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Lifelong Journey A SENIOR- ORIENTED PUBLICATION FOR THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA

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CONTENTS JULY 2019 | VOLUME 5 | NUMBER 2

06 HEALTH

Learn about energy-boosting life habits

09 VOLUNTEERING

Share your skills with the next generation

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LOCAL PEOPLE Couple recounts adventures together

15 FINANCE

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Norbert and Michéle Juhasz stand in front of their restaurant, C’est Sí Bon. Read more about the couple on page 12.

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Energy-boosting life habits Address the sources of fatigue to overcome tiredness in aging by DR. MOLLY FORCE PROSPER NATURAL HEALTH WELLNESS CENTER

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ou know what being tired feels like. Fatigue is a deeper depleted sensation, one that does not shake as easily as simple “tiredness.” Patients often describe it as being “bone tired.” This is because the feeling is starting at a chemical level and can involve every cell in your body. When you understand that this exhaustion is initiating from a cell-level chemical process, you can begin to address it. There are two primary chemical mechanisms that directly cause fatigue: anemia and cytokines. Anemia As you age, you may develop anemia, which interferes with your body’s ability to get oxygen where it’s needed. Anemia occurs when you don’t have enough red blood cells, or your red blood cells are not functioning properly, and you are not able to get enough oxygen to your cells, especially your brain. Without oxygen, your cells cannot effectively make ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the base form of chemical energy. This translates into fatigue. To begin correcting fatigue, anemia must be addressed. There are many types of anemia, so it is important to have your physician help you find the root cause of why you are anemic. It may be as simple as nutrient deficiency, such as low iron, or an issue with low vitamins, such as B12, folate or B6. The type of anemia can be determined with blood work. Other forms

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of anemia are possible, including those associated with chronic disease, gastrointestinal bleeding and other age-related concerns, but the most common forms of anemia associated with aging are related to

Many naturally colorful foods contain high levels of antioxidants. From leafy greens to the deep purples and blues of berries, simply include a rainbow of colors on your plate to reduce fatigue.

nutrient and vitamin deficiencies. With these, let food be your medicine. When dealing with anemia, your diet is usually a good place to start. Add iron-rich foods to begin correcting anemia. Ferrous iron (sourced from animal products) is superior for correcting iron deficiency anemia, rather than ferric iron, found in vegetarian sources. Fish, grass-fed red meat, pasture-raised poultry, organic organ meats and eggs are excellent iron and B12 sources. If you believe you are ingesting enough iron but are still anemic, other substances might be interfering with your body’s ability to absorb the iron. Speak to your doctor or dietician for advice on maximizing your iron intake, assuming your blood tests determined iron deficiency as the cause of your anemia. ENERGY continues on 8 >> Lifelong Journey • JULY 2019


Sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) SGS is the most potent, long-acting antioxidant found in food. It is found in many broccoli varieties and some broccoli family plants: cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and Brussels sprouts. Broccoli seed extract contains the most concentrated form of this antioxidant. Curcumin Curcumin is the principle active molecule in the vivid, orange-yellow spice turmeric. It acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and aids your body’s natural ability to detoxify itself by supporting chemical pathways in the liver. Curcumin is best absorbed from turmeric cooked with fats, like in curry with a coconut base. Resveratrol Resveratrol is the antioxidant found in red grape skin that provides many of the health benefits touted in drinking red wine. It is known for its anti-aging properties, including blood vessel protection, liver protection and reducing inflammation. The more stress the grapes endure during the growth process, the higher the resveratrol content is. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Drinking green tea lowers cancer rates and atherosclerosis (a process of damage and plaquing in the arteries), helps increase the speed at which calories are burned and enhances weight loss. EGCG is one of the most abundant and well-understood antioxidants in green tea. Bioflavonoids Bioflavonoids pigment plants and are found in high amounts in berries, including blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries and raspberries. It is important for blood vessel health, vision, the immune system and connective tissues. Including fresh or frozen berries in your diet is an easy way to boost your antioxidant intake. Lifelong Journey • JULY 2019â€

