After 35 years’ working in the corporate world as a network engineer, Villa Ridge resident Becky Kreps, 58, said that while she felt fulfilled with her job, she didn’t feel like she was making a difference in people’s lives.
For the past 20 years, a century-old building in Marthasville has been the office of a one-of-a-kind dentist who may very well be the last of his kind.
Armed with an easel, three tubes of oil paint and a handmade birch wood canvas, Marty Coulter spent a warm June morning painting from under the gazebo at Lions Lake.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Historic photos help tell the story of the first 100 years of Missouri State Parks. One of the most impressive shows the stone castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park before it was destroyed by fire.
When the Iron Spike Model Train Museum had its grand opening at the end of April, the public got a chance to see what has been going on behind the scenes for months.
The Alzheimer’s Association holds two caregiver support group meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Washington Public Library, 410 Lafayette St., Washington. A daytime meeting begins at 2 p.m., and an evening meeting begins at 6 p.m.
Some people are born to teach. Though it wasn’t always in a classroom, Eva Adams, Union, has spent her life teaching others.
The Washington Rotary Club and the Washington Parks Department are beginning plans for the 12th annual Trail Day to be held Wednesday, June 1, at Lions Lake and the Washington fairgrounds for seniors and anyone else who has a physical disability. A rain day has been set for June 8.
Help your grandchildren, or youngsters you know, grow a love of reading with “Book Sprouts,” a new book column in Senior LifeTimes. Each month, Missourian Book Editor Chris Stuckenschneider will review books for children of all ages.
Of all the photos that Jan Long, Dutzow, and Patty Koch, LPN, Marthasville, have of their work providing pap smears to women in Honduras through the Washington Overseas Mission, one of the most special is also rather nondescript — them posing alongside a small Honduran woman with two of her …
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, volunteer run, tax assistance and preparation service, offers its free service to taxpayers with low and moderate income, giving special attention to people age 60 and older.
Medical care for elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the last five years of life costs far more than care for other major killers like cancer and heart disease, a new study reports.
WARSAW, Mo. — Bryan Bethel walked to the edge of the bluff to admire the view from a new hiking trail at Harry S. Truman State Park in west-central Missouri.
For those who want to visit San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Prison, planning ahead is a must. In an effort to assist in that endeavor, Alcatraz Cruises has posted its fall tour schedule, which continues through March 13. Visitors can book tickets up to 90 days in advance of a tour.
Standing in the back meeting room at Hagie’s Nineteen restaurant in Union with dozens of her former coworkers from Mercy — men and women who worked for years as doctors, nurses, lab personnel, security guards and more — Vera Haney reflected on the moment.
With the world’s elderly population expected to double by 2050, understanding how aging affects the body is an important focus for researchers globally. Cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, often is associated with aging arteries that restrict blood flow.
With November’s cold and gray, fair weather golfers may be putting their clubs away. While their sticks are basement bound, low handicappers and duffers can plan their dream getaway — a trip to St. Andrews, the home of golf, located in Fife, one of the most gorgeous counties in Scotland, set…
The Homestead at Hickory View resident Helen Pierce said she didn’t think of making a 100th birthday wish, but “If I had a wish, it would be to be what I’m doing right now, living here, enjoying what I do.”
If you’re looking for Jean Van Der Kamp, Washington, it may be best to try Loving Hearts Outreach, where she spends three days and nearly 20 hours each week.
A county organization has helped hundreds of children and families tangled in the court system, and many of the volunteers who have become voices for children are seniors.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As curator of the 445 flags in the collections of the Missouri State Museum, Katherine Owens has seen firsthand the emotions connected to the sometimes torn and tattered pieces of fabric.
Vietnam veteran Jerry Schumacher of Krakow said he was guarded with his emotions when he had the great honor of taking part in a ceremony to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery.
Here’s more evidence that it’s vital to keep your blood pressure in check. Researchers at Boston University Medical Center report that having high blood pressure in mid-life reduces your ability to successfully complete mental tasks like keeping track of appointments or planning ahead in old age.
Midwesterners know the angst of those living on the border of England and Scotland. Tourists tend to rush through Missouri on their way to somewhere else; such is the case with The Borders.