SCORE, retirement, business mentoring, community, business start-ups

Giving Back to the Community
Business Leaders Help the Next Generation of Start-Ups

By Bruce Quernemoen   Are you ready to start that business you’ve dreamed of, but don’t know where to begin? Then come to SCORE, where business leaders from the community will share their experiences and help you make your new venture a success! Originally founded in 1964, SCORE is a national, all-volunteer organization with more

Mixing Photography and Painting to Create Unique Art

By Mary Staby   30 years ago I started hand-coloring black and white photographs. At first it was just a hobby… but I bought six pieces from Deb Dupont, an artist from Texas, and finally realized I need to learn how to do this.’ I am self-taught; there is nothing computerized or digital about my

Plant Based Essential Oils
Boost the Mind, Body & Spirit

By Melinda Myers   The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit. Boost your energy and increase your focus as you balance work and family life. Peppermint has long been prized for this and more. You’ll find it also helps relieve headaches and

Being “Fit” in Retirement

When planning for retirement, have you planned to do anything other than being financially “fit”? Complement being financially “fit” with being “fit” emotionally, socially and physically. Here are some suggestions to help you reach that goal. 1 Plan something to look forward to As with any change, retirement can be challenging. When going through times

Midlife Liberation — It’s Time to Go for It!

We spent our first twenty years growing up. Most of it we don’t even recall and much of what we experienced was not in our control. We spent the next twenty years traveling at light speed – marriage, kids, divorce, careers, pets, homes, disease – through more major life experiences than we could count. Now,

Elder Lawyer with a Banjo on his Knee

I’m an elder attorney. I help people age with dignity, grace and control. And at 67, I’ve just started a practice. What? When my curtain should be coming down, it’s just going up! I love my Act II, but what about Act I? I did my Act I as a musician. My band, The Shoppe,

3 Things Stressing Older Workers More than Younger Ones

A Portland State study found big differences between the generations By Richard Eisenberg, Money & Work Editor Older workers are plenty stressed these days, especially about having enough money saved for retirement. But, according to a recent study from Portland State University’s psychology department, there are three things in the workplace itself that stress older

Financial Pros and Cons of Getting Married Late in Life

Love is wonderful, but there may be a few practical questions to consider. I swore I would never remarry after my wife died from complications related to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Lou Gehrig’s disease at 53. The personality-altering disease took a toll on me as well. But that was 2014, and this is now. Like

Forget a Fast Car. Creativity Is the New Midlife Crisis Cure.

Who needs a Ferrari when you can pick up a paintbrush? Remember those days? When a midlife crisis meant swapping your hatchback for a sports car, preferably red, or taking up a boozy, illicit affair? Not today. In this era of mindfulness, and today’s preoccupation with pursuing a meaningful life, a new antidote has emerged

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