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New Mexico Shines with Enchanting Holiday Events

New Mexico Shines with Enchanting Holiday Events

By Liz Otero ​​New Mexico is among the most beautiful places to be in the world during the holiday season. The state takes on a magical glow as nights fill with the flickering glimmer of neighborhoods decorated with sparkling lights and luminarias – or farolitos. In...

Senior Pets Ideal Companions for Senior People

Senior Pets Ideal Companions for Senior People

Caring for an animal provides physical, mental health benefits By Autumn Gray Tinkerbell and Don Selby were what you might call “regulars.” The pair, a Havanese dog and 70-something retiree, delighted their neighborhood with routine daily walks – and a solid run of...

Prime Time Hosts 26th Annual 50+ Health Expo

Prime Time Hosts 26th Annual 50+ Health Expo

By Autumn Gray The 26th annual Prime Time 50+ Expo, Albuquerque’s largest free health fair for seniors, is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. October 11 at Embassy Suites Hotel near Downtown. The event will provide ages 50 and over with the chance to learn from about 60...

New Federal Law Marks Historic Start of Big Changes in Medicare

New Federal Law Marks Historic Start of Big Changes in Medicare

By Barb Armijo A historic change is on the horizon as Medicare open enrollment gets underway October 15 through December 7, marking the beginning of a cap on what Medicare recipients pay for their medicines each year. The cap will be fully implemented in 2025....

Helping Pets Age Gracefully

Helping Pets Age Gracefully

Dr. Laura Hady Just as assisted living centers help support aging humans, pets may have special home needs as they enter retirement years. Among common conditions in senior pets are arthritis and cognitive disorder, which has similarities with dementia and Alzheimer’s...

How to Travel on a Small Budget

How to Travel on a Small Budget

By Kimberly Blaker  Traveling is an ideal way to enjoy new experiences, learn about the world, and take a break from the monotony of daily living. However, the cost of travel can be prohibitive. So, many of us don't get away as frequently as we'd like, or we miss out...

Railroad Photographer Martin Matlack

Railroad Photographer Martin Matlack

By Brian D’Ambrosio There was a tradition in Martin Matlack’s family that when each of the four children turned 11, they were bestowed with the gift of their first camera. Father George Matlack was a self-taught photographer and chemist who developed his own picture...

New Mexico Horse Rescue Celebrates 20 Years

New Mexico Horse Rescue Celebrates 20 Years

Nonprofit rehabilitates animals, providing renewed purpose & loving homes By Autumn Gray Sky’s the Limit will celebrate his 35th birthday this year surrounded by people and animals who love him. That doesn’t sound like big news, but for a horse, the age places him...

Kicking Off Barbecue Season

Kicking Off Barbecue Season

By Mary Ann Hatchitt Beyond the thermostat, nothing says summer like the mouth-watering scent of barbecue on the grill, and it helps to have a chef who knows their way around the smoke. Eyeballing meat cuts old school is passe, especially with soaring beef and poultry...

Life After Parkinson’s Disease Improved by Exercise

Life After Parkinson’s Disease Improved by Exercise

Santa Fe movement specialist develops program that slows, reverses some symptoms By Autumn Gray Like many Americans, Santa Fe architect Shawn Evans had had difficulty sleeping for about as long as he could remember. About 15 years ago, he lost his sense of smell, and...

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