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14 Ways To Bring Wellness Into Your Life In 2019

Looking to bring a little more wellness into your life? Whatever your needs are it is safe to say that there are so many wonderful, holistic things out there to do for yourself to cultivate self-care. It could be in the form of ritual, participating in your own unique ceremony, creating and enjoying your favourite […]

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Environment

GREYWATER IS THE NEXT ‘GREEN’ FRONTIER

Dear EarthTalk: I know that some large buildings filter some of their wastewater to irrigate exterior landscaping. Is there an affordable way to do this at home?          — Bill P., Salem, OR Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater—that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, […]

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Outdoor Activities

SEATTLE’S DISCOVERY PARK OFFERS URBAN WILDERNESS

I love to walk and hike in Discovery Park. In this 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation you can truly get away from the city life without leaving town. Several years ago, a ‘lost’ black bear and a roaming cougar were spotted in the vicinity It is the largest […]

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Ladies Musical Club – Free Concert at Central Library

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Seattle Central Public Library 1000 4th Ave (4th and Madison), Seattle, WA (map) This lunchtime concert features works for violin, piano by Mozart and Franck and vocal arrangements by Elgar. Today’s program includes Ann Rackl on violin and Selina Chu on piano performing “Rondo (K 373)” […]

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Health and Fitness

Facing Care Expenses – Early Discussions Help Prepare for the Cost of Caregiving

By Jody Gastfriend, LICSW, VP of Senior Care Services, Care.com Editor’s note: 50plusnorthwest.com is proud to present our comprehensive guide to caregiving services. How to provide home care for a loved one is a major concern for both boomers and seniors. We hope to answer some of your most pressing questions with this ongoing series. […]

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Emerson House Band to perform

The Emerson House Band will perform at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Portland Parks and Recreation’s Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis Street in Portland. Portland Parks & Recreation presents the concert as part of its low-cost Family Friday Concerts. Concerts are run by volunteers, and all proceeds benefit scholarships and programs at the […]

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Health and Fitness

NEW FEATURE: Caregiving Guide for boomers and seniors

Jody Gastfriend, LICSW VP Senior Care Services, Care.com Editor’s note: 50plusnorthwest.com is proud to present our comprehensive guide to caregiving services. How to provide home care for a loved one is a major concern for both boomers and seniors. We hope to answer some of your most pressing questions with this ongoing series. Please check […]

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Health and Fitness

Smoking Cessation: 'Tips from Former Smokers' Program Helps U.S. Efforts

By Joe Elia A $54 million national advertising program sponsored and paid for by the federal government is estimated to have helped 100,000 U.S. smokers quit, according to an account in the Lancet. The 12-week program, called Tips from Former Smokers, recruited former smokers to tell stories about the effects of their smoking-related illnesses on […]

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Health and Fitness

World Outlook for Alzheimer's Care: Costly Now and Certain to Increase

By Joe Elia If the cost of dementia care in 2010 were a country, it would represent the world’s 18th-largest economy, ranked between Turkey and Indonesia, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International’s annual report. The report focuses on long-term care, with global costs estimated to nearly double (to US$1.1 trillion) by 2030. The authors warn against […]

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Health and Fitness

Effects on Healthcare of the U.S. Government Shutdown

By Kelly Young The U.S. government shut down on Tuesday. Here is a quick sampling of how healthcare is affected: The FDA will continue emergency work involving human safety, such as high-risk recalls, and civil and criminal law enforcement. But regular inspections and lab research are on hold. The CDC is unable to run its […]