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  1. Older voters in Tampa Bay share what matters to them in presidential election

    Life Times

    The explosive nature of this year's presidential race is fitting for the last election in which baby boomers will be the biggest kid on the bloc.

    The economy is one of the most important issues for voters 50 and older, according to a nationwide survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C.
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  2. Missing Senior Network's aim: to help when seniors with dementia wander

    Life Times

    It's one of the worst things the caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer's can face.

    “Wanderers with Alzheimer’s are looking to go back to places they are familiar with,” said Colin Castle of Home Instead in Clearwater.
  3. How to avoid that pain in the neck

    Health

    Enjoy hearing from readers! This article is a result of one of those readers sending me an email expressing an interest in exercises for stretching neck muscles.

    For Sally's exercise column. A deep stretch for the sides of your neck by Patricia Green.
  4. Home care for Holocaust survivors short on funds

    Life Times

    TAMPA — It was an early celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, for Holocaust survivors. White-haired revelers held hands and danced in a line, while others snacked on round challah loaves and apple slices dipped in honey.

    Debbie Cusick, Holocaust Survivor Program Case Manager Supervisor, dances with Yakov Malinskiy of Tampa during a luncheon at Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa on September 21, 2016.   Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services is hosting a Rosh Hashanah luncheon for Holocaust survivors residing in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties.
  5. SAGES offers seniors opportunity to act in community theater

    Life Times

    Prologue: Enter two very different 70-year-olds — one, a veteran actor; the other, a novice playwright — who teamed up to turn her words, his direction and five amateur actors into a comedic theatrical production in Clearwater.

    Linda Goldman fo-founded SAGES (Senior Actors Guild & Educational Services) with Stephan Alpert. Both are members of Temple B'nai Israel in Clearwater.  
DAVID W. DOONAN   |   Special to the Times
  6. KEEP BRAIN, BODY STRONG

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    If you are already moving — swimming, jogging, dancing or anything else that has the potential for developing into an aerobic activity — keep it up! Some interesting studies give No. 1 "brain sharpener" status to aerobic exercise. Professor Donald Stuss, Ph.D., of the Ontario Brain Institute says, "The best …

    For Sally's exercise column. Cardio exercise using rope less jump rope by Don Green.
  7. Enjoy a fall bounty (lectures, courses, trips) through OLLI programs

    Life Times

    Fall in Florida holds much promise. Cooler weather — eventually. New shows on TV — eventually. The end to the presidential election — eventually.

    Monica Kile is OLLI director at Eckerd College.
  8. Knowing when it's Alzheimer's, and when it's not

    Health

    The trouble started in 2010 when Dennis Krupinski was just 53. A longtime employee in Walt Disney World's maintenance department, he started losing things and forgetting about tasks. He seemed distracted, confused.

    Dennis Krupinski, pictured in 2014 with his wife, Terri, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at 55.
  9. Pier 60 vendors sold on sunsets, shoppers

    Life Times

    On a humid July night, with the heat index tickling three digits, the vendors line up with their carts and trolleys.

    Booths with everything from carved wooden figurines to watercolors line the walkway at Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach on a recent Friday evening. Vendors set up shop two hours before sunset.
  10. Focus on movement, good nutrition, not numbers on a scale

    Health

    Feel compelled to step on the scale, oftentimes daily? You are not alone. You have many scale-addicted buddies who share the same compulsion. Unfortunately, those daily weigh-ins can affect a person's temperament. People who are just beginning the weight-loss journey tend to become frustrated and unhappy with themselves …

    Jill Patterson Holvoet of St. Petersburg demonstrates the first part of a side lunge with leg lift and bent row. CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times