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People participate in a 50+ 'N Fit Class at the Bangor Y Tuesday.
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Losing weight, getting fit in midlife is a reachable goal

For men and women in their 50s, 60s and older, the weight-loss challenge comes with some powerful motivators to succeed, as well as some particular difficulties.
Tylor Kelly, right, shares a laugh with longtime friend Mike Kelly at Two Rivers Lunch where Tylor Kelly had his first-ever birthday party - at age 80 - on Wednesday. &quotI'll never turn 80 again," Tylor Kelly said. &quotWhy not have a party?"
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Northern Maine legend celebrates first birthday party — at 80

“I’m only going to turn 80 once,” he said. “So why not have a party?”
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

I am winning the epic mind battle that is widowhood

Aaron Pyle (left) and Shawn Lefevre work to install the work of New York-based artist Jason Bard Yarmosky at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor Thursday. Yarmosky's show features large, realistic paintings of his elderly grandmother, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
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Alzheimer’s turns into artwork at upcoming Bangor exhibit

The show will hang through September 2, serving as the catalyst for a summer series of free noontime talks and workshops aimed at educating family caregivers about age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Peter Werner talks about the 1961 reprints of the Gutenberg Bible he is in the process of binding for a customer. Werner of Blue Hill is a master bookbinder who learned the craft from his grandfather, Arno Werner.
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‘Understated elegance’: Inside the world of a Blue Hill bookbinder

“I love producing something beautiful and functional that you can hold in your hand,” said Peter Werner, a master bookbinder in Blue Hill.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

Being in a feisty state of mind

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

10 notes about this in-between time of year

YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT

Silver streaks

As baby boomers recognize the importance of mindset and movement in aging, they understand being a “silver streak” may add years to your life.