Archive for April 2013

Seniors use library card as a key to aging-in-place services

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Harold Young spent 25 years teaching 5th and 6th graders in South County schools.  “Retired” for 22 years, he is now completing 15 years in a bonus years career as a volunteer with Anne Arundel County Public Library branches in Annapolis and…

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Our heritage benefits from guides in their bonus years career

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Not everyone remembers that Annapolis once served as the capital of the United States.  But it did – for a short period, between November 1783 and August 1784.  It was during this time that the Americans and the British ratified the Treaty…

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Want to know about longevity? Try popcorn and the movies

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland The near-doubling of longevity during the 20th century – from 41 years to 78 years between 1900 and 2000 – has been a major factor re-shaping America’s changing culture.  Though much of the increase in life expectancy is accounted for at the…

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Reaching down to lift up another is a good exercise

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland “Every day is Saturday.”  So said Annapolitan Cynthia Palmer when I asked her how she liked retirement. Before retiring, Cynthia was a high-performing research manager at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  With degrees in biology and economics, she…

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