Friday, September 21, 2018

Lifetimes

Give ‘active-assisted stretching’ a try

Give ‘active-assisted stretching’ a try

It feels great to stretch your muscles and joints at any age. Perhaps to throw in a yawn or two. Stretching is also great for the entire body, encouraging flexibility of joints and blood flow to the muscles.For some seniors, though, stretching is dif...
Updated one month ago
Get off your duff and work those glutes

Get off your duff and work those glutes

What would you believe to be the largest and one of the strongest muscle groups you have? Here are a few clues. It’s a muscle group in your lower body that consists of three muscles that can produce tremendous power but are often weak and neglected. ...
Updated one month ago
Benefits of taking an art class go well beyond pretty pictures

Benefits of taking an art class go well beyond pretty pictures

It doesn’t matter how old you are.It doesn’t matter if you have talent.It doesn’t even matter if you have to hold your shaky painting hand steady with your other hand.As long as you don’t drink the cup of water that is to be used to clean your brushe...
Updated one month ago
Get a taste of learning through Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College ‘Summer Sampler’

Get a taste of learning through Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College ‘Summer Sampler’

Some might call it summer camp for retirees. Others might see it as a chance to have fun with lifelong learning. Either way, there is a "Summer Sampler" underway through August through the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College, known as A...
Updated: 2 months ago
Pilates? Yoga? A look at the similarities, differences

Pilates? Yoga? A look at the similarities, differences

What is the difference between Pilates and yoga? It’s a question asked by many, as they seem so similar in a number of ways. They are both extremely popular. They both offer stress relief, build physical strength, improve endurance and balance and pr...
Updated: 2 months ago
New cards for Medicare are on the way, and they’ll look different

New cards for Medicare are on the way, and they’ll look different

Just when you think you know yourself, a new ID is coming your way. The federal government is mailing out new Medicare cards to all 55 million Medicare beneficiaries.That breaks down to roughly 2.3 million Floridians and 223,000 beneficiaries in Pine...
Updated: 3 months ago
With over 40 years between the birth of my two daughters, I am two different fathers

With over 40 years between the birth of my two daughters, I am two different fathers

Still shaken by Bobby Kennedy’s assassination six days earlier, I sat in the hospital waiting room mindlessly thumbing through a May 1968 Rolling Stone while my wife, Fran, gave birth to our daughter Elle. As was customary, when everyone had been fre...
Updated: 3 months ago
Volunteer need continues to grow in Sun City Center, SouthShore area

Volunteer need continues to grow in Sun City Center, SouthShore area

Sun City Center has thrived for nearly 60 years on a culture nurtured on the philosophy of "Neighbor Helping Neighbor."Volunteers keyed all of the benefits and free services available to residents such as the Emergency Squad, the Security Patrol and ...
Updated: 4 months ago
Seniors in Service use documentary to illuminate joy of twilight years

Seniors in Service use documentary to illuminate joy of twilight years

TAMPA — Seniors in Service, presenters of a recent documentary at the Tampa Theatre, describe the venue as the ideal setting for the film’s portrayal of the merits of moving forward with a purposeful life regardless of age.The Longest Game, a story d...
Updated: 4 months ago
John Fogerty, coming to Clearwater, isn’t backing down on protest songs, Parkland and #MeToo

John Fogerty, coming to Clearwater, isn’t backing down on protest songs, Parkland and #MeToo

It’s been 50 years since John Fogerty wrote Fortunate Son, one of the most scathing protest songs from the Vietnam War era. Writing another one with that kind of impact has been a challenge ever since. "Back in the ’80s, I had a couple o...
Updated: 4 months ago