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“Ya got to have friends”

So sang Bette Midler in the 1970s and it turns out to be prescient for those hoping for a longer life. Health researchers report...

Broken heart syndrome is real

Originally known as “takotsubo cardiomyopathy,” broken heart syndrome is relatively common. People with this syndrome often see their doctor for chest pains, thinking they...

Lift weights, and eat more protein. How to become physically stronger.

The New York Times recently highlighted the results of a comprehensive scientific review of research on how to become physically stronger. The review finds...

Life is Short, Play More. Yoga in the Blue Zone.

Athens cardiologist Subodh Agrawal is participating in the Human Yoga Project and wants to create a Blue Zone in the Athens area.

April is Sjogren’s Awareness Month

The second most common rheumatic autoimmune disease is one called Sjogren’s, (pronounced SHOW-grins), and nine of 10 people diagnosed are women, although it’s been...

Livability. Where shall we age?

While our parents may have lived out their adult lives in the same home and community they raised us in, adding a ramp and...

Poets on the Loose – Spring 2017

Owlsley Lodge By Elizabeth Barnhart Twenty years a widow, Isabella bought the place in the fire sale of a by-passed town, a small summer home at village edge. As the house passed from...

Poets on the Loose – Winter 2017

The Stag At My Sit Spot By Marguerite Holmes I go to my Sit Spot in a wooded area of Memorial Park – under the only...

Artistically Designed Bus Shelters in Athens

Here's a sample of the latest art shelters funded by the SPLOST program and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Program.

OLLI classes continue online

It is, or at least it was, easy to take everything around us for granted – our favorite restaurants, our walks, our routine. Sometimes...

Governor signs senior care safety bill

In a special summer session, the state legislature unanimously passed HB 987, which provides more safeguards for seniors in assisted living and personal care...

Stuck On A Cruise Ship and Other Stories of Sudden Change

Athens resident Wendy Bartels flew out of Atlanta on Feb. 29 for a two-week cruise along the coast of South America with her sister,...

Nursing Home Model In Trouble

Life and Death in Senior Living Facilities Senior Wire Getting older in American will never be the same, after the astonishing death toll in nursing homes...