Friday, October 18, 2019

With thousands of Baby Boomers retiring each year, the face of America is changing. According to Washington University professor and expert on aging Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., more and more Boomers are rejecting nursing homes and retirement facilities in favor of aging in their own homes.

For those Americans eligible for Medicare, it’s important to understand coverage options when selecting a health plan for 2020. Answering these five questions can help toward an informed choice during the Medicare Annual Election Period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

Friday, July 12, 2019

As seniors watch their fixed incomes sapped by rising utility bills, real estate taxes and grocery costs, Martin Walsh of Glendale has a little advice. Walsh argues that seniors can take steps to strengthen Social Security, Medicare and other programs that can be essential to their well-being.

Prime Times Senior Expo returns for its 10th year on Thursday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. The resource fair for older adults features speakers and exhibits designed with senior adults in mind. This year’s expo will be held at the Holiday Inn SW-Route 66, 10709 Watson Road in Sunset Hills.…

The Affton Community Volunteer Organization is sponsoring a three-day, two-night pre-Christmas weekend trip to Branson from Nov. 22 to 24.

The Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution will host a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veterans John Long, John Sappington and Joseph Wells on Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m., at Sappington Cemetery, 9111 Watson Road in Crestwood.

The South County Older Residents Computer Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1 to 3 p.m., at Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, across Gravois Road from Grant’s Farm.

Electric bikes are revolutionizing cycling for older adults, and thanks to Bill and Carla Sauerwein, the bikes with added pedal power are now available in St. Louis.

Men and women may begin to feel less flexible as they get older due to loss of muscle strength and elasticity as the body ages. A lack of flexibility can make men and women more vulnerable to certain types of injuries, including muscle strains and tears.

A lifetime of working compels many people to look forward to their retirement. Some people even work to retire early. But what are the advantages of early retirement beyond starting a life of leisure? And are there any detriments to this plan?

Marguerite Wuebker M.D. of Kirkwood is a contestant in the upcoming Ms. Missouri Senior Pageant to be held Sunday, July 14, at the Florissant Civic Center. The pageant is open to women who have reached the “age of elegance,” which is 60 years old or better.

Even at 82 years of age, Pat Britt runs come rain, sun or snow. The only thing that will stop his three-day-a-week running schedule is the threat of lightning.

St. Louis Oasis is part of a national nonprofit educational organization designed to enhance the quality of life of older adults in more than 250 communities. It promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.

The Shepherd’s Center, aware that older adults want to stay mobile, travel and live in their homes, makes this possible by offering services such as leaf raking to spruce up any yard and minor home repairs for fixing things like leaky faucets. Shepherd’s Center also offers rides to the docto…