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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

How a community of women taught me important lessons

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.
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Kathy Zeman, 66, of Bucksport lifts a weight over her head during the Bone Builders class exercise at the The Heritage apartments in Brewer. The program is intended for area seniors to have a regular exercise routine.

Don’t tell these Mainers that they are too old for the gym

By Meg Haskell on Jan. 16, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
“It turns out you don’t really want that much time to yourself when you retire.”
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Dale Christensen, who is selling off $13,000 worth of sports cards and other memorabilia, shows off some of his cards recently in Fort Kent.

Maine dad selling massive trading card collection to fund sexual assault recovery book

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 14, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
“My daughter was sexually assaulted when she was 6 years old,” Dale Christensen said. “I’ve written a book to help families who are going through what we went through.”
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How I know I had the worst cold ever…

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Stalin said, “Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.” Does that mean when I’m sick as a dog, I should be grateful?
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How I know I had the worst cold ever…

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Stalin said, “Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.” Does that mean when I’m sick as a dog, I should be grateful?
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Let’s wage war on incontinence: join #pantylinernation

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Coughing uncontrollably from a recent upper respiratory infection inspired me to start a movement to wage war on incontinence. This is your invitation to join the efforts by becoming part of #pantylinernation.
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When freedom doesn’t ring

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 2:16 a.m.
BOOMER HAIKU

This baby boomer has one word for 2017

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
LIVING IT FORWARD

An old children’s cookbook stirs up sweet memories

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
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Gloria Guyette (left) and Rose Melvin discuss a word puzzle during the meeting of the Belfast Senior Center at the Belfast Boathouse Tuesday. The participants of the group would like to have a permanent home for the Senior Center and have been discussing what people would like for activities. The city is allowing the use of The Boathouse through March of this year.

Midcoast residents turn out in support of a senior center

By Meg Haskell on Jan. 11, 2017, at 1:51 p.m.
“We need a place for people to come together, a place to be with each other and share activities,” Carol Good said. “It needs to be safe, free and welcoming to all.”
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Financial Wellness Month; time to set goals!

By Marianne Pinkham on Jan. 11, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
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Integrative Medicine for the Mind, Body and Spirit

By Marianne Pinkham on Jan. 11, 2017, at 9:10 a.m.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

The unexpected heartening that comes with tackling odd jobs around the house

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
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Volunteers helped staff mass vaccine clinics, like this one at the Bangor Civic Center, during the H1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009 and 2010.

Online registry seeks Maine health care volunteers, including retirees, to serve in disasters

By Meg Haskell on Jan. 09, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.
“The reason people go into health care is to help others. When we see an acute situation where people are suffering, we want to help.”
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A view of 2016 through my backup camera

on Jan. 08, 2017, at 6 a.m.
To distract myself from making New Year’s resolutions, I did a little trip down memory lane, looking back at 2016 through my backup camera.
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How we manage the stress of 125 miles of distance by planning ahead

on Jan. 07, 2017, at 11:50 a.m.
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My bathroom innovation will make you flush with excitement

on Jan. 07, 2017, at 7 a.m.
How I transformed marital conflict centered around the most basic of human functions into inspiration. But may not have resolved the marital conflict.
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Skating is a frosty love affair for elderly Hungarians

By Krisztina Than, Reuters on Jan. 06, 2017, at 8:46 p.m.
“This keeps me in good shape … as it moves every muscle,” said Mara Patai, 70, with a big smile.
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Do you suffer from age-related a**hat allergy syndrome?

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 8:04 a.m.
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My mother is going to KILL ME !

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.