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Whether you are anemic or not, exercise is a great way to improve your body’s supply of oxygen. Aside from the many other health benefits of daily exercise, walking and stretching on a daily basis are basic tools to help reduce fatigue due to insufficient oxygen transport. Most patients have more energy after they engage in at least 30 minutes of movement a day. Moving your body causes your muscles to contract and moves blood around, carrying oxygen and lymphatic fluid to your cells. By increasing your circulation, oxygen, nutrients and immune cells are able to flow through the different areas of your body, helping your body Consult your doctor before drastically changing your diet. function the way it’s supposed to. Antioxidants are molecules that protect you. They play a very Cytokines important role in keeping you Not a well-known component of healthy, preventing your tissues our body’s system, cytokines are from being damaged and regulatthe other big fatigue contributors as people age. They are inflamma- ing your immune response. Though antioxidants work tory chemicals released by the body that regulate your immune system through a complicated chemical and blood production, among other process, it will suffice to think of them as generous “lending” molthings. When released, they can make you feel like you have the flu, ecules that neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are highly unstable, lethargic and fatigued. destructive substances in your When cytokines circulate, they body that are introduced through cause localized cellular irritation. Management of the chemical various natural processes and environmental factors. inflammation is key. Antioxidants prevent damage to Cytokines can be modulated and calmed with antioxidants, found in tissues from free radicals, slowing certain foods, as well as probiotics. the aging process and reducing

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any organizations in the community benefit from the efforts of dedicated volunteers. This is abundantly the case at the Boys & Girls Clubs (BGC) of the Olympic Peninsula where, over the course of each year, more than 300 volunteers step forward to perform services, maintenance, event support and youth development activities. At the BGC, kids sometimes literally bounce off the building’s walls. In a typical day at the clubs, kids do homework, play foosball, eat healthy food, work or play on laptops, read books from the club libraries, participate in sports and other activities they would never have access to without the clubs. There are so many kids playing and working that you can’t count the smiles. Some are in foster homes. Some are from homes with deep challenges: addiction, domestic violence, sexual assault and neglect. Some have perfectly healthy home lives and just need somewhere to go after school. The club’s programs, staff and volunteers help children address whatever challenges they are facing in life, lending their skills and life experience to these wonderful, unique children. With just a little love and kindness, kids coming from even the most difficult life situations have great resiliency if they are in a place of safety where they know at least one adult cares about them and will help them. Given a place to learn, receive good nutrition and have positive role models, these children can learn to live well and lead.

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Tutor Barb Paschal and student Emma Rhodes, daughter of Jason and Michelle Rhodes, reading Paschal’s more recent story during a tutoring session.

The scale of child welfare issues in our community is greater than most would imagine, but the staff and volunteers at the BGC see the reality of these children’s hardships every day. They work hard to encourage, mentor, hold accountable and smile at these kids. With your help, they can overcome. Many volunteers approach the club administration with an idea of volunteering in a specific way, but find something going on at the club that draws them to do something different. The variety of volunteer opportunities is almost limitless. Landscaping, athletic coaching, food service, art room management, helping with the summer food program, tutoring, chaperoning and conducting youth development activities, such as BGC of America national programs and S.M.A.R.T. (an acronym for the popular

objective-setting philosophy used in education that stands for “specific,” “measurable,” “achievable,” “relevant” and “time-oriented”) are among the many avenues of which volunteers guide the lives and well-being of Clubs kids. Barb Paschal is a retired physical therapist and works as a volunteer community educator. She has been working with Emma Rhodes, who struggles with reading due to a visual processing disorder and other obstacles. The books Rhodes had access to were difficult for her to read, so Paschal wrote and illustrated books designed to appeal directly to Rhodes. Paschal also gave Rhodes a teddy bear to read with. Rhodes named him Stampy. VOLUNTEER continues on 10 >>

