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February 25, 2003
photoFinding joy in turmoil
The number of grandparents raising their grandchildren is growing. A statewide support network based in the Tampa Bay area helps those caregivers with the difficulties of being parents again. Story
  • Grandparents: Living examples for children
    Perhaps at no other time have grandparents been so vital to our society. Their roles will become more important as they step into positions of part-time and full-time caregivers.
  • Resources for grandparents
    For grandparents raising their grandchildren, or who are seeking legal custody, or for grandparents who are just lending a helping hand, these organizations offer resources to help make the effort easier.

We hope you'll like these five new features
The times are a changin' for Seniority, starting this month with the debut of five features.

The Link Tank: Need help? Turn to the Link Tank
The cliche "knowledge is power" is perhaps most important when we approach our senior years and anything that can go wrong does. Maybe Medicare denies a claim it has always paid. Or you realize you can no longer drive but have no idea how to find alternate transportation. Or maybe you're confused about long-term care insurance and you want someone to explain it to you, preferably not someone trying to sell you a policy.

Cultivating shared interests bears a fruitful harvest
Like many couples, my husband and I liked different things.

Fighting off nail fungus
Editor's note: In this continuing column, we'll look at how the body ages and what we can do to keep it healthy, part by part.

Hobby carves a new niche
Ed McCarthy always enjoyed creating with wood, but after retirement he added a new dimension to his enjoyable pastime; he learned woodcarving.

A huge price to pay for a drug discount
I'm not sure I have this right. I think the government is eager to give seniors prescription drug relief. I think its solution is to dump us into the private sector, to put us all in "managed care" so that for-profit companies can negotiate a deal with the pharmaceutical companies to provide us with a discount. It sounds to me like a way to pry us out of the Medicare system with a bribe.

A family's flight to freedom
Political oppression in his native Romania spurred Alexandru Nenu to escape to the United States. The next question: how would he get his family to the land of freedom too?

Get stronger and fitter faster with strength-training program
As many of you continue to establish your health and fitness routines for 2003, I would encourage you to make strength training part of that regimen.

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