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Social Side of Retirement

BY BOB GELIK Heating your home costs money. That warm glow you feel when spending time with friends costs nothing. Medications to keep your heart ticking cost money. Playing with your grandchildren to lift your spirit and to create lasting memories costs (read more)

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Finding John Howell

BY JACK SMILES One day in the spring of 2014, Norma Reese — the live-in caretaker of the 147-year-old, 50-acre Forest Hill Cemetery in Dunmore — led Nancy Loch along a winding path to the site of a Howell family plot. There amid towering 100 plus-year-old (read more)

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From Chasing Records to Chasing Life

BY EDGAR KEARNEY Memories of bygone escapades and exploits were awash when legendary basketball guru Julius Prezelski celebrated his 91st birthday with some of his closest friends. It was a gathering that fueled smiles and laughter as the venerable mentor (read more)

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Good Times Travelers Take on Tennessee

BY ED AND ELEANOR ROGERS From tiny seahorses to what seemed to be miles of gaily-decorated hotel corridors, Good Times travelers saw them all during their Country Christmas tour to Tennessee. The busload of 55 regional residents visited three of the Volun (read more)

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Bulgarian Olympic gymnast followed dream to Dunmore

For Good Times It was 1979 when a young woman from Bulgaria came to the U.S. with that nation’s gymnastics team. The venue was Dallas-Fort Worth where Dimitrina Filipova and her teammates were competing in the 1979 World Cup. It was a year before they wou (read more)

Seniors can take steps to prevent financial fraud

Associated Press Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they’re also the years when you’ll be a prime target of financial scam (read more)

Senior skiers see benefits of fitness enthusiasm

For Good Times Joe Amendolaro is 89 heading for 90. Bill and Marilyn Barber are in their early 70s. Like others their ages, they enjoy hitting the slopes every winter. Not too long ago Golden Agers swooshing down a mountain would be a rare sight. Not anym (read more)

Washington Watch

For the second year in a row, the number of licensed drivers age 65 and older has shown an increase to 41.7 million, or almost one in five individuals. “This age group is growing faster than any other, and is far outpacing their teenage counter parts,” ac (read more)

Alcohol Abuse among older Americans

BY NANCY REDDINGTON PARLO Recently released medical research indicates that many of the problems associated with aging can actually be attributed, at least in part, to the abuse of alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholi (read more)


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BY CHERYL M. KEYSER As the U.S. population ages, more and more patients are dealing with chronic care issues - diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, to name a few - which need regular medical attention. These same illnesses, because of their (read more)

Read more books for better health

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The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book and get lost in a story. In fact, a 2015 Huffington Post/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults in the United States found that 28 percent hadn’t read a s (read more)

How to overcome workout fatigue

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Regular exercise provides a host of immediate and long-term benefits. Those who exercise regularly can maintain healthy weights while reducing their risk for illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. While exercise can make people more energe (read more)

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BY DUANE CAMPBELL Mark anything 90 percent off and I’ll buy it. That is how I got a new book, Florida Top 10 Garden Guide. I got the usual dirty look from my wife, but the truth is that many of the plants are not only in Florida but here in my basement. F (read more)