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January 28, 2003
Rhythm of life   Nightly they come, in dresses of chiffon and shoes of soft kid. Their goal is to dance the night away, but they also find something else: camaraderie. Story

[Times photo:
Douglas R. Clifford]

Expert on aging offers his advice
One of the nice things about living in the Tampa Bay area is the number of useful medical, academic and social services resources that are available.

A hang up led to connection, forgiveness
Even our embarrassing moments can teach us a thing or two. I remember one lesson I learned from a telephone repairman.

Forget about it? Maybe
As the story on forgiveness points out, your health -- mental and physical -- might be at stake if you are prone to hold a grudge. For the first Sound Off of the year, I'd like to know what you think about forgiving and forgetting. How easy is it for you to forgive and forget? Are there instances when forgiveness is out of the question? Have you recently let go of a grudge and feel liberated enough to tell us about it?

Laughter Club provides dose of good medicine
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone."

Exercising her health options
Eleanor Tucker learned the value of exercise as a teenage polio patient. Now 69, she continues to outdistance disability through working out.

Mini-Med School is offering 3 free sessions
The University of South Florida Mini-Med School returns for its seventh season from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 17 through March 3, at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center's Ferguson Hall, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Painful sights, distressing sounds
I may be old, but so far I can still see and hear. Sometimes I wish that were not the case. If I were deaf and blind, I wouldn't be able to hear or read about what's going on in our beloved country. I would be blissfully ignorant. For instance, I wouldn't know that before the midterm elections, no one mentioned that state governments would be unable to fulfill their part of Medicare and Medicaid obligations.

The computer age is any age
In the nationwide SeniorNet Program, volunteers teach computer classes for older adults, with a goal of "bringing wisdom to the computer age."


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