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  1. After 70 years of creativity, painter has mastered the art of living

    Human Interest

    If it's retirement, it's a most active one.

    Janice James has been painting since she was 9. After college she worked as a commercial illustrator and later turned fine art into a second career.
  2. Their calling: Helping others — one guide puppy at a time

    Life Times

    The golden retriever puppy looked up from the floor underneath the dining table where she had been chewing on a metal chain — she's teething, after all — and locked eyes with her visitor.

    Southeastern Guide Dogs volunteer puppy-raiser John Jewett of Largo works with Ruth, a 6-month-old golden retriever. Ruth is the second guide puppy that the Jewetts have raised.
  3. In search of that elusive fountain of youth

    Life Times

    Once upon a time, life was pretty much over once you reached age 60. The only things that seemed to matter were retirement, more doctor visits and — if you weren't exhausted — a midmorning game of shuffleboard. However, if you've arrived at the post-60 milestone, don't fret. Word on the street is you're the …

    Mike Merino, 63, pumps steel during a weightlifting session.
  4. Put on your dancing shoes and find your exercise groove

    Health

    Want to get your exercise fix without feeling like you are exercising?

    Sheila McLaughlin does a courtesy lunge. For Sally Anderson's monthly Step by Step column for LifeTimes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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  10. 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.