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  1. Gulfport potter McCabe Coolidge continues to give back

    Life Times

    GULFPORT

    Next to a popup canopy under which colorfully glazed bowls, coffee cups, flowerpots and other pieces of clay pottery are scattered on tables, a gray-haired man sits hunched over a pottery wheel.

    McCabe Coolidge poses for a portrait at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on June 13.
  2. Broaden your world, and think like a travel writer

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    With summer travel options on the horizon, seniors are looking to expand their travel experiences, often on an inflexible budget. One way to do that is to travel like a travel writer, experiencing wherever and however you travel with fresh eyes and fresh insight.

    Nancy Mueller is a Seattle-based travel writer.
  3. Looking for a cool — and good — workout? Suit up and head to the pool

    Health

    Want to get your exercise fix and remain cool? A water workout could very well be your answer. The constant resistance of the water offers a good workout. In the past, water fitness was believed to be for the older generation or pregnant women. That's not so today. The benefits of water exercise are being enjoyed by …

    Earl Vaughn of St. Pete demonstrates the starting position of the chest fly exercise at the Vinoy pool in St Petersburg, FL,  May 9, 2017.
  4. Glen Campbell's wife Kim discusses challenges, guilt caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, others face

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    If there's one thing Kim Campbell would change about caregiving for Alzheimer's patients, it's the attitude so many of us have toward transferring a loved one from home to a long-term care facility. According to Campbell, it's often the most kind, loving decision you can make. It's not a sign of failure, but one of …

    Kim Campbell, wife of country music legend Glen Campbell, is acknowledged by those attending the free event where she shared the story of her personal journey with Alzheimer???‚??„?s disease and the struggles she faced caring for her husband on Friday (5/26/17) at the Suncoast Hospice's Empath Health Service Center in Clearwater. Empath Choices for Care, a member of Empath Health, and Arden Courts Memory Care hosted the free event where Kim shared her story to help others understand the early stages, how the disease changes lives, the challenges families face and the role of caregiver.
  5. Dementia: learn about a living will extension, better communication and resources

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    Make your wishes known

    Empath Choices for Care, one of the organizations that co-sponsored Kim Campbell's late-May visit to Empath Health in Clearwater, has launched something new to help people plan for their care should they develop dementia. It's a document that was designed to be an extension of a …

    Tracy Christner is executive director of Empath Choices for Care.
  6. At any age, lack of sleep can drag you down

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    Yes, your mother was right. We all need eight hours of sleep each night, no matter how old we are.

    says Dr. Michael Jaffee of the University of Florida.
  7. It's important to stretch and strengthen back and abdominal muscles

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    Keeping core muscles limber is as important as keeping them strong.

     Alyssa Cedela of St. Pete demonstrates the modified cobra yoga pose at the Vinoy in St Petersburg, FL,  May 9, 2017.
  8. One City Chorus, Alumni Singers welcome all, no auditions required

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    One by one, sometimes in pairs, people — more women than men, more old than young — walk into the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.

    Fred Seidel, 76, of St. Petersburg, center, rehearses with One City Chorus at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.
  9. Senior Strong program's goal is to help prevent falls, injury

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    Nobody wants to be a Humpty-Dumpty.

    For seniors, a fall can be more than an inconvenience. It can mean injury and an end to independence. It can mean never being put back together again.

    The statistics are stark.

    Michael Fittin, physical therapy supervisor at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Palm Harbor, works with patient Jean Doran, who is among the participants in the Senior Strong program.
  10. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has big plans for summer

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    Lifelong learners: Get out your calendars