Monthly Archives: March 2012

SHARE YOURSELF

OPEN FORUM – BRIAN O’NEIL – I’m a resident of a gated, 55-and-older community on the Central Oregon Coast. Like many of my neighbors, I live alone. Every time I climb a ladder, I ask myself, “If I fall, I … Continue reading

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A NEW GARDENER ON THE BLOCK

OPEN FORUM – KAREN DARLING – One of the things I was most looking forward to in my retirement years, was endless hours of gardening.  I have loved growing things forever, and have learned a lot over the years. However, … Continue reading

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HELP WITH HOUSING FOR VETERANS

HOUSING OPTIONS – MEI WONG – Are you a Veteran, spouse of a Veteran, or family member of a Veteran? If so, you or a family member may qualify for an Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit. You do not need … Continue reading

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GEEZER JOCKS REJOICE!

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER – BAXTER FITNESS SOLUTIONS – Neuromuscular adaptation-train your muscles to train your brain to…You, dear readers, are a knowledge hungry bunch who already knows that exercise is good for you, but did you know HOW good … Continue reading

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GATEKEEPERS SAVE LIVES

OPEN FORUM- KAREN DARLING – I recently read an article about an older gentleman in my community who was “rescued” twice by a fire fighter.   He had responded to a neighbors call, who said there was smoke at her next … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME?

HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER – REALTOR – Active retirees are looking for homes that offer one story living, convenience to shopping and other resources and low maintenance inside and outside the home. Because land had gotten so expensive, builders … Continue reading

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PERSPECTIVE

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY – BILL FERRY– It is said that one constant to interesting photographs is perspective. Shoot low, shoot high, shoot off center, etc. Once in awhile you have to go the extra mile to achieve a good perspective. … Continue reading

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SHOULD STOP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE? NEVER!

OPEN FORUM – MARK DENNETT– I love the story about Marilyn Hagerty the 85-year-old restaurant reviewer of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. She wrote a review about the opening of the new Olive Garden and it has gone viral with … Continue reading

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STROKE:A CAUTIONARY TALE

LIVING HEALTHY – CHERIE HENRY – SENIOR LIVING – A very close friend and her family have recently experienced a tragedy that so many other families experience every day.  I asked her to write about it to share the many valuable … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A HAPPY WOMAN

LIVING HEALTHY – DR. ROBIN MILLER – Last week I wrote about the fact that women (over 50) want to be happy. In follow-up I think it would be helpful to give a personal example by sharing my own search for … Continue reading

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