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By Kim Hogstrom For The Leader It’s difficult not to smile while driving east on I-10 when passing the “We Heart Houston” sculpture near the Patterson St. exit in the Heights. Since 2013, the colorful, 20-foot-tall work has been a great sight for those with pride in Houston. However, the sculpture’s days there are numbered. The good news? Houston is getting a larger, more substantial sculpture touting our arts scene in its place. “Art is Everywhere Houston” is on the horizon, and promises to make an even greater impact. The “We Heart Houston” sculpture’s new location is currently under consideration according to the artist, 89-year-old David Adickes. A prolific and treasured local sculptor, Adickes has numerous larger-than-life works to his credit including “Virtuoso” at the Lyric Center, the enormous President’s Heads, and the 76-foottall Sam Houston on display on I-45 in Huntsville. Adickes is working with the Houston First Corporation to review options. Houston First is the agency charged with enhancing the quality
of life in our city, as well as advancing economic prosperity, and the city’s image with the world. “At first we thought we would move it in front of the Hobby Center on the slope of Buffalo Bayou,” Adickes said. “As people drove by, the skyline would have formed a backdrop for the piece. It was the perfect spot.” Well, not exactly perfect, as it turns out. The portion along Buffalo Bayou chosen for the sculpture routinely floods. Decision-makers concluded that it was only a matter of time before a photograph of a half-submerged “We Heart Houston” sign saturated the internet – not exactly an image the city wants to project. ‘My next choice of locations is on the jogging path as it runs near Stude Park in the Heights. People could still see the sculpture from the street as they drive by, and it would lend itself to joggers and people in the park taking selfies. That’s another good solution,” stated Adickes. Why the big move? Since the sculpture’s placement on Adickes’ 3,000-square-foot sliver of property along the feeder of I-10, a large town home development was constructed beSee Adickes P. 10
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Fun activities for local seniors By Betsy Denson email@example.com Looking for a place to meet some friends, learn some new things or maybe get a little exercise? See these suggestions from Leader readers. Third Age Learning Center at All Saints Catholic Church, 215 E. 10th St. Jeanette Blesener says that one of the best places for senior activities is the Third Age Learning Center, TALC, at All Saints Church. She talks about their exercise classes, craft classes, games and more. “But their very best offering is the Lifelong Learning classes on Wednesday,” said Blesener. “Professors and local speakers share knowledge on different topics such as history, sociology, philosophy, cooking, art, local history every semester.” Del-Mar Lanes, 3020 Magnum Road Every week day at Del-Mar Lanes, Del-Mar hosts a Senior Bowling League. Their senior leagues consist of men and women over the age of 55. Daily league times are noon on Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Whether you are an individual looking for a team to join or a group looking for a league to join, they can help you find a place. Call 713-682-2506 for more information. Trini Mendenhall Community Center at 1414 Wirt Road Sue Davis says that the Trini Mendenhall Community Center has a lot of good offerings. Check out their online Community Center Calendar – categories include arts and crafts, dance, fitness, games and language – or come by and see the sign-up sheets in the lobby. A Google reviewer noted that they have Wi-Fi for guests when you are attending an event there. Dad’s Club at 1006 Voss Road Dad’s Club has a water aerobics class every Monday through Friday from 10:3011:15 a.m. They also make ap-
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hind the work. Then, another wall was built between the town homes and the sculpture itself. The aesthetics no longer fit, says Adickes “Another reason we’re moving ‘We Heart Houston,’ is safety,” said Christine West, Cultural Programs Manager with Houston First. “It’s popular, and people want to stop and photograph themselves standing with sculpture, but it’s dangerous to do that where it is. There’s no parking along the feeder road and traffic whizzes by there. Houston First wants to place it where people and families can enjoy it without risk, and we can actively maintain it.” Adickes solution is to replace the old sculpture with his new, bigger, 37-foot-tall “Art is Everywhere Houston” piece. The new work will include the same whimsical colors and celebra-
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Retirement saving, more money tips for late bloomers Today’s young professionals hear about the importance of saving for retirement seemingly from the moment they are hired. In addition to discussions with human resources personnel about employer-sponsored retirement plans, young professionals are learning about the importance of saving for retirement thanks to the abundance of financial-planning advertisements on television, the radio and the Internet. Older workers may not have been so lucky, and many may find themselves trying to play catch up as retirement age
