Opinion

Overwhelmed caregivers, but great promise, too by deb taylor guest columnist I was surprised recently to read that Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen had turned 65. This age benchmark for the legendary rocker reminds us that the years have a way of sneaking up on us. A new AARP study has found that half of adults [...]

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The red and gold leaves crunch under my feet, and I anticipate the annual task of raking. A feeling of satisfaction arises. It’s not that I revel in the healthy exercise one gets from wrestling shifting armloads into slippery trash bags. Or the comforting sound of the rake scraping over the ground. And it’s not [...]

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By Bob Ramsey Guest Columnist Successful aging has different meanings for different people. Here’s one way to describe it from A-Z: • Attitude. Vital aging is a mindset. I recently rediscovered the word “spunk,” which means “spirit and pluck.” Vital-agers have spunk. • Beauty. Yes, there is beauty in aging. The image of a proud [...]

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After covering this year’s Minnesota primary, I decided I would escape politics by visiting Scotland. Oops. I found myself smack-dab in an overwrought and heated argument over Scottish independence while in the Highlands, complete with daily rallies dominated by supporters of breaking away from the United Kingdom and a raucous scene of a giddy crammed [...]

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BY DEB TAYLOR – GUEST COLUMNIST For older adults on Medicare and Baby Boomers about to sign up, the important fall Medicare open enrollment period runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 this year. It’s important to reevaluate your plans annually because coverage can change, and shopping around for the best Medicare and prescription Part D [...]

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If you’ve never tried spin, a vigorous indoor cycling class, it’s probably because you don’t know the best thing about it. You might have heard that it’s a killer workout that shoots your heart rate up while you build massive thighs. You may have heard about rooms full of cyclists grinding up imaginary hills while [...]

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