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Your health depends on it
        In an attempt to save money, many employers are eliminating dental insurance or providing plans with minimal benefit for the patient. In addition, many Bay Weekly readers will lose their dental insurance upon retirement.         Those losses hurt both your oral and systemic health, for the mouth-body connection is a key to your quality of life. What’s more, looking your best is correlated to feeling your best.         In...
Keeping your vision helps you stay independent
       Suddenly you can’t see the small print. For the first time in your life, you need reading glasses. You may joke that your arms are getting shorter, but we both know that your changing vision has nothing to do with appendages.         The human eye has multiple parts and layers that change with increasing years. The lens of our eye is located behind the iris, the colored part of our eye. The lens functions like the lens in a camera,...

Keep your body and mind fit

       Staying healthy and sharp as you get older will contribute to living a longer, more fulfilling life. While many of the habits that keep you healthier in your earlier decades will continue to serve you well as you get older, seniors need to be careful with high-impact exercises and should be aware of different risks.   Eat Right         The AARP actually suggests eating like you have diabetes — don’t eat after 7 p.m.; get rid of the...
How to make the most of your senior years
       Americans dream of retirement — time to sleep in, take naps, finally do gardening or projects or take trips. We imagine retirement offering all the opportunities working 40 hours a week detracts from. And you should definitely take time for all the relaxing you want, then find ways to fill those hours and allow yourself to enjoy your post-work life.        Here are a few suggestions for making the most of your senior years.   Get a Job...
It still takes a village
      We count ourselves lucky to get old.       Then what?       This has long been the story of how life played out.       Mothers raised their children; then children supported their mothers. Fathers less, whether because of their bad habit of dying early or their good habit of independence.        Each family has this story to tell, and it is always bittersweet.        I am learning my...
Some Housing Unrestricted in This Adult Community        In the adult community where I live, I was getting ready to take the birdhouse down for cleaning when I saw this frog looking at me (lol). So I left it hanging there. A couple of days later he or she was still there. When a friend and I thought maybe it should come out because we didn’t think it was getting food in there, it jumped out. Then I kind of missed it and kept looking to see if it came back. Sure enough...

Life is too precious to waste on this terrible movie

      One tragic moment forever changes the lives of multiple people. Will (Oscar Isaac: Operation Finale) can’t cope after the tragedy ends his marriage to the love of his life, Abby (Olivia Wilde: A Vigilante). The event sets Rodrigo’s (Àlex Monner: Heavies Tendres) family on a crash course to disaster. And Dylan (Olivia Cooke: Ready Player One) grows up fueled by rage and self-loathing as a result of the incident. As these three stories converge we learn truths...

Today we call it renewal

      “There are no second acts to American lives,” Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald told us. That may have been true back then, though I doubt it; today it is certainly a falsehood. Many people move on to second or third acts better than their first.      Retirement for an outdoor-oriented person in particular is not really retirement at all. It is more like shifting into permanent four-wheel drive, shunning the interstates and endless highways to...

The classic movie splashes to life

         In 1952 Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds teamed up on what was to become the top film musical ever made, according to the American Film Institute: Singin’ In the Rain. The story centers on the transition in the 1920s from silent film to talkies, and of course features that unforgettable title song, choreographed by Kelly complete with a drenching rain. The movie became a Broadway musical in 1985, lasted about a year, and has been...
Three-year plan places 50 bikes at nine different spots around town 
      Whether you live in, work in or enjoy visiting Annapolis, the $64,000 question is where to park.        At city core, Church Circle is a central star, emitting streets like rays. From this spherical hub, you choose a street to search for parking. There are small streets, like Franklin and South, and more heavily traveled streets like West, Main and College Avenue.       Many drivers go right for Duke of Gloucester Street and the Noah...