Fun and friendly competition in the grassy game of lawn bowling

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Fun and friendly competition in the grassy game of lawn bowling

So what’s lawn bowling, or bowls, as it is often referred to? Think a combination of bocce and curling. Standing on a mat, you roll something similar to a bocce ball that curls either to the left or the right without any need to learn a special delivery outside of what you would do in a bowling alley, and attempt to be the closest to the target after all bowls are delivered. A simple game for all ages to learn and play. Tacoma Lawn Bowling Club, whose venue is Wright Park, has members ranging in age from 14 to 84.

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News

New community in the works for eastern Pierce County

Wesley Homes and Presbyterian Homes and Services have announced plans for Wesley at Tehaleh, a 401,000 square-feet senior-living campus in the eastern Pierce County community of Tehaleh near Bonney Lake. Designed by Cunningham Group Architecture and scheduled to be built by Ryan Companies, The new community will be located on 16.8 acres of land surrounded
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Stay hydrated to beat the heat Stay hydrated to beat the heat

The recent stretch of hot weather, and the possibility of more before summer is over, brings up this reminder from medical experts: Dehydration and other heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke, are particularly dangerous for older adults. According to the American Journal of Physiology, the body’s thermoregulation capacity, or ability to control
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COMMENTARY: Crisis in caregiver workforce creates gaps in care

It was not so long ago, as a hot-tar roofer, that I was throwing gravel on roofs for 10 hours a day under the 100-degree sun in California. It was hard work, but at the end of the day, I went home with no mental anguish. That is not the case for the vast majority
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County roads getting anti-skid surfaces

Portions of six Pierce County roads in the Gig Harbor, Frederickson, Sumner, Graham and Kapowsin areas are getting more than $750,000 worth of new high-friction finishes in an attempt to make them safer. The installation of what county officials call a “high friction surface treatment” began Aug. 5 and was scheduled to continue into September
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Lifestyles

Biking with no age limit Biking with no age limit

Cycling Without Age wants everyone to feel the wind in their hair on the back of a modified bike. The elderly is one of the population groups that the non-profit organization helps get out and about. Volunteers sign up to take passengers for rides on trishaws—three-wheeled bikes—to give their emotional well-being a boost. Since getting
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Food

Technology links seniors with food benefits Technology links seniors with food benefits

Two non-profit organizations are partnering in a technology-driven method to help older adults access federal food benefits. Health eVillages, which provides free, state-of-the-art medical mobile technology to underserved areas, is joining with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to increase the number of Americans who are screened and enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Adventures

Trail will connect five King County cities Trail will connect five King County cities

Work is underway on King County’s Lake to Sound Trail, an emerging 16-mile paved path that will extend from Lake Washington to Puget Sound and connect with four other regional trails. Once completed, the multi-use trail will connect five cities – Renton, Tukwila, Burien, SeaTac, and Des Moines – and Sound Transit’s Tukwila International Boulevard
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Health & Fitness

Keep home AC mold-free for healthier air Keep home AC mold-free for healthier air

Hot summers and heavy humidity have people blasting air conditioning in their homes for relief. The problem with that is when we pump cold air through our home’s ducts, the combination of that with warm, humid air on the outside results in condensation and moisture that can cause mold—a health risk that’s most serious for
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Business/Personal Finance/Products

Top-20 retirement-friendly companies

According to the U.S. Census, by 2035 one in every five Americans will be of retirement age. So SeniorAdvice.com, an online senior housing and caregiver referral service, has compiled a list of the best 20 companies for seniors. It’s based on how companies support seniors by providing job opportunities, supplemental income during retirement, unique retirement
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