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 By Beth Bond    Features    July 19, 2019

Prime Living: Looking good is feeling good

“Keeping Up Appearances” is more than the title of a televised British sit/com. It really means maintaining the minimum physical appearance that our friends and family expect. In fact, part of... Full story


Prime Living: Understanding the rights of nursing home residents

An estimated 1.4 million older adults and people with disabilities live in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If a nursing home participates in Medicare or... Full story


Prime Living: 4 Key Decisions to Help Memorialize a Loved One

Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning. In fact, nearly 3 in 5 Americans aren’t confident they could plan a funeral for themselves, let... Full story

 By Beth Bond    Features    June 25, 2019

Retirement, is that what you really want?

“What would I do if I wasn’t doing what I am doing?” This question, heard often, can be interpreted as humorous, challenging or even fearful. Make a plan now and be prepared for this next stage... Full story


How the internet can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Over the past 10 years, researchers have learned Alzheimer’s disease starts much earlier than the onset of symptoms – 10-20 years before an individual, family member or friend might notice the signs of the debilitating disease. According to the Al...


Heller cartoons Year in Review

Heller cartoons Year in Review...


Annual ‘Christmas Spectacular’ returns for 18th year

Many in the area know Dr. Sanford Wright as a neurosurgeon in Snohomish County and as the son of Dorothy Jayne Wright who taught dance to generations of Mukilteans at the old Rosehill School. While... Full story


Schack opens holiday season with Northwest Pastel Society

Kick off the holiday season with the Schack Art Center at the opening reception of the 2018 Holiday Art Exhibit featuring the Northwest Pastel Society (NPS) on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. More... Full story


Treatment options for men with enlarged prostate

If you’re a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostat...


You can make a difference just giving your time

As we work our way through the spectacular (usually) summers we get here in the Northwest, it’s good to remember that people all around us struggle with things we might take for granted. Volunteer Transportation – In our automobile-centric...


Simple driving devices that can help older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are in their 80s, and still pretty good drivers, but due to arthritis and age they’re very stiff, which causes them some...


Embrace a system, not a goal!

Like most people, I was taught that if you want to achieve anything in life, you must set goals. When I didn’t reach the particular goal, I would feel defeated. Like a failure. It’s the reason...


You CAN take charge of your own affairs

Dear SharonAnn, I’m just so angry I could scream! We KNEW my husband was going to go soon. The path of disease was clear. But WHY did we not talk about what I needed to know about our business?... Full story

 By Beth Bond    Features    July 25, 2018

Your legacy as a storyteller

Writing the great American novel is not a “skill-set” for everyone. A more realistic approach may be to re-tell snippets and incidents in a life well lived. How many times, in a social situation,...


Through the years: Fads, trends and craziness

With the passage of time, this country has experienced numerous interesting fads and trends. It seems as if most of these had beginnings in the late 1950, the 1960s and the early 1970s. Or, perhaps I... Full story


Local creates coloring book

In a time when politics are arguably more frustrating and divisive than ever, sometimes you need a good laugh. That’s what Jim Corbett, co-author of the adult coloring book, “I am So Sick of...


James Brady: Popular mayor had an unfortunate demise

In Edmonds from 1890 to 1912, when people mentioned Big Jim, everyone in town knew immediately that Big Jim was the well-known charismatic and jovial Irishman, James Brady. Brady was one of the men...


Dealing with the ‘BIG’ dinner

Ahhh … The aroma of a roasting turkey has filled the house with eager anticipation for Thanksgiving dinner. Sweet potatoes topped with browned marshmallows are Aunt Betty’s favorite, but Cousin...


Kick in the holiday season at old-fashioned Sock Hop

Dig out the poodle skirt, and polish up those saddle shoes. Roll up your T-shirt sleeves, and slick back your hair (or what’s left of it). The Mukilteo Seniors Association, in cooperation with the...


Seniors calendar

Mukilteo’s Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, 425-263-8180 A range of courses, classes and other activities are offered for seniors. Among them: Bunco! – Free! A dice game that’s easy to learn. New players are welcome. If...


Timeshare: Washingtonians are big on volunteering

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374. How does our state rank in terms of volunteering? Data from 2015...


Dump the fad diets; just eat right and exercise

Do you know someone who has been on the latest fad diet, and then as soon as the diet is stopped, the weight comes back? If you’re like most people, this method to lose or control weight has affected you, too. You are being bombarded daily with...


Senior Care Consultants guide clients through lifestyle changes

The adult children who lived nearby and saw Mom and Dad regularly didn’t notice their parent’s gradual decline had reached a dangerous stage. But when another sibling from out-of-state came for a... Full story


Seniors and drinking: Let’s toast the good news

Seniors and drinking? It’s not all bad news. If you’re confused about “social drinking” and “moderate drinking,” you are not alone. By a certain age, and experience, we already know how... Full story


You can make a difference

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live, we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374. What are the benefits to volunteering? According to the Corporation... Full story


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