Category: A & E

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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Help for Caregivers

Support and education are vital if you’re providing care for someone else.

by Rebecca Zaseck

I don’t presume to be an expert. But, after working for 28 years in programs and services with our older generations, I have learned a few things. First and foremost, all of us can expect to feel the impact of this experience called “caregiving”. It is a fact of life …

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Relying on Generosity

Not-for-profits are on the financial mend following the downturn, but always need the support of those passionate about the cause.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

Many people feel a connection to their church. Some are loyal supporters of their alma mater. Others strongly believe in the mission of a not-for-profit organization that provides an important service or program in their community.

Personal involvement and emotional attachment–not …

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Summer and Fall Calendar

A roundup of festivals, events, theater, music, art, wine tastings and more, across Northwest Indiana and nearby cities.

by Jane Bokun

Summer and fall in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and all throughout the area–it’s a thing to behold. People here couldn’t feel better about a lovely break from the polar vortex that we’ve had to deal with all winter and spring. Now …

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