Monday, July 23, 2018

Lifetimes

New cards for Medicare are on the way, and they’ll look different

New cards for Medicare are on the way, and they’ll look different

Just when you think you know yourself, a new ID is coming your way. The federal government is mailing out new Medicare cards to all 55 million Medicare beneficiaries.That breaks down to roughly 2.3 million Floridians and 223,000 beneficiaries in Pine...
Updated one month ago
With over 40 years between the birth of my two daughters, I am two different fathers

With over 40 years between the birth of my two daughters, I am two different fathers

Still shaken by Bobby Kennedy’s assassination six days earlier, I sat in the hospital waiting room mindlessly thumbing through a May 1968 Rolling Stone while my wife, Fran, gave birth to our daughter Elle. As was customary, when everyone had been fre...
Updated one month ago
Volunteer need continues to grow in Sun City Center, SouthShore area

Volunteer need continues to grow in Sun City Center, SouthShore area

Sun City Center has thrived for nearly 60 years on a culture nurtured on the philosophy of "Neighbor Helping Neighbor."Volunteers keyed all of the benefits and free services available to residents such as the Emergency Squad, the Security Patrol and ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Seniors in Service use documentary to illuminate joy of twilight years

Seniors in Service use documentary to illuminate joy of twilight years

TAMPA — Seniors in Service, presenters of a recent documentary at the Tampa Theatre, describe the venue as the ideal setting for the film’s portrayal of the merits of moving forward with a purposeful life regardless of age.The Longest Game, a story d...
Updated: 2 months ago
John Fogerty, coming to Clearwater, isn’t backing down on protest songs, Parkland and #MeToo

John Fogerty, coming to Clearwater, isn’t backing down on protest songs, Parkland and #MeToo

It’s been 50 years since John Fogerty wrote Fortunate Son, one of the most scathing protest songs from the Vietnam War era. Writing another one with that kind of impact has been a challenge ever since. "Back in the ’80s, I had a couple o...
Updated: 2 months ago
Give your arms a workout, too

Give your arms a workout, too

In addition to appearance, it is very important to maintain strength in those arms, as they are needed for practically every upper body movement we perform. We often take our 23 arm muscles for granted, until we reach a point where it suddenly become...
Updated: 2 months ago
Intermittent fasting seems to be a good thing, new report suggests

Intermittent fasting seems to be a good thing, new report suggests

Going long hours without eating isn’t good for us, we are often told. Our bodies need fuel regularly. Otherwise, we may become lethargic, tired and hungry. Our thinking can become mushy, our ability to work, and even play, hampered.Not so fast.A new ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Time for a skin cancer screening?

Time for a skin cancer screening?

Folks who live in Florida have a special relationship with the sun. After all, this is the Sunshine State. And whether we’ve lived here all our lives or come along later, many Floridians, especially seniors, have had decades of exposure to the Florid...
Updated: 3 months ago
Documentary ‘The Human Race,’ which has Tampa Bay ties, celebrates running in 50s and well beyond

Documentary ‘The Human Race,’ which has Tampa Bay ties, celebrates running in 50s and well beyond

An 80-year-old woman runs half marathons to stay one step ahead of Alzheimer’s. A man in his 50s runs his first 5K. A cancer survivor celebrates her 60s by running the U.S. perimeter.Welcome to The Human Race, an upcoming documentary celebrating seni...
Updated: 3 months ago
Exercise myths persist, so let’s fight them

Exercise myths persist, so let’s fight them

When it comes to fitness, can you tell the difference between fact and fiction? Misinformation abounds, and research is continually disproving it. Some myths, like "no pain, no gain," are fading away, but there are plenty more that persist. It’s impo...
Updated: 3 months ago