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Elaine Lagerstrom’s career in the newsroom began with an unexpected call.

“My husband was a sportswriter for the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa,” says Elaine. “When an opening came up for the society pages, the editor asked if I wanted to fill in temporarily.”

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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.

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When Bob and Paula Ganss moved into their Plano, Tex., house nine years ago, the couple undertook a number of home improvement projects to make it their own.

“Every fixture, every light, every fan has been replaced,” says Bob. “We finally got the house the way we wanted it.”

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The third and fourth grade students who visit Springs twice a month may not be residents, but they sure feel at home at the North Dallas community.

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It’s not the accessory every bride dreams of wearing on her big day. 

But for Deme Hronopoulos, a cast on her arm was a small matter, not enough to mar the joy she felt at marrying George Vrla.

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Allen Taylor knew about Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, long before he needed its services.

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Springs resident Joyce Kleinert signed up for a Facebook account in 2008, four years after then-Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg developed the social media site.

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Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, recently welcomed Lana Van Giesen as director of resident life. In her new position, Van Giesen oversees the departments of community resources, pastoral care, fitness, social work, and home health. 

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“Dallas is the only city in the world where you can talk all day and get paid for it,” says Joy Davis, a professional book reviewer who’s been on the speaking circuit for more than four decades.

Joy’s career got its start in the mid-1960s, when her husband Jewell, an electrical engineer with LTV Corporation, was transferred to Dallas.