Category: Coronavirus

Senior centers, dances adjust schedule due to pandemic

February 5, 2021 | By Linda Matney

The pandemic continues to affect area senior centers, although some are offering meals and/or activities. The Active Age contacted many by telephone in mid-January and compiled these notes from those conversations. Circumstances are likely to change, so it’s recommended to call the centers before going. Their phone numbers are listed on page 21. SEDGWICK COUNTY […]

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Hug a scientist, they might just save your life

| By Julie Doll

Editor’s note: This is our last column from Julie Doll, who has hung up her pen, at least for now. We appreciate her well-researched and -reasoned pieces. For more of her columns, check out dolljulie.wordpress.com. Scientists have done it again. They have come to the rescue of billions of people around the globe. Their development […]

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Grandparents turn homes into schools

December 30, 2020 | By Matthew Kelly

Gary O’Neal of Bel Aire stood on his deck, the smell of frying bacon wafting up from the grill. He wasn’t just enjoying a leisurely Wednesday evening, though. He was meal-prepping for yet another school day. O’Neal has been retired for almost 10 years. At 73, he certainly wasn’t expecting to go back to school […]

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Snowbirds still flocking south for winter

| By Amy Geiszler-Jones

Retired mail carrier Linda Barnes doesn’t care for dealing with the wind, cold, ice and snow that can mark a Kansas winter. For the fifth year in a row, Barnes, 71, and her 72-year-old husband, George, a retired Wichita police officer, will migrate south to spend the early winter months of the year. The Barneses […]

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