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 Dr. Henrietta Mann in her office on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford....

Scholar's career encores extend her life service to native cultures

Life Updated: Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Henrietta Mann embarked on a groundbreaking career in higher education from a small western Oklahoma town.

 Dave Lopez stands in his home office in Edmond. [PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Dave Lopez stands in his home office in Edmond. [PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Okie transplant Dave Lopez uses skill, talent to give back to his adopted state

Life | Published: Thu, Nov 29, 2018

At 67, Dave Lopez can say he has enjoyed a sufficiency of life’s blessings. And Oklahomans have benefited from a sufficiency of his service to others.

 Mable Stoss, founder and director of the Free Food Pantry and Educational Center, stands inside an empty storage unit. [PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Mable Stoss, founder and director of the Free Food Pantry and Educational Center, stands inside an empty storage unit. [PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Coursework on poverty leads to life of service

Life | Published: Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Mabel Stoss founded the Free Food Pantry and Education Center 30 years ago to provide food, utility assistance, clothing and furniture.

 Researchers believe social relationships could play a significant role in preserving mental cognition. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

Researchers believe social relationships could play a significant role in preserving mental cognition. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

An active social life may be a secret to brain health

Life | Published: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Being a friendly person may be one reason "Super-agers" have an extraordinary memories for their age, suggests a recent study highlighting a notable link between brain health and positive relationships.

Stay connected to adult children on your terms

Stay connected to adult children on your terms

Life | Published: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Nikki Buckelew looks at successful methods for communicating with adult children.

5 tips for relating to your now-adult child

Life | Published: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Here are five strategies to nurture the friendship during your kids' 20s and beyond.

 Some police agencies go beyond automated check-ins and use staff or volunteers to dial up seniors and talk to them one-on-one. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Some police agencies go beyond automated check-ins and use staff or volunteers to dial up seniors and talk to them one-on-one. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Automated calls give police a way to check on seniors living on their own

Published: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Hundreds of police agencies in small towns, suburbs and rural areas are checking in on seniors who live alone by placing an automated call to them every day.

 Bud Barker and Ann Trumbly Barker learned more about assistive technology during a “Great Gadgets for Easier Aging” workshop at Village on the Park, where they live. [PHOTO BY KIMBERLY BURK, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN]

Bud Barker and Ann Trumbly Barker learned more about assistive technology during a “Great Gadgets for Easier Aging” workshop at Village on the Park, where they live. [PHOTO BY KIMBERLY BURK, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN]

Tech helps overcome challenges caused by aging

Life | Published: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Some seniors fear technology, others embrace it. Technology companies help by designing products that are senior-friendly, and agencies can help by providing educational outreach.