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One of the last typewriter repairmen

BREMERTON – The area’s last typewriter repairman is 92 and he’ll tell you all kinds of stories. Bob Montgomery has the time for stories because he’s not that busy these …


In brief: Event to focus on exposing scams

The Washington state Attorney General’s Office and AARP are having a free “Scam Jam” Sept. 9 in Spokane to help people avoid today’s leading scams designed to steal your identity …


Status of your ailing body best kept to yourself

What, exactly, is the dreaded Organ Recital? It’s a monologue prompted by a seemingly innocent question – “So, what have you been up to lately?” – and it goes something …


Overcome relationship breakdowns

Relationship breakdowns happen for a multitude of reasons, and all of them are preventable. Here are some ways you can keep your love life on a positive track. • Let …


Boomers led the way in silver divorces

MIAMI – After 33 years of marriage, Gary Word found himself in an unexpected situation: suddenly single. He was 60 years old. Diane Bing was 54 when her 25-year marriage …


Gonzaga’s Elder Law Clinic sees spike in divorce requests

Requests for divorce by older Spokanites have nearly tripled at Gonzaga Law School’s Elder Law Clinic during the first seven months of this year. Don’t blame it on the trifecta …


Woman’s road to health inspires others

Irene Gonzales did her milestone 50th birthday so big she landed on NBC’s “Today” show Aug. 8 to share her infectious enthusiasm with the entire country. Like many baby boomers …


Parkinson’s summit scheduled

The Parkinson’s Resource Center is having a daylong Parkinson’s Power Summit focusing on education and empowerment that includes speakers and workshops Sept. 6 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in …


Boomers should put nutrition on front burner

Good nutrition plays an important role in how well you age. Eating a healthful diet helps keep your body strong and can help reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, …


Agencies help seniors find roommates, companionship

NEW YORK – It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country …


Seniors revel in drum-circle class

Rum-pum-pum. Rum-pum-pum-pum. Pum-pum-pum-pum-pum. Bang those sticks. Hear those drums. Feel that beat.


Youthful obsessions can hide true beauty

When Michelle Obama recently turned 50, People magazine asked her if she would consider cosmetic surgery. That is an oddly indiscreet question to ask the first lady, involving a variety …


Cosmetic surgery procedures continue to gain favor among baby boomers

We baby boomers have made it clear that we wish to live forever. The universe stubbornly refuses to grant our demand, possibly because the universe fears this would set a …


Surprise bruises are there for a reason

You don’t remember bumping into anything. Yet somehow, you have a shin full of bruises and a whole lot of questions. There are plenty of reasons for easy bruising, the …


LC class of 1964 planning 50th reunion

It seems like a high school kid is trapped in every aging baby boomer body at the table – rebellious, self-indulged, gossipy, with a giggly interest in the opposite sex. …


Local TV show targets viewers 55 and older

Spokane has a new locally produced monthly television show just for people 55 and older. “Successful Aging in the Northwest” premiered June 24 on CMTV14, which is a nonprofit station …


Meditation found to reduce stress, anxiety in seniors

For an hour, the group sat in a circle, quiet and still. Not a yawn. Not a nose scratch. Not a twitch. The seniors were all in a state of …


Seminars to cover Alzheimer’s care

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free seminar Tuesday in Hayden about caring for people with middle-stage dementia. The all-day program will cover communication, personal care, behaviors, wandering and care …


Live audience wanted

The first two episodes of KJRB’s new variety show “The Nostalgia Radio Hour” are being recorded July 16 at the Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave. Come join the live …


KJRB Radio launches talk format aimed at boomers

Baby boomers are reclaiming the Spokane radio station of their youth: KJRB. In the 1960s and 70s, KJRB was the area’s premier Top 40 station broadcasting the rock ’n’ roll …


Boomer Radio

KJRB AM-790 launches a new local talk-radio format focusing on baby boomers today at 8 a.m. Tune in to hear four hours of daily local talk, news and information Monday …


Personal trainer keeps aging clients healthy

Marge Holston moved to Spokane Valley from Southern California and somehow left a lot of her activity behind. That’s when she decided to join a gym, hire a trainer and …


Trainer’s son helps raise awareness of autism

Mavrick Benoscek, 13, wasn’t keen on participating in a pageant until he found out it was a fundraiser for autism and perhaps someday finding a cure or prevention. “I really …


Oil industry fuels reversal in age trends

WASHINGTON – Want to reduce the effects of aging? Try oil. The United States’ population is still getting older, but that’s changing in the Great Plains because of the attraction …


Retirement communities offer independence, but not all boomers are ready

Many baby boomers aren’t ready for retirement – much less a retirement community. And some in this independent and free-spirited generation are indignant about even discussing the idea of someone …


Critical connections

Al Gilmour stumbled across a gem for bringing together professionals in the elder services industry while on a business trip to Olympia. Three years later, Spokane County has a similar …


Recumbent cyclists gather for Tater TOT rally

To Ron Spiewak, it’s all about how he looks. That’s why it took some pride swallowing for the veteran and one-time bike racer to embrace a three-wheeled bike that looks …


Savvy travelers pursue freebies

Yes, travel is ridiculously expensive, and it keeps getting more so. Pretty soon, they might be charging for the air you breathe, unless you go to an oxygen bar, in …


Pool workout keeps body in motion

Sure, an icy dip in the pool is a welcome relief on a hot summer day, but your local watering hole is also the perfect site for your next workout. …


Selfies ruin chance to see what matters

Selfies. Leonardo da Vinci produced one of the first, in 1512, followed by Rembrandt, who did dozens of self-portraits. Perhaps Norman Rockwell’s self-portrait, which shows him painting a selfie by …