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  1. Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

    Personal Finance

    NEW YORK

    Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.

    An undated photo of Roslyn Duffy’s late mother, Evelyn Nappa.
  2. Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

    Life Times

    NEW YORK — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.

    In this July 1, 2015 photo, Roslyn Duffy poses for a photo holding two photos of her late mother, Evelyn Nappa, at her home in Seattle. Duffy had to scramble to find a home willing to take Medicaid payments after her mother was evicted from a Seattle assisted-living facility. The stress and the change of surroundings strained her mother's health, Duffy said, and six weeks after moving, she was dead. [AP photo]
  3. Age is nothing but a number for this oarsman

    Life Times

    TAMPA

    The boat rocked a bit but the spotter helped Joe Incorvia stay level until he reached his seat. It was the first time he'd ever been in a shell. His great-granddaughter was the competitive rower in the family, not him.

    Liz Luckenbaugh, Joseph Incorvia and Joe Incorvia pose during rowing practice with the Tampa Athletic Club.
  4. Stop making excuses and start exercising

    Health

    If you already are on the receiving end of exercising, and reaping the many benefits, then perhaps this is not the column for you. If, however, you're among the hundreds of exercise procrastinators, read on! Studies show that 60 percent of American adults do not get the recommended amount of physical activity, and 25 …

    Charlene Rillings, St. Petersburg. Side Lunge.  Lifetimes.
  5. Predictions of dangerous older drivers haven't come true

    Life Times

    Aging baby boomers were supposed to bring a gray-haired danger to U.S. roads, with traffic safety experts predicting years ago that the number of deadly accidents involving older drivers would soar as boomers reached their golden years.

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  6. Enter a bike race? For the first time? In your 60s? Absolutely

    Health

    This is a column about bike racing. It is not a column about how to bike race. For that, you'll need to find someone who knows what they're talking about.

    Bob Griendling at Highlands BikeFest 2014.
  7. Doctor discusses 'Creating a Redesigned Life'

    Life Times

    As we age, the philosophical debate over whether life's glass is half full or half empty may evolve into a question of just how many sips of life are left.

    Dr. Michael Appleton runs “Creating a Redesigned Life” workshops.
  8. Questions about strength training? Endurance? Here are some answers

    Life Times

    Are you wanting to begin a fitness program but just don't know how to jump-start it? Below are some common questions on the minds of many seniors who are contemplating flexing their muscles. I personally think "Why are we doing this?" should be the first question out of the box. The answer, the amazing ways in which …

    Irene Athos, St. Petersburg-Calf Raises. Lifetimes.
  9. 'Go Set a Watchman' sparks new attention for private Harper Lee

    Books

    Many of us enjoy peaks in our careers, but very few people see a second, soaring peak at age 89.

    Harper Lee is one of them.

    Getty Images (2007)
  10. Inspiring squirrel leads 86-year-old to write children's book

    Aging

    BRANDON — As Henrietta Moricz ate cheese crackers and gazed out the window of her Hawthorne Village residence, inspiration hit.

    Henrietta Moricz, 86, holds a copy of her children’s book, Skippy. The squirrel, which she photographed, inspired her novel when she peeked out of her Hawthorne Village window.