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Conscious aging: Research supports a ‘plasticity’ of the brain that we can learn from

We all know we’re getting older, don’t we? After all, it’s hard not to wake up in the morning and realize you’re a day older. The physical changes become more obvious, and there are mental changes as well — it can be depressing. Eugene’s Emily Rice, 62, and Nancy Sawtelle, 60, have been helping women navigate these changes through a series of “conscious aging” workshops, which focus on the mental and spiritual aspects of the aging process.

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Oregonians get ready for the big eclipse

“The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming.” In China, 715 years ago, that statement would’ve been met with fear and worry over what disaster the darkening of the skies would foretell to fall upon the leader.

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Albany carousel finally ready for its first spin

After 15 years of planning, carving and assembling, the Albany Historic Carousel and Museum opens Aug. 15. There will be a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for “kids of all ages,” to celebrate the long-awaited, 22,000 square foot, state of the art facility, located at the corner of 1st Avenue SW and Washington Street SW in Albany.

Follow these tips to keep your pets safe in the heat

The Oregon Humane Society urges animal lovers to follow these simple dos and don’ts for keeping your pets safe in the heat.

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Assistance League of Salem is helping those in need

“I don’t get new clothes very often and when I do, I feel awesome.”

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Conscious aging: Research supports a ‘plasticity’ of the brain that we can learn from

We all know we’re getting older, don’t we? After all, it’s hard not to wake up in the morning and realize you’re a day older. The physical changes become more obvious, and there are mental changes as well — it can be depressing. Eugene’s Emily Rice, 62, and Nancy Sawtelle, 60, have been helping women navigate these changes through a series of “conscious aging” workshops, which focus on the mental and spiritual aspects of the aging process.

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Oregonians get ready for the big eclipse

“The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming.” In China, 715 years ago, that statement would’ve been met with fear and worry over what disaster the darkening of the skies would foretell to fall upon the leader.

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Albany carousel finally ready for its first spin

After 15 years of planning, carving and assembling, the Albany Historic Carousel and Museum opens Aug. 15. There will be a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for “kids of all ages,” to celebrate the long-awaited, 22,000 square foot, state of the art facility, located at the corner of 1st Avenue SW and Washington Street SW in Albany.

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Community video: Marion County Fair

Scenes from Marion County Fair

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Community video: White House Conference on Aging

The Boomer and Senior News stops by a once a decade event held in Lebanon, Oregon: The Oregon White House Conference on Aging.

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Community Video: Boomer and Seniors have dance fever!

Boomers and Seniors show off their dancing skills.

Opinion

ANOTHER VOICE: Four reasons the corporate grocer liquor takeover is bad for Oregon

In 2011, grocers got their way with a ballot measure that privatized Washington’s liquor sales.

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Who would you vote for? Sound off in our polls!

Who would you vote for in the presidential election?

New Breakthroughs In The Drive For Peace In The Middle East: Changing Public Opinion

Through Interfaith Unification

Houston, TX, June 8, 2015