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  1. Boomers redefine what it's like to be 'middle-aged'

    Life Times

    Ever watch a 100-meter track and field sprint race? The winner isn't the runner who's accelerating the most at the finish; no, it's the one who's decelerating the least. Well, a similar phenomenon has happened with baby boomers and the aging process.

    JIM DAMASKE   |   Times (2012)
  2. Dr. Bill Thomas explores 'Age of Disruption,' life reimagined

    Life Times

    Don't take aging lying down. That's one of the messages offered by Dr. Bill Thomas, a Harvard-educated physician and author who tours the United States with a stage performance aimed at changing the way seniors see themselves and their lives. His tour, "Age of Disruption: Life's Most Dangerous Game," stopped earlier …

    Dr. Bill Thomas’ show, “Age of Disruption,” offers a new way to think about growing old. 


    It's the season to be merry, but unfortunately, holiday stress seems to want to tag along with all that merriment. Surveys tell us that almost 90 percent of Americans feel that stress. And we know all too well the physical and emotional side effects that can accompany those feelings: elevated blood pressure, aches and …

     For November - Lifetimes exercise demonstration. Barbi Bozich demonstrates a seated side stretch at the Vinoy Renaissance.
  4. Don't know (how to) squat? You should


    Squats may very well be the workout movement many love to hate, but the rewards are well worth the time invested in performing them. They have often been thought to be a no-no for knees, but when performed correctly, they actually improve knee stability and strengthen connective tissue. Squats are fundamental movements …

    Photos by LARA CERRI   |   Times
  5. Medicare 2016: What you need to know about enrolling

    Life Times

    They appear on TV and in the newspaper. Some come in the mail.

    [ CAMERON COTTRILL  |  Times ]
  6. Medicare 2016: What to look for in a plan

    Life Times

    You've used Medicare's online Plan Finder to determine which prescription drug and health plans are available. Now comes the hard part: deciding which one is best for you. There's a lot to consider, and it goes far beyond premiums and deductibles. Is the plan reliable? Will it cover your medications? Are your preferred …

  7. Medicare 2016: A step-by-step guide to using the Plan Finder


    Federal health officials recently announced that Medicare Advantage premiums would remain stable in 2016, and that the average Part D premium wouldn't change much either.

    Taking time to review your options can cut drug costs.
  8. One boomer's experience with Medicare: Keeping it simple

    Life Times


    It was time. Time to deal with the pain that had compromised my life, my spirit, and forced me to walk like "limping Chester" from the old Gunsmoke TV series. It was depressing, and I, no doubt, was depressing to be around. Every time I walked, my hip and knee hurt.

  9. Interview: 'Keep Moving' an important lesson for and from Dick Van Dyke

    Human Interest

    At age 89, Dick Van Dyke is a genuinely happy fella, peppering his speech with laughter like so much punctuation.

    Dick Van Dyke says of this photo with his wife, Arlene: “One of my favorite pictures — we look like a couple of screwball detectives in love.”
  10. 10th anniversary celebration of OLLI at Eckerd College features 'Met' broadcasts

    Life Times

    To celebrate its 10th anniversary at Eckerd College, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, is hitting a high note. Lots of high notes, in fact.

    Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, with soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann, will be presented on March 5.