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Aging

Youth is a gift; age is an art

There are so many negative phrases out there about aging, aren’t there? I often hear the sayings “Old age ain’t for sissies” (Bette Davis) and “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” (Joni Mitchell), or “Life’s a...

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Seniors on speed

What 69-year-old chooses an activity that routinely results in numb hands, painful wrists and soreness in an area that makes it difficult to perform certain necessary bodily functions?Well, it turns out that there are quite a...

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The Yukon’s Lost Centenarian

Recently, while researching the census statistics accompanying an editorial in the spring issue of Sourdough Chronicle (YCOAYukon.com), I was astonished to learn that the Yukon Territory currently is without a card-carrying...

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Pilates and older adults

At the age of 50, with a strong recommendation from a friend, I took my first Pilates class. I was an immediate convert, and became a fully certified Stott Pilates Teacher within the year. Fourteen years later, I run a Pilates...

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A beloved musical tradition

Bob Williams knows the residents and staff at Copper Ridge Place quite well.That’s because the longtime Yukoner, musician and volunteer has been playing music at the continuing care facility since it was built eight years ago.On...

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