Lifestyles

PEOPLE: Oldest in Washington?

May 13th, 2019 | By
PEOPLE: Oldest in Washington?

Ruth Hofto’s 109th birthday was on May 12. And, in what’s become a custom in recent years, it was celebrated with a small party at Community Connection Place, the local senior and community center in University Place, where she lives. Hofto is believed to be the oldest person in Washington and one of the oldest
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For Mothers Day, keep being there for her

May 9th, 2019 | By

With aging parents, we often think about the physical ailments that come with getting older. It could be vision loss, arthritis, trouble walking or a new heart condition. We can easily forget the emotional and mental health challenges that our parents may face. According to the American Psychological Association, one in four adults ages 65
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Preparing emotionally for retirement

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By

Making the decision to retire can be difficult. It’s easy to get excited about the prospect of not working and overlook what a job means to our identity and life purpose. With retirement planning, it can be easy to focus on finances rather than lifestyle. Yes, it is important to plan for maintaining financial responsibilities
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Don’t pooh-pooh the impact of dog owners on environment

Apr 8th, 2019 | By
Don’t pooh-pooh the impact of dog owners on environment

Stepping in dog poo or (preferably) watching for and avoiding it when out for a walk or enjoying a park or playfield ranks near the top of anyone’s list of least favorite things. As bad as it is for your enjoyment of being outside, not to mention for your shoes, the unpleasantness is even worse
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