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.June 14, 2014 5:18 p.m. read more..
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.”June 10, 2014 1 p.m. read more..
It is said that if you are over 65 and need a conversation starter, bring up the subject of medications.May 20, 2014 12:21 p.m. read more..
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.May 6, 2014 1:02 p.m. read more..
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.April 15, 2014 1:23 p.m. read more..
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.April 8, 2014 3:33 p.m. read more..
Being active in your community is both good for the community and good for your health and well-being.April 1, 2014 12:45 p.m. read more..
We are all learning how to navigate this digital age, with its email addresses, numerous passwords, Facebook friends, and online banking.March 25, 2014 1:11 p.m. read more..
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.March 21, 2014 11:30 a.m. read more..
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.March 11, 2014 9:21 p.m. read more..
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.March 6, 2014 12:03 p.m. read more..
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