Elkhart and Kosciusko Edition

Tai Chi provides several benefits for seniors

Tai Chi holds many benefits, particularly for seniors from building strength to helping with balance and coordination.

Guatemalan people are focus of Warsaw woman's mission

A meeting with a woman from Guatemala at her Warsaw church about a decade ago, led Sally DeWald into a mission she felt called to do by God. It seemed like happenstance, but with a closer look, the outcome seemed preordained.


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The Lindberghs and the country boy

On the stage of life, most every family has one member who becomes the “character actor” who brings forth a unique joy to those around them. A cousin of mine, Retired USN Senior Chief Petty Officer Steve Bowers, recently shared memories of a deceased uncle who was well-known through the Elkhart and Edwardsburg communities.

The Weirich family

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each month Senior Life will be printing a short story by Woodworth which relates to days gone by. This is the first of two parts on the chapter titled “The Weirich family” from the book “Growin’ Up Poor.”

High school Judo class leads to lifetime study of the martial arts

Jim “Doc” Mulry started wearing glasses at age 7 and was “the unathletic nerd of the class,” he said. He started taking Judo in high school, which put him on a life long path of studying the martial arts.

The mother of all Mennonite cookbooks: Mennonite Community Cookbook

(EDITORS NOTE: Second in a series of four columns on Mennonite cooking)

Caregiving provides Sherry Newcum opportunity to improve others' lives

“I started in a day care center but didn’t like the facility,” said Sherry Newcum, Syracuse. When CNA training classes became available, she took them, which led her to a career as a caregiver.

For Haag, county fair season is 12 months long

Thousands of people pack the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds in Goshen every July for one of the largest county fairs in the entire country. Coordinating an event that’s so popular is tremendously challenging, and the fact that it’s accomplished by hundreds of volunteers and a staff of only 12 leaves fair coordinators in other cities incredulous.

Gagnon enjoys coordinating Kids' Club and seeing the kids progress

Kathy Gagnon, Warsaw, has been with the Kids’ Club, a Kosciusko Community YMCA before and after school program, for approximately 13 years, starting at the Washington Elementary School site.

Scenic city tour of Anchorage

Low hanging clouds didn’t spoil our tour of the city of Anchorage — we have learned through the years the weather doesn’t always cooperate with our plans so we venture out on good days and bad to see what we can see.

Indiana Auto & RV turns 20

It's been 20 years since the first issue of Indiana Auto & RV rolled off our presses.

Food safety with food preservation!

Enjoying food at its best quality is the ultimate in fine dining. The challenge is keeping food safe for an extended time.

Implantable defibrillators lead to decrease cardiac arrests

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland, according to research in “Circulation,” an American Heart Association journal.

Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15

A portion of people who have Medicare will be excited to know that Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment Period, known as the Annual Coordinated Election Period begins this month.