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Interested in volunteering? Consider a club tour of one or both BGC facilities to see what might interest you. Contact the unit directors for info. Port Angeles: Ashley Woolsey awoolsey@bgc-op.org 360-417-2831 Sequim: Dave Miller dmiller@bgc-op.org 360-683-8095 What’s in it for volunteers? In most cases, volunteers feel rewarded by seeing the kids they help become healthier, happier, more successful children, especially those in challenging circumstances. Handing a child a treat for completing a homework assignment and receiving a big smile and a thank you is powerful motivational fuel. Knowing you are contributing to the children’s successful academic Judo sensei Ben Sanders coaches Alayna Marazon, 9, in getting her opponent, achievement and lifting them up Carter Hayes, 8, to the ground. Nicole Fern, 15, looks on. toward a successful future can bring a rush of satisfaction. All BGC programs are designed to be conducted nationally and In his class, children learn to << VOLUNTEER from 9 are vetted and approved by youth control their bodies and minds. development experts with BGC of He teaches them to try their Since they started working together in late 2017, Rhodes’ read- hardest and be competitive without America. Not all volunteers interact directly with the kids; however, all being a poor sport, and to never ing skills have improved beyond volunteers undergo background and let failure stop them from trying recognition, and she is quickly Motor Vehicle Report checks and again. He encourages them when catching up to her age group. sign conflict of interest agreements. they struggle and praises them Ben Sanders started working at the clubs in the 1970s as a paid club when they succeed. Steve Deutermann is the board director. Now, as a ninth-degree black Paschal and Sanders are beloved president and chief volunteer offibelt, he is the Sequim club’s volunteer examples of volunteers at their cer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the best, helping kids learn and grow master judo instructor. He teaches Olympic Peninsula. their self-confidence. the Blue Dragon judo class. 10

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people just loved my cooking — people in the movie industry — and I thought ‘wow!’ ” Michéle also catered side jobs ow many people can look for famous actors, including Julie back at their life and say Andrews and Barbara Streisand. they only ever loved one She explained that French chefs person? For most, love at first sight were in high demand at the is a fantasy reserved for the movtime, because of the success of ies. But for Michéle and Norbert Julia Childs. (pronounced “nor-bear”) After 17 years of Juhasz, owners of the Port working in Hollywood Angeles French restautogether, Norbert rant C’est Sí Bon, the and Michéle story is worthy of a discovered true romance. the Olympic Michéle met Peninsula Norbert at a on a whim. party in Lyon, They bought a France in 1961. new BMW and Just 16 at the decided to go for time, Michéle a road trip to said he “tricked” break it in. her into fallThey knew ing for him. someone who “I went on his had relatives on motorcycle. I had the Peninsula, to go back at 10 so they made o’clock that night the long drive or else my mother up and were would kill me,” instantly hooked. Michéle said. “So I PHOTO BY SHAWNA DIXSON “We thought it was climbed on the back and This stained glass rooster, crafted by Dana incredibly beautiful,” then with his motorcycle Vail of Mount Vernon (local artist at the Michéle said. “We thought he went ‘zzzzoom’ and I went, time), adorns the restaurant's entry. it would be nice to do a little ‘ah!’ and that was forever ago.” French restaurant here. When asked why they immi“But everybody thought we were grated to the United States, crazy, because at the time, it was Michéle said it was because Norbert Despite having no formal training, Michéle found work as a cook. logger country.” remembered how nice the U.S. She told people that loggers Michéle went to work for Robert soldiers were when they visited his Wise, director of “West Side Story” would appreciate the way she cooks hometown, Mouscron, Belgium, at the end of World War II, in 1945. and “The Sound of Music,” among — once they try it. Michéle loves seafood, but was many others, as a private chef. He was 10 at the time. “I knew how to cook because, you dismayed to find that all the fish Michéle and Norbert loved served on the Peninsula was batknow, when you’re French your America and its people, so they tered and deep-fried. wanted to live in the United States. parents cook. They’re very big on They got their visas and moved to food,” Michéle said. “But I was not that great. I just took off on it and Hollywood in 1964. SHARED continues on 14 >>

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Each found work quickly. Norbert is an accomplished violinist. He joined a musicians guild and played violin for movie soundtracks.

