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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


In brief: Gun club hosting shoot to benefit paralyzed veterans

The Spokane Gun Club is having a veterans benefit shoot Aug. 29 for the Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America. The local chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America will use the …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Conference to address adult guardianship issues

Families and professionals interested in improving adult guardianship in Washington are invited to attend the inaugural Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders conference Aug. 7 at the Wenatchee Valley College. …


White House streams today’s Conference on Aging

Local senior advocates are watching today’s White House Conference on Aging and will provide feedback about how to improve aging services. The public can watch a live feed of the …


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. …


‘We’re about helping people’

REPUBLIC, Wash. – The power of a tiny rural town is that a spark of an idea can ignite into a large triumph in just a few weeks, without much …


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 …


Studies show hope for Alzheimer’s treatments

PITTSBURGH – Alzheimer’s disease is one of the conditions that Americans are most afraid they will get, second only to cancer. Yet at least a generation of focused research has …


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 …


In brief: Meeting to examine proposal for county hoarding task force

The public is invited to an organizational meeting June 2 for a proposed Spokane County Hoarding Task Force. Similar hoarding task forces exist across the country to provide a directed …


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.


Japanese students practice English, glean knowledge from Fairwood retirees

The word “quilt” just didn’t translate when Joan Nelson told her young Japanese visitors of her hobby, even when she used her hands to mimic sewing. “We had a real …


A voice for the voiceless

From chewy bacon and hard-to-cut biscuits to encouraging a family to put their mother in a memory care unit, Michal Rosenberger has done it all in her year as a …


Guidance through the health coverage maze

Before stumbling upon the free Medicare workshop last week, Toni Mastronarde spent three years feeling ashamed and beaten down because she couldn’t figure out her Medicare coverage and didn’t have …


Master strokes

Underwater, anything is possible. Just ask the members of the Salvation Army Kroc Center masters swim club. For two of the oldest members, water is life. “I am water,” said …


Studies look to long-term fall prevention

One out of every three seniors falls every year. Yet, though the problem is well known and preventive steps seem to help, researchers still struggle with the best methods of …


For seniors, minor slips can mean serious injury

The bruises are still visible on Ann Drake’s left arm and hip. The slightest movement causes intense pain from a dislocated shoulder, and a 2-inch gash, with dark blood caked …


Next time you’re tempted to shake a fist at an older driver, remember they might be safer behind the wheel than you

Despite stereotypes to the contrary, drivers 65 and older are among the safest on the road. They are more likely to wear seat belts and less likely to drink or …


Study explores secrets to old age

What prolongs your life or prevents dementia might not be what you expect. Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist at UC Irvine, has been working on a longitudinal study of people …


Aging boomers fuel Alaska statistics

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Aging baby boomers are significantly boosting Alaska’s senior population, while younger age groups are maintaining their numbers, according to the state Department of Labor. Alaska’s senior population …