| Jul 20, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The Rev. Father Joseph Valentine Messer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, died of dementia complications Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Are you aware that under Medicare you are entitled to an annual wellness visit to your primary care physician once every 12 months? Even though Medicare does not cover a routine physical exam, it does pay for the annual wellness visit, which comes under...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:31 AM
At Cathy Rees' yoga class, you won't see anyone attempt a downward-facing dog — many participants are in wheelchairs, and almost all of them suffer from dementia.
Instead, Rees has adapted the principles of yoga, which aims to align the body's...
| Aug 8, 2014
Meditation in motion
Qigong, the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate, will be instructed by Bridget Hughes, from 11 a.m to noon, Aug. 11 and 18. Cost $15 per class....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Esther F. Dubin, a retired coronary care nurse whose career spanned more than four decades, died Sunday of Alzheimer's disease at her Mount Washington home. She was 69.
The daughter of Charles Farber, an Internal Revenue Service agent, and Jessie...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:15 PM
These groups meet regularly.
Asperger's Syndrome — Second Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Support and education. Howard County Autism Society Resource Center, 10280 Old Columbia Road, Suite 215, Columbia. Elaine McAuliffe, 410-730-0068 or elainemcauliffe@...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Marcia W. Keen, a former freelance commercial artist who drew maps and charts during World War II, died Wednesday of Alzheimer's disease at the Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 99.
The daughter of the Rev. Clarence Willard...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:41 PM
"I don't intend to quit boxing as long as I am able to push a fist into the face of a rival and keep him from knocking me over the ropes."
George Chaney, 1923
He hailed from the squalid streets of East Baltimore, an Irish-American kid with calloused...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Every June I like to share what I learned at the Maryland Gerontological Association's annual spring conference. MGA's 32nd conference, held June 4 at Charlestown, in Catonsville, with the theme "Outlooks on Aging: Renew, Redefine and Reform," and...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
These days, I find myself looking back on my father's work life with a mix of nostalgia and envy.
He worked for 40 years for the same company and never worried that Alcoa would go out of business or that his industry would become obsolete. He had...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Ann Elizabeth Stromberg, a retired orthoptist who worked with children with eye conditions and trained medical students during her six-decade career, died of Alzheimer's disease June 4 at Somerford Home in Columbia. The Ellicott City resident was 91....