Proof that life’s just getting started at 50

Look outside and it’s impossible to pretend it’s anything other than winter in the Northwest. Leaves linger on the trees, but the rain and gray skies are here to stay. But there’s still plenty to enjoy. For those over 50, there’s opportunities everywhere. In this issue of Vitality magazine, we take a look at some of those options, including field trips and exercise ideas. We also profile some interesting people who are putting their life’s experiences to good use. So grab a warm drink and read on.

The joys and sorrows: Edmonds woman’s book tells stories from the trenches of parenting.

Keep moving: 5 tips to keep your exercise routine on track during the colder months.

Take a trip: Senior centers organized trips offer all of the fun with none of the hassle.

Protect your teeth: 5 things to consider to keep your mouth — and whole body — looking and feeling great.

Something for everyone: The Northshore Senior Center offers a huge variety of activities and just keeps on growing.

Try a new career: Gary McMillen teaches aspiring agents the brass tacks of real estate. And in his class, you’ll never be bored.

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Erin James, the editor-in-chief of Cidercraft magazine, wrote a book all about the fermented drink.

Branch out: ‘Tasting Cider’ recipes call for hard apple cider

Top cider makers share how they like to make hush puppies, bread pudding and the pear-fect cocktail.

The ‘Whimsical Woman’ shares what she learns on the trail

Jennifer Mabus came here from Nevada and Hawaii. She leads hikes and blogs about them.

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

You won’t be able to stop eating this colorful chicken salad

The slaw of bell pepper, cabbage and carrot holds up well overnight in the refrigerator.

Raising grandkids can feel like the second time around

The responsiblities of serving as a parent can compete with the joys of being a grandparent.

Commentary: Community Transit to keep up with regional growth

Snohomish County’s bus system prepares for more people — including more older residents.

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The most frequent guestion about retirement benefits: ‘When can I start receiving them?’

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