LIFESTYLE

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ Here are some tried and true resolutions for seniors. It is never too late for the rest of your years to be the best of your years. 1. Eat Better: You don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods, but like one nutritionist recently suggested, “Just eat […]

ENTERTAINMENT

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Children and Grandchildren

Probably like the rest of us, you are running out of time and ideas for gifts. If you want to make your stocking stuffer shopping easy and practical, here are a few ideas: 1. Gas cards: Perfect for teenage drivers or for folks who carpool kids, and a quick way to turn $40 into $50 […]

REAL ESTATE

Carolina Orchards: An Age-Restricted Community for Active Adults

Carolina Orchards is an age restricted community; however, 10% of the new home buyers can be between the ages of 50-55. Once sold out, it will be 100% 55 and over for at least one resident. As an active adult community, it is an established alternative lifestyle, a new type of community that offers independent, […]

TRAVEL

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

By Bob Gloor ~ Established by the Norwegian government to facilitate travel along Norway’s long, jagged coastline, the Hurtigruten Cruise Line was founded in 1893 to sail along Norway’s western and northern coast between of the southern city Bergen and the northern city of Kirkenes, 1374 nm away (1600 miles). Hurtigruten ships sail almost the […]

MEDICAL

Are You Overmedicated?

by Lisa M. Davila, B.S.N., M.S. ~ According to a 2017 report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, one in three Medicare beneficiaries has five or more chronic conditions. So it’s no surprise that 40% of adults over age 65 take five or more medications, according to a study published in the Journal of […]

FINANCE

Consolidating Accounts Can Lead to Clear Financial Strategy

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a […]