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The 1st 7 days of Freewheelin' Scotland | Prime Living

'Twas getting dark as we stepped off the plane from Paris to Edinburgh and made our way to Bus H. We stand in the rain for about 10 minutes until it comes by, and hauls us to the car rental agency....

 

Get inspired to give back this holiday season | Prime Living

For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving – not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    December 19, 2019

Who needs 'stuff?' Give the gift of adventure | Prime Living

How do you wrap an adventure? Well, the calendar says it's December, and the hustle and bustle of Christmas will soon be upon us. But some seniors have learned how to celebrate the "giving season" by...

 

Nothing beats the joy of giving | Prime Living

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller You can bring some cheer this way: Help Someone by Listening - If you have a few hours a week, the ability to write short...

 

Here's To Your Health | Prime Living

Thyroid imbalance is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and the prevalence is on the rise. Estimates of adults with thyroid dysfunction range from 4-10%, with women more commonly affected than men (though incidence in...

 

Good way to see the world? Get your hands dirty

Who would have thought a few months ago I would be on my knees, in the dirt, in an orchard in the countryside of France helping a new friend harvest the fallen hazelnuts (filberts)? No one who knows...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    November 21, 2019

A lifetime of music

It’s been said that music has the power to soothe the savage beast, and maybe so. Music touches our lives from birth to death. In fact, the use of calming music can influence the embryo as it...

 

Make yourself happy; make yourself useful

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson# Here are some ways to be useful: Volunteer Chore -...

 
 By Jim Miller    News    November 21, 2019

How to create an ethical will

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on ethical wills and how to make one? The attorney that made up my will recently suggested I write one as a tool to explain the intentions of my will, as well as express my thoughts and feelings, but I don...

 

Here's to Your Health

Ketogenic nutrition, or the "keto diet," is gaining a lot of attention as a tool for weight loss and healing chronic disease. Although not right for everyone, keto diet is highly effective for...

 

Couple launch pet- and house-sitting travel adventure | Prime Living

"Home is now wherever we are," they declare as they step off the airplane in Paris, ready to take on their first pet sitting gig. They are off on adventures for at least a year, but Edmonds is still...

 

Prime Living | ECA celebrates 5th anniversary of arts programming for people with memory loss

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) announced the 5th season of its Dementia-Inclusive Series – a lineup of creative and social enrichment programs designed to engage people living with memory loss...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    October 17, 2019

Long-term care insurance; Do you need it? Can you get it? | Prime Living

Long-term care insurance. What is it really? Do I need it? Can I still get it? It is a fact of modern times that we need insurance to protect our home, car and possessions from fire, flood and theft....

 

Nature as Medicine | Prime Living

In the Northwest, some patients are receiving a novel prescription from their doctor: a walk in the park. Physicians in Seattle are weaving nature therapy into clinical practice. There's plenty of...

 

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