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Science of living longer shared by Blue Zones speaker, panelists

September 24, 2018 — The centuries-old search for the fountain of youth may finally be within your grasp. The length of one's life comes down to how active you are, your diet, keeping a sharp mind and even how much you socialize. Nearly 100 Roaring Fork Valley residents came

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Buettners’ ‘Blue Zones’ research reveals keys to longevity

September 23, 2018 — Do you think Garfield County, Colorado, is the healthiest place to live? Okinawa, Japan, has less cancer, heart disease and dementia than the U.S. And Okinawan women live longer than any other women in the world. Sardinia, Italy, has the highest concentration of male centenarians

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Super Seniors Pt. 4: Glenn Vawter voted top Super Senior by PI readers

September 22, 2018 — Editor's note: The Glenwood Springs Post Independent concludes its four-week-long series of Sunday profiles on the "Super Seniors" of Garfield County aged 80 and older who were nominated online by readers earlier this summer as part of our Longevity Project. — Glenn Vawter – Colorado

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Longevity Project — Part 4: Financial planning is one key to aging well

September 18, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the fourth and final installment in our four-part Longevity Project, looking at the keys to living a long life and issues around aging in Garfield County. Additional parts appeared Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12. — Will I outlive my

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Super Seniors Part 3: Meet another batch of Garfield County’s busy seniors

September 15, 2018 — Editor's note: Each Sunday through Sept. 23, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent will run profiles on the "Super Seniors" of Garfield County aged 80 and older who were nominated online by readers earlier this summer as part of our Longevity Project. — Karl Oelke —

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Longevity Project — Part 3: Aging in place preferred by most Garfield County seniors

September 11, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the third installment in a four-part Longevity Project series by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent looking at the keys to living a long life and issues around aging in Garfield County. Additional parts will appear each Wednesday through Sept. 19. —

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Super Seniors Part 2: North side of 80 is nothing for these active Garfield County residents

September 8, 2018 — Editor's note: Each Sundays through Sept. 23, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent will run profiles on the "Super Seniors" of Garfield County aged 80 and older who were nominated online by readers earlier this summer as part of our Longevity Project. — Maryhannah Hansen Throm

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Longevity Project — Part 2: Garfield County a hot bed for fit seniors

September 4, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the second installment in a four-part Longevity Project series by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent looking at the keys to living a long life and issues around aging in Garfield County. Additional parts will appear each Wednesday through Sept. 19. Garfield

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Meet Garfield County’s ‘Super Seniors’ – Part 1

September 1, 2018 — Editor's note: Starting today and continuing on consecutive Sundays through Sept. 23, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent will run profiles on the "Super Seniors" of Garfield County aged 80 and older who were nominated online by readers earlier this summer as part of our Longevity

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Longevity Project Part 1: Senior citizen wave coming to Garfield County

August 28, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a four-part Longevity Project series by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent looking at the keys to living a long life and issues around aging in Garfield County. Additional parts will appear each Wednesday through Sept. 19. Rosemarie

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RSVP program is helping Rifle seniors

March 28, 2018 — "It's as easy as changing a lightbulb…" but what if changing a lightbulb or shoveling your driveway isn't easy? As a Code Enforcement Officer whose responsibilities include enforcing snow removal, weed maintenance and other municipal laws, Sara Flores came across many seniors and disabled people

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Successful Aging: 100 Club promotes fellowship, exercise

April 18, 2016 — A recurring theme in my columns is the importance of physical activity in healthy aging. Besides keeping one's body as healthy as possible and staving off heart disease, diabetes and joint problems, exercise is essential to keeping our brains in shape. A year ago, I

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How are creativity and longevity connected?

December 16, 2014 — Spending a day at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe this fall inspired me to take a fresh look at creativity and longevity. O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was a force in American art for longer than 70 years, but when I think of her, I picture

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