man standing on patio

John DiFrank’s childhood memories include several snapshots of tilling the soil in his father’s garden in Buffalo, N.Y.

“I didn’t particularly like turning the soil,” says John. “But I’ve always enjoyed gardening.”

Former First Lady Barbara Bush at school

For the past four years, volunteers from 

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Ann Badami-Vacante has spent enough time in the health care industry to recognize an outstanding integrated care model when she sees it.

A retired pediatric nurse with 35 years of experience, Ann moved from Pensacola, Fla., nine years ago to live with her son and his wife in Katy, Tex.

Mellie and Bob Bratcher

Houston’s unpredictable weather can’t stop a party at

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Quick—on the television sitcom The Honeymooners, what was the name of Ralph’s bowling team?

If you answered the Hurricanes, you would have excelled at the recent Trace trivia night.

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For Moira Vorwerk, moving to Eagle’s Trace, an Erickson Living community in West Houston, fit the trajectory she’d traveled throughout her life.

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“Location, location, location,” may be the first mantra in most real estate transactions, but when it comes to selling your house, timing is a close second.

Houston real estate agent Lisa Hudgens says sellers can list their home at any time of the year, but early spring tends to yield the best results.

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If the Great Recession has taught us anything, it’s this: the golden years aren’t a guarantee.

A joint study released by AIG Life and Retirement and AgeWave reveals that older Americans are changing their views on retirement.

woman bird-watching

Richard Taylor’s lifelong interest in birding began when he was a teenage Boy Scout trying to earn his Bird Study Merit Badge in Memphis, Tenn.

“I was fortunate to study under Ben B. Coffey, an avid birder who encouraged my interest in the sport,” says Richard. “I’ve been watching birds ever since.”