summer fun

Wright Stuff: Hot Fun in the Summertime

By Mike Wright  Summer is usually the most anticipated time of the year. People plan their summertime fun vacations or create off-time to engage in activities usually foreign to other...

Social Security 101: Exactly What Is Medicare?

Question: I will be turning 65, just what is Medicare? (L. Del Monte, Greenacres)  Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people 65+. You may also qualify if you...
Monster Mash

Music Flashback: “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

By Randal C. Hill  In the summer of 1973, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s original “Monster Mash” reached the American Top 10 for a second time. Pickett sang lead with a Hollywood...
The Hill movie poster, baseball

Movie Preview: Rickey Hill Is True Life Baseball Inspiration

By Randal C. Hill  It’s hard to dream of becoming a professional baseball player when you can barely walk, but that didn’t stop Rickey Hill.   The true-life sports drama “The Hill”...
Parkinson's Disease

The Healthy Geezer: Do Pesticides Cause Parkinson’s Disease?

By Fred Cicetti  Q. Is it true that pesticides are responsible for people getting Parkinson’s disease?  Although genetics is very important in Parkinson’s disease (PD), environmental exposures also increase a person’s...
Multiracial senior adults at a senior living residence

Good Advice for Seniors When Choosing a Final Residence

by Kathy A. Megyeri Many of us in our 80’s are exploring elder care options and a final residence, especially when facing health issues. As my husband and I pack...