Category: A & E
Recent data show that the unemployment rate for those age 55-plus is approximately 3.9 percent – a fraction of the total U.S. unemployment rate which hovers at 5.5 percent. This statistic will no doubt come as a surprise to older job seekers who are still struggling to find work – especially as they compete for positions against younger, less experienced and lower paid workers.
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6 Tips to Creating Peerless Value at Work
By: DeEtta Jones
Given the rapid pace of change in most organizations, it is likely that you have—at least on occasion—considered the value you add (and what you have invested in it). Value is the return on investment benefit that your company enjoys because of your unique contribution to clients, colleagues and work product. It also includes …Read Full Article
Entrepreneurs find personal and financial rewards in self-employment.
by Laurie Wink
Considering the growing number of Baby Boomers leaving long-term jobs–by choice or necessity–to start their own businesses, the word “retirement” might have to be retired.
Boomers now represent more than half of self-employed workers, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The percentage of entrepreneurs ages 55 to 64 grew from 14.5 to nearly 23 …Read Full Article
Rescue group helps the region’s dog lovers adopt greyhounds.
by Jane Bokun
Even though Leslie Sisson is allergic to dogs, she couldn’t help herself from adopting a greyhound. Sisson is now part of the Great Lakes Greyhound Rescue Group in Portage. The mission of the group is to provide a safe and loving home for retired racing greyhounds. “I have three greyhounds now, but I …Read Full Article
Your changing vision could signal more than the need for a new pair of eyeglasses.
by Cassie Richardson
Who says Mother Nature doesn’t have a sense of humor?
On one hand, aging is credited with bringing the wisdom we need to look at the world in ways that make the important things in life seem crystal clear.
On the other, the aging process brings certain …Read Full Article
Retirement community amenities and social calendars provide activity and connectivity for residents.
by Heidi Prescott Wieneke
Seniors who move from their longtime homes into retirement communities generally share the same basic needs. Many require assistance when it comes to cooking, house cleaning and yard work. Some need medical assistance and want to live somewhere they can seamlessly transition from one level of care to another, …Read Full Article
The biggest danger is not doing anything to plan for when you’re gone.
By Heidi Prescott Wieneke
It’s not uncommon for people to have someone special in mind to whom they want to leave an heirloom necklace, an antique car or a baseball card collection when they die. Yet these are the very items siblings end up arguing over because nothing is ever put on …Read Full Article
Some highlights from the new automotive model year’s offerings.
by Steve Kaelble
Why just drive somewhere when you can arrive in style? The new automotive model year offers a wealth of heart-pumping excitement, surprising luxury, amazing technology and impressive value–whatever your priority happens to be. Read on for a roundup of some of the highlights.
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Comedy, drama and music on stage, plus unusual exhibits.
by John Cain
In LaPorte County, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents “Work Local: Speak Global,” February 7-April 18. This exhibit unites local artists, craftsmen and graduate students from IIT in Chicago with local producers of materials, products and/or services that will celebrate the possibilities of local talent in fields as diverse as fine arts …Read Full Article
The three restaurants of Italian Village will make you a return customer.
by Elizabeth J. Musgrave
I love Chicago. Each and every visit, there’s something new to see and something to discover that was overlooked on previous trips. Nooks and crannies are filled with little shops, buildings are renovated into theatres, museums or lofts, and restaurants come and go with the seasons. When you find …Read Full Article