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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.

As a senior, you don’t have to stop learning

It could be learning how to stitch, playing a ukulele, trying your hand at poetry, or, since you always doodled as a child, learning how to draw.

Senior News: Spring brings new activities for seniors

Is it beginning to feel like spring? We are getting closer with the first day of spring, or the vernal equinox as they say in the more educated circles, arriving March 20. And just like flowers sprouting in the gardens, and ants climbing on the kitchen counters, the Mid-Columbia Senior Center is busy with activities.

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Elevator drive aims to boost senior center accessibility

Mid-Columbia Senior Center is seeking community funding to cover the cost of installing a much-needed elevator to their existing facilities at 112 West 9th Street, The Dalles. According to Senior Center board member and chairman of the elevator committee Joan Silver, the project is both “absolutely necessary” and one that has been in the works for a long time.

Senior News: Now is the time to do what you always wanted

Life can be broadly defined by three stages: the years preparing for work and family, when you were told what you had to do; followed by years of working and raising a family, when you did what you thought you should do. And now, this third chapter when you are no longer working, or at least working less, and watching your grandchildren grow, a time to do what you have always wanted to do, no longer constrained by time or self-imposed limitations.

Senior News: Find your way through the legal world

Don’t you wish the American legal system was simple, understandable, and inexpensive? But doesn’t it seem like the laws are becoming even more complex, and in the name of clarity and fairness more ambiguous and contradictory, to the point where you just want to scream “I give up!”

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