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SENIORS AND SOLAR

OPEN FORUM – BRIAN O’NEIL – Passive solar involves three elements: sunshine, air and thermal mass. Everyone who has entered the greenhouse of their local nursery has experienced passive solar energy. On a sunny day, temps can soar. At night, … Continue reading

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MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT “HIGH DEDUCTIBLE” PLAN F

INSURANCE – JULIA RUSCITTI – In contrast to Plan F, there is also a “High Deductible” Plan F.  Choosing this plan means you must pay for all Medicare covered costs up to the “high deductible” amount of $2,070 in 2012, … Continue reading

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GARDENING ON THE CHEAP, PART 2

OPEN FORUM – KAREN DARLING – In my last post, I shared how I had moved to a new area of the Pacific Northwest, and had to learn new things about my favorite pastime as a retiree.  I also had to … Continue reading

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MEDICARE (MEDIGAP) SUPPLEMENTS

Seniors should routinely review their current health insurance plans to see if a Medicare supplement policy would be a good idea. If you have retired, and have insurance through your previous employer; you are often times finding that your current policies are frequently changing – and, not always for the good. Continue reading

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AN INSIDERS VIEW OF MADRID

TRAVEL – TOM SMITH – There are the    “Top Ten things” to do and see in Madrid and here is my hit on them: #1 Palacio Real. The Royal Palace. Really magnificent. Great place to take pictures. Go early in … Continue reading

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HDR – NOT JUST ANOTHER ACRONYM

PHOTOGRAPHY – WILLIAM FERRY – Part 1 of 2 -In the last few years, in addition to all the technology showing up in new cameras, there has been an abundance of new technology in software, too. For many, what has … Continue reading

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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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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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