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Hike was fun, exciting, and a little scary – and I’ll never forget it

Jul 11th, 2018 | By
Hike was fun, exciting, and a little scary – and I’ll never forget it

  My adventure began very innocently on a Sunday morning, after church services during the social hour where we gather for coffee and dessert. Visiting with several other church members, I became part of a conversation about an upcoming hike the following Saturday. Jim, head of the outdoor “God in Creation11 church activity, was talking
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Restful sleep: There’s more to it than counting sheep

Jul 11th, 2018 | By
Restful sleep: There’s more to it than counting sheep

It’s often assumed that the elderly have different sleep needs than younger adults. But experts say regardless of age in adulthood, seven to nine hours per night are still what’s required to be rested and ready for the day. Just because older adults need the same amount of sleep doesn’t mean that they don’t face
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Like father, like son

Jul 5th, 2018 | By
Like father, like son

Charles (Chuck) Milliman, 85, didn’t take up pole vaulting until he was 69. The following year, double-bypass heart surgery put his progress on hold. But by age 73, Chuck was back on track, literally, as he commenced a “late blooming” pole vaulting career that culminated in his winning a gold medal last year at the National Senior Games. On that same day in Birmingham, Ala., his son, Philip, earned a gold medal for his pole vaulting in the 65-69 age bracket. The rather rare feat will earn the Millmans some national-level recognition on July 20 as they compete in the 2018 Washington State Senior Games in Olympia.



Turn back the clock on aging

Jul 3rd, 2018 | By
Turn back the clock on aging

  It’s quite common for our modern culture to imagine and portray aging people as settling into a sedentary or declining life. But that’s not the type of eldership I had envisioned for myself, nor is it the one that I want for you. After devoting decades to being a wife, mother and career woman,
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