Stories tagged: Seniors
Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Why more seniors are requesting cannabis help
Concern about side effects of narcotics and interest in more legal medical choices are leading to more seniors looking into cannabis options.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders
The ride-hailing company launched a feature in more than 30 countries on Tuesday that lets users of the Uber app book a ride for someone other than themselves. Given that …
Wed., May 10, 2017, noon
Front Porch: Meeting high school kids cures the blues, Pettit writes
I’ve been a little blue lately, which is why I’m so glad May has rolled around – not for the weather or the longer and sunnier days, but for the …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 7 p.m.
Reverse mortgages: A few benefits, but use caution
Legal experts still advise caution, but reverse mortgages are showing a mild resurgence both regionally and nationwide. As baby boomers age, the trend could grow.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Think about aging and accessibility when buying, building or remodeling a home
Real estate agents and builders say homebuyers should think ahead to their old age when buying, building or remodeling a home.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Don Harding: Unemployed older workers face discrimination, long odds
I feel like a gray piñata. Having been laid off in August from my longtime software development position, I’m finding a less-than-brave new world out there as I seek re-employment …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
High school seniors volunteer, discover career goals
It might have been following in family footsteps, or possibly too many binge-watching sessions of “Grey’s Anatomy,” or maybe it was as simple as opening the first door into the …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Focusing on seniors: Business owners follow the demographics
Some small business owners looking for customers are following the nation’s changing demographics – literally. They’re moving long distances to places like Florida, Arizona and California, expecting retiring baby boomers …
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Sun., 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 …
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.
Mon., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Sun., 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. …
Sun., 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 …
Mon., March 30, 2015
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 …
Mon., 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 …
Mon., 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 – …
Mon., Oct. 27, 2014
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 …
Sat., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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 …