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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Seniors encouraged to join array of upcoming Senior Center activities

It’s sad, Catherine Bailey of the Maricopa Community/Senior Center laments, there are new people who don’t even know there is a center in the...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: In emergencies, preparedness instills confidence

It’s that time of year when we are reminded by Mother Nature that emergency situations can happen quickly with limited warning. Although Arizona has...
Joan Koczor

Koczor: Alzheimer’s, dementia, take huge toll on families, economy

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. This year’s theme — “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s” — highlights the importance of support for those diagnosed with the...

6 reasons to plan your own funeral

How do you want to be remembered? It’s an important decision. Preplanning your funeral now, before the need arises, puts you in charge of...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Walk-in tubs: what you need to know

I recently had a reader ask for information regarding walk-in tubs. My experience with them is limited to a neighbor who purchased one for...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Aging population expansion will challenge all of us

Aging is inevitable. Like other transitions in life, changes can be physical, psychosocial and mental. Understanding the differences between those changes can assist in...

Woman faces threats of legal action from candidate

Betty White is a retired homemaker, real estate agent and legal secretary. At 72, she's lived a quiet life in Maricopa, and that’s the...

Koczor: The explanation of a complex topic, inflation

Here’s a simple explanation of inflation: a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money. Inflation corresponds to a reduction...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Heat can be fatal

June has baked us to a crisp and July isn’t going to be any better with temperatures in the triple digits. As bad as...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Senior advocate: City best served with transparent, experienced Manfredi on council

To the Editor:  I would like to take this opportunity to endorse current Interim Mayor Vince Manfredi for another term on the City of Maricopa...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Long-term care system broken for those in ‘gigantic middle’

Last month, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins wrote in the group’s bulletin “the system for helping people who can no longer care for themselves...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Fend off threats to Social Security now

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of the issues faced by Social Security, which provides at least 70% of income for about one in six...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Watch out, I have things on my mind!

I’ve had a bunch of interesting tidbits running through my mind the last few weeks. InMaricopa magazine’s focus last month on volunteerism struck a nerve...
Joan Koczor

Koczor: Aging – it happens

Not many like it, but, eventually, it happens to all of us, whether we like it or not. We get older. The aging process is long....

Dementia Support Group has new meeting place

Are you caring for someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? You are welcome to attend the Maricopa Dementia Support Group. The group now meets...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Danger in the air for older Americans

Here in Arizona, we are all exposed to desert dust every time the wind blows. This can lead to lung problems such as Valley...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Medical alert devices: Do you need one?

Last week, I was helping my wife install a home key box for a Province resident when she asked me what I knew about...

Congressman’s reps to visit Maricopa

Representatives from Rep. Tom O'Halleran's office will hold office hours for constituents at City Hall Monday. O'Halleran represents Maricopa and Congressional District 1 in...
Ron Smith Maricopa

5 stages of retirement – and why you need to know them

Retirement typically occurs in five stages: pre-retirement, full retirement, disenchantment, reorien-tation, and reconciliation and stability. Each stage brings its own set of choices. Understanding...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Aging in place: Is it for you?

Because there is “no place like home,” aging in place may have many benefits: it can cost less if you own your home, slow...

Passion rekindled for local dollmaker’s Indigenous-inspired creations

Robin Holland has an unorthodox family. One child wears an outfit consisting of fringed, cream leather, accented with real rabbit fur. There are also handloomed...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Is there really no need?

Happy New Year everyone! I’m hoping that many of you spent some quality time with family and friends. There are many components to aging well....
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Senior dental health and why it’s important

The holidays are over and we all probably put on a few pounds as well as made New Years resolutions that most of us...
Joan Koczor

Traveling by air just got easier

Traveling by plane is one of the safest and fastest ways to get to your destination. But crowded airports, long waits at security checkpoints,...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Helping senior loved ones enjoy the holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s an ideal time to start planning for the festivities. Enjoying the holiday cheer will help maintain...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Are your end-of-life affairs in order?

We’re not getting any younger. So, you may want to make end-of-life decisions to protect your loved ones. This might not be the most upbeat...

Eagle lands in Maricopa: former NFL star Carl Hairston

In 15 seasons as an NFL defensive lineman, including a final season in 1990 for the Phoenix Cardinals, Carl Hairston attributed his success to...

Quilters bring fabric to life

One can turn to various places in Maricopa to find accomplished quilters. The similarities, however, overshadow the differences in this passionate pursuit. And while individual...

Super-volunteer Jim Irving, ‘heart and soul’ of MUSD

Jim Irving is 82 going on 62. That’s a good thing because the retiree logs as many weekly hours as a volunteer for the Maricopa...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Tools available to facilitate ‘the talk’

Last month, I emphasized the need for planning during the third phase of our life. A very important part of end-of-life planning is starting...