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Thursday, December 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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China’s new baby policy lifts kid stocks, sinks condom maker

Shares of companies that make diapers, baby strollers and infant formula got a boost Friday from China’s decision to scrap its one-child policy. But for the maker of a popular …


Memory 2.0 Café uses tablet, smartphone technology to help those with memory loss

iPads help restore memories for elderly, caretakers.


Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps


Powerful prose: Youth essays show love for elders

Fostering relationships between youth and elders is an important mission for the Senior Assistance Fund of Eastern Washington, which has an essay writing contest each year for area students. In …


In brief: Southside center plans garage sale

The Southside Senior and Community Center is having a “Ginormous and Humungous Garage Sale” on Sunday to raise money for center activities. One room of books, another for clothes and …


Older students return to school to exercise minds, shape new careers

You’re never too old for back-to-school, at least that’s the mantra of Hayden’s Brona Trutton, 74, who puts her oxygen in her backpack with her books and takes the elevator …


In brief: Corbin center celebrates funds

The Corbin Senior Center will have a public Meet, Greet and Thanks on Friday to recognize state officials who helped secure $300,000 in state funds to install an elevator. The …


Center of attention

Bingo is no longer cutting it as the Southside Senior and Community Center figures out how to serve the surge of baby boomers while attracting people of all ages and …


Colbert 55-year-old still competes in bareback riding

Jed McKinlay can’t shake his love for the cowboy culture. It’s in his blood, a passion that’s deeper than just a pair of cowboy boots. So no surprise when the …


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 …


Birthday party honors Medicare’s 50th

Medicare is turning 50 this year and the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans and other retiree and labor advocacy groups are having a party Thursday at Spokane Community College …


Idaho’s senior population increases

Idaho’s population is aging faster than the nation’s, with people 65 and older increasing by 19 percent in the last four years, according to estimates recently released by the U.S. …


All hands on tech: Savvy seniors receive schooling on Internet safety

Baby boomers are, in general, technologically savvy, Skyping grandkids, texting friends, shopping online and banking from laptops and smartphones. Yet these seniors, like the majority of Washington adults, often forsake …


ACT 2 starts summer classes this week

The deadline is looming for seniors 50-plus to register for the summer session of ACT 2 classes offered by Community Colleges of Spokane. The summer session, in which some classes …


Inland Northwest volunteer programs step in when caregivers need a break

Depression filled Lee Hendrickson’s life after a stroke eight years ago. She needed a purpose, a way to care for others and not dwell on her own health. That’s when …


Seniors feel federal pinch

For years, the Hunt family put the top of a picnic table over the front steps of their Lincoln Heights house as an impromptu ramp. It was rickety, unstable and …


Local lawn bowlers enjoy camaraderie, competition

“Boys, don’t bowl on the green. The green is for the king, the king is for the queen …” This evening as we approach the bowling green, three peregrine falcons …


Spokane sailors complete 26,000-mile odyssey

Charlie Simon couldn’t imagine a better way to turn 60 than to sail around the world with his wife. So that’s what the retired Spokane couple did. They named their …


Community cornerstone: RSVP connects seniors with volunteer opportunities

Some people knit or crochet – hats for the homeless, slippers for day cares, blankets for the sick. Other people tutor young students or deliver hot meals, help at the …


Toasting longevity

Just live. Perhaps that’s the secret to living to age 100 – 20 years longer than the average life expectancy. The idea was to have local centenarians give advice to …


Downsizing matters

As people age, they often are “frozen” in place because the idea of downsizing is overwhelming and unimaginable. Spokane Realtor Kathy Bryant said that’s the biggest mistake seniors can make.


Longtime director of regional aging agency brings career values into his own retirement

Aging is Nick Beamer’s passion, which makes his retirement last week after nearly 28 years as executive director of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington an interesting juxtaposition …


Getting back in the swing

The talk is familiar. The girls chat about their clothes. They giggle. They roll their eyes about bum boyfriends, men who are scared to get too close. Then the band …


Documentary tracks seniors in search of love

It seems perfectly logical that baby boomers – forever on a conquest to remain young, relevant and fun – will date and look for love. Yet what about the older …


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 …


Ice queens

Hockey has no age limit. It’s a lifelong sport, so say the women in the newly formed Silver Skaters – a division of Spokane Women’s Hockey League for women age …


Tools can help aged keep independence

Sometimes a simple tool to help someone put on a pair of socks or open a jar can keep an elderly person or someone with disabilities living independently in their …


Woman reaches high point through GU program

Marcy Kennedy is a serious baby boomer – divorcing after 37 years, adjusting to an empty nest, caring for her 91-year-old father and climbing Mount Adams, at 12,276 feet the …


Group at Geezer Forum receives advice, pep talk from retired doctor

When it comes to physicians, patients have to remember one thing: Doctors are human, too. That was the advice from retired physician Jim Arthurs during a gathering of the popular …


Roleo queens: New documentary captures log-rolling glory days

Barbara Peterka Newbry’s past is no longer hidden away in boxes, a faded memory worth only a passing mention to grandkids who couldn’t comprehend that their grandmother was a world-class …