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April 30
Children's books that help stop ageism before it starts

Children's books that help stop ageism before it starts

A Minnesota author campaigns for a positive view of late life — for children.
The Good Life
April 30
Al Milgrom, founder of what is now the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, shot footage for “Singin’ in the Grain” for 45 years.

A movie decades in the making? At age 96, Minnesotan has the footage to prove it

Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul founder Al Milgrom started filming the documentary "Singin' in the Grain" in 1974. You can finally see it.
The Good Life
April 30

Unhappy at work? Get out!

Five tips from someone who just made that move in midlife.
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April 30

Aging activist Ashton Applewhite explains how ageism hurts all of us

Ten questions for "This Chair Rocks" author and activist Ashton Applewhite.
The Good Life
April 30

Where to get information to plan future housing options

Q: I’m interested in gathering information to plan for moving from our home when we can’t take care of it. I am 68 and my…
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April 30

Dave Barry's old dog teaches him new tricks

Happiness, friendship and gratitude are among the humorist's "Lessons From Lucy."
The Good Life
April 30
Mick Sterling sang songs by Elton John at Crooners in Fridley.

From Eagles to Elton, classic songs are packing boomers into Twin Cities nightspots

Longtime bar singers celebrate classic songs from the Eagles, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and more.
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April 30
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How to get the health benefits of cannabis without getting high

'Microdosing' can provide just enough cannabis for medicinal effects.
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February 19
The three founders of Prime Productions pose for a portrait at the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theater. From left is Elena Giannetti, Alison

Twin Cities theater companies put a new spotlight on aging

Two new Twin Cities theater companies are shining the spotlight on mature performers and their stories.
The Good Life
February 19
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How to avoid becoming a 'bored boomer'

Three suggestions for escaping ennui in retirement.
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February 19
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When siblings become estranged

Is ending a relationship with your brother or sister ever the right thing to do?
The Good Life
February 19
Agents are giving house keys of customer with handshaking after good deal at agency office. Real Estate and Agreement concept.

8 things to know before buying a retirement condo

In many ways, this purchase is much different than buying a house.
The Good Life
February 19
In her Netflix series “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” the organization guru instructs us to choose items that “spark joy.” Can that apply to ol

How Marie Kondo talked me into getting more books

Restocking beloved favorites brings back joyous feelings for one writer.
The Good Life
February 2
A day at the beach, especially in January, is quite different in Minnesota than it is in Florida. But weather isn’t the only factor in determining t

Schafer: The best spot to retire might not be the warmest

It turns out that Minnesota is a contender on lots of rankings of the healthiest states.
The Good Life
January 19

A quick look at 3 strategies for making your money last in retirement

Figuring out how to manage household income once you are no longer working isn't easy.
The Good Life
December 27, 2018
Personal trainer Dan Zeman, right, has worked out with former soccer player and now sporting director of Minnesota United, Manny Lagos, left.

Minnetonka exercise physiologist: Boomers have moral obligation to be fit

In his new and very frank book, fitness expert Daniel Zeman says boomer men "expect someone else to take care of their bad choices."
The Good Life
November 30, 2018
Nearly a third of all bathroom remodels by baby boomers involve taking out the bathtub.

Houzz study reveals latest bathroom trends

Baby boomers are remodeling to age in place, according to Houzz trends study.
The Good Life
November 23, 2018
Common-sense advice in the age of the baby-boomer traveler

Common-sense advice in the age of the baby-boomer traveler

For travelers 55 and older, the State Department's basic guidelines are just a starting point.
The Good Life
November 14, 2018
Claire Schierman, left, assistant Prof. Kelly Gage and Maggie Krawczyk wear the menocore look at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

With 'menocore' style, middle age is all the rage

The look, now popular with women of all ages, is all about comfort, body positivity and values.
The Good Life
October 20, 2018
By pushing oversized buttons, seniors can play games, or call or video chat with family members who link in via their own GrandPad companion apps.

GrandPad's Minnesota customer service reps are helping 'super seniors' get online

A high-tech device for seniors relies on Minnesotans to create a personal connection.
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