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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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Help your yard and environment with tips from Tacoma

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Help your yard and environment with tips from Tacoma

Some changes in how you maintain and care for your garden or yard can help it look good, give you more time to enjoy it, and score points for the environment. Pointers on how to do all that are available at the City of Tacoma EnviroHouse, a model home showcasing green building and natural-landscape ideas.
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State Fair: It’s party time

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
State Fair: It’s party time

The Washington State Fair, billed as the Evergreen State’s biggest party, returns for another run Sept. 1-24 in Puyallup. Here’s what to know before you go: Closed Tuesdays and Sept. 6. Pre-fair admission prices: Adults $11, kids 6 to 18 $9 (5 and under free), seniors (62-up) $9. Admission prices starting Sept. 1: Adults $14,
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A career of service to seniors

Feb 15th, 2017 | By
A career of service to seniors

As Paul Opgrande heads into retirement this month after 30 years at the helm of Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, he can reflect on what drew him to such a long career in serving seniors.
“It’s a short story,” he said. “When I graduated from college in 1970 with a degree in political science, I couldn’t find a job. I volunteered for six months at a Lutheran home in Dickinson, N.D. (his hometown) and found that I really liked the work and the mission behind it.”