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Sunday, October 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Today’s active-adult communities are stepping up their games

Remember the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when the retractable floor over the gym swimming pool slides open during a dance? Residents at Trilogy at Tehaleh, an active-adult community near Seattle, might be able to reenact the moment when the dancers slip into the water, now that they have an indoor lap pool that transforms into an event space at the push of a button.

Seniors snap up U.S. national park passes before price hike

Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers.

It’s mind-set: Oldest seniors refuse to accept the stereotype of growing feeble

Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers Joe and Warren Barger are finding new spots in their homes for the gold medals they’ve just earned in track-and-field events at the National Senior Games.

Landers: Geezer hunting seasons get real old in a hurry

I’ve always looked up to senior hunters, even before I began aging precariously close to their ranks. But tell me: At what age does a sportsman deserve a special Geezer Pheasant Hunting Season, like the one that will debut this month in Eastern Washington?

Valley Meals on Wheels wins countywide contract

After providing hot meals to seniors in the Spokane Valley for the past 35 years, Valley Meals on Wheels has been awarded the contract with Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington to provide meals at senior centers and home delivered meals throughout all of Spokane County. Pam Almeida, executive director of Valley Meals on Wheels, said hot meal recipients in the county should not notice any change in services with this new contract.

Computer Kindergarten

Senior citizens have a chance to explore the new world of the Internet by taking computer classes at the Institute for Extended Learning in the Hillyard Center.