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18 LIFESTYLE (cont.) 47 WHO ARE YOU CALLING

'ALERT'? When it comes to aging, words matter. DORI GILLAM

50 CHRISTMAS IN EUROPE It’s not a day, but a season. RICK STEVES

WELLNESS 24 CIRCLING IN CARE

How to create deep community and support. ALLAN AMENT

32 LAUGH YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH

It may still be the best medicine. JULIE FANSELOW

34 TRAINING FOR YOUR FUTURE

Master your balance to stay on your feet. KYLE CIMINSKI

38 IT'S YOUR TURN TO PLAY

Don’t let your grandkids have all the fun. LISA STUEBING

40 GRATITUDE FOR BRAIN

HEALTH Gratitude is good for the giver, the receiver, and for your brain. JOYCE SHAFFER

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TIME TO TALK Help with pressing questions on aging and transitions. KELLIE MOELLER

52 ON THE TOWN

An insider’s hot tips on Seattle area arts events. MISHA BERSON

54 BOOK REVIEWS

Inspiration for the Journey I LOVE 3rd Act. My dear 91-year-old friend gave me a copy when we had lunch last weekend. She is well aware of my interest in teaching people to easily talk about death and dying to inspire our living—and to elicit the stories of our amazing wisdom keepers. I’m delighted she passed 3rd Act my way. Outstanding resource. I will be connecting with you as I continue with my vision for my 3rd Act. Thank you. Thank you. — Sue Dyer Bainbridge Island

Discovering the Northwest (and 3rd Act Magazine) I picked up your magazine at Thrive Gym in Anacortes. I was excited to get it home and read it. I just finished reading the Publisher’s Message and can’t wait to get through the rest of it. I moved to Washington from the East Coast in February. I am doing a year of service in Mount Vernon as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) at a community action organization. I am sucking the life out of life and enjoying every last bit of it. I’m a 55-year-old city girl (born and raised in NYC) who has found the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in my 3rd Act and am seriously considering not moving back to the East. I believe considering a year of service is a wonderful thing for my peers. I would suggest you consider writing about this option for women our age. Thank you for your inspiration and positive words about aging

confidently, vibrantly, and with gusto. I can’t wait to read every article in your magazine! Be inspired. — Hilda Maria Anacortes

Just Keep Rowing A friend brought your magazine to my attention and I was interested in the article about the Green Lake female rowers. I too am a master’s rower and rowed at Green Lake for about 16 years. Anne Martin is a friend with whom I rowed on many occasions. Because of vision problems I had to stop driving and had to quit my Saturday morning trips from Tacoma to Green Lake. But I have not stopped rowing. In 2015 I was the oldest of 3,500 rowers from around the world at the races in Hazewinkel, Belgium. At age 91 I am still rowing on American Lake in Lakewood but my racing days may be over. Age is just a number. — Burk Ketcham Tacoma

55 COMING ATTRACTIONS

Don't miss these fall shows and events.

56 BRAIN GAMES Challenge yourself with these word puzzles.

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3rd Act magazine | fall 2016

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3rd Act Magazine – Fall 2016  

3rd Act Magazine is a bold, fresh, lifestyle magazine for older adults. Well written and informative articles to help all of us age with co...