Survey ranks Seattle 24th among best cities for seniors

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Survey ranks Seattle 24th among best cities for seniors

Seattle ranks 24th nationally and well ahead of all other Washington cities in a nationwide survey of the best places for seniors to live. A California-based senior care referral service that does the survey annually based its 2019 rankings on factors such as healthcare, housing options, transportation and quality of life. The survey covers 302 cities. Other Washington cities on the list are Vancouver (148th), Everett (167th), Bellevue (127th), Federal Way (216th) and Tacoma (220th).

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News

How to cope when holidays bring stress and depression

The holiday season can be a magical time of year. Neighborhoods turn into dazzling displays of light, children meet Santa, and we gather with our loved ones to enjoy each other and indulge in sweet treats. But the season also comes with a fair share of stress and anxiety — pressure to find the perfect
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Are you one of the many who don’t have a will?

An online network of attorneys says the main reason more than half of consumers don’t have a will is because they “haven’t gotten around to it yet.” A survey on that and related topics was conducted by Rocket Lawyer, the attorney network. The survey found that 71 percent of people believe online banking and financial
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Film’s message is about life’s challenges Film’s message is about life’s challenges

Life’s realities—that it can be cruel and rewarding– combine in “The Upside,” a 2017 comedy-drama that will be screened free for the public on Dec. 14 in Tacoma as part of a film series on aging-related issues. For the 10:45 a.m. showing at Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., doors will open at 10:30. Tickets
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Flu season will last next few months Flu season will last next few months

The bug is back. While seasonal flu viruses are detected year-round, they are most common during the fall and winter, so now (and for a few months to come) is the time to guard against the potentially serious illness, health officials say. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity
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Lifestyles

‘Passion for community’ drives new Washington AARP leader ‘Passion for community’ drives new Washington AARP leader

Before he retired, Jim Ko was an executive in the consumer goods industry with Starbucks (leading business negotiations and product launches in Asia and Europe), Pepperidge Farm, DuPont, and Kraft Foods. Then he turned to volunteering in the AARP Tax-Aide program, helping seniors complete their federal tax returns. And now he has a new role
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Food

Bring on the herbs Bring on the herbs

Enjoy herbs all year for garden-fresh meals, and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary, which has an equally strong flavor fresh or dried. Continue
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Adventures

Postcard from Peru Postcard from Peru

On June 1, my traveling friend Linda Krogh and I left on a Road Scholar trip to Peru, touring Lima, Cusco, Yucay and Machu Picchu. Linda traveled from Portland to LAX, and I boarded at Sea-Tac to LAX, where we met and after a couple of hours boarded a flight to Lima. A few days
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Health & Fitness

I learned about strokes the hard way I learned about strokes the hard way

(Editor’s note: Steve Kruse, who has written on other subjects previously for Senior Scene, suffered a stroke recently. In this article, he offers his perspective on being a stroke survivor and the risks and warning signs of a stroke.) When I realized I had a stroke, I panicked I might never be able to write
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Personal Finance/Business/Products

Run the numbers before taking Social Security benefits

Baby boomers turning full retirement age in 2019 are the last class that can take advantage of a valuable Social Security strategy. The strategy lets a beneficiary restrict an application to spousal benefits only, giving the beneficiary some Social Security income now while allowing his or her own retirement benefit to grow 8 percent a
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