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A driver was stopped near North Oracle and West Ina roads with a bag of marijuana, a suspended driver’s license and some $12,000 in the car’s backseat, according to an Oro Valley Police Department report. 

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Part of Aging Well is maintaining a positive mood and staying energetic—which are not always easy to do. The good news is that no matter what’s happening in your life, you can shift your mood by listening to music. There are many studies that explore this phenomenon. Below are ideas from res…

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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There are many areas in the country that are causing bidding wars, houses moving before they reach the public and sky rocketing prices. The high- density areas such as Seattle, San Francisco, Denver and Austin, Texas are being impacted by this. 

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Continuing to learn may be the best thing you can do to improve your cognition and memory. Research has shown that this is true for people of all ages—especially when learning combined with a social aspect like taking a class with other interested students. 

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Have you ever dreamed of owning a piece of real estate in another country, or on an island? It may seem like a far off, wild dream, but many Americans are now purchasing second homes or retiring completely to other parts of the world. The retirement of 78 million baby boomers will present gr…

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Part of Aging Well is having a plan in place for dealing with health issues, both expected and unexpected. Even those who are healthy can be struck with a medical emergency that may take them out of commission for weeks. 

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Regular walking or running is a great way to Age Well—but if you’re just starting out creating a new fitness habit, it’s wise to start slow and build up. What follows is advice from Todd Lutz, the Get Fit coordinator at Splendido, an all-inclusive community for those 55 and better in Tucson.…

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There are countless Ways to Age Well, from a daily walk to volunteering for a good cause to practicing meditation. Pursuing creative arts seems to hold multiple impressive benefits for your brain and mood. Take the art of quilting: research published in the Journal of Public Health showed th…

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  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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More questions are being asked about the building process, and whether it’s feasible to build rather than purchase a resale house.

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Research shows that taking your exercise outdoors compared to working out in a gym offers unique benefits for physical, cognitive, and emotional health. There’s even a Japanese trend right now called “forest therapy” that encourages people to enhance their health and happiness by spending ti…

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Hiking in the Tucson area is one of the best ways to connect to the desert and see the beauty of this sunshine and cactus-covered lands first hand. While there are some trails better left to experienced hikers, the region hosts potential adventures for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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Staying active and healthy as a resident of Tucson’s north side is an easy task, if parks and recreation is your thing. Whether enjoying a fitness class, riding the trails or going for a long walk, there is plenty to do in the towns of Marana and Oro Valley.

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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It feels like New Years Day is long gone and we are back in the swing of business, politics, and enjoying our fabulous weather in the area.  Amidst the stock market outperforming real estate at this time, it would be a good decision to look at those funds and possibly capture the return to i…

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When it comes to Aging Well, many people focus on physical health—exercise and diet. But there are other areas of healthy habits that can provide balance in life, with the added benefits of being good for your brain health, mood, and overall quality of life.

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Many of you see in the Greater Tucson Metro Area, after Thanksgiving, the ringing of the bells for the Salvation Army. There are many volunteers and staff at the Salvation Army who coordinate efforts for this special time of year. Wednesday’s are a special day for the real estate community i…

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Have you tried your hand at the trend of adult coloring? With pages full of intricate designs and patterns that require fine pencil work, adult coloring books can provide hours of quiet entertainment—along with a host of benefits for your brain. 

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Tucson area is already turning purple—the color adopted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Among the locals helping raise awareness and funds for those with Alzheimer’s disease are the residents and staff at Splendido, an all-inclusive c…

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Ever since the boom from 2004 to the crash of 2008, homeowners and potential buyers are interested in knowing what the real estate market is like today.  At every open house I hold, the most consistent question I get asked is, “What is the real estate market doing?”  I explain, based on my o…

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What makes yoga so good for you? When practiced regularly, the unique combination of yoga’s physical exercise and meditative practice seem to unlock a wealth of benefits to the body, brain, and mood. Below are just six of the major outcomes that yoga can lead to, each backed up by multiple s…

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How will you spend your retirement years? These days, those on the cusp of retiring are not looking forward to resting in a rocking chair. In fact, they may try their hand at building a rocking chair, or opening an online custom furniture store. 

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Golfing is more than a pleasant pastime: Research has shown that regular golf games can offer proven benefits that substantially improve your physical and mental health. Older adults in particular may find that they can meet recommended exercise goals while enjoying this low- to moderate-int…

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Imagine the ability to explore the bottom of the ocean, fly through the sky, or float through space without leaving the comfort of your home. Thanks to virtual reality systems, you can. Virtual reality (VR) is a digitized world that inserts the user into a new reality through a headset. It i…