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Ms. Senior Arizona sings her way to crown

Crowned in late March, Jessica Klebanow has yet to wrap her head around the title “Ms. Senior Arizona.”

Technological Assistance

From helping with hearing and managing diabetes to training at the gym or in the kitchen, new apps for the 50-plus set are taking off.

Music, comedy show benefits veteran groups

When U.S. Marine Corps serviceman Victor Pinzon returned from his tour of Vietnam, he felt like a “lost sheep.”

Spring Book Sale benefits Oro Valley Public Library

Thousands of books will be available for purchase during the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library’s Spring Book Sale at the end of April.

Let me introduce myself

Hi! I’m Bill Straus and I’ve been invited to provide a monthly column for Lovin’ Life After 50.

Switching Gears in Retirement

In searching for investment options, would you rather have—high return or low return? High risk or low risk? Liquid or illiquid?

The Cays: ‘Ultimate Waterfront Address’

In their early 70s, Koert and Rebecca Smith were looking to make life easier for themselves.

My Curmuddy Awards for 2014

To those of you waiting breathlessly, here are my annual Curmuddy Awards, presenting ugly mud-pie statuettes to those deserving wretches for wacky, wicked and witless conduct in 2014.

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Cameo Ball Features Dancing, ‘Salad Parade’

The Cameo Foundation and its founder Herme Sherry are busy this time of year.

Stem Cells May Be The Next Penicillin

Considering the history of the antibiotic, stem cells could be the next penicillin.

Won’t Get Fooled Again

The generation built on skepticism is now the prime target age for scammers. And the scammers are stepping up their game.

Journey to the Bottom of the Globe

As a travel journalist, I am constantly asked for my favorite travel experiences. The list is endless, but there is one destination that seems to raise the most eyebrows...

The Big Stretch

—for many of us, there’s still one inevitable certainty: Exercise begins at 50.

It’s Harvest Season in Eastern Washington State

Sure, I knew western Washington’s Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, the islands of Puget Sound, the rainforests and the rugged Washington coast well. I never really gave the rich agricultural eastern part of the state, known more for sun than rain, a chance.

Highway 49 Revisited

In the 1840s, the population of California was only 14,000, but by 1850 more than 100,000 settlers and adventurers had arrived from all over the world—and they came for one reason: gold.