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Michéle and Norbert in front of their restaurant, April 11, 2019

The couple’s restaurant eventually became well-known for its elite cuisine, receiving various awards in “Many restaurants did not cook magazines such as Sunset. ‘fresh,’ ” Michéle said. When asked about Norbert’s role They found the land C’est Sí Bon in the success of their restaurant, is on now, had the building built Michéle attributes it largely to him and opened on Jan. 1, 1981. and his vibrant personality. “We started to do salmon in the “Norbert is funny,” Michéle said. parchment with the veggies under “He has to be here because people … and a little wine. That was our ask for him.” first dish with fish,” Michéle said. Norbert, however, takes a light“People really enjoyed it.” hearted view on the matter. The couple had originally con“My job is to harass people,” sidered opening a restaurant in he said. “I take the orders and I Malibu, California. have to do that because I’m the only They said the hardest part was one with a funny French accent. getting the word out. “I’m part of the furniture.” Some people were very open In addition to his maître d’ and to trying their new restaurant, server roles, Norbert selects the but others just didn’t know what wines. According to him, price has to expect. little to do with quality. “The men, for example, they “Wine, you have to taste,” he said. don’t know what French food “Don’t show me the label.” is — escargot … ,” Michéle said, People recognize how hard they and chuckled. “Once we had them, though, they would come all work and like that they’re involved as owners. the time.”

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Norbert also did much of the renovation work on their property. When they originally built the restaurant, it did not have the balcony seating, sunroom or side room for parties. Michéle said Norbert came up with all the modifications himself. When asked what they do in their free time, the couple chuckled. “[We] just relax,” Michéle said. Norbert enjoys lounging at home and taking care of the cats he rescues. “We have a nice home, just a 1- or 2-minute walk from here,” Norbert said. They don’t go on vacations or get out much, but people come to them. That, and being together, are what makes them happy. When asked what brings them joy, Michéle had to translate to French for Norbert, who has lost most of his hearing and has an easier time understanding French these days. Without hesitation, Norbert responded with “connecting with people.” “For me, that’s the fun part.” Norbert said. Looking back, the couple said they didn’t have any specific plans when they left France, but they’re happy with where they are now. “It just happened as we went along, “Michéle said. “We came here [the Peninsula] by mistake,” Norbert said. “But at the end, it was a good mistake.” They both said they couldn’t have done it alone. “Not me,” Michéle said. “He’s the dreamer, and I help to make it happen.” As for their plans for the future, Norbert and Michéle said they are perfectly content to keep running their restaurant and have no plans to retire any time soon. Norbert just turned 84 and Michéle is only 5 years younger. “As we grow older, then we know what we [will] have to do eventually, but no. She can walk and she can do things,” Norbert said. “That’s fine.” Lifelong Journey • JULY 2019


Reverse mortgages in financial planning by CRAIG STEVENSON PENINSULA MORTGAGE

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inancial planners are advocating the use of a home equity conversion mortgage (more commonly known as a reverse mortgage) to bring in cash from your home without having to move out before you’re ready. In the past, a reverse mortgage was viewed as a tool to access equity (in the form of a lump sum cash payout) retirees had accumulated in their homes while not requiring a monthly repayment to the lender. But today, seniors can borrow against the value in their home to receive monthly payouts that help with their day-to-day budget. Not everyone will be a candidate for this approach or have the required equity available in their home. If you have not paid off your home, or if you are hoping to will your home to someone as part of your estate, a reverse mortgage is probably not for you. Anyone considering entering into a reverse mortgage should do so only after consulting a tax consultant, an estate planning authority and a financial planner, all of whom have a fiduciary obligation to you, the potential mortgage participant. Look for a mortgage company that offers federally insured loans. Here are some of the places that a reverse mortgage can be used as a financial planning tool: 1. You can delay Social Security and pension payouts. Some seniors may need to use payouts from Social Security and pensions as soon as they are available. However, according to Barbara Howard, adjunct professor of gerontology at the University of Bridgeport, “Determining when to take Social Security is probably

