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A Spokane Valley investment club, the Lilies, started 21 years ago. They’re all women who love coffee, so in fall 1995 their first choice ignored a financial adviser’s caution about a then-smaller Seattle company, Starbucks. Various investments later, they’ve grown both a sizable portfolio and tight friendships. And now, some of their daughters have started a second investment club, the Dandies.
Like many others now in comfortable middle age, my political consciousness was shaped by the geopolitics of Southeast Asia. With my parents I went to protest marches and chanted “Hell, no, we won’t go.” I asked my babysitters why they wore bracelets with the names of men they’d never met on their wrists, vaguely understood about “going to Canada,” and plastered my school notebooks with peace signs. I may have a had a poster in my childhood bedroom that read “Make love, not war” when thoughts of making love were nothing less than disgusting.
In the more than 30 years since Car Care’s launch, volunteer drivers have logged over 125,000 trips and more than 1.5 million miles. Care Cars has about 35 volunteer drivers serving roughly 300 people annually. Elder Services, which runs the program, has issued a community request this winter to attract more volunteer drivers because of high demand.
SNAP’s pilot Healthy Home Repair program helps identify issues with indoor air quality for low-income residents with diagnosed breathing conditions such as asthma. Many recipients are seniors.
When Dan Bawden teaches contractors and builders about aging-in-place, he has them get into a wheelchair. See what it’s like to try to do things from this perspective, he tells them.
Even though my husband and I truly love our house, it’s no longer the best fit for a couple of empty nesters. Things like heating 2,200 square feet, cleaning four bedrooms and mowing a half-acre are starting to seem pointless.
The U.S. housing industry is ready to sell it to baby boomers.
The devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease on his own mother – and on his father, who struggled to care for her – first prompted Gerry Richman to take a hard look at the disease. As vice president of national productions at Twin Cities Public Television, he was the mastermind behind a 2004 Emmy-winning documentary called “The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s.” Now, Richman is back with another eye-opening film on the subject.
Regular gigs for the band The Jerry-At-Tricks require a tiny stage, but the singing duo’s audience size keeps growing.
Imagine seniors walking around with stylish ear devices that amplify and clarify sound and connect wirelessly to smart phones, tablets, televisions and digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri.
As people get into their 50s, their backs often start to hurt.
During the last five or six years, as my elderly parents were overtaken by illness and disease, our roles reversed from when I was a child. I became their caretaker, which included navigating our health care system
On Monday, Knight will be at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to perform in a salute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We spoke recently to the singer from her home near Asheville, North Carolina, where she and her husband, William McDowell, have created the Reynolds High School Community Restoration Foundation in Canton, North Carolina.
Something happened when Brant Kingman handed his mother a colored pencil.
For Rachel Toor, 2017 will be The Year of Being Ben-ish.
Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles.
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.
Suzanne Watson couldn’t help but laugh when she received her AARP card and her acceptance letter from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the same week at the age of 50. Now, at 54, she is a fourth-year medical student, pursuing a second career that in many ways takes her full circle to her early life.
“I’m tired, doctor. It’s hard to get up and about. I’ve been feeling kind of down, but I know I’m getting old and I just have to live with it.” This fatalistic stance relies on widely held but mistaken assumptions about what constitutes “normal aging.”
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.