job at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The 89-year-old …

  • SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2013

    Seniors serve up exercise and fun on pickleball court

    They’re a diverse bunch of seniors, all trying to stay fit by playing pickleball. The oldest player, 92-year-old Jeff Glouser, is a former tennis coach who keeps up with spunky …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

    Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They may not agree on much else, but there’s a change to Medicare that President Barack Obama and Republicans both support: Expand a little-known law so more …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 7:35 A.M.

    White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto House Speaker John Boehner’s backup plan for averting the “fiscal cliff,” saying it was time for Republicans to stop political …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    New inflation gauge would cut benefits, hike taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweaking the way the government measures inflation sounds like an obscure method to help reduce budget deficits, but over time it would lead to significantly lower Social …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 10:53 A.M.

    Senior home staff had complained about suspect

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Residents and staff members at a senior high-rise in California had complained in the past about erratic behavior by an elderly man now suspected of killing …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 8:37 A.M.

    Names of women killed at senior center released

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The coroner has released the names of two women shot to death by an elderly resident who then killed himself at a Southern California senior citizens’ …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 8:36 A.M.

    Medicare premiums going up $5 a month for 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month in 2013, the government said Friday. It’s less than expected, but still enough to eat up about one-fourth of …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 2:31 P.M.

    Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 9:20 A.M.

    Aging drivers present new transportation challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 8:47 A.M.

    Aging boomers present transportation challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An analysis of government travel data says baby boomers have had a profound impact on transportation in the U.S. The analysis, released Thursday by AARP, an advocacy …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 9:02 A.M.

    Even fit baby boomers won’t escape heart problems

    CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a …



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