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  • Refunds on way to cover CVS business’ price error

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said that it is mailing refund checks to 13,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries who were overcharged for drugs because a CVS Caremark …


  • Boomers retiring to rural areas won’t find doctors

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Nina Musselman had no trouble finding a family doctor when she retired to rural Oregon nine years ago to be closer to her children. But …


  • Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___


  • Romney, Ryan bound by substance, differ in style

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They’re the political world’s newest odd couple: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style. The running mates share a …


  • Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older doesn’t just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors …


  • Senior fitness program expands eligible participant demographic

    Local seniors will have an opportunity to stay fit and have fun this summer through the Institute for Extended Learning Seniors Program. The program, now called ACT 2, has been …


  • Classes aim to prevent seniors from falling

    The Panhandle Health District is offering fitness-instructor training Thursday for classes that aim to help seniors avoid falls. The district’s Fit and Fall Proof classes are designed to boost strength, …


  • Pain reliever

    After decades of “hard livin’ ” – football and baseball as a young man, 23 years as a Marine pilot, serving in the Vietnam War – Bill Nichols suffers from …


  • Spokane seniors tired of lack of heat

    Some low-income seniors at the St. Andrew’s Court apartment complex feel they’ve been left in the cold. The boiler-fired heating system in one of three buildings there broke down on …


  • More seeking property tax exemptions

    When Rose Fanger reached retirement age, the Spokane resident began looking for ways to save. “It’s scary going on a fixed income,” she said.


  • Medicare cuts could hit Jan. 18

    Nearly 650,000 doctors caring for millions of seniors will get a steep cut in Medicare payments Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve, program officials said today. A …


  • Seniors work to close tech gap

    Some people who’ve bought an iPad have been known to brag about their 4-year-olds figuring out how to use the digital tablet within 15 minutes. There are many others with …


  • WSU seniors say goodbye at Martin

    It happens every fall. All over America, college athletic programs honor their seniors, introducing them and their families before the final home game, thanking them for their service.


  • Senior Activities

    For 08-04-2011


  • Senior bulletin board

    Today Men of Rhythm – Visit Audubon Park and enjoy live music by Men of Rhythm. The concert will include a chicken box dinner, participants will only need to bring …


  • Paul Dunham dies at 83

    Paul Dunham, the subject of a Spokesman-Review story Friday on the deeply held desire of many seniors to grow old in their own homes, died Monday.


  • Twilight foundation makes hope possible for seniors

    Betty Cook’s mother died at age 67. “I didn’t think I would live much longer than that,” Cook said.


  • Older competitors strive for edge on race day

    With three days to go until Sunday’s big race, Bloomsday runners are loading up on carbohydrates to prepare for the 7.46-mile trek. But one group of runners is probably just …


  • Otter should just let the chips fall at retirement center

    A few months ago Butch Otter, the governor of Idaho, was soliciting ideas to help his state in these times of economic duress. Now it’s been years since I called …


  • Technology helps seniors stay in their homes

    At 88, Grif Crawford knows he’s at risk of a fall or other sudden health problem. So he wears a pendant around his neck that can summon help if something …


  • Senior games

    Badminton – Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m., at the Liberty Lake Athletic Club, 23410 Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. Call 891-2582 for more information. Bingo – Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, …


  • Senior activities

    For 05-28-2009


  • Senior meals

    For the week of June 1-5 Monday – Option 1: Baked ham with cherry sauce, creamed potatoes, broccoli, fresh fruit, bread, cookie. Option 2: Baked-potato casserole, broccoli, fresh fruit, bread, …


  • Economy leaving some seniors stuck in their homes

    Kenneth Lalonde would like to move into a retirement community. At 72, he has problems with his vision and a “bum knee,” and he uses a cane to get around. …


  • Senior dancing

    For 04-16-2009


  • Senior activities

    For 03-26-2009


  • Active living for seniors

    Dave Spiker, owner, manager and builder of Golden Spike Estates, researched senior living communities throughout the West before he and his father, home builder John Spiker, broke ground on Rathdrum’s …


  • Senior activities

    For 03-05-2009


  • Senior meals

    For the week of March 9-13 Monday – Option 1: Chicken with dumplings, parslied potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, ginger bread with whipped topping. Option 2. Tuna salad sandwich, vegetable soup, …


  • Senior games

    Billiards – Monday- Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Call 926-1937 for more information. Bingo – Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 …

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