Two local women profiled in this story each left their busy lives behind to become fitness instructors and find healthier balance in their own lives.
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Pastys are a traditional Cornish pastry of meat and vegetables tucked into a flaky dough pocket. The owners of this business come from a large family with family members involved in many different local ventures, so I wrongly assumed that was the origin of the name Cousin Jack. I came to understand that the name […]
I got to interview the group of women who raise guide dog puppies for the blind for two publications, the Register-Guard’s Dash special publication and Spot Magazine. These trainers spend a huge amount of time making sure the puppies are good citizens. They are the best-behaved dogs I’ve ever met, and the people who receive […]
Color. Joy. Life. Those words describe not only Sandra McMorris Johnson’s art but her philosophy, too. A tall, elegant woman with more than 30 years behind her as a professional artist, Sandra has taken the traditional woman’s work of sewing and fabrics to new heights, both literally and figuratively. Sandra was a joy to talk […]
Throughout most of our lives, moves come with a sense of “pregnant anticipation,” explains Diane Masarie, owner of Move-In Comfort. There’s a sense of moving on to something bigger and better—moving to college, moving into your first home, moving into a bigger home when children arrive, moving to a nicer home. But when seniors move, […]
Perhaps your college years ended long ago. Still, that’s no reason to stop cracking open the books. The difference between learning during your early life and learning later on is that you don’t have to worry about grades, homework or pulling all-nighters cramming for exams. Learning in retirement is just for the fun of it.
Seniors are among the most vulnerable population when it comes to fraud. They’re trusting, kind and generous, which can get them in trouble if they don’t know the warning signs of common scams.
Come March, winter’s been gnawing at our bones for too long. We’re ready for spring’s warmth, and St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 offers the promise of just one more wintry holiday before the sun starts to strengthen. The signature dish of St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef, offers one last chance to steam up the […]
Thanks to that old story “The Three Little Pigs,” conventional wisdom holds that only a glutton for punishment would build a house of straw. But it’s time to take a match to that old cliché, particularly when the building material is bales of rye grass. A 1 1/2-story home was Eugene’s first straw bale dwelling […]
It’s a sad fact that muscle mass diminishes with age, but strength training can help to reverse this process, no matter how old you are when you start. Many women that exercise spend more time on cardiovascular exercise and less time using resistance or weights. Perhaps this is due to a perception that women will […]