Why You Can’t Always Rely on Online Doctor Ratings

Have you been looking for a doctor, or thinking of making a changge from your current provider? Websites that offer doctor ratings often fall far short of what’s needed to help consumers choose. Consumer Reports shares the details of a JAMA study.Source: Why You Can’t Always Rely on Online Doctor Ratings – Consumer Reports

How to Live in a Vintage Airstream

Have you considered ditching your traditional home and taking to the open road? How exactly would that work? Here’s a story about one couple who took the plunge, and what they learned from the experience.  Source: How to Live in a Vintage Airstream – Sunset

2017 List of Senior Discounts – Restaurants

Hungry?  Here it is – the 2017 Big List of Senior Discounts – Restaurants. The most comprehensive list of Senior Discounts on the web! Dining deals for adults, some as early as 50+.   Have fun!  Source: 2017 List of Senior Discounts Restaurants

Care Cars: Giving a lift to seniors

Have you heard about Care Cars? This terrific organization has been providing rides to medical appointments for at-risk seniors, disabled and isolated residents in Spokane County  since 1984.  And, they are looking for volunteer drivers!  This  could be the perfect way for you to give back.  Or, you may know a senior in need of transportation assistance. For more information refer to this recent S-R article:  Source: Care Cars: Giving a lift to seniors | The Spokesman-Review

ACT 2 Spring Class Registration is Now Open!

It’s time to open your horizons! Registration for spring SCC ACT 2 classes is now open.  ACT 2 is designed for anyone who is retiring or thinking of retiring.  The class offerings are really exciting, and very affordable.  Take a look! Source: SCC Extended Learning – ACT 2

Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation

Cohousing is not a new concept, but it is definitely gaining traction.  PBS NewsHour did a nice piece on a Denmark community recently, and it is really interesting.  Could cohousing work in Spokane? Why not?  Source: Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation | PBS NewsHour

How to Be the Best Grandparent to a Child With Special Needs

Most boomers and seniors say that their grandchildren are a wonderful joy in their lives.  But sometimes we face challenges, just like any other family.  Here is one  mom’s plea for her parents’ empathy after an autism diagnosis. Source: How to Be the Best Grandparent to a Child With Special Needs