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Avocation Vacations – Senior Planet

On the fifth day of my nine-day pastel painting workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I was bushed. I decided to skip the class trip to a ranch and instead hung around town with my husband … but during the four previous days I had dropped all my gear in the field twice, painted two churches, put through three …

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What aging type are you?

Will "what is your age form" replace "what is your sign" as an icebreaker? People age differently, at different rates and through different body processes, found a new study on aging by Stanford University School of Medicine. Led by Stanford's chair of the genetics department, Dr. Michael Snyder, the team's research involved a group of 43 healthy participants between 34 …

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Aging with Attitude: Stella Nash

"I think you do what you can do while you can do it," said Stella Nash, community worker, registered dietitian and nutritionist and member of Senior Planet Colorado. I spoke to her via Zoom last week after she was honored to be named one of the Denver Urban Spectrum 2020 African Americans who makes a difference. She struck me as …

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Eat heartily – and surely – this summer

Did you know that 128,000 Americans are hospitalized from food poisoning every year … or that as we age, we become more prone to such diseases? Age-related changes in the gastrointestinal tract, underlying chronic conditions (diabetes, cancer, etc.), changes in organ function (ie liver and kidneys), and side effects caused by medication all add up to increased caution in food …

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Freddie Gershon's Broadway Senior Dreams

Have you ever seen a stage play and thought "I bet I could do that?" And then I thought, "Nah, I'm too old." Freddie Gershon doesn't think so. Spitfire 80-year-old from New York City has just launched Broadway Senior, a series of adaptations of popular Broadway musicals with seniors … and he's auditioning. H e has put on productions in …

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Question and Answer: Terry Moore, 90-year-old star

Oscar nominee for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba 66 years ago Terry Moore, 90, has only one dream left. She hopes to get a new nod for what may be her last role in the upcoming film, Silent Life Vladislav Kozlov's drama about the silent film icon Rudolph Valentino, which will be released next year (read more about …

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Traveling solo? No problem! – Senior Planet

Have you dreamed of a trip somewhere, but have no one to join … so you end up at home? Not only do you miss, but you are alone except. There is good news: today it is easier than ever to travel the world as a single woman (or man) and find friendly friends to eat with and trade stories. …

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Back to school … voluntarily – Senior Planet

Gwen Garvey wait wait for school to start. She knows how many classes she will take or what topics she will study, but she still waits. As soon as the catalog comes out, deciding. And if history repeats, she'll likely take several classes. Garvey, 75, lives in the Beaufort, South Carolina area, and she's one of the star pupils at …

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It's Labor Day. Fight for your rights.

It's Labor Day, so you'll hear a lot about recipes, sales and the weather – especially when Dorian is in Florida. But with its roots in the labor movements of the 19th century, Labor Day is a good time to remember that workers over the age of 65 – the fastest growing segment of the labor force – are often …

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