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Seniors are often targeted by criminals. Though many criminals target seniors from afar via telephone or internet scams, criminals seek to enter seniors’ homes. The Bureau of Justice Statistics offers that, between 2003 and 2013, the ratio of property crime to violent crime was higher for th…

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When Barbara McCourtney stepped on a scale and the number registered much higher than she would like, she decided it was time for a lifestyle change.

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The number of retirees is on the rise. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau points out that, by 2030, there will be 81.2 million Americans over age 65, and many of them will need help taking care of themselves.

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This year is the 16th anniversary of the Community Toy Drive in the Yacolt and Amboy area. Personnel from North Country EMS and Clark County Fire Districts 10 and 13 hold the drive in conjunction with the Giving Tree Program at schools in the area. 

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The strongest communities tend to be those in which members make a concerted effort to give as much as they get. Giving back to one’s community can foster strong relationships with fellow residents and ensure that everyone, including the less fortunate, is in a position to live happy, health…

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Driving provides an almost unrivaled level of independence. The ability to travel beyond a neighborhood or even one’s hometown without a chaperone is probably what excites new drivers so much and makes them eager to get their licenses and cars. Senior drivers also may define their independen…

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Life has been more than picking apples for Vancouver centenarian Harold McCarty. Born in Billings, Montana, in 1919, he has spent time living all over the Evergreen State, fighting in World War II and playing horseshoes with Major League Baseball star Gerry Staley at Lewisville Park.

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Woodland-based senior care center Woodland Assisted Living has been a presence in the community since 1995. Lying just west of Horseshoe Lake Park, the care center focuses on “nurturing the spirit and improving the quality of life for assisted living residents.” This year, the care center un…

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Starting in January 2020, seniors and those with disabilities in Clark County will see major changes to the Property Tax Exemption Program, which is designed to provide tax relief to qualifying home buyers in the state. 

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For the last 10 years, the Battle Ground High School Class of 1969 has been getting together once a year to reunite with old friends over food and memories.