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Variety
July 21, 2021

The new nomads: Older adults find life on the road satisfying

For older adults, staying on the move can offer adventure and keep life unpredictable and interesting.
Variety
July 21, 2021
Dee Dee Patten and her husband, Dana, at their new home in Evans, Colo., on June 29, 2021. They decided to retire early when the pandemic upended thei

They didn't expect to retire early. The pandemic changed their plans.

Many Americans have decided to retire early since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Variety
July 21, 2021
“I shared whatever information I could find,” Diana Wiener said.

She started a 'Buzz' in her independent living residence

Looking for answers in the pandemic, Diana Wiener's newsletter caused a stir in her independent living residence.
Variety
July 21, 2021
A pair of common loons floated on Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis  DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribune.com

My Good Life: Swimming with the loons and finding peace

A grieving widow finds solace swimming in a beloved childhood lake.
Variety
July 21, 2021
Elizabeth Mack and her granddaughter.

What my granddaughter taught this white grandmother about race

Through my biracial granddaughter's experiences, I am learning that I must speak up on the issue of race.
Business
May 30, 2021
Retired Dr. Tony Stifter and Carol Giuliani, owner of Senior Travel Companion Services, on a tour of Scotland in 2018.

St. Anthony: How a lawyer built a business helping seniors take their dream trips

A couple of years ago, Carol Giuliani was helping an elderly fellow from Iowa dress for a wedding at a resort on a lake in…
The Good Life
May 6, 2021
After receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations, Barbara Rawley and Dan Nordby were reunited with their Minnesota granddaughter.

Vaccinated vacationers: Baby boomers who got the jab first were ready to roll

Older travelers have been the first to burst out of the gate as travel returns.
Variety
May 5, 2021
When COVID-19 travel restrictions hit, Jerry and Jan Paul bought a used RV to crisscross the American West.

Older Americans' pandemic purchases range from sensible to silly

Some spark delight, while others bring buyer's remorse.
Variety
May 5, 2021

Reverse snowbirds: Why some retirees are moving back Up North later in life

More people in late retirement are returning to Minnesota for — you guessed it — the quality of life.
Variety
May 5, 2021

How the pandemic has shaken up our retirement prospects

If you can, working a little longer can make a big difference.
Variety
May 5, 2021

A plea to white friends: Use your outside voices!

An "Influencer in Aging" makes a call to action on racial injustice.
Variety
May 5, 2021
Dave Grohl

Mick Jagger gives us our first truly rocking COVID-19 anthem

His "Easy Sleazy" succeeds where other pandemic art has failed.
Variety
May 5, 2021
Nancy Monson

True confessions of a 60-year-old video gamer

What you need to know to start playing video games like a millennial.
Variety
February 24, 2021
How some older Minnesotans are learning to live well with chronic pain

How some older Minnesotans are learning to live well with chronic pain

Almost everyone experiences it. But health care providers are increasingly looking past opioids to alternative methods of coping with chronic pain.
Variety
February 24, 2021
Co-author Robert Schanke, husband Jack Barnhart and their granddaughter Katy are portrayed on the cover of “Katy Has Two Grampas.”

'Katy Has Two Grampas' tells a family's story of gay grandfathers

A new picture book from Minnesota highlights a growing reality in many families.
Variety
February 24, 2021
Brock Kaplan illustration • Star Tribune

8 myths about dementia that it's time to forget

The updated Mayo Clinic guide tackles misconceptions about the condition.
Variety
February 24, 2021
Margie Goldsmith’s foster dog, Lisa Margie Goldsmith

My Good Life: Finding love with a pandemic foster dog

A beagle mix called Lisa has brought me companionship and a willingness to love another dog someday.
Variety
February 24, 2021
Brock Kaplan illustration • Star Tribune

Plan now for your post-COVID comeback

This career transition pro says answering three questions can help you do it.
Variety
February 24, 2021
A scene from ‘Some Kind of Heaven,” a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Heaven on Earth? Life in the Villages

The 25-year-old filmmaker of "Some Kind of Heaven" wants to challenge society's view on growing older.
Business
February 9, 2021
The Brunswick Corp., which makes Lund and Crestliner boats, says it needs dozens more employees at its world headquarters in New York Mills, Minn.  Cr

Surge in demand for pleasure boating amid pandemic has Minnesota builders busy

The facility in New York Mills that builds Lund and Crestliner boats has added 114 positions in past 6 months and needs to fill 60 more.