August September 2021 Issue

Articles Found in This Issue

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from My Ducks
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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from My Ducks - I’ve gleaned many helpful tips and truths from watching my pet ducklings. Here is some duck wisdom for you to ponder.
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How to Know When an Older Parent Has a Gambling Problem  - Problem gambling among seniors is on the rise. Studies suggest more than 4 million Americans age 65 and older could have a gambling problem.
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Elvis Presley and Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley made eight attempts to get things right with “Suspicious Minds,” the future classic that would change his latter-day career. 
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Prepaying Your Funeral May Not Be the Best Move - By JIM MILLER (SAVVY SENIOR) Planning your own funeral in advance is definitely a smart move. Not only does it give you time to make a thoughtful decision on the type of service you want, it also allows you to shop around to find a good funeral provider. It will spare your family members the… Read More »Prepaying Your Funeral May Not Be the Best Move
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Discussing Your Mental Health Issues With Friends - Having trouble opening up? Here are six suggestions on how to discuss your mental health issues with your friends and relatives.
Idaho’s Delayed Pride Fest Celebration
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Idaho’s Delayed Pride Fest Celebration - The pandemic forced Boise Pride Fest organizers to push back the dates a few months—The 2021 festivities occur Sept. 10-12.
Prostate Cancer Patients Want Access to Female Doctors
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Prostate Cancer Patients Want Access to Female Doctors - Millions of prostate cancer patients want to live longer, happier lives. These men suffer if their doctor choices are limited to just men.
Book Review: Home Waters by John Maclean
Book Review: Home Waters by John Maclean - John Maclean’s latest book, Home Waters, reverently examines the way the river and its environs has threaded through his life and career.
Your Mind on Mushrooms—All Good!
Your Mind on Mushrooms—All Good! - Memory fires flickering? Fear not! Mushrooms may be one of the best natural lines of defense for a healthy brain and clear mind.
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Choose a Medical Alert System - Medical alert systems are effective and affordable tools for keeping one safe and living at home longer. Choosing one can be challenging.
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Time for the Old Folks on the Zipline! - There are no guidebooks for grandparenting as children age. When they're teens? It's hard to go wrong with a zipline.
Book Review: The Prepper’s Medical Handbook
Book Review: The Prepper’s Medical Handbook - The Prepper's Medical Handbook outlines how to manage survivable medical conditions through long-term care when medical help is unavailable.
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“Dangerous” Activist Grandma Relentlessly Fights for Fairness - Gisela Woggon, 74, Boise, is a "dangerous" activist grandma with boots on the ground. “I don’t have the luxury of not speaking up anymore.”
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Letter from the Publisher: Take that Walk - Interesting how a song triggers a memory. Then the memories around that song, that time, all come rushing to the present.
Addicted to Golf: Man, It's Hot Out!
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Addicted to Golf: Man, It’s Hot Out! - There’s an old country song that says “too hot to golf...too cold at home!” I relish each opportunity to golf—some days it’s pretty darn hot. 
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Coming of Age: The Intermittent Grandparent - He's coming of age. I should have known it was coming. What teen wants to spend sleeping hours in close proximity to his grandparents, separated from peers?
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Engage Your Creativity with Art Classes - By KATHLEEN MULROY Can engaging our creativity help us thrive as we age? Ongoing research into the possible benefits of visual arts classes, singing group programs, and theater training for older adults suggests participating in the arts may improve health, well-being, and independence.  According to the National Institute on Aging, older adults involved in the… Read More »Engage Your Creativity with Art Classes
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Nancy Stoller Kunau Swims — and Sings and Dances — in the Pool - By DIANNA TROYER It’s never too late to learn to swim, insists longtime swim instructor Nancy Stoller Kunau, 59, who teaches aquatic activities in southeastern Idaho.  She has been teaching most of her life—43 years, in fact—at the Burley Swimming Pool, making her students laugh along with her as she sings and dances her way… Read More »Nancy Stoller Kunau Swims — and Sings and Dances — in the Pool
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Idaho Master Gardeners Making People Grow - Master Gardeners are dedicated volunteers in their communities, acting as official horticultural representatives of county extension offices.
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Walking Tours: In Step with Montana and Idaho History - Boise is the place to be for arts and architecture walking tours that will have you rethinking what you know about Idaho’s capital city.
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Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks & Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - By JONATHAN RIMMEL Ah yes, tuna, beef of the sea. Here’s a nice island-inspired dish packed with flavor. Prep time: Approximately 15 minutes Total cooking time: Up to 35 minutes Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS Avocado oil (you could also use coconut oil, but avocado will be more stable at higher temperatures) 4 Ahi Tuna Steaks (Sushi-Grade Preferred)… Read More »Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks & Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
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It’s High Flying in the Golden Years: Prime Time for Disc Golf - It's never too late to really get flying! World champ in disc golf, Jon Graff, 73, of Missoula was just getting started in his golden years.