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Friday, February 22, 2019

Alaska worth the 20-year-wait to visit

We arrived in Juneau on the second day of the cruise. Standing on deck as we pulled into port, we spotted a large American eagle perched on the ship’s gangplank. We weren’t in the “lower 48” anymore. We had arrived in a part of the country where even the best superlatives are inadequate.

Namibia, a real jungle adventure

A pride of lions feasts on the body of a rhinoceros as dozens of zebra, antelope and other animals look on. Dwellers in simple mud-plastered shelters live much as their ancestors did centuries ago.

Age no barrier in enjoying life to the fullest

These individuals are examples of people who’ve found ways of making the second half of their life as rewarding, if not more exciting, than the first.

Visiting New York with the grandkids

Impaling a bright red strawberry on the end of a wooden shish kebab skewer, I held the fruit under a gushing fountain of milk chocolate, then popped it into my eager mouth.

Intergenerational lifeline, Social Security, celebrates 75

Marjorie Platt, 80 knows the benefits of Social Security. But so does Mark Walker, 57, who depends on the program’s disability benefits, or Susan Rummel, 63, who has resorted to early benefits to keep her financially afloat.

Social Security Timeline

• 1935: Social Security is created. •1937: Social Security begins to collect payroll taxes and provides single, lump sum payments to retired workers who paid...

Senior centers promoting nutrition, exercise as keys to longer life

At age 67, Nancy Mathews of Woburn has become something of a watchdog when she goes out to eat with friends.

Exploring our country’s smaller national parks

Hear the words “national park,” and you’re likely to picture soaring landscapes and vast vistas.

Starting a late-life business rewarding, challenging

David Papazian woke up one day and decided he was going to open an art gallery to coincide with his 50th birthday. “In six months, it was open,” he said. “Done.”

Martha’s Vineyard: A Way of Life

It took scant minutes after arriving on Martha’s Vineyard to get a fix on what the island is all about.
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