Fun and games: Dust off those athletic skills

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Fun and games: Dust off those athletic skills

You never know when you’ll see a hundred-year-old man throw the shot put. Or a 90-year-old woman earn several gold medals swimming all one day. From all over the Pacific Northwest, men and women age 50 or more go to Olympia each summer to test their strength, endurance and skills at the Washington State Senior Games. Organizers are putting out the call for participants to start getting ready. Attracting nearly 2,000 athletes, the Games have created an annual ritual of “fierce but friendly competition.”

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News

State pensioners get cost-of-living boost

About 72,000 retired Washington public employees and teachers will receive a cost-of-living adjustment in their pensions as a result of new state legislation. Senate Bill 6340, approved by the Legislature and signed into law March 21 by Governor Jay Inslee, gives retirees in Plan 1 of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) or the Teachers’
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Library making decisions on funding and services Library making decisions on funding and services

The Pierce County Library System is asking citizens what they want from it as it goes about the job of prioritizing library services while dealing with a tight budget. The public’s thoughts were invited at open houses at library branches countywide in February. Input was also accepted via an online survey through March 10. A
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Aging and disability board needs members

The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) Advisory Board is seeking new members for its work in program planning, funds allocation, evaluating of contracted services, community education, and determining unmet community needs. The board also serves an important role in educating lawmakers on key issues impacting seniors and adults with disabilities and informing the
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Independents added as election observers

The head of elections for Pierce County has put out a call for independent election observers who don’t consider themselves Democrats or Republicans. While state law requires volunteers from the two major political parties to serve as observers of ballot processing, the handling of ballot dropboxes and post-election audits, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson wants
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Lifestyles

97-year-old rolls a mean bowling ball 97-year-old rolls a mean bowling ball

Clyde Fye keeps on rolling. And bowling. The Gig Harbor resident turned 97 on May 7. And he’s still a competitive bowler at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place, where his friends and fellow keglers threw a birthday party for him April 30. His average scores are 158 per game in the weekly Villa Seniors
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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

Think of your health when traveling Think of your health when traveling

Travel can sometimes feel more daunting than relaxing, between flight delays and bumper-to-bumper traffic. What’s more, it has potential health impacts, including leg swelling and increased risk for cold and flu. “Air travel, long drives, less sleep and added stress can weaken your immune system at a time when you’re around more people and susceptible
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Health

May 30 is Senior Health and Fitness Day

Washingtonians in King County, Pierce County and elsewhere can join more than 100,000 older adults across the U.S. participating in wellness-related events during the 25th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 30. Sponsored by Humana and Silver Sneakers, the occasion promotes regular physical activity for older adults while showcase what local organizations
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Product/Business Showcase

Julian Estates opens in Puyallup

  Hawthorn Retirement Group, which has senior living communities throughout the U.S. and in Canada, now has its first one in the Puget Sound region. Julian Estates, located in the South Hill area of Puyallup at 13305 94th Ave. E., offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Amenities include 24-hour emergency pull cords, cable television, dining
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