July Boomers and Beyond

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Participating in a coach trip  to Columbus organized by the Older People With Active Lifestyles group are, front row from left, Betty Danehart and Pat Danehart; back row from left, Dorothy Bartlett and Laura Brahler.

OPALs to Take Victorian Tea Tour Trip

The Older People With Active Lifestyles group is heading out of town for another day trip with a Stepping Stones of Victorian Grandeur Tea Tour at the Salem (Ohio) Historical Society on Aug. 18. The OPALs members will step back in time to the 1800s in Victorian style with their first ...

Many baby boomers are among the throngs of walkers and runners      participating in the Ogden 5K event and other area road races. Appropriate gear and sensible training are necessary for baby boomers who want to launch a running regimen.
Photo by Jennifer 
Compston-Strough

Boomers Require Proper Preparation for Running

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer Proper preparation — with appropriate gear and sensible training — is necessary for baby boomers who want to begin running. While baby boomers may have a bad reputation for wanting immediate gratification and doing things under their own terms, fitness ...

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Use as Directed: Medication Safety Tips

It’s well known that older adults use more medications — prescriptions, over-the-counter and supplements — than any other age group in the country. In fact, those 65 and older account for one-third of all prescription medication use in the country. Even though these medications can help ...

Out & About

July 11-Aug. 12 — Photography exhibition, “Just People” by Jay Stock, at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free. July 11-31 — Watercolor exhibition by Janet Sheehan, at Artworks ...

It’s Not Too Late to Protect Your Assets

The question that we as elder law attorneys hear most often is “Is it too late to protect our assets?” We are happy to answer that question with “It is never too late!” We understand that each situation is unique, but in many cases no matter what level of pre-planning has or has not ...

Retired and Working? Social Security Still Comes Out

Question: I am receiving Social Security retirement benefits and I recently went back to work. Do I have to pay Social Security (FICA) taxes on my income? Answer: Yes. By law, your employer must withhold FICA taxes from your paycheck. Although you are retired, you do receive credit for those ...

Ohio Offers Tips, Resources to Prevent Falls

STEADY U Ohio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Aging, urges families to take this time to learn more about the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths among Ohioans age 65 and older: falls. An older adult falls every minute in Ohio, and ...

Stick With This Arthritis Treatment

Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain? I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What all can you tell me about acupuncture? Afraid of Needles Dear Afraid, Many well-designed studies over the years — funded by the ...