Daily Archives: April 26, 2018

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A Taste of Arizona: A true slice of heaven

You drive by it twice, every time you go back and forth from Phoenix to Prescott, Sedona, or Flagstaff, and if you’ve never taken the Rock Springs exit, well you’re missing a true slice of heaven. Forty miles north of Phoenix, lies the tiny community of Rock Springs (population 3,339 including adjacent Black Canyon City),…

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Dressing for you, not your age

When it comes to women’s style, there have always been rules stating that “women of a certain age” need to dress in “age-appropriate” outfits. But what does that even mean? You get to a certain age and can no longer follow trends, wear stylish separates and bold accessories? I think not! Just because you’ve reached…

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The art of water-wise gardening

Making a few changes in your garden care can yield great benefits. Less time and water wasted means more time for you to relax or entertain friends and family in your beautiful landscape. Water is critical throughout the life of a plant, but deciding when and how much water to provide each plant can be…

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Golden age for aging

While researching stories for our Actively Senior section, I learned a lot of interesting facts about the aging face of America. It’s all good. Seniors today generally enjoy better physical health, financial comfort and respect. According to AARP, 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, and they can look forward to a healthy life ahead. Men…

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Online safety for seniors

The internet has revolutionized the way we do just about everything. From buying groceries to talking to friends and family to finding out the latest news, the World Wide Web puts seemingly infinite possibilities right at our fingertips. However, along with all of the good stuff we love about the internet, there are unfortunately plenty…

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The Palazzo: New renovations create senior oasis

Pictured above: Photos of a furnished model show the light- filled, spacious living areas in The Palazzo’s renovated apartments. The property at 6250 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix has been through many management and ownership changes in its history. The property was purchased by Westport Capital Partners and became The Palazzo, a full continuing care…

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The “young” Volunteers for Israel

  Pictured above: Charlotte Lowe (without a hat near the middle) and her Sar-El: The National Project for Volunteers for Israel group. You’re never too old to be of service. But in Israel? Too scary? Too far? Too hard? Too retired? Not for me and my 27 fellow Volunteers for Israel. Volunteers for Israel is…

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Some things get better with age

It’s not uncommon these days for a cashier to ask if you qualify for the senior discount – don’t feel old, feel valued. But seniors can find far discounts and deals on many things beyond clothing, movies and dining out. AARP (aarp.org) membership includes discounts on entertainment such as movies and event tickets, grocery stores,…

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