This past August, more than 10,000 athletes converged on the city of Palo Alto, Calif., for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, a biennial event with medal competitions in 18 sports and the largest multi-sport event in the world for athletes 50 and older. [caption id="attachment_3037" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Jack Cason (left) earned a total score of 1,699

[caption id="attachment_3107" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Widely published and well-respected Web expert Virginia DeBolt. (Photo courtesy of Virginia DeBolt)"][/caption] Virginia DeBolt was well into her career as a schoolteacher when she started working with computers in the early 1980s.


One thing we know about our readers you like to shop early for holiday presents and get the best bargains. This year promises to be even more challenging because so many families are living on tight budgets and making every penny count. With that in mind, our 8th annual gift-giving guide focuses on gift-giving that s affordable and personal and sometimes downright yummy!


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[caption id="attachment_3087" align="alignright" width="280" caption="The new building for the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts gives students access to a state-of-the-art concert hall, dance studio, and media rooms. The school s new home was built through funding raised by Tony Bennett s nonprofit, Exploring the Arts.


When asked how she prefers to work in the kitchen, catering chef Bea Toms answers with one word: Hard. Anyone who s met her would expect no other response. [caption id="attachment_2418" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Bea Toms' cookbook, Recipes From A Country Cook, has sold 70,000 copies nationwide.


With the real estate market recovering and current incentives plentiful, experts say that right now may be the best time to move to a retirement community campus.


Did you know that at age 60, your pupils are one-third the size they were when you were 20? As a result, they may take longer to adjust to darkness and bright light. And it might surprise you that retired 80-year-olds have double the social interaction of their 50-year-old counterparts.

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David Gregory is the host of Meet the Press. For 61 years, Meet the Press has featured headline-making interviews with world leaders and U.S. newsmakers. Now, Retirement Living TV (RLTV) viewers will have a chance to see Meet the Press when it s rebroadcast on the only cable network dedicated to serving the needs of people 50-plus. Meet the Press will air on RLTV on Mondays at 7 p.m.