Prime Times

Friday, October 18, 2019

Ninety-two-year-old Webster Groves resident Harold Maness recently checked an item off his bucket list: he jumped out of an airplane at 10,500 feet and went skydiving! Maness, a resident of Laclede Groves, got the idea to skydive when he saw President George H.W. Bush celebrate his birthday …

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

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.…

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.