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Category Archives: Aging

Experts say Go Easy on the Wine, Caffeine, Chocolate

Rats! Just when we thought some fun stuff could boost our older brains, new research suggests wine, caffeine and chocolate aren’t particularly beneficial. A recent article in the AARP Bulletin highlighted the findings of a new study that looks at … Continue reading

February is Heart Month – Wear Red for Heart Health

Good chance you know someone with cardiovascular disease (CVD). That’s a big term for heart attacks, strokes and related conditions. This February the American Heart Association (AHA) asks us to celebrate Heart Month by learning more about heart disease and … Continue reading

How to Make the Kitchen More Senior Friendly – Budget Tips

According to a recent Costco Connection article, 80 percent of home shoppers rank their kitchens as their favorite space in their homes. Then, it should be no surprise that kitchens are the most frequently renovated rooms in our houses and … Continue reading

Meet Evergreen Hospice

The first thing I noticed about EvergreenHealth Hospice in Kirkland is that the staff and its surroundings made me feel serene. From the moment I was greeted by a trained volunteer to walking around the landscaped gardens, I felt safe … Continue reading

Part I: Overlake Hospital physician explains palliative care

Recently, I was telling my boomer hiking pals about my interview with a palliative care physician. No strangers to the ER or orthopedic surgeries, my 60-something buddies asked dumbfounded, “What’s that?” Fresh from my conversation with Karen Knops, MD, medical … Continue reading

Boomers love to travel, Northwest destinations

Since the age 51-69 cohort plans most of their vacations for spring, summer and into the fall, it seems like a good time to look at travel trends for boomers. In the AARP Travel Trends Boomers 2017 report (published Nov. … Continue reading