Lifetimes

  1. Seniors take to the road while feeling at home in their RVs

    Life Times

    It's the time of year baby boomers take to the road driving or dragging RVs. • Moving down the open highways with their homes on their backs. Human turtles off to see their kids or see the world.

    Robin and Mary Murray rode in their 2011 Phaeton after it was loaded on a rail car for part of their tour through Mexico.
  2. Research finds insulin needs oxygen to work

    Life Times

    A group of British scientists who trekked up Mount Everest has shed new light on how low levels of oxygen in the blood contribute to insulin resistance and adult-onset diabetes.

    Dan Martin, director of CASE Medicine, uses a specialized camera to measure blood flow under his tongue at the base camp on Mount Everest — 17,300 feet up.
  3. Functional exercises will help with strength, balance and more

    Life Times

    Exercise is great for losing weight, but it also helps improve your daily life by making it easier to go up and down steps, put boxes on high shelves, carry heavy bags of groceries, get out of a chair or bend over to pick something up.

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  4. Six reasons for seniors to use Facebook

    Life Times

    As Facebook ages — it's 10 years old this year — so does its users. Facebook is no longer exclusively a network for younger people. While it's losing teenagers by the bucket load, it's gaining users in the 55-plus demographic. According to the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, 45 percent of American …

  5. Still turned on to idea of sex

    Life Times

    Women over 50 like sex.

    Now, that's a news flash. To everyone except women over 50, that is.

  6. 5 Things to Do in July

    Life Times

    Hey, 'Big Spender'

    That's just one of the familiar songs in Sweet Charity, based on the Neil Simon book, being performed July 18 to 27 at Carrollwood Cultural Center. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hostess who always gives her heart and dreams to the wrong man. $18 to $24. See carrollwoodcenter.org for …

    Self-Portrait as an Artist, van Gogh
  7. Meet GF Joe, gluten-free baker and cookoff show participant

    Life Times

    There's show biz in his blood and gluten-free biscotti in his oven.

    Joseph Camerieri, a Clearwater-based baker of gluten-free products, including biscotti, has been in cooking contests, including ABC’s digital summer series Home Chef Showdown. He didn’t win, but he enjoyed it.
  8. Going to prom never gets old

    Human Interest

    MELISSA LYTTLE | Times

    Clint Mollins, 67, from the Bethune High Rise apartments in Tampa, shakes a leg on the dance floor. Mollins, who said he likes to dance to everything, nonetheless slipped the DJ some swing music. More than 200 seniors from 21 centers arrived in buses Wednesday at the Egypt Shriners …

    Clint Mollins, 67, from the Bethune High Rise in Tampa,  shakes a leg on the dance floor. Mollins (cq) said he likes to dance to anything, but also slipped the DJ some swing music in hopes of him playing that request, too. Over 200 seniors from 21 senior centers came on buses, dressed to impress for a white party-themed Senior Prom, where seniors, age 50 and up, were invited to dance the day away to music of the '50s, '60s and '70s at the Egypt Shriners Activities Building in Tampa. Along with the dancing, there was also lunch and, of course, the crowning of the prom king and queen.
  9. Searching for quality in assisted living care

    Personal Finance

    Finding the right assisted living option for a family member can be a daunting task, and it's not always easy to find data about the quality of facilities.

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  10. Skaters of all sorts roll into Port Richey

    Events

    PORT RICHEY

    It had been 45 years since Chuck Geiger laced up a pair of skates and hit the floor rolling. In the old days, speed was the game for the kid who skated competitively in Philadelphia.

    2012 World Bronze Medalist and current U.S. National Champion John Burchfield of the Orlando Skating Club will be competing at the event.