"Glamma" Leslie Fhima on the go at the the Lake of the Isles skating rink with grandchildren Jackson, 6, and Sofia, 3.

New generation of grandparents redefines role: '60 really is the new 40, isn't it?'

A new breed of active, tech-savvy grandparents builds bonds and memories with the next generation.

My Good Life: The transforming spark of late-in-life love

February 25
The author’s mom, Joan, and Hank.	Wendy Shuman
A daughter grows to appreciate her mother's unexpected romance.

Millennials and boomers happily coexist in Twin Cities 'barbell buildings'

February 25
During a holiday party at Mill and Main in Minneapolis, party planner and singer Seralina Powers, left, helped Mark Konecny, in yellow hat, Suzanne Hu
Amenity-loaded apartments appeal to young professionals too busy to take on the chores of homeownership and empty-nesters weary of them.
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February 25
Marc Silver's granddaughter, Jolene.

Lessons learned from a long-distance grandfather

Babysitting a toddler granddaughter gives new perspective on parenting.
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February 25
Rather than moving to downsize, Arlys and John Edson remodeled the kitchen of their longtime home in Plymouth.

Instead of downsizing, Twin Cities baby boomers remodel homes for long haul

Downsizing is still happening, but later, studies suggest.
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February 25
The blindside wipeout of grief

The blindside wipeout of grief

A sudden temporary upsurge of grief (STUG) can be intense and unexpected.
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February 25
How to explain a 'caregiver gap' on your résumé

How to explain a 'caregiver gap' on your résumé

Caregivers grapple with leaving the workplace — and then coming back.
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February 25
A clever way to divvy up items after a parent's death

A clever way to divvy up items after a parent's death

How one family sought to make everyone happy with the estate process.
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October 16, 2019
Heather Harden, 72, is a former Channel 9 news anchor in the 1980s. She was photographed at home in Bloomington.

Tempted to lie about how old you are? Why you should 'claim your age'

Is hiding our age worth the trouble? Aging experts explain why we should be proud of our number.
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October 10, 2019
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How to be the mother-in-law you always wanted

Balance having a close relationship and keeping opinions to yourself.
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October 10, 2019
Tom and Heidi Notbohm followed their dream to become innkeepers at the Buckingham Inn bed and breakfast in Madison, Wis.

How to follow your second-act dreams when the world says don't

The calculated risks they took launching a publishing house and a bed-and-breakfast.
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October 10, 2019
Elton John performed at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Feb. 21.

My Good Life: The music of an unforgettable trip

An Elton John concert and a special reunion lift up a grieving widow.
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October 10, 2019
From left to right, Patricia Wyche, Corenthia Picou and Eunice Sample dance to “Bikers Shuffle” by Big Mucci during the Not Back to School luncheo

Retired teachers gather every year to celebrate not going back to school

These retired teachers enjoy summer break all year long.
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October 10, 2019

Looking to stay in your home as you age? Here is a list of things to do now

A clear-eyed assessment today can save you (and your family) anxiety and heartache down the line.
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October 10, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., smiles during a campaign event.

How Amy Klobuchar's health plan could help family caregivers

She favors a caregivers' tax credit and more funding for Alzheimer's research.
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October 10, 2019
Cross-country cyclist Robert Gay appeared in Minneapolis with Kandandi Mack from Trips for Kids.

'Fantastical' idea to bike across U.S. gets real as a way to honor his brother

The story behind one man's 4,764-mile cross-country cycling adventure.
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October 10, 2019
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The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

For those who approach planning with a 'come what may' approach, these missteps could prove very costly.
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October 10, 2019
Sue Scott led the second live performance of her “Island of Discarded Women” podcast.

Former 'Prairie Home' performer starts a new chapter with podcast about battling back

Sue Scott chuckles about it now, but her self-esteem took a serious hit when she was told she was let go from the radio show.
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July 26, 2019
Pam Powell is the founder and owner of the Salad Girl line of salad dressings.

Salad Girl creator Pam Powell celebrates the salad in her successful encore career

Savoring the bounty of summertime with Pam Powell, Minnesota's own Salad Girl.
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July 24, 2019
Mike Liff is a part-time tour guide for MaineFoodieTours.com

How to turn your passions into retirement income

Four ways to profit from the activities and interests you love.
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July 24, 2019
Why being kind makes you healthier

Why being kind makes you healthier

When you are kind to another person, even in a small way, it has a positive effect by helping that person feel valued and supported.…
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July 24, 2019
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Writing down a life: How to create a loved one's memoir

Thinking about collecting the life story of someone close to you? Great-grandchildren not yet born will appreciate it.
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July 24, 2019
Activists at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on May 16, 2019. Warren joins Sen. Bernie Sanders, Joe Bide

With oldest, youngest candidates in 2020 race, will age matter?

Voters differ on whether some candidates are too old — or too young.

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