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Friday, August 23, 2019

Fort Myers: Unspoiled, with white beaches

Several years ago, when construction began on a housing development overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, an eagle’s nest with eggs was discovered in the forest that was about to be razed. Today, the aptly named Sanctuary community surrounds an island of trees that was preserved so the birds’ habitat would not be destroyed.

For the good of us all: family searches for Alzheimer’s cure

As the years passed, he would see it again in other family members, including a horribly forgetful aunt, who put ice trays into the stove instead of the freezer.

Brave new world: Will home technology make seniors safer?

A series of products allows family members and caretakers to remotely check up on the well being of their loved ones and charges.

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.