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Communities celebrate Independence Day

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By
Communities celebrate Independence Day

Auburn: 4th of July Festival, July 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Les Gove Park. Free (wristbands for $5 for unlimited activities). Information: auburnwa.gov. Federal Way: Red White and Blues Festival, July 4 at 4 p.m. at Celebration Park. Free admission. Live music, family and children’s activities and games. Fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Gig Harbor:
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New legislator has senior-oriented background

Mar 12th, 2019 | By
New legislator has senior-oriented background

State Rep. Kelly Chambers, whose professional background is in senior services, is in her first month as a newly elected Washington legislator. Chambers and her husband, Jeff, own Visiting Angels, a business with locations in Washington and Oregon that provide in-home support for seniors and disableds The lifelong resident of Pierce County was sworn in
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Flu could be around another month or more

Feb 13th, 2019 | By
Flu could be around another month or more

Flu activity is “elevated” in Washington, with 15 influenza deaths reported statewide. During the 2017-18 flu season, a total of 296 people died. A man in his 40s in Pierce County was the first flu-related death reported back in October. Officials at MultiCare Health System note that the best protection against the flu virus is
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Work can hold off cognitive decline

Oct 22nd, 2018 | By

Is cognitive decline inevitable with aging? The short answer is no, according to research that shows various beneficial factors – including working — can help improve cognition later on in life. In a 2014 study published in the medical journal Neurology, researchers examined the association between varying occupations and cognitive performance in later life. They
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