Good Times Travelers head to Myrtle Beach

The Good Times Travel Club is going to Myrtle Beach for a spring fling. John Madden of TravelWorld put together an itinerary for the April 17-23 trip that promises to be one of the club’s best visits to the Grand Strand. Included are five top-rated shows, (read more)

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Travel insurance: more expensive with age?

If you’re 60 or older and would like to travel abroad, you’ll need to make room in your budget for travel insurance. However, the cost increases as you get older. Here’s what you should know. The price of protection An insurance policy that costs $1,000 f (read more)

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How to prevent, relieve lower back pain

Lower back pain is a common side effect of aging. Here’s how to go about preventing and relieving it. Prevention Good posture is essential for preventing lumbar aches, as is the position you sleep in. Try to sleep on your side with your knees bent. If you (read more)

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Green Space

I’m making a list, checking it twice. Well, not really. What I’m doing is looking out the window, a frequent pastime in January, but now with a purpose. I am anticipating a January thaw, a perennial weather pattern that sometimes comes in February, and lo (read more)

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Local programs help seniors get fit in 2020

Seniors who put “improve physical fitness” on their New Year’s resolutions lists will find at least three things locally to help check that one off. First, there are plenty of fitness and wellness programs designed for them, and there are plenty of places (read more)

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Washington Watch

ELDER STAMP In an effort to raise awareness of elder abuse, a group of senators has moved to create a “semi-postal” stamp, called appropriately enough, “Stamp Out Elder Abuse.” (A semi-postal stamp is one issued to raise money for a worthy cause and sold (read more)

Caring for the aging

This country is facing a crisis. It seems like that is a statement that is thrown out every day referring to different circumstances, but, in this case, it is a valid comment. The issue is we have an aging society and the members in that age bracket often (read more)

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BY DUANE CAMPBELL Mark anything 90 percent off and I’ll buy it. That is how I got a new book, Florida Top 10 Garden Guide. I got the usual dirty look from my wife, but the truth is that many of the plants are not only in Florida but here in my basement. F (read more)

How to stay flexible as you age

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Men and women may begin to feel less flexible as they get older. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, that loss of flexibility is because muscles lose both strength and elasticity as the body ages. A lack of flexibility can make men and (read more)

Washington Watch

DENTAL COVERAGE GAINS SUPPORT There are three major areas of health care which Medicare does not cover, one of them is dental. As a result, many older adults do not regularly visit a dentist. A survey taken by the Health Policy Institute of the American D (read more)

Area woman crochets seasonally themed hats throughout the year for regional newborns

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Corinne Sohns’ crocheted gifts warm hearts and heads alike. Over the past nearly six years, the Scott Township, Lackawanna County, grandmother has crocheted about 450 seasonally-themed hats that her daughter-in-law, a nurse, presented to newborns at her p (read more)

Alcohol Abuse among older Americans

BY NANCY REDDINGTON PARLO Recently released medical research indicates that many of the problems associated with aging can actually be attributed, at least in part, to the abuse of alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholi (read more)


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BY CHERYL M. KEYSER As the U.S. population ages, more and more patients are dealing with chronic care issues - diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, to name a few - which need regular medical attention. These same illnesses, because of their (read more)

Read more books for better health

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The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book and get lost in a story. In fact, a 2015 Huffington Post/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults in the United States found that 28 percent hadn’t read a s (read more)

How to overcome workout fatigue

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Regular exercise provides a host of immediate and long-term benefits. Those who exercise regularly can maintain healthy weights while reducing their risk for illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. While exercise can make people more energe (read more)