He struck out at baseball but not at acting


He struck out at baseball but not at acting

You’ve seen him in movies, TV shows and commercials, and maybe even a baseball uniform. Now meet Casey Sander, who ‘went and did it’–first in a heartbreaking try at professional baseball, and then a dramatic, life-altering change in plans that led to nothing but success and acclaim as an actor. And to this day, he cherishes the Tacoma roots that helped him make it.

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Medicare decisions and impacts explained in free workshops

Medicare beneficiaries are faced with a wide range of options, many of them confusing. There are two basic options – Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage – and dozens of additional choices within each path. Knowing the differences and how to choose can save people hundreds or thousands of dollars each year, which is why “Medicare

‘Third age’ takes charge of consumerism

Today, thanks to extraordinary medical, demographic, and economic shifts, most of us will live unprecedentedly long lives. Consequently, the world is witnessing a powerful new version of retirement—the Third Age—driven by the power and needs of the massive Baby Boomer generation. Consumers over 50 now account for more than half of all spending and control

National kudos for ‘library within a library’

The Pierce County Law Library, a particular hit with seniors at one of its sites, has received a national award for its “library within a library” collaboration with the Pierce County Library System (PCLS). The Excellence in Community Engagement Award is presented by the American Association of Law Libraries in recognition of efforts to educate

Online event aims to prevent falls

Each year, thousands of educators, caregivers, health and aging professionals, and older adults across the country focus their efforts on one goal: preventing falls.  Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources (ADR) is partnering with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Initiative to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22.  This


Keep going and engaged despite distance and isolation Keep going and engaged despite distance and isolation

Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being as people continue to distance and isolate. It can be challenging, especially for older adults, but there are ways to engage, explore and unwind. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so choose a few things that suit you and commit to them. Remember to pay


150 years of Campbell Soup 150 years of Campbell Soup

Think back on some of your favorite family meals over the years and it’s likely that Campbell Soup Company played a role during those important moments around the table. An American icon, Campbell is celebrating its 150th anniversary. From tomato soup and grilled cheese on a cold day to green bean casserole, generations of home


Five low-cost alternatives to living in (and traveling from) the U.S. Five low-cost alternatives to living in (and traveling from) the U.S.

In ever-greater numbers, Americans are seeking guidance about where and how to move out of the U.S. Half a million have looked to New Zealand—but there are other easy, closer-to-home, lower-cost options that arguably make more sense. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 250,000 Americans have investigated moving to New Zealand, according

Health & Fitness

You have breast cancer, but you’re not alone or defeated

Let’s start at the beginning. If you’re like most breast cancer patients, you’ve had a mammogram or other diagnostic test that revealed something was amiss. Those tests were likely followed by a breast biopsy and the news you never wanted to hear. And, it sucks. There, I said it. It sucks. It’s completely okay to

Personal Finance/Business

Reverse mortgages: A free look at the pros and cons

With a strong housing market over the past several years, home prices have risen dramatically.  As a result, many older adults have significant equity in their homes.  At the same time, living expenses have also risen dramatically – 14 percent over the past three years. Reverse mortgages (also known as a home equity conversion mortgage)