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Prime View Briefs for March

Seniors are invited to participate in a friendly competition with a blend of sporting and social events for athletes of all skill levels 50 or older.

Take a trip back in time on Nevada Southern Railway

Less than a half-hour drive from Las Vegas, you can step back in time and experience a historic and interesting ride on the unique Nevada Southern Railway in Boulder City. This train can be an exceptional experience for everyone, as it facilitates accessibility for people with limited mobility, whether they are using wheelchairs, walkers, scooters or canes.

Consider risks before embracing caffeine hype

Have you heard all the buzz lately about caffeine being associated with a reduced risk or delayed onset of dementia? A recent study published by the University of South Florida and the University of Miami monitored the memory and thinking processes...

Prime Briefs for September 2012

Travel with Senior Tripsters Senior Tripsters, a nonprofit travel group for seniors, organizes journeys ranging from local day trips starting at about $40, to two-week European vacations costing about $5,000. Check out its upcoming trips at...

Seniors prepare for Medicare open enrollment

Medicare's open enrollment comes early this year, Oct. 15, and lasts longer, until Dec. 7. But that doesn't mean one can wait to compare plans and decide which one fits best. Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, 6900 N. Durango Drive, held a...

Holocaust survivor's message to kids is one of self-made success

Ben Lesser is on a mission to see that no one forgets the Holocaust. The 83-year-old Summerlin resident recalls the day he was liberated from a German concentration camp as if it were yesterday, and he's made it his mission to help young people learn from his experience, speaking at schools and community venues wherever he can.

Celebrating an Age of Elegance

Sun City Anthem resident Nicole Duffel, 60, greets the crowd after winning the Ms. Senior Nevada competition at the South Point, Aug. 22. The interview, evening gown and talent competition for women 60 or older selects a winner based on how well she represents the "age of elegance." The nonprofit Ms. Senior Nevada organization was started in 1985 by Patti Hoganson Ogren. Pageant royalty make appearances in the community and assist charities. Find more photos from the pageant at http://www.lvrj.com/multimedia/Ms-Senior-Nevada-Pageant-2012-167152035.html .

Prime Briefs for September 2012

Travel with Senior Tripsters Senior Tripsters, a nonprofit travel group for seniors, organizes journeys ranging from local day trips starting at about $40, to two-week European vacations costing about $5,000. Check out their upcoming trips at...

There's no stopping Speeding Theatre

The adult theater program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was eliminated in June 2011 due to budget cuts. Within months, the students had organized themselves as The Speeding Theatre-Over 55 and hit the road, searching for a new place to call home. The Speeding Theatre –– so named because, much like breaking the speed limit, all participants are over 55 –– put the brakes on when it found a home this June at Las Ventanas, a senior housing facility at 10401 W. Charleston Blvd. The performance group now holds its auditions and Saturday rehearsals there.

Table tennis tournament for seniors set in Henderson

The Henderson Parks and Recreation Department's 7th Annual Senior Warm-up Open Table Tennis Tournament will take place Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Players ages 45 and older may participate in the tournament,...