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Enhance your life this new year

Jan 10th, 2018 | By
Enhance your life this new year

One of the most important aspects of living life well after 50 does not quite fit into just one category, but rather all of them. Family and friends are aptly included in the happiness category considering happiness is the biggest key to a fulfilling life. These special people serve as a support system and they
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Tour driver is more than the man at the wheel

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Tour driver is more than the man at the wheel

Neither Lou Perry nor his boss knew precisely what was to come nearly four years ago when Perry agre ed to drive for Metro Parks Tacoma’s Fifty and Better program. “I thought I’d be taking older people to and from appointments,” he said recently. He was thrilled when he learned he’d actually escort tour groups
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Where the poinsettias grow

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Where the poinsettias grow

Hundreds of velvety poinsettias, graceful amaryllis flowers and scented paper whites swathe the interior of the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in a swirl of red, green, white and pink. The showy display, called Lavish, is a holiday tradition at the elegant, Victorian-style greenhouse on the east side of Wright Park in Tacoma. The conservatory’s rarefied
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Lonely at the holidays: It doesn’t have to be that way

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

Known by the clinical community as “The Christmas Effect,” it has been well-established that many people experience increased feelings of loneliness and isolation during the holidays. In fact, one study found that among people who reported a psychiatric emergency during the holidays, the most common stressors reported were loneliness (40 percent) and being without a
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