Monthly Archives: January 2017

Learning to swim at 80

Tackling a lifelong to-do can be really enjoyable

By Louise Jackson for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

Every Thursday night, I drive to the gym, wriggle into a swimsuit that does nothing to hide my bulging belly or my wrinkled, sagging underarms, put on swim goggles that make me look a bit like someone from outer space, grab my cane to help keep my READ MORE

Presbyterian Village offers Realtor Referral Program

Ginger Nance, Fort Scott Presbyterian Village executive director, shown with realtor Becki Roberts, a participant in the Realtor Referral Program.

Ginger Nance, Fort Scott Presbyterian Village executive director, shown with realtor Becki Roberts, a participant in the Realtor Referral Program.

You might say Becki Roberts has a knack for helping people find the ideal home. After all, she’s a successful local realtor and is well connected in the Fort Scott area. But Becki’s talents extend beyond helping people find a home to buy. She considers READ MORE

Being older is better for many travel discounts

Those milestone birthdays can add up to major savings

By Irene S. Levine for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

The next time you travel, ask about a “senior discount.” You may discover there are fabulous perks to reaching those milestone birthdays. Many hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, entertainment venues and big-box stores offer age-related READ MORE

7 ways to keep your New Year’s resolution

Are you sabotaging yourself? Here’s how you can fulfill your commitments.

By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue

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It’s that time of year again. A new beginning, a clean slate. But how often do you actually make good on your New Year’s resolutions? If the answer is “not very,”  you’ll want to read the seven ideas below that can help you follow through READ MORE