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What is a “reverse mortgage?” According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “A reverse mortgage is a special type of home equity loan sold to homeowners aged 62 and older. After years of paying off your mortgage, you have built up value in your home in the form of equity. With a reverse mortgage, you borrow against your equity. The loan allows homeowners to access a portion of their home equity as cash. In a reverse mortgage, interest is added to the loan balance each month, and the balance grows. When you move out, sell your home, or die, your loan must be paid off, usually by selling the home.”

Borrowed money + interest + fees (monthly) = rising loan balance

one of the most important decisions a retiree makes because it’s lifetime income. If you can use reverse mortgage proceeds to delay taking Social Security benefits for as long as possible, that provides you with greater monthly lifetime income.” Although a lump-sum payout is the most common option selected for a reverse mortgage, you can elect to receive monthly cash payments instead. This is useful if you need to close a gap in your monthly budget and don’t want to take out social security yet, but don’t want to sell your house yet, either. Using this approach, a reverse mortgage loan is established at the outset of retirement and drawn upon every year to provide funds until your home’s equity is exhausted or the loan reaches its term limit. This enables the retiree to delay accessing Social Security benefits, thereby increasing their monthly payments later in life. REVERSE continues on 16 >>

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For Example: “Gail” is a 62-year-old homeowner with no mortgage who wants to let her investment portfolio grow and delay using her Social Security benefits. She gets a reverse mortgage loan on her $350,000 home and qualifies for an estimated loan of $183,400. She then elects to receive monthly payments of about $1,000 until she turns 70 years old. According to the Social Security benefits calculator from bankrate.com, if Gail decided to receive her Social Security benefits at age 62, she would have received an estimated lifetime monthly benefit of $1,016. By using a reverse mortgage to help delay her Social Security until age 70, she is now eligible to receive a monthly benefit of $1,789. This increase in Gail’s Social Security benefit results in her getting $92,760 in additional benefits than if she had started at age 62, assuming she lives to age 90. If she waits until

age 70 and does not live to at least age 80, she will receive less in total benefits than if she had started taking her Social Security at age 62. She would also still have all the costs associated with a large home — property taxes, utilities, repairs and maintenance, to name a few — as well as the additional mortgage

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fees and interest required to obtain and maintain a reverse mortgage. It is important to note that although Gail’s jump in lifetime Social Security income is significant, she didn’t use “free money” to get it. She still owes her loan balance. Although her loan balance owed by age 70 should be relatively small compared to the value of her home, she would still need to pay it off in full if she decided to sell, moved out or died. If she indeed lived to age 90 and chose to not pay off her reverse mortgage at age 70, it is possible she would owe the entire value of her home at that time. If she does not have the money to pay the loan when it comes due, her home would be used to cover the remaining balance of her loan. As you can see, this is a complex question for you, your financial advisor, your tax consultant and your estate attorney. REVERSE continues on 17 >>

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Editor’s note: If Gail sold her home and invested those funds, she would not pay tax on any gain up to $250,000 ($500,000 if married) while divesting herself of the burdens of owning a large property. She could reinvest part of the funds in a smaller home, still be mortgage free and put the remaining money into investments that pay her a good return.

