The MD and the wannabe

 My father’s mantra has always been, “No one can run 26.2 miles. It’s impossible.” He ran his first marathon more 30 years ago, before I was born. Still it was a message that he, Dr. Terr...

It’s not too late to make the most out of your savings

 Emily Brandon, 34, a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report, knows far more about retirement issues than most people twice her age.She has spent the past 10 years writing about retirement...

Seniors find edification and celebration at Lincoln Land

 There’s plenty going on for area seniors these days, with more all the time. Every month, hundreds of active, imaginative seniors meet to eat, explore interesting places in and around Springfi...

Research finds women actually are getting some satisfaction

 There’s no one right answer for women who wonder if their sex life is normal in their midlife years, and there are Pittsburgh doctors who say they can prove it.In an attempt to go beyond surve...

Three-month event calendar for seniors and their families

Winter Holiday Floral ShowDec 15-21, 12-4 Mon-Fri, 12-5 Sat-Sun. Stunning display of poinsettias, tropical plants and decorated evergreens. Free. Washington Park Botanical Garden...

Gym rats find community and vitality at the Y

 Walk through the doors at either of our Springfield YMCA locations and take a look around. You’ll see people from all walks of life interacting, sipping water or coffee, waving hello and rehas...

Whether you travel to the Grand Canyon, or stay close to home, feelings of wonder can change your life.

 Awesome is now a commonly used word to describe just about anything that is nice, good or enjoyable. But, Webster’s dictionary defines awesome as causing feelings of fear and wonder and feelin...

Disrupt Aging serves as a battle cry in a new era of aging

“At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself.” –Maya AngelouDisrupt Aging serves as both a declaration of middle-aged and senior vitality and an exhortation to do more. Jo...

Remembering the reasons you want better health will keep you motivated

 I recently participated in a webinar on “motivational interviewing.” Motivational interviewing seeks to identify an individual’s “why” and enable and guide them to act to address that...


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