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 doctor and volunteers stay in the waiting room until the appointment is finished.

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. Admission is free.

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.

When the time comes to bid farewell to conference calls, meetings and daily commutes, retirees have open schedules to fill with whichever activities they choose. Travel is one exciting way to pass the time.

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.

Heart disease can affect just about anyone. While it was once widely and mistakenly considered a man’s disease, since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.

I’ve been a registered nurse for over 30 years. I worked in ECT — aka “shock therapy”— for several of those years. When I first started there, I hadn’t been aware that ECT was still being utilized. Once I had worked there for a while, and talked to people socially about my work, I found that…

Regarding last week’s crime report about all the tomatoes being stolen from the lady’s garden, I witnessed this incident. While taking an evening walk I saw a figure in the shadows by our neighbor’s tomato garden. I moved in a little closer and observed a young adult stealing the tomatoes.

I packed the granola bars and bag of trail mix into my cargo pockets and clipped a full water bottle to my belt. With sturdy shoes on my feet and a wide-brimmed hat upon my head, I donned leather gloves and picked up my pruners for clearing the way to the rediscovery of the streets and sidew…