2. You can postpone drawing down retirement assets This idea follows the same formula as your social security and pension payouts. The longer you can delay receiving distributions from IRAs and 401(k)s, the longer they have to grow. Distributions from these types of assets are also often taxable, while a

4. You can protect your portfolio performance in a down market In a down market, your portfolio and cash flow may not be performing as you need. With a reverse mortgage, the incoming funds are able to protect you until the market picks back up again. Today’s retirees know that they need to be diligent and plan their 3. You can increase your cash flow income through retirement very Your monthly mortgage payment carefully. Beware of predatory mortgage practices and work only takes a chunk out of your income. with a reputable firm offering a fedBut since a reverse mortgage is paid off at the end of the loan term, erally insured reverse mortgage. With the advice of finance prono monthly payments are required fessionals you have hired, you can in the meantime. This leaves you with extra money make informed choices that accommodate changes in the financial in your pocket for immediate use. landscape. Monthly payments are contingent on maintaining your home as Craig Stevenson has been a mortyour principal residence, paying all gage loan originator for over 10 property taxes and homeowner’s insurance, maintaining the home and years and is the owner of Peninsula otherwise complying with loan terms. Mortgage Inc. in Sequim. Craig is a Read your loan paperwork carefully certified military home specialist with extensive experience in VA financing. and make sure you understand it. monthly reverse mortgage payment is not, because the government considers it a loan advance, not income. With a reverse mortgage, you may be able to afford to wait to begin taking taxable distributions and increase the amount of income the assets make available to you over your retirement.

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Growing great herbs for delicious dishes by MARISSA WILSON AIRPORT GARDEN CENTER

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picing things up in the kitchen starts in your garden. Incorporating fresh herbs in your cooking elevates flavor and adds a touch of sophistication to even the simplest of dishes. Fortunately for local gardeners, the Peninsula has ideal growing conditions for a multitude of herbs — green thumbs not required. Herbs can be grown in various places in your garden: tucked between vegetables crops, shown off in your flower beds, in containers on your front porch and even on the windowsill in your kitchen. The most important step in choosing which herbs are right for your garden is to examine how much sunlight your space gets. Do you have an area that is shaded for part of the day and sunny for the remainder? Bay leaves, parsley, borage and basil will thrive in these conditions. Herbs like oregano, thyme, rosemary and sage love full sun spaces. Once you’ve sorted out which herbs will do best with your sun exposure, it’s time to examine the quality of your soil. Most herbs require well-drained soil. This means you want a loose soil that drains quickly and doesn’t stay moist for long periods. To test this in your garden, water your soil before planting your herbs and observe how the soil responds. Is there a pool of water sitting on top of the soil? Has it been several hours, or even a few days, and your dirt is still very wet? If this is the case, you will want to amend your soil before planting. 18 

Choose a rich, organic soil that has sandy loam in it to help the area drain. If you have clay-like soil, you can amend it with an organic soil that has clay-busters such as bark fines. For containers, use a high-quality, organic potting soil. Fertilize regularly with a balanced organic fertilizer. Don’t be intimidated by picking your watering schedule. Many herbs do not tolerate overwatering and will thrive with a bit of neglect, so don’t sweat it if you miss a watering day. If you are worried about the moisture level in your herb garden, there’s a simple way to check. Place a finger in the soil around the base of your plant, getting close to the roots, up to your second knuckle. If you feel moisture with your finger, your plant has enough water. If it’s completely dry, go ahead and give them a drink. Once your herbs are planted, they are very low maintenance.

Harvest your herbs often to keep your plants healthy and happy. This is best done in late morning or early afternoon, right after the dew has evaporated from the leaves. This is when the herbs contain the highest concentration of essential oils and are packed full of flavor. For perennial herbs you want to overwinter, it is important to stop harvesting about a month before frost is expected to hit, usually some time in October or November, depending on your precise location. This allows your plants proper healing time to prepare for the cool weather. For a list of herbs and their ideal growing conditions, see page 19. Marissa Wilson joined the Airport Garden Center team in 2013. Her expertise is hands-on from working in the nursery and her own garden, as well as learning from the Matthews family, who owns Airport Garden Center in Port Angeles, airportgarden.biz. Lifelong Journey • JULY 2019


