Living Independently—With Partners in Care

This neighbor-helping-neighbor organization creates a culture of care that enables older adults to live in their own homes even though they no longer drive or they need assistance with such tasks as minor home repairs or grocery shopping. more »

Jul 29, 2012 9:36 PM -hot seat- 1 Comments

Use It or Fear It?

Doris asks why seniors are afraid of the On button. more »

Feb 25, 2012 9:08 PM THE RETIRED LIFE 2 Comments

Move Over, Rover

In the midst of diaper-changing and nap scheduling, Sparky’s droopy brown eyes begging for attention can be downright annoying. He is no longer “the baby”; he is now just a pet whose needs can be met three times a day with a few pats in between. more »

Feb 5, 2012 10:20 PM -playground- 2 Comments

Senior Idol's Lone Star

Although Gray was the only performer in this year’s contest, her voice is strong enough to be a contender at the state level. This is the first time Talbot County has participated in the Senior Idol Contest. more »

Feb 3, 2012 8:16 PM

Something for Everyone at Spring Showcase

We agreed that the IAL participant and instructor’s mutual interest in the topic creates a dynamic classroom experience. “And there are no papers to write or grade,” I pointed out. “Or tests to take or mark,” Springer added. more »

Jan 26, 2012 12:00 AM 1 Comments

Fun and Games at Brookletts Place

Painting and other kinds of crafts are enjoyable, but they keep minds and bodies healthy, too. “I’m using their cognitive and tactile senses,” Shuler explains when she selects art and craft classes. more »

Jan 18, 2012 12:00 AM 3 Comments

The New College Senior

Participants don’t have to worry about earning credits, being graded, or meeting any course prerequisites. They choose classes to learn something new or to improve on what they already know or just to enjoy exploring the subject matter. more »

Dec 13, 2011 12:00 AM 1 Comments

Stepping Out, Staying Young

After nine years of dancing together, the Hessingers aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. They dance every day, seizing opportunities to practice at the community clubhouse where they live. more »

Dec 11, 2011 12:00 AM

PART I: Ann and Charlie

“Do you have any idea how tricky it is courting a girl over a cadaver?” Charlie asks me with a glint in his eye. They were set up by a mutual friend who found out they would be attending the same medical school. more »

Nov 10, 2011 10:31 PM