Category: A & E
Ben’s Soft Pretzels rapidly grows from a market kiosk to 60 locations.
by Barbara Eastman
For most people, getting lost is never a good thing. But for Scott Jones, one of the founders of Ben’s Soft Pretzels, the Goshen-based business that has been recognized as the fastest growing pretzel franchise in the United States, getting lost was fortuitous. He recalls the day that changed his …Read Full Article
Regional arts and entertainment and things to do this quarter.
by John Cain
Visitors to Indiana’s state parks and forests can enjoy more art offerings this summer thanks to a partnership between the Indiana Arts Commission and Department of Natural Resources. The Arts in the Parks grant program is just one way that Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial. The program, endorsed by the …Read Full Article
A roundup of some of the region’s most interesting people of 2015.
by Jane Bokun
Each year the magazine’s editorial board of directors collects nominations for our list of those most influential over 50 who impact Northwest Indiana. The people of influence that Retirement Living has chosen for 2015 continue to touch the region and are examples of leadership and entrepreneurship. For example, there are …Read Full Article
Thanks to a landmark ruling in 2013, Jimmo v. Sebelius, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) now covers maintenance therapy for patients with chronic diseases, such as Parkinson’s, ALS, dementia and MS. Maintenance therapy differs from traditional rehab-based therapy in that the therapist isn’t looking for improvement at each session, but instead seeks to maintain the patient’s current level of ability for as long as …Read Full Article
Creating a “maker space” for technological inspirations.
by Heidi Prescott
It would be too easy to describe Earl Adams as articulate, motivated and inspiring.
And to say the 59-year-old LaPorte retiree has always “followed his passion” would be too cliche.
“In no way is Earl Adams a cliche,” says Fonda Owens, director of the LaPorte County Public Library. “There are no obstacles for Earl. He …Read Full Article
It’s not too late to prepare for retirement, but the time to begin is now!
by Jerry Davich
Have you started preparing for retirement? It’s not too late, but now is the time to begin establishing a sound financial plan for your golden years. Otherwise, those years will be tarnished by regrets, hindsight and financial insecurity, experts say.
“Someone in their 50s should …Read Full Article
Next stop is Australia, where he’ll play a string of dates.
by Jane Bokun
Everybody has a story, and singer/songwriter John “Cougar” Mellencamp has many.
According to website E! Online (eonline.com), the “Jack and Diane” singer from Seymour is dating 61-year-old former supermodel Christie Brinkley, which wouldn’t be the first time the 63-year-old sparked rumors about his life.
Mellencamp has been the subject of controversy …Read Full Article
Specialized home health promises quicker recovery and fewer complications for hip and knee replacement patients.
by Annette Heneghan, RN, BS, and Paula Lorance, RN
Seventy-two-year-old Susan Brobst of Chesterton knew she had weak knees. In fact, when her physician suggested she take a precautionary stress test last year her knees weren’t even strong enough to handle it. Brobst’s South Bend-based orthopedic surgeon told her she …Read Full Article
Upcoming events in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend.
by John Cain
Theatre at the Center kicks off the 2016 season with Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps,” February 18-March 20. Adapted from the 1935 film and 1915 novel by John Buchan, this thrilling comedy has been a hit on Broadway and the West End. The story follows Englishman Richard Hannay, who inadvertently embarks …Read Full Article
The oldest continuously occupied European settlement celebrates 450 years.
by Elizabeth J. Musgrave
Beaches in Florida are to be expected, as are excellent fishing locations and golf courses. Lighthouses, historic landmarks and fine dining at elaborate resorts are also found throughout the Sunshine State. Add in the oldest Spanish Colonial dwelling, the oldest masonry fort in the nation and paranormal activity in several historic landmarks …Read Full Article