Basil • Sun to light shade • Well-drained soil • Annual • Water regularly. Allow to dry out between waterings. • Harvest leaves from the top down, taking no more than two thirds of the stems at a time. Pinch right above a set of leaves. Bay Leaf • Part sun to part shade • Well-drained soil • Perennial • Water occasionally. Let dry between waterings. • Drought tolerant. • Trim or hand-pick individual leaves. They are best in midto late-summer. Borage • Part sun to part shade • Any soil • Annual • Water regularly, keeping moist. • Pick leaves at any time to use fresh. To harvest the flowers, trim the stalk right below the blooms. Marjoram (Sweet Marjoram) • Full sun • Well-drained soil • Perennial (cold sensitive, may not last hard winters) • Water occasionally. Let dry between waterings. Drought tolerant. • Pick leaves as needed to use fresh. Wait until flowers appear to harvest large amounts of marjoram for drying.

Mint • Shade to light sun • Moist soil • Perennial • Water regularly, keeping moist. • Frequent harvest keeps the plant especially healthy. Trim stalks to one inch above the ground. You also can pick leaves as needed Oregano • Full sun • Well-drained soil • Perennial • Water occasionally. Let dry between waterings. Drought tolerant. • Use shears to remove entire stems from the plant. Take no more than two-thirds of your plant at a time. Parsley • Part sun to part shade • Well-drained soil • Annual • Water regularly, keeping moist. • Harvest from the outside in. Use shears to remove mature stalks from the outside of the plant, leaving the young and tender growth in the middle. Rosemary • Full sun • Well-drained soil • Perennial • Water occasionally. Let dry between waterings. Drought tolerant. • Trim off the top two to three inches of the stems.

Sage • Full sun • Well-drained soil • Tender perennial • Water occasionally. Let dry between waterings. Drought tolerant. • Use shears to cut entire stems off or hand pick leaves as needed. Take no more than two-thirds of your plant at a time. Summer Savory • Full sun • Well-drained soil • Annual • Water regularly. Allow to dry out between waterings. • Use shears to harvest whole stems. Leaves and stems can be used fresh. Tarragon • Full sun • Well-drained soil • Perennial • Water regularly. Allow to dry out between waterings. • Use shears to snip off shoots along woody growth. Take no more than two-thirds of your plant at a time. Thyme • Full sun • Well-drained soil • Perennial • Water occasionally. Let dry between waterings. Drought tolerant. • Snip stems from the top, just above new growth. Make sure to get a cooking variety.

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Have you heard of Pickleball yet? by HAILEY LESTER PORT ANGELES SENIOR CENTER

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ickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island. It is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. According to the USA Pickleball Association, it is “the fastest growing sport you’ve never heard of.” Nita Davidson of Port Angeles has been playing Pickleball for 16 years. She started at the Port Angeles Senior Community Center (PASCC) when she became a member. SUBMITTED PHOTO Davidson has played in tourMembers of the PASCC play Pickleball. naments and at the outdoor courts at Elks Playfield, and she plays frequently at Vern Burton Community center. She currently Sequim Picklers Public Pickleball courts plays 5 days a week. Carrie Blake Park Editor’s note: The following information was To Davidson, the benefits of adapted from places2play.org, a community 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim Pickleball are great. Pickleball bulletin. For more information, • Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon, “It’s fun and you [get to] visit contact location administration. weather permitting. with people. … The camaraderie is Elks Playfield • Full schedule at great,” Davidson said. 533 W. 14th St., Port Angeles sequimpicklers.net/lets-play She heard about Pickleball from a YMCA • Open for play anytime friend who played at the PASCC. 375 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 3A, Sequim • Public outdoor courts, no lighting Davidson describes Pickleball as a • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Jefferson Elementary School great way to stay active when you’re 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 218 E. 12th St., Port Angeles 80 and you “gotta keep moving.” • Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Davidson’s advice to those who • Competitive play 11:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. haven’t played? Well, it’s quite • Public indoor courts • Sundays 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. simple: “Come on down and try!” • Fee: $2 • Fee: free for members, first day Vern Burton Community Center free for guests The PASCC is a division of the 321 Peabody St., Port Angeles • No Pickleball schedules at Port City of Port Angeles Parks and • Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. and Angeles or Port Townsend locations. Recreation Department. Mountain View Commons 6:30 p.m., unless gym is reserved Pickleball schedule at PASCC

