Hope stays strong with Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Hope stays strong with Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On and off rainstorms couldn’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of people participating in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 16 held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. All tax-deductible funds raised through the walk go to care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. On the day of the walk, Todd Field was filled with supporters sporting purple t-shirts, blowing bubbles and making new friends.

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News

AAA: Most seniors don’t talk about when to give up driving

Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their safe-driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. And of the small percentage of families that do have the often difficult conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction, which
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Grief for seniors likened to trauma

An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from what experts call “prolonged grief” that experts say disproportionately affects the elderly and is characterized by a daily yearning for the deceased individual, feeling emotionally numb, and having difficulty moving on with life. “There’s a trauma aspect to the grief,” said Dr. Kevin Kip, a University of South
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Metro bus service increases Metro bus service increases

King County Metro has begun offering an additional 150 trips on more than 50 routes each weekday throughout King County starting Sept. 22, providing passengers with more frequent and less-crowded bus rides, according to the transit agency. The additional 88,000 hours of annual bus service, which took effect Sept. 22, includes more peak service in
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Earthquakes readiness and survival to be discussed

“Shift Happens” is the title of a symposium scheduled for Oct. 16 in Lakewood on the subject of earthquake preparedness and responses. The event, which will include information on community resources, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Clover Park Technical College in Building 3. Pierce County’s Department of Emergency Management and Aging and Disability Resources
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Lifestyles

Older adults are starting businesses, and so can you

Traditionally, we tend to think of aspiring entrepreneurs as young professionals with decades of potential ahead of them and energy to spare. However, judging by current trends, perhaps it’s time for this outdated notion to be refreshed. According to recent estimates, nearly a quarter of new entrepreneurs fall between the ages of 55 and 64.
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Senior Eats

Reel in Daily Catch on the waterfront Reel in Daily Catch on the waterfront

Taking advantage of some nice weather, we took a ride up to the new Point Ruston development on Ruston Way on Tacoma’s waterfront. I had been seeing news about how beautiful it was and decided to take a look.  I was not disappointed. If you are in the mood for a pizza or a pub,
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Senior Adventures

Where the deer and the antelope play Where the deer and the antelope play

We are so lucky to live in this beautiful country where we are free to roam and explore as we wish. With that in mind, a group of us flew into Billings, Mont. and jumped on a charter bus to go “where the deer and the antelope play.” We headed out via the Beartooth Highway
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Health & Fitness

Sleep and menopause are strange bedmates Sleep and menopause are strange bedmates

Peri- and post-menopausal women don’t often complain about poor sleep, says menopause specialist Terry Silvestrin. “They don’t complain because they’ve come to expect it,” she says. But that’s just the kind of stoic resignation Silvestrin says puts women’s health and well-being at risk. “Sleep disruption can be one of the most disturbing symptoms of menopause,”
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Business/Personal Finance/Products

Customer-satisfaction award goes to King’s Manor Customer-satisfaction award goes to King’s Manor

King’s Manor, an assisted-living community in Tacoma, has received Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2018 Customer Experience Award for its performance in senior healthcare services. Pinnacle Quality, a customer-satisfaction measurement firm in the post-acute healthcare industry, bases its awards on annual phone surveys involving more than 2,500 care providers in the U.S. King’s Manor residents and their
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