Soups have it all

To capture the essence of autumn, serve up a bowl of steaming pumpkin-ginger soup, a honeyed concoction that brings sweet fall flavor and is chock-full of beta carotene and protective phytochemicals from the pumpkin. Don’t stop reading just because it sounds too healthy — there’s no reason that good nutrition can’t be tasty and fun. […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 October 2013 | Tagged | 3 Replies

Judy Barlett bakes up more than dessert

If it’s Monday morning at the Placerville Senior Center, Judy Barlett is in the kitchen baking. She’ll produce 12 dozen muffins, 24 dozen cookies and vats of sugarless Jello and rice pudding, enough for the week. Thirty or more day-care members (those enrolled in the Senior Center Club) begin arriving about 9 a.m., many in […]

Eskaton nearing completion

An anthill of workers and activity bustled around the new cottages at the Placerville Eskaton Village in May — landscaping and finishing projects getting ready for the grand opening. “The rain put us a little behind, so not all of the cottages are completely finished, but we’re opening anyway,” said Pamela Dallas, sales counselor for the […]

Things are going swimmingly

  Sometimes the best instructors are volunteers. Bernie Powell teaches water aerobics at the Ponte Palmero Retirement Village in Cameron Park. For this 88-year-old former competitive swimmer, the program is a win-win situation. “Seniors sometimes feel they’re not up to rigorous exercises with weights and such. But when they work out with water aerobics they […]

The Hangtown Fibers Guild helps keep the mind active

Although the Hangtown Fibers Guild is open to members of any age, this volunteer organization is a great way for people in El Dorado County who are over the age of 50 to keep their minds and lives active. With membership between 80 to 100 people, the Hangtown Fibers Guild offers something for everyone. Members’ […]

Exercise is key to mental and physical health

Don’t try to tell Rosemary Revell that a stroke automatically takes you out of the game. Two and a half years ago she suffered a cerebral vascular accident, aka stroke. Feeling helpless and useless with physical, emotional and speech impairments, she began searching for a practical path to recovery. She found results in NIA, (non-impact […]