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So you’re finally retired

What are you going to do with all your “free” time? by MARK HARVEY

In addition (and perhaps this is more immediately relevant) , it structured a lot of time. rom what I’ve seen, “retireMaybe it structured too much; ment” isn’t for everybody, and maybe we let it structure too much. it certainly isn’t for wimps. Maybe we just cared about it I think we tend to that much, or maybe we did under-value the magnitude it in the name of supporting of retirement as a major life our families, or or or … change. We tend to see it as Regardless, it structured a little party, where you get most of our time! a gold watch (or something Now we have retired. like that), then ride blissfully There goes that particular (if somewhat wistfully) into income stream, all those the sunset with a box of perpeople/relationships, sonal office crap, free from Mark Harvey demands and ancillary the stresses and demands of the workplace, to luxuriate forever activities that result from work. As we breathe a sigh of relief in the paradise of utter idleness. — boom — life is suddenly a very Right. different place. I’ve … escaped. Maybe. Suddenly, we have … time. I have to assume that there are Probably, time that we’ve mostly never folks for whom that’s true, but I haven’t encountered many of them. had before. True, the garage needs to For most of the folks I’ve known be cleaned out. True, there’s that pile of books you’ve been assembling. True, or talked with, retirement is the yard needs attention and … true. right up there with marriage(s), There’s a lot of stuff that you divorce(s), baby-making and/or the first significant whack to one’s never got around to. Now we have the time to “get around.” health/physical abilities. Enjoy. … and watch out. While It is a major game-changer. It makes sense. For many of us, our time is a gift, it can also be a curse. Time. Too much time. Too much work/employment has been a central time to fill ... with ruminating focus of our lives. It was the thing that sustained us about who we are vs. who we were. Too much time to … waste. and the ones we love by providing The less we do, the less we feel money, but whether we realized it or not, it also provided a substantial like doing, so, “Hey! I’m retired. I can do whatever the f--- I want, amount of what people like me call “socialization.” True, there were cer- including nothing.” True. Time. Nothing. Days get tainly yahoos and … (you can fill in the blank). But there were also good, longer. Weeks get longer. Nights get much longer. decent people who you respected, We tend to see retirement as an act liked and cared about. of “going away from;” if we’re smart If we were lucky enough to (or desperate), we might figure out actually care about what we did that it needs to be an act of “going to.” for money, it also brought us satNow what? isfaction, accomplishment and Here it is: consider volunteering. self-esteem — a reason to be, Yes, as in “working for free.” beyond just paying the bills.

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It might take a while to completely absorb that concept. Work for … free? Yes. … Because we need you, that’s why. At this point, those of us who are able to get to the concept might consider at least launching a Google search for “volunteer opportunities.” Great! That’s one way. Here’s another: Think about what matters to you — what you actually care about. Is it kids? Is it elders? Is it homelessness? Is it a politics or a particular political cause? Is it animals? Is it malnutrition/hunger? What moves you? What are you passionate about? What matters to you? For most of us, it isn’t that hard. There may be one thing or there may be a dozen . But once we pick an objective, we know what to look for: I want to help with (fill-in-the-blank). Then go looking for that. You’ll find it — you have time. I could go on indefinitely about all the research that “proves” the benefits of volunteering, but you’ve already heard most of it. You didn’t just crawl out from under a rock (I presume), so you know that the world can use all the help it can get! Are you going to single handedly solve homelessness? I doubt it. I doubt that you will save the world, but I am absolutely certain that you can make your little part of the world a little better, a little lighter, with less suffering, less fear and less loneliness. Mark Harvey is the director of Olympic Area Agency on Aging’s “Information & Assistance.” He can be reached at 360-452-3221 (Port Angeles-Sequim), 360-385-2552 (Jefferson County) or 360-374-9496 (West End), or by emailing harvemb@dshs.wa.gov. 21


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