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Want something good for the soul and your health? Take a walk

Experts hail the benefits of walking and the fact that it is so much better for muscles, joints, back and knees than running. The health benefits of walking are obvious. Lowering cholesterol and thus heading off heart disease, keeping joints moving and even helping to avoid cancer and diabetes are just some of the benefits. Some walkers report being able to toss their medication after undertaking walking on a regular basis.

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News

Spring Fair starts April 19 Spring Fair starts April 19

The Washington State Spring Fair is back for its annual four-day run in Puyallup April 19-22. Here’s what to know before you go: Days and hours: Thursday 2–10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.– 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.– 8 p.m. Admission prices: Adults $12 at the gate, $10 in advance online at thefair.com. Students
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Bethel School Board taking apps for vacancy

The Bethel School District is accepting applications from possible appointees to replace Warren Smith Sr. on the School Board. Smith, who has resigned, is the board representative for Director District 1. Prospective applicants must live in that area. Applications will be accepted until April 24 by e-mail at bmartin@bethelsd.org or postal mail at Superintendent, Bethel School District 516, 176th St.
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Millions for help paying power bills

Puget Sound Energy, mindful of cold weather during the recently concluded winter season, reminds customers that help is available to pay their heating bills. By February, more than 18,000 PSE customers had received $8 million in assistance through the federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and from PSE’s own Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP),
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Advice on advance directives for healthcare: Involve a provider

While two-thirds of Americans have wills for their estates or possessions, only 15 percent have advance directives for healthcare.  Most often, those directives are written by legal professionals, not healthcare providers, so when a crisis comes, the documents might not give adequate guidance on medical care. That’s the word from Pierce County Aging and Disability
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Lifestyles

Grandparents on Facebook: Eek!

A new survey reveals that grandchildren enjoy having grandma and grandpa on Facebook, but some secretly want to unfriend their grandparents because they post embarrassing stuff.  The survey conducted by Visiting Angels, an in-home senior care company, uncovered the top 5 Facebook no-nos for grandparents: Posting personal stuff One in four in 4 survey respondents
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Senior Eats

Try the quick or no-cook ways of meal preparation Try the quick or no-cook ways of meal preparation

Often people joke that if they had a personal chef who planned and cooked each meal, eating healthy would be a piece of cake. However, we don’t all have that option, so we need to come up with easy-cook, quick-cook and no-cook tricks that fit into our busy schedules and don’t involve hours in the
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Senior Adventures

Coming soon to an airport near you: Enhanced license or passport to fly Coming soon to an airport near you: Enhanced license or passport to fly

By the end of the year, you will need either an enhanced driver license or a passport in order to board an airplane. This has been coming for some time and has been extended to cover 2018. Keep this in mind when you renew your license, and ask that you receive the enhanced variety.  Having
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Health

Glaucoma is serious, so know the risks and symptoms

Glaucoma affects over 2.7 million Americans over the age of 40, and is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, if left untreated. However, despite its high presence, many people don’t even know what glaucoma is. According to a Prevent Blindness America Survey, only 20 percent of people knew exactly what glaucoma was,
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Product/Business Showcase

114-unit apartment complex opens in Des Moines 114-unit apartment complex opens in Des Moines

Village Concepts, which owns and operates assisted-living and senior housing communities throughout Washington, announced the grand opening in March of The Adriana in Des Moines. Located a short walk from the Puget Sound waterfront, The Adriana apartments are co-owned in a partnership of Brian Scalabrine, an Enumclaw native, former professional basketball player and Highline College
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