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Senior news: Remembering the good ol’ days has benefits

When you listen to an old favorite song, smell a certain perfume or browse through a picture album, are long-forgotten images and emotions triggered? That is nostalgia.

Senior news: Being realistic isn't giving up

Do we always have to act our age? Do we really have to stop dressing up for Halloween, or drawing with watercolors and crayons? Or telling corny jokes we have all heard several times before (but still find amusing)? If you are 92, should you really climb under the house when your wife is afraid she will have to call 911 to pull you out? (I don’t think you really want to be the opening segment on the Channel 6 news: “Stubborn Geezer in over his head.”)

Senior News: Summertime and family reunions go hand in hand

Summer and reunions go hand in hand — from high school class reunions to family reunions.

Community Meal looks for funding

Organization missed deadline for United Way grant, needs $2,750

Free Social Security

When selecting Social Security benefits, recipients must choose from dozens of options, regardless of age. A free Social Security workshop is being offered by financial planner Ryan Jensen of Jensen and Sons of Vancouver, Wash. This event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ at 1 NE Pioneer Place in White Salmon.

Senior News: Enjoying the climb through your senior years

I came across this quote by Mitch Abom, journalist and writer best known for “Tuesdays with Morrie.” “It’s funny. I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing. I asked him which was harder, ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending, because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top, you avoided mistakes. The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature,” he said. “You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up.”

Senior news: Common sense steps to manage medications safely

It is said that if you are over 65 and need a conversation starter, bring up the subject of medications.

Senior news: Enjoy your time with a little bit of gardening

Today it is a little bit of this and a little bit of that: something that just might tickle your fancy. So let’s start by getting our hands dirty with a little bit of gardening news.

Senior News: There are many advantages to growing older

Over the last six years since I turned 60, I have found getting older is a series of adventures: never knowing what to expect next.

Senior News: Healthy habits are for living better not just longer

How many times do you hear of new products or research findings that will help you live longer? Take this pill or that, eat less fat and more fiber, hit the gym, and lift those weights, etc. But many folks ignore these reports because they believe when their time is up, there ain’t nothing you can do about it. So why change old habits? Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be.

Senior News: Getting involved: It’s good for wellbeing

Being active in your community is both good for the community and good for your health and well-being.

Senior News: Seniors should keep up with the times

We are all learning how to navigate this digital age, with its email addresses, numerous passwords, Facebook friends, and online banking.

With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

CHICAGO — For uninsured people, the nation’s new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job.

Grant will fund meals to heal

The Dalles Meals on Wheels will be providing meals to another segment of the population with the help of a one-time grant, part of health care funding provided through the PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization.

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March in The Dalles spotlights senior hunger

March to raise awareness on the issue of senior hunger will be Thursday, March 27, as part of the national March for Meals Campaign.

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