Jan Felton pours a lifetime of experience into her theater group, Past Prime Time Players. It’s a vivacious theater community set apart from others in Lane County because it was started by older adults for older adults.July 1, 2018 10:09 a.m. read more..
Stephen Uhle’s art is really too heavy to travel, so he only sells at one art show each year. And although he’s never been trained in art, he sells nine out of 10 pieces he creates. “I make art based purely on what looks good to my eye,” says Uhle, 68. “Evidently it has proportions that a lot of people like because my stuff sells.”April 30, 2018 10:51 a.m. read more..
“Slow down” are two words Alice Carter does not keep in her verbal dictionary. “I like being very active,” says the 88-year-old, who finished two years of Peace Corps service last year. “The Peace Corps is a good way for seniors to serve in a meaningful way, making connections of a good kind with another country and its citizens.”April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Physical inactivity is a major health concern that contributes to some of our nation’s leading causes of death, including heart disease and stroke. It also increases risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Fortunately, there is something we can do about this.April 14, 2018 9:43 a.m. read more..
What form of exercise equals walking five miles in a single evening, but packed with more fun, health and social benefits?April 11, 2018 9:45 p.m. read more..
For some older adults, the connectivity of personal computers, smartphones and Facebook changed their lives for the better. According to AARP, 76 percent of adults over age 50 own a desktop, laptop or tablet. Those aged 65 and younger, and those with higher incomes, are more likely to have access to the internet at home, as well as have a device and consistently use it.March 22, 2018 midnight read more..
Greenhill Humane Society runs two shelters — the smaller 1st Avenue Shelter, and the larger one, commonly known as Greenhill, on Green Hill Road in west Eugene. Greenhill staff does a great job of keeping the facility clean and inviting to the public, and as comfortable for the animals as possible. But the facility was built in the 1950s with very little updating over the years.March 21, 2018 3:52 p.m. read more..
Andrea and Curtis Ryun sold their boat and bought a recreational vehicle, so they could have a fun vacation without worrying about where to stay or what to eat.March 18, 2018 8:23 p.m. read more..
For many people, the start of a new year is a time to leave some habits behind and face the upcoming year with fresh motivation and a set of new commitments. For those living with a chronic disease or chronic pain, it can be hard to escape the daily challenges. The good news is, regardless of the type of illness, you can build skills and confidence for managing your health, staying active and enjoying your life.February 22, 2018 10:56 a.m. read more..
Celebrating your birthday never goes out of style. “I don’t think there’s ever an age to stop celebrating,” says Dawn Keeney, owner of Unforgettable Service and Events. “Every birthday that you’re alive is a reason to celebrate.”February 20, 2018 10:47 a.m. read more..
Oregon’s labor market is doing great. “Jobs are being added at a very good rate,” says Nick Beleiciks, a state employment economist with the Oregon Employment Department. “In fact, Oregon has been adding jobs faster than the nation since 2013. The unemployment rate this year is the lowest it’s been in 40 years, which is as far back as comparative figures exist. These are signs that Oregon’s economy is doing well.”February 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The little town of Crawfordsville houses a celebrity named Tommy Nelson, a man who has lived in the area for more than 40 years.February 10, 2018 8:54 p.m. read more..
Is this the year that you’re finally going to quit smoking, save more money or lose 10 pounds? If so, you’re not the only one.February 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
According to “60 Minutes” journalist Leslie Stahl, the crowning achievement of her life wasn’t her four decades of reporting, covering news from the White House or interviewing heads of state. It was becoming a grandmother.February 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..