With a song in their hearts

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With a song in their hearts

Every Monday from September to the end of May, the Memorie Singers meet to rehearse for upcoming performances.
The group, comprised of folks who are at least 55 and have a love and talent for singing, are serious about their craft. That being said, they also have a lot of fun with it.
Musical Director Cyndie Carr sang in choruses and played in bands and orchestras most of her life and admits that her new role is a bit challenging, but she loves it.
“I do enjoy what I’m doing,” she said.

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News

Reunion for students ‘bonded forever’

Why do 90 to 150 former students of McCarver Junior High School in Tacoma reunite every year to share food, friendship and memories? The answer is simply “education,” says Andy Artz, an organizer of the reunion that will be held again Aug. 12 at Fircrest Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Dedicated teachers provided
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Potter new leader of FISH Food Banks Potter new leader of FISH Food Banks

Sue Potter, vowing to carry on the organization’s tradition of compassionate community service, has been named executive director of FISH Food Banks of Pierce County. Potter, whose selection to replace the retired Beth Elliott was announced by the FISH Board of Directors, has more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector. Most recently,
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Conference in Tukwila focuses on caregivers

Tukwila Community Center will be the site of a conference June 1 featuring all-day training for family and in-home care providers. The keynote speaker will be Wendy Lustbader, an author and nationally known on caregiving and aging-related issues. The conference hosts are the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Full Life Care, and Pierce County Community
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Talks focus on initial shock of Alzheimer’s

To help deal with the difficulty of a loved one being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Pierce County’s Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources will host a free six-part series of discussions for families and individuals about the initial journey through Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The series, which will start and continue through June and
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Lifestyles

“Playground” of the famous

“Playgrounds of the Lakes District,” an exhibit detailing some famous sporting events between 1890 and 1940, will open June 6 at Lakewood History Museum. 6211 Mt Tacoma Drive SW, Lakewood, Washington. Running through spring 2016, the exhibit is FREE and open to the public during regular museum hours: Wed-Sat, noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments will
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Senior Eats

Food and views spectacular at Chambers Bay

Eating at The Grill at Chambers Bay Golf Course is an out-of-the-ordinary experience. The setting is spectacular, overlooking one of the most beautiful rustic golf courses in the country, the ambiance is interesting, being a combination of golf (it’s where the U.S. Open will be played in June) and northwest scenery, and the food is
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Senior Adventures

Dubai from on high Dubai from on high

As promised I will give you an overview of my trip to Dubai, the second-largest of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates. This city is only 43 years old in its present state, even though the Bedouins would tell you it is over 3,000 years old. The city itself covers only
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Health

Researchers find new cause of hypertension

Increased vascular stiffness has been identified as an important part of hypertension in aging adults. Previous studies of aortic stiffness have focused on changes in structural proteins that alter the properties of vascular walls, causing them to become rigid. Now, a research team led by scientists at the University of Missouri (UM) have determined that
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Product/Business Showcase

Life Care Center opens new facility in Puyallup Life Care Center opens new facility in Puyallup

Life Care Center of South Hill, focusing on inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, has opened in Puyallup. Located a mile from MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, two-story facility offers 24-hour skilled nursing care, an in-house rehabilitation team, and a 4,800 square-foot rehabilitation gym. Amenities include private rooms, rehabilitation and therapy services, on-site physicians, hospital transportation, restaurant-style dining,
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