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Sore feet and blisters can happen with a lot of walking or hiking. Photo by Andrew John Mitchell/Flickr
Sore feet and blisters can happen with a lot of walking or hiking. Photo by Andrew John Mitchell/Flickr
Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:46 AM
Whether you stay local and take a hike to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest, visit a theme park or take a vacation out of town, there’s a good chance that there will be a lot of walking involved.
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Take care of your feet this summer
    Whether you stay local and take a hike to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest, visit a theme park or take a vacation out of town, there’s a good chance that there will be a lot of walking involved. 
  • I feel it is truly a blessing when an aging person continues to have sharp memories, can enjoy a good conversation and has rock-solid reasoning skills. 
  • Join Seattle Parks and Recreation for its annual Big Day of Play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, to showcase what the department and other community organizations are offering in the way of fun activities and healthy food. 
  • Seniors travel the world to make a difference
    Now, vacationing grandparents are heading for adventures teaching young children in Thailand how to read, helping to build wells in a poverty-stricken village in Nairobi and teaching AIDS-awareness education in rural communities in Costa Rica. 
  • Many of us love summer’s longer days, outdoor fun, gardening opportunities and yummy barbecues. What it also brings — especially welcome in the Pacific Northwest — is sunshine! 
  • Aging issues don’t come with instructional manuals. Only when life forces us to shoulder the role of elder advocate do we begin to face the complexities of transitioning aging loved ones into eldercare. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Grilling good eats
    The recent streak of warm weather had Seattleites breaking out their grills a little early this year. With Memorial Day just around the corner and the grilling season taking off, it is important to take a few precautions to keep everyone healthy and safe. 
  • Louisiana was rated the happiest state and four of the least happy states were California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (2009 was a while ago, and the science of happiness continues to develop, but even so, the findings were unexpected). 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Spring cleaning
    When my mom and dad finally decided to prepare for a future that might not include the traditional family home, our lives became embroiled in a major emotional ordeal. 
  • We live busy lives, and, for some reason or other, we think the special people in our lives will always be there. Thus, we don’t take time to have meaningful conversations that will reward us with more permanent memories of our loved ones. 
  • Senior Services is accepting nominations of inspirational elders for the 2014 Inspire Positive Aging Award through May 2. 
  • Senior Services is accepting nominations of inspirational elders for the 2014 Inspire Positive Aging Award through May 2. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Seasonal allergies
    Spring has arrived in Seattle! Birds are chirping, bugs are crawling, flowers are blooming, mold spores are floating…and for upward of 40 percent of children and their families, noses are running and eyes are tearing. 
  • This message is going to be short and sweet: If you happen to be part of the LGBT community and you’re still in the closet, come out! 
  • It’s easy to be dismissive of all the articles on happiness these days. They make you feel shallow: There are so many problems in the world, and we’re talking about happiness? 
  • AGING WITH CARE | A one-way move

    More than 85 percent of Americans age 50 and older want to stay in their own homes and never move. Aging adults fear moving into nursing homes and losing their independence more than they fear death. This said, there are many living options in between living independently in your traditional family home and being fully dependent while living in a nursing home. Here’s an important point for you to consider: Giving up the family home for another lifestyle is a one-way street — there is no going back

     
  • GUEST COLUMN | Affordable Care Act’s impact in Seattle
    It’s difficult for me to give any credit to the complaints I hear about the Affordable Care Act when I see so many concrete examples of it helping people in our community. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Feeling tired?
    For many people, such weather commonly is accompanied by fatigue or a lack of energy. But while some blame the weather, several other factors can cause excessive daytime sleepiness. 
  • GARDEN HOTLINE | Eat your greens

    Besides packing major nutrition into their leaves, greens are one of the most productive crops in the short growing season of the Pacific Northwest, seeing that leaves are the first harvestable part of the plant.

     
  • Our eyes — a complex optical system that detects and translates light into vision — deserve thoughtful care and daily protection. 
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