Category: A & E

Publisher’s Message – Summer 2015

Why Retire Anywhere Else?

For a great place to retire, there’s no need to cross the state line.

As a native born and raised in Indiana, I am convinced it is one of the most intriguing and beautiful states in the U.S. We have beautiful parks, cities and towns, diversity, culture, amenities and quality of life abound. Where else would I venture in my retirement …

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Arts Update

Upcoming events in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend

by John Cain

Northwest Indiana
The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2014-15 concert season on Thursday, May 14, with a celebration of American composer George Gershwin, whose jazz-influenced compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Lyric Opera of Chicago alumni Kimberly Jones and Bill McMurray will bring their talents to the roles of …

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Elite Aging Studied in Oldest-living Dogs

WEST LAFAYETTE – To understand what it takes to live to be 100, scientists in the field of aging research have been enlisting help from the oldest-living humans. But a powerful observation – when it comes to aging and cancer, pets and people are in the same boat – is opening the door to a new research possibility: the oldest dogs as our greatest teachers.

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Job Search Age Discrimination and How to Avoid It

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.

Ford …

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Indispensable, Irreplaceable You

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 …

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Small-Business Startups

“I LIKE TO CONTROL MY OWN DESTINY”
Dwayne Walker left work in corporate
America to launch Chicagoland Popcorn.

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 …

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Retired Racers

LIFE AFTER RACING Rescued greyhounds can make great pets.

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 …

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Blurred Lines

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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 …

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New Beginnings

ON-STAFF ARTIST Pines Village residents learn art techniques from an expert instructor.

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, …

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Estate Planning Pitfalls

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY
An estate plan ensures that
financial matters follow the
course you’d prefer.

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 …

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