draws closer. While it’s important to begin saving for retirement as early as possible, late bloomers whose retirement dates are nearing can still take steps to secure their financial futures. • Pay down debts. Eliminating debt is good for men and women of all ages, but especially so for those nearing retirement. Substantial debt may delay your retirement and can greatly reduce your quality of life during retirement. If you still have substantial debt, eliminate that debt before you start saving additional money for re-
tirement. Once your debt slate has been wiped clean, you can then increase your retirement contributions. • Eliminate unnecessary expenses. If your retirement savings are low (many financial advisors now advise men and women that they will need at least 60 percent of their pre-retirement income each year they are retired), start cutting back on unnecessary expenses and reallocate that money toward retirement saving. Cutting out luxury items, such as vacations to exotic locales or country club memberships, is one way
to save money. But don’t overlook the simpler ways to save, such as canceling your cable subscription or dining at home more often. • Downsize your home. Many empty nesters downsize their homes as retirement nears, and doing so can help you save a substantial amount of money. If the kids no longer live at home or if you simply have more space than you will need after retirement, downsize to a smaller, less expensive home. Monitor the real estate market before you decide to downsize so you can be sure to get the
best deal on your current home. Downsizing saves on monthly utility bills, property taxes and a host of additional expenses. Downsizing also means less maintenance, which gives you more time to pursue your hobbies upon retiring. • Take on some additional work. While you may have long felt you would slowly wind down in the years immediately preceding retirement, taking on some additional work outside of your current job is a great way to save more for retirement and perhaps even lay the foundation for a post-
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Seniors caring for grandchildren face challenges In the not-so-distant past, it was quite common for various generations of a single family to live under one roof and for many different members of the family to play a role in raising the children. But that dynamic slowly changed as families spread out geographically. However, when the economy faltered and parents of young children realized they needed help, many returned to the old way of doing things. Grandparents stepped up to look after their grandkids, and adults moved back home with their aging parents. Some seniors needed to move in with their children to make ends meet. A study of data from the Rand Corporation found that, of the four million children living with their grandparents in the United States, 2.5 million live in three-generation households. Nearly 1.5 million live in split-generation households or ones in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren. The proportion of all grandchildren living in threegeneration households, 3.6 percent, has been steady in recent years. Research suggests that split-generation households are usually formed when parents are no longer able to take care of their children because of physical or mental illness, substance abuse, or economic problems. Three-generation households, on the other hand, are generally formed because of problems parents encounter living independently, such as through separation or divorce or due to unemployment or economic need. Caring for their grandchildren can elicit many feelings in grandparents, from nervousness to excitement
about a fresh face around the house. Raising grandkids can be overwhelming for elderly men and women, but the following are a few tips that can make the process easier. • Explore your feelings. When you acknowledge your feelings, you are on the right path to making things work and recognizing possible obstacles. • Expect mixed feelings from others. Grandchildren and your own children also may be apprehensive about this new living situation. Encourage everyone to share their thoughts and come to a consensus on how things will be done. Expect it to take some time to establish a schedule, and don’t be discouraged by any initial behavioral problems. • Take care of yourself. Grandchildren, particularly young ones, can have a lot of energy and may require constant attention. Caring for such lively youngsters can be taxing on grandparents, who must make their own health and nutrition a priority. Give yourself some time for recreation and rest. Have grandchildren help out where they can. Don’t feel you have to spend every moment entertaining them. • Ask for help when needed. Reach out to friends or community members if you are feeling overwhelmed. There are a number of resources available to you, and many organizations, including AARP, have their own tips for assisting threegeneration households. Multi-generational households are common once again. Families who work together can make the most of such living arrangements.
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