Posts Tagged “baby boomers”

Feds increase prices for Senior Passes

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Feds increase prices for Senior Passes

Feds increase prices for Senior Passes The Federal government increased the cost of the Lifetime Senior Pass on August 28, 2017 from $10 to $80 to help cover the costs of rising administration of Federal Parks and properties. The Lifetime Pass allows a senior and his or her family to enter a Federal Park free…

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Seniors deserve better treatment

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Seniors deserve better treatment

Seniors deserve better treatment Despite all the expressed concern for senior citizens from the business community, the truth is they are not treated very well. Every time a business claims to give a benefit to a senior, it is often just a slick manipulation that actually costs more. From food to cruises, seniors are promised…

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth? Many of today’s young people don’t see the value of newspapers. They have their heads and minds buried deeply into their cell phones, not just for talking and texting but for writing, typing, viewing videos and storing thousands of digital photographs. They Snapchat, Instragram, Facebook, Twitter…

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Baby Boomers, red meats & an obsession with weight

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Baby Boomers, red meats & an obsession with weight

Baby Boomers, red meats and an obsession with weight June 16, 2016 Column By Ray Hanania Many social patterns arose during the high points of the Baby Boomer generation. They include a lot of things, like: “Seizing the day,” Carpe Diem, which basically means one of two things to Baby Boomers: not saving until you…

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Finding a new place to lose weight & hang my iPod

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Finding a new place to lose weight & hang my iPod

I finally found a great place to work out, at Charter Fitness. I’ve bounced around a few health clubs but Charter fitness so far is the best. And I think seniors in Southwest Suburban Chicago should give it a closer look. It’s also the least expensive of all the clubs By Ray Hanania I think…

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Make government cover needs of Senior Citizens

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Make government cover needs of Senior Citizens

Most Baby Boomers and senior citizens are living on fixed incomes, many far below what any reasonable person needs to survive in today’s world. They can barely cover food and living requirements, let alone things like travel, clothing and even a little entertainment for themselves. They worked hard all their lives to build up this…

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Immigration, Jesus and the price of gasoline

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Immigration, Jesus and the price of gasoline

#GasPriceGouging #LyingPoliticians #BP Politicians will do and say anything to distract the public from the real issues. Congressman Luis Gutierrez has made a career of screaming about immigration but really doing nothing about it. Senator Ted Cruz peppers his public rantings with references to “Jesus” and “Christianity,” but you have to wonder if he is…

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Health clubs are less about health and more about profits

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Health clubs are less about health and more about profits

Health clubs are less about health and more about profits By Ray Hanania I’ve been a member of health clubs on and off for much of my life. My first was the East Bank Club when I worked at the Chicago Sun-Times. It was fun. I would spend time on the treadmill, by the upper…

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From book stores to grocery stores in the new millennium

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From book stores to grocery stores in the new millennium

From book stores to grocery stores in the new millennium By Ray Hanania I love food. I think about food all the time, mainly because I am constantly trying to figure out how to lose weight and still enjoy a good meal. It’s a constant, never ending, ugly battle. But the next best thing to…

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Misleading senior breakfasts and Mayor Emanuel

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Misleading senior breakfasts and Mayor Emanuel

I stopped in for a breakfast the other day with my son to talk about his sterling performances at high school, only to realize how much lying he and I have to face as citizens in our society in here in America. Our businesses, our schools, some of our governments and Chicago desperately lie to…

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