Powderhorn’s senior instructors make skiing fun for all ages

January 31, 2017 0
It seems crazy now, but when George Rau moved to Grand Junction in 2000 he didn’t bother going to Powderhorn Mountain Resort. The lifelong skier didn’t think the small mountain would be worth his time. Rau grew up skiing, eventually becoming a ski racer and then a coach in his [ . . . ]

Ready to jump? Betty Teegarden’s skydiving adventure

January 30, 2017 0
Betty Teegarden is at it again. Not content to become a biker babe for a week during the 75th Sturgis motorcycle rally, this nonagenarian recently decided to jump out of a perfectly good airplane just for kicks. Teegarden’s original plan was to hang glide in tandem with a professional, but [ . . . ]

Valentine’s Dance: flirty, fancy and fun

January 30, 2017 0
By Cloie Sandlin Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and save the date for the area’s best Valentine’s dance for boomers and seniors. This semi-formal affair, hosted by the BEACON Senior Newspaper and Hilltop Senior Living Communities, will be on Saturday, February 11, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the [ . . . ]

How to be more generous in a me-first world

December 7, 2016 0
Americans like to think of themselves as generous people, and often, the numbers back that up. A recent report revealed they gave a record $373.3 billion to charity in 2015. But as impressive as that seems, most people still struggle with the stingier side of human nature, putting their own [ . . . ]

Procrastination

December 7, 2016 0
With the approach of the year’s end and a new one beginning, many of us frantically compile lists of things to finish up or initiate. Mine include holiday gift-buying, card-sending, planning a family dinner, household chores to complete before the arrival of guests, places to go and people to meet, [ . . . ]

Look for the star

December 5, 2016 0
A few days before Christmas is when my home goes into complete Christmas mode. I loved Christmas more than anyone other than my grandma. I would get so excited at Christmas that I couldn’t sleep. Believe it or not, I still don’t sleep much on Christmas Eve. I think it’s [ . . . ]

Five ways to support the bereaved during the holidays

December 5, 2016 0
Grief during the holidays can be the most difficult grief of all. Someone mourning the loss of a loved one may struggle to join in the merriment, be overcome by memories of holidays past or try to block out or avoid the celebrations altogether. It’s natural that friends and family [ . . . ]

Being thankful two days later

November 2, 2016 0
Not being thankful enough is one of many flaws in my personality. I am thankful for a lot of things—I just sometimes forget that I am! Whenever Thanksgiving rolls around, I always ponder the things I should be grateful for. There are so many items that I get frustrated trying [ . . . ]

Afraid you’ll be forced to work in retirement?

October 4, 2016 0
Many older Americans who once dreamed of lounging around the house in retirement instead are waking up each morning to get ready for work. A recent Pew Research Center study showed that the percentage of Americans 65 and older still employed is on the rise, having reached 18.8 percent as [ . . . ]
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