... a selection of compelling articles found in newspapers, magazines, and online resources that focus on topics of special interest to those 50+.
By Joanna Eng.
Foursquare is a web and mobile application that allows its users to share where they are—down to the specific building, park, business, etc.—with their friends. Users earn points and badges for locations that they frequent, and can even become the Foursquare Mayor if they have "checked in" to that spot the most. For many users, it's like a game (or scavenger hunt?) that helps them explore their city.Continue Reading
Posted 07/15/2010 - 9:04am by Terry Nagel
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, made the case for encore careers today, testifying before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee during a hearing entitled, “Choosing to Work During Retirement and the Impact on Social Security.”
Read David Bank’s tweets from the hearing on Twitter: @davidbankContinue Reading
Margaret Anderson, 70, travels a lot with her BlackBerry and thought the iPad might allow her to do more. She travels and takes a lot of pictures and e-mails with her BlackBerry, but she rarely uses it to make phone calls.
Common beverages may lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancerContinue Reading
Scientists don’t always know why these alternative therapies make the hurting stop. But a growing body of evidence suggests they work.
In the early 1980s Cynthia Toussaint was a promising young dancer, close to snagging a role in the hit TV series Fame. But then she tore a hamstring in ballet class. Usually such tears heal on their own, but in Toussaint’s case the injury led to the development of complex regional pain syndrome—a little-understood disease characterized by chronic pain that spreads throughout the body and can be so excruciating that even the touch of clothing hurts.
“It felt like I had been doused with gasoline and lit on fire,” recalls Toussaint, now 48, who was a student at the University of California, Irvine. “I can’t imagine surviving something more devastating.”Continue Reading
Aaaargh! I’ve spent the last several days trying to find what I consider basic information for someone making choices about Medicare. I wanted to know whether and how to sign up for medigap insurance, which pays for many of the costs that Medicare doesn’t cover, such as your portion of the cost of a visit to the doctor.
I started out like any civilian—looking online. I’m very good at navigating the Web, but at Medicare.gov, I found myself running into dead ends.Continue Reading
BY CLAUDIA BUCK, McClatchy NewspapersContinue Reading
What: Art exhibit featuring Baby Boomer, Nadine Charlsen
When: July 12, 1 pm - July 31st
Where: Spivey's Bar & Grill (12227 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215)
For questions, call
Artist Bio: Baby boomer, Nadine L Wilson in Bird City, Kansas. I lived in western Kansas all my childhood years. My "hood" was a group of 11 boys and no girls. My father was an industrial arts teacher and a furniture builder; my mother was a first grade teacher and an oil painter. I grew up with a hammer in one hand, a paintbrush in the other and a tough kid attitude.
I received a B.S.E from Emporia State University (aka KSTC) then began teaching High School theatre in Topeka, Kansas. I was married for 8+ years to a graphic designer and we spent most of our years together in Wichita, Kansas. Eventually I got involved in a large regional theatre-Music Theatre of Wichita.
I worked at MTW for five years and met many designers, actors and technicians from New York. Not long after that, I moved to Brooklyn, New York and received an MFA in theatre design from Brooklyn College. I’ve been in New York City ever since. I have worked for several well known New York designers as well as creating my own set and lighting designs for Off and Off Off Broadway.
I have created murals for a variety of stores and private residences. My watercolors are influenced by my friends in theatre as well as my various instructors at the Art Students League, i.e. Mario Cooper, Paul Ching-Bor, Jada Rowland, Fredrick Brosen, Michael Burban and Dale Meyers. My personal photographic collection is where I find inspiration for my watercolors, and each artwork is a unique image. EDUCATION: Art Students League (life member) M.F.A. (Brooklyn College), M.A. (Wichita State University) www.nadinepaints.com
What: The Facebook Effect
When: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 6:30 pm
Where: Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO
Former Fortune magazine technology reporter David Kirkpatrick tracks the meteoric rise of Facebook from dorm room novelty to a social networking website with 500 million users.Continue Reading
Play all day during Party in the Park on Saturday, July 24 at Swope Park! In celebration of National Parks and Recreation month you can enjoy FREE or LOW-COST, family-friendly activities at Swope Park attractions all day long!
9:00 AM- NOON
Blues & Breakfast Starlight Theatre
Wild Women of KC
Anna Lee & The Lucky So and Sos
Frank Flas & The Silvertones
$5 All you can eat pancakes by Chris Cakes
KPRS Block Party
FREE child ID cards
Kids inflatables fun zones
Concert in the park
Featuring local talent & entertainment
KCWE29 Swim Party
Hot 103 Jamz Deejay
No Admission Charge
Free Healthy Snacks
Presented by Children's Mercy Family Health Partners
For details visit kcmo.org/parks