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  • Support groups can help elders through rough times

    Support groups can help elders through rough times
    Older people who face a challenging personal situation can find emotional comfort and practical advice at local support groups. Paul Slosar attends a support group for those caring for a relative with memory loss. The support group meets at Smith...
  • History lover — and maker — talks about her passions

    History lover — and maker — talks about her passions
    Just as the term retirement community hardly does justice to The Clare at Water Tower, the term retirement doesn't seem to fit Betty Bergstrom. At 80 she still runs her own management consulting firm, Bergstrom Associates, working with non-profits on...
  • Daily money management services keep seniors independent

    Daily money management services keep seniors independent
    Think of all the day-to-day tasks that involve our money from paying the bills and balancing the checkbook to giving to charity, filing insurance claims, managing investment income, and more. It's too much for many seniors, especially when you factor in...
  • Put your time, experience and passion to good use

    Put your time, experience and passion to good use
    If you are someone who wants to put your time and talent to good use — or learn new skills as you reap personal benefits, volunteerism is one step away from achieving those goals. A good place to start is the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of...
  • Primetime Views: More opportunities today to explore life after 55?

    We asked several people: 'Do you think there are more opportunities today to explore life after 55 compared to past generations?' Here's what they had to say: Stephen R. Bixler, 55, Chicago "To a large extent, the Internet has helped a lot of older...
  • Regular trips to a podiatrist will help keep you on your toes

    Regular trips to a podiatrist will help keep you on your toes
    It's all too easy to take healthy feet for granted — they take you where you want to go without complaint and don't ask for much in return. But, over time, those puppies can really start barking due to corns, calluses, bunions and other assorted ailments....
  • Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu

    Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu
    Dinaw Mengestu's "How to Read the Air" opens audaciously — the unnamed narrator writes of his parents with impossible intimacy. He knows what his mother thinks as she stands before a mirror a year before he is born, what she hears in the middle of...
  • Discoveries: 'Snakewoman of Little Egypt' by Robert Hellenga

    Discoveries: 'Snakewoman of Little Egypt' by Robert Hellenga
    Snakewoman of Little Egypt A Novel Robert Hellenga Bloomsbury USA: 342 pp., $25 Blend one anthropologist (Jackson), one young woman fresh out of prison for shooting and injuring her husband (Sunny), and that husband, a Pentecostal pastor from a...
  • Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson

    Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
  • The magic of Mexico thrives in Mazatlan

    The magic of Mexico thrives in Mazatlan
    MAZATLAN, Mexico — Mexico might seem a strange place to lose your heart. But when you're young enough, that first encounter with our southern neighbor's warmth and charm — the smell of roasting corn drifting from the sidewalk vendor's grill,...
  • Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants

    Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants
    LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless. Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up tourists' appetites, the...