Seniors turned on the charm for Cupid Speed Dating to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Paradise Recreation Center in Las Vegas on Friday.
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When Sue Kam was born on Sept. 9, 1936, her parents, Jacob and Edith Denkers, didn’t even know they were expecting their fourth child.
Sporting a sparkling crown, Henderson resident Matilda “Mattie” Kunz is treated as royalty as she celebrates her 100th birthday Aug. 4 at Prestige Assisted Living, 1050 E. Lake Mead Parkway.
Henderson residents continue to feel the aftermath of recent budget cuts to the city’s parks and recreation services.
You probably know some of the signs that can signal the onset of diabetes, such as a pot belly or losing feeling in lower extremities. But there are other signs to watch out for: lethargy, thirst and dry, itchy skin.
Frank and Dolores Kology have a goal. They want to walk to the North Pole. It’s a tongue-in-cheek goal, but it is still quite an effort for the couple. He’s 93, and she’s 91. Their trek begins from their Sun City Summerlin home. They walk a circuit of 1½ miles every night. It’s something they’ve done for the past three years without fail.
Henderson resident Jean Bowles Jenkins, 99, was a pioneer in the real estate industry in Southern California and the Las Vegas Valley, from designing open-kitchen floor plans to convincing home builders to offer sales commissions to real estate agents.
Valley Health System’s Senior Advantage 55+ Program regularly hosts seminars and classes where lecturers talk about diabetes, high cholesterol and other health topics. On July 9, Senior Advantage took its message to the Suncoast, where 50 people learned how to make healthy choices at one of the biggest challenges to those who want to eat right — the buffet.
Kim Becker, a spokeswoman with the city of Henderson, said while the Meals on Wheels program serves people with financial needs, it also provides another much-needed service. “For some of the people, this is their only interaction,” she said.
It is never too early to start thinking about the future and all the issues that come with getting older.