Category: A & E

Elkhart Lake

Wisconsin getaway offers a wealth of dining, shopping and artistic options, great for a weekend or a week.

by Elizabeth J. Musgrave

Stretched out along its namesake Wisconsin community, Elkhart Lake brings the elfin town no fewer than three resorts and several bed-and-breakfasts drawing visitors annually for generations. Although summer is the busiest time of the year, autumn, winter and spring each offer beauty and …

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American Cancer Society Provides Transportation Assistance

NORTHWEST INDIANA — An estimated 35,560 residents will learn that they have cancer this year.

The American Cancer Society provides transportation to and from treatment facilities to help people with cancer get the critical care they need; however, getting to their scheduled treatment may be a challenge.

“One cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere from 20 to 30 trips to treatment in six …

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Avoiding Sports Injuries

With some common sense, good equipment and sound advice, you can stay fit and active.

by Jerry Davich

Staying active while avoiding aches, pains and sports injuries can feel like straddling a dangerous tightrope for many people over age 50. However, it’s a balancing act that can be done with the proper gear, professional guidance and a little common sense.

“Everyone is able to accommodate …

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White Linen and Corks

Indianapolis dining scene has more options all the time, from traditional steaks and Italian fare to eclectic new choices.

by Elizabeth J. Musgrave

I am delighted to be invited to create this culinary, wine and spirits column for Retirement Living. As the food and drink scene continues to thrive in tourism, local movements and education, the energy is positive and ever-expanding. To kick off …

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Reinventing Careers

More seniors are spurning retirement and building brand-new careers, often through business startups and new products.

by Jerry Davich

At an age when most veteran workers are eyeing retirement and ramping down their office duties, more seniors than ever are reinventing themselves. Not only to stay employed in an ageless global workforce, but also to remain vibrant, productive and in demand.

Call them 21st century …

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Driven to Succeed

For Tom VanProoyen, retirement is still more than a decade’s drive away.

by Michael Puente

When you run one of the oldest, largest and most successful car dealerships in Northwest Indiana, it’s difficult to even think about walking away from it to retire.

“I think I’m at least a decade away,” says Tom VanProoyen, owner and operator of Schepel Buick GMC Cadillac of Merrillville.

VanProoyen’s …

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South Shore Arts

Retirement is a great time to find a new passion, including painting.

by Carol Moore

Retirement means being busier than ever for Rita Berg of St. John. “I’ve always lived a very busy lifestyle,” she says. “I went from being busy in the medical community to being busy in the art community.” She’d always enjoyed crafting, even made her own cards, so she thought she …

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Arts Calendar

A varied menu of music, art and theater, including lots of free offerings.

by John Cain

The Northwest Indiana Symphony continues its South Shore Summer Music Festival with free concerts, sponsored by Strack & Van Til and JPMorgan Chase, at Central Park in Griffith on July 25, Franciscan Communities in Crown Point on July 26, Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond on August 1 and Redar …

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Advances in Cancer Treatment

News of the “C” word is frightening for patients and stressful for physicians to share, but treatment options are getting better all the time.

by Cassie Richardson

Two weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer, magazine publisher Glee Renick-May thought she had the stomach flu.

“I would be eating and all of a sudden I’d start getting pains in my stomach,” she says.

Thinking she …

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Retirement Planning Q&A

The questions vary depending on your age, but no matter when, it’s a good idea to get solid advice.

by Shari Held

Planning for retirement is an absolute necessity, and the sooner you start, the better. But it’s not a “one-time-and-done” deal. Changing situations and roadblocks along the way require a continual shift in strategies. You’ve got to be on your toes to keep on …

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