Yoga ‘all about relaxing’ and for all ages


Yoga ‘all about relaxing’ and for all ages

When she recalls the first time she offered to guide meditation sessions inside the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Megan Zaback seems once again overwhelmed with the lush, nearly magical atmosphere of the structure which has graced Wright Park in Tacoma since 1908.
“I had just started teaching yoga” in Tacoma after an extended absence from her home town, she said. “I love Wright Park, and one day I just walked into the conservatory. ‘Oh, this would be spectacular.'”

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Care providers give back to community

Twenty senior centers and five community non-profit groups received a combined $17,000 from the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County in donations at the end of 2015 in support of their work with older adults. “The needs of seniors in our community continue to grow,” said Melissa Martin, president in 2015 of the council

Muri honored by veterans agency

A state legislator from Steilacoom has received the Outstanding Legislator award from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs. Rep. Dick Muri, whose 28th District constituency includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was honored for his work in the Legislature on behalf of the state’s approximately 700,000 military veterans. He has sponsored “a multitude of resolutions and laws

Social Security has women’s health at heart

Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. But the majority of these deaths are avoidable. That’s why Social Security encourages you to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 5, which aims to raise awareness about preventing heart disease and stroke among women. Social Security plays an important role in many

Sink your teeth into dental health talks

Teeth can last a lifetime with proper care and regular dental checkups. But after age 50, adults face a variety of unique challenges. Ignoring them can lead to painful and expensive consequences for oral health, experts advise. To help, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is organizing three free public workshops in Tacoma in February.


‘We make beautiful music together’ ‘We make beautiful music together’

On Dec. 12, the Tapestry Singers performed a free Christmas concert at the Puyallup Public Library. From the opening flute solo by Joe Morris to the last Christmas carol, the performance was perfect. Their zippy renditions of old favorites had the audience tapping their feet. The group, dressed in their holiday best, stood on the

Senior Eats

Good fortune smiles on Jade Pacific diners Good fortune smiles on Jade Pacific diners

The best Fortune Cookies ever, really big portions, and lots of choices make the Jade Pacific restaurant worth a try. The dining room is bright and welcoming and our server, Taleah was glad to answer any questions. We decided to start with a warming cup of egg drop soup which came with the “B” lunch

Senior Adventures

Happy New Year (and happy trails)

Here we are back at the start of another year. The past one had its high points, with Audrey Stacy turning 100, and our low points, with the loss of two of our regulars, Ellen Mabie and Kurt Bargmeyer. We are now, however, looking to the future and what 2016 will have to offer. I


Reducing the risk of pneumonia

Pneumonia may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and results in inflammation and decreased circulation to one or both of the lungs. As circulation to the lungs decreases, oxygen in the blood declines. While cases of pneumonia can range from mild to severe, seniors are much more susceptible to this disease than normal, healthy

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Communities host five-stop tour

Five senior living communities in Tacoma are once again joining to help seniors find the best community for their wants, needs, desires, location and budget. On Feb. 17, Franke Tobey Jones, Narrows Glen, Merrill Gardens, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community and Weatherly Inn will host group tours to give potential future residents a snapshot of as