Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lifetimes

She was about to celebrate her 94th birthday — and ended up in the back of a police car

She was about to celebrate her 94th birthday — and ended up in the back of a police car

Two days before her 94th birthday, Juanita Fitzgerald was arrested and hauled off to jail.The Eustis woman’s crime?She was being evicted and had fallen behind on her rent, WFTV 9 News reported. Instead of vacating her home at the National Church Resi...
Updated: 4 hours ago
6 gift ideas for grandparents and grandchildren to spend more time together

6 gift ideas for grandparents and grandchildren to spend more time together

A grandparent can be a tough person to buy a Christmas gift for. Likewise, many grandparents are stumped on what to get the kids besides some cash. Why not make your Christmas gift something you both want more of: more time together making memories. ...
Published: 12/13/17
Local Humana honorees are on top of their game at Florida Senior Games

Local Humana honorees are on top of their game at Florida Senior Games

Instead of the old adage "move it or lose it," approximately 2,000 amateur athletes 50 and older celebrated "move it and win it" during the Florida Senior Games, which ended Sunday in Clearwater. They competed in five-year age brackets in a range of ...
Published: 12/12/17
A look at exercise myths and truths

A look at exercise myths and truths

Research is continually bringing us newer, safer and more effective exercise and fitness information. Unfortunately, many "exercisers" adhere to the misinformation that has persevered through the years. Here are a few of the most common myths and mis...
Published: 11/22/17
Updated: 12/12/17
Alone for the holidays? There are plenty of ways to find joy

Alone for the holidays? There are plenty of ways to find joy

The words in the Craigslist ad are heartbreaking. "Do you know anyone out there that goes years and years being alone for the holidays?" it reads. "No family. No traditions. No one to eat dinner with. "If you are willing to open up your home to a per...
Updated one month ago
At 107, hard work, loving family and lots of milk are retired milkman’s keys to long life

At 107, hard work, loving family and lots of milk are retired milkman’s keys to long life

HUDSON — The oldest resident at Atria Windsor Woods just happens to be one of its newest arrivals.When he was 104, Lloyd Klement still drove his car and exercised at local gyms. And until just a few weeks ago, he still lived in his Port Richey home.N...
Updated one month ago
New shingles vaccine touted as a breakthrough for older adults

New shingles vaccine touted as a breakthrough for older adults

Medical researchers and government health policymakers, a cautious lot, normally take pains to keep expectations modest when they’re discussing some new finding or treatment.They warn about studies’ limitations. They point out what isn’t known. They ...
Updated one month ago
Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Where did I leave my keys?As we age, it can take longer to answer a question like that.Humans begin to lose cognitive ability at age 25. Dementia, or the decline of memory most commonly seen in aging adults, takes hold early on and is gradual, but ac...
Updated one month ago
Make fitness part of your routine

Make fitness part of your routine

Have you tried exercising many, many times, only to find it difficult to stick with the program? You just can’t seem to get the motivation to make it a routine habit? Well, you’re not alone. Research has found that about 50 percent of people who star...
Updated one month ago
Senior Games standout is still running, jumping, shot put-ting at 82

Senior Games standout is still running, jumping, shot put-ting at 82

TAMPAStandout athlete Doris Prokopi, age 82, who competed in shot put, discus, 400-meter dash, long jump and about 15 other events during last month’s Tampa Bay Senior Games, has dozens of medals to show for her efforts."I’ve got so many, I give them...
Updated one month ago