Is no-hands driving in your future?

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Is no-hands driving in your future?

In a national online survey of older adults on their attitudes and perceptions about self-driving vehicles, approximately 70 percent said they like the idea of getting around the driverless way. They said they trust it could make them safer on the road, help them achieve tasks outside the home, and simply do the things they want to do. About three-quarters of the surveyed seniors said they expect to use self-driving or ride-hailing technologies in the future.

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News

FDA wants more review of possible Alzheimer’s drug

Federal regulators have told a drug manufacturer that it must conduct more clinical trials before they will consider approving a drug called pimavanserin to treat some symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

New transit service is on-demand

If you live in Spanaway, Parkland, or Midland, Pierce Transit has something new.

COMMENTARY: Congress and Biden did right by Medicare recipients

For millions of current and future Medicare beneficiaries, the Inflation Reduction Act will be nothing short of life-saving.

Help from Alzheimer’s conference: ‘Now more than ever’

A day of guidance for people grappling with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in their daily lives is planned for the 2022 Pierce County Alzheimer’s Disease Conference.

Lifestyles

Planting a tree is like give communities and the environment a hug Planting a tree is like give communities and the environment a hug

By Melinda Myers National Arbor Day, an annual observance in April that was first celebrated in 1872, recognizes the important role trees play in our environment and, more recently, their impact on our mental and emotional well-being. These long-lived members of our landscapes and communities help combat flooding, shade our homes, reduce energy use, and
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Food

One of country’s sweetest spots is right here One of country’s sweetest spots is right here

Seattle is one of the best places in the country to get a chocolate fix, according to a ranking of the 190 biggest U.S. cities for their makers and sellers of high-quality chocolate, etc.

Adventures

E-trikes are a fun way to get out and about E-trikes are a fun way to get out and about

Electric powered adult tricycles – also known as e-trikes – are a great cycling option are safe, fun to ride, and easy on the body.

Health & Fitness

Medicare plans help blaze a fitness trail Medicare plans help blaze a fitness trail

A recent research study shows that while the exercise habits of young to middle-age people are on the decline, older adults are doing the opposite. According to the study, people 65 and older have been averaging 100 more minutes of weekly activity than those in the preceding age group. This assessment is bolstered by a survey
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Personal Finance/Consumers

Pierce property values still climbing Pierce property values still climbing

Assessed values for residential and commercial property throughout Pierce County keep going up, though that doesn’t necessarily mean bigger bills from the tax man.