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(NAPSI)—In a recent survey by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Philips, 96 percent of senior respondents said it’s important to be as independent as possible as they get older. For seniors to maintain that independence, it pays to age “SMART.” By combining basic physical and mental wellness techniques with technology, seniors can continue living the full, active lives they want and deserve. Consider these ideas:
Staying sharp mentally can help you maintain your independence. (NAPS)
Arizona saw the ninth-fastest growth in the nation in its 55-and-older population between 2010 and 2013, according to the most recent estimates from the Census Bureau.
Splendido to host screenings and reception with Director Chris Rufo of “Age of Champions” documentary about Senior Olympics. Pictured from the movie, The Tigers womens’ basketball team, aged 65 and better. Splendido will host this special event on May 17.
It took Naomi Bradley five years to forgive her husband for dying. She just couldn't get over the anger she felt at not having had a chance to say goodbye when her husband, Bill, died of a sudden heart attack at 58 while they were on vacation in Nevada in 1983.
The kamikaze-style attacks that blanketed Manhattan in smoke and left a section of the Pentagon collapsed sent a current of sadness and fear through the nation.
Age of Champions is an award-winning documentary that the Washington post calls “infectiously inspiring.” It’s about five aging athletes - one of them 100 years old - who compete in the National Senior Olympics. The film has been shown in a thousand communities around the country and on July 9 will make its debut on PBS. Don’t miss it. It will light up your heart.
(BPT) - As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.
After reading the letter from Joseph Strangio in the last edition I felt the terrible bursting of a bubble in my life. I have always lived under the assumption that with age comes wisdom. Pushing 66 this week, I have hoped and prayed that I will live long enough to gain wisdom. I am not very hopeful anymore. I am not sure how old Joseph is but he did consider himself to be an “old fogey”. After three tickets, I would have hoped that he would be smart enough and have enough wisdom to realize how to avoid getting stopped. All he has to do is obey the traffic laws.
As a parent, worry rarely goes away. Are they safe? Have you done enough to make sure they are on the right path to success? Are there people out there who can hurt them?
Like many of you, I'm significantly addicted to my computer, and reading and sending e-mails are an integral part of my daily routine. But online marketers, through various means, have gotten their hands on my e-mail address and constantly load my inbox with a variety of seemingly discriminatory messages. They seem to have figured out that I'm getting older.
The Northwest Intergenerational Community Orchestra performs its spring concert this Sunday, April 25.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Clarinet player and SaddleBrooke resident Daniel Fischler plays during a rehearsal with Coronado K-8 students Ross Shipley and Sophia McCue Thursday afternoon.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ruben Sovarzo plays the alto saxophone while Vonda Clark plays the bass clarinet during a rehearsal last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Coronado eighth-grader Amanda Prodencher plays along side SaddleBrooke resident Jeanine David during a Northwest Intergenerational Community Orchestra rehearsal last week. The group's annual spring concert will be held at Coronado K-8 School this Sunday at 3 p.m.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer Wendy Stephenson, who plays the violin and cello, is the orchestra director at Coronado K-8 School. Stephenson directed the sectional rehearsal last week in preparation for the orchestra's spring concert this Sunday.
An ongoing water-conservation effort in Oro Valley could mean changes to some residents' water bills.
Baseball and Tucson haven't exactly fit together well in the past few months.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Tom Wilhelmsen warms up between innings at the Toros' exhibition game last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Tuffy the Toro dances for the crowd atop the dugout during last week's Thirsty Thursday Lucha Libre exhibition game. More than 5,000 people came out to see the Tucson Toros and a mixture of painted faces, wrestling and umpires wearing microphones.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Tucson Toros Pitcher Lorenzo Barcelo, above, puts on a serious face after fashioning a mustache from medical tape.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Part of the attraction to Lucha Libre night at the Tucson Toros last Thursday was a little-person umpire along with wrestling between innings.