Help for hearing loss

For those with hearing loss, the options for hearing better are usually limited to sitting closer or turning up the volume. But a newer technology is allowing those with hearing aids not only to hear better, but avoid the stigma attached to this common ailment.

November 13, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..

Don’t let age settle in your joints

The ultimate fix for aging joints is to “stay strong or get strong.” When it comes to joints, physical therapist Mike Studer, president and co-owner of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, strongly believes strength is paramount to healthy aging.

November 9, 2018 4:17 p.m. read more..

Diggin’ It! Jazz up your fall garden

The golden glow and deeper shadows of the changing seasons are both delightful and a bit painful. I hate to say it, but summer is winding down. The lush borders of July and August are slowly devolving into the sad state of autumn decay.

October 6, 2018 9:21 a.m. read more..

A school of rock:Carl Hinds gets to the heart of the matter

When Carl Arden Hinds envisioned opening a music school, he thought about what would have appealed to him as a 16-year-old musician: A place where students not only could hone their playing and writing skills, but also rehearse together, learn how to record tunes and perform live with a group.

October 2, 2018 10:20 a.m. read more..

Salem senior centers share their approach to working with the less fortunate

Two Salem senior centers are taking steps to help the homeless and less-fortunate in their communities. “We still have two or three individuals who look for homeless coming for lunch at our Marion-Polk Food Share lunches,” says Donna Avina, president of South Salem Senior Center. “For quite a while after the homeless camp on Commercial near us was broken up, we had a number, mostly men. Most of these people are gone now, because we heard they broke up the two camps these groups had set up.

September 27, 2018 9:37 a.m. read more..