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Crystal Ball

"There'd be nothing new under the sun,"

Thanksgiving Ghosts

"Round dining table, empty chairs..."

Birthday Greeting Haiku

Dee Chesier is Ariele’s cousin!

Sunday Drives

"...so grateful for my car to help me escape long, too quiet, quarantine days."

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All-Inclusive Care

Even during COVID, Providence ElderPlace has grown to serve 976 participants.

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The magic of spinach – any time of year

Whether you pick it from your garden in the summer or get it at the store in the fall and winter, spinach is nice to use fresh in salads and smoothies, and cooked in egg dishes, stir fries, pasta dishes or even sweet or savory spinach pies.

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Find serenity amid splendor at Bloedel Reserve

Nature can be a soothing balm, providing opportunities to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. During challenging times, escaping to the great outdoors is even more essential to our health and well-being.

Finding an Ear

"I’d watched Kristi attempting to climb the basement wall with her trike...."

Local Seniors Make the Hollywood Scene

Seniors at a local retirement community are dressing up like Hollywood stars. For the last three years, residents at Issaquah’s Spiritwood at Pine Lake have had the full Hollywood treatment—including elaborate makeup and costumes—all for the sake of gracing the pages of best-selling calendars to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Redesigning the Holidays During COVID

Bernard Davidson, a psychologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, said this is the year to have a serious talk with your loved ones in advance of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Journey to the Hall of Fame

In addition to being a powerlifting champion, Mark Bryant is a Certified Senior Fitness Instructor and columnist providing fitness tips for seniors in Northwest Prime Time. Remarkably, Mark has earned many powerlifting championships since having had a total hip replacement in 2008.

A Hollywood Side Story

My husband’s old flying buddy and my good friend, Ralph Williamson, recently moved into a retirement community at age 90. He will thrive there because he is an affable man and has lived an interesting life. Plus, he has a remote connection to Harrison Ford.

Halloween Tastes

"Fill a sack with candy corn, M and M’s, chocolate bars, don’t stop."

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Trick or Treat

"My cloaked trick-or-treat smile is old…and new."

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Wheels

"Wheels put imagination in my life..."