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Thousands of RV owners routinely traveling south for winters, forming mini RV communities in warmer-climate states to soak in the sun and outdoor recreation.
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 after age 60. Recent statistics from AARP found that more than half the people age 45 to 70 who experienced unemployment in the last five years are no longer working. I can verify that it’s not for lack of effort. Workers over age 55 seeking employment are unemployed an average of 60 weeks compared to the 38.5 weeks of younger workers.
Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012.
Fit and trim, 69-year-old Ned McNamara is the epitome of active retiree — teaching yoga and fitness at the Spokane Valley YMCA and for ACT 2 classes. McNamara also stays busy as a Spokane County Search and Rescue volunteer, teaches rescue skills, and operates a home-based fitness business.
Sam Elliott is instantly recognizable – it’s part of the reason he’s been working in Hollywood for nearly five decades with almost 100 roles. He’s been on countless TV series, including the original “Mission: Impossible,” “Justified” and his current part as Beau in the Netflix series “The Ranch,” which has been renewed for a second season (the second part of Season 1 is streaming).
Spend some holiday time recording family stories, as festivities bring far-flung generations together. That’s the advice of Beryl Pielli, of Newport, who years ago taped interviews with her mother, Alice Pruett Bell, about life in the farming town of Wilbur, Washington.
Despite the creaky knees and reading glasses that come with old age, Americans tend to get happier as they grow older, a new analysis finds.
Spokane has a high occupancy rate for senior housing units, close to 96 percent based on recent data, compared with a national average of about 90 percent.
Jeff Edwards, 37, started as new director at Corbin Senior Activity Center on Oct. 1. He joined Corbin after previous youth nonprofit work and a stint doing marketing and ad copy writing. He believes his first job is to introduce the center’s programs and social offerings to more people in the community.
Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington offers “A Matter of Balance,” a nationally recognized, evidence-based program to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults.
About 37.5 million Americans have hearing loss, and baby boomers include about 20 to 25 percent of that population.
Chuck and Janet Boehme are regular American Red Cross volunteers, so on Oct. 9 the active retirees agreed to drive one of its specially-equipped feeding vehicles from Kennewick to a flooded region of the East Coast after Hurricane Matthew.
While recent studies nationwide show many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, a newly released AARP survey for Washington found nearly half of statewide respondents had less than $25,000 saved for retirement. More than a quarter had less stocked away.
Video chats are becoming part of everyday life, also providing a way for grandparents to visit regularly with grandchildren who live remotely. They read bedtime stories or watch baby’s first steps.
A special Medicare provision that allows private health insurance companies to enroll individuals who become eligible for Medicare into their Medicare Advantage coverage is costing surprised patients lots of money, according to news reports. The little known rule, called “seamless conversion,” means some health insurance companies are automatically signing members of its non-Medicare insurance plans into their Medicare plans when they reach 65, the age of Medicare eligibility.
LOS ANGELES – Rini Kramer-Carter has tried everything to pull herself out of her dark emotional hole: individual therapy, support groups, tai chi and numerous antidepressants. The 73-year-old musician rattles off the list: Prozac, Cymbalta, Lexapro.
Most hospitals offer palliative-care services that help people with serious illnesses manage their pain and other symptoms and make decisions about their treatment while providing emotional support and assistance in navigating the health care system. But the majority of these programs fail to meet national guidelines for staffing, a recent study found. Research has shown that palliative care can improve the quality of life for people with serious illnesses and complex, long-term needs. In one study, patients with advanced cancer who had discussions with their doctor about their wishes were less likely to die in the intensive care unit, be put on a ventilator or have cardiopulmonary resuscitation, for example.
Senior driver safety courses cover new traffic laws, refreshers on old rules, defensive driving techniques, vehicle technologies, and hazards of impaired and distracted driving.
But the handiest year for TV’s genesis is 1946 – when technology, optimism and renewed consumer buying power joined forces at World War II’s conclusion and gave broadcast television a belated kick-start.
The professional networking group, Spokane Elder Resource Team, aims to provide information for smoother transitions with elder planning, before serious illness or spouse’s death forces a stressful reality.