I'm a Sun Sentinel multi-tasker, covering aging issues and consumer stuff. Oh, and sometimes pets cuz I love them.

Certified wildlife habitats are popular in Miami area

sun-sentinel.com — Thousands of city dwellers and suburbanites in South Florida are having a wild time. In fact, they'recertifiable. And they're proud of it. What could be cooler, they say, than having your backyard designated as a certified wildlife habitat, an official haven for birds, raccoons and butterflies in the middle of urban sprawl?

Animal rescue fundraiser by Rapoport's Restaurant Group gives $100 gift cards for pet adoptions

sun-sentinel.com — Party down for your furry friends. Rapoport's Restaurant Group is hosting its annual Bow Wow and Meow fundraiser Saturday for Tri-County Animal Rescue, a nonprofit animal shelter in Boca Raton. There will be live music, the Tailwaggers agility dog performance, food and drink, and pet adoption tent from 2 to 5 pm at the Delray Marketplace Amphitheater and courtyard, 9025 W.

Electronic cigarettes: When, where, how and if you should vape

sun-sentinel.com — Suddenly, they're everywhere. You see electronic cigarettes on sale in every convenience store and tiny vapor shops in every strip mall. E-cigarettes - a term that includes everything from cheap disposable "vape pens" to elaborate vaporizers costing hundreds of dollars - are a booming business.

Rare birds moving into urban lakes, canals

sun-sentinel.com — There are some real bird brains moving into South Florida neighborhoods. And nature lovers couldn't be happier. Diana Guidry is among the local environmentalists noticing that more limpkins, rare wading birds native to Florida, are hanging out in Cooper City, Davie and other western Broward County areas.

Listen, pet owners! Pet Life Radio is on 24/7

dispatch.com — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Want to know the latest trends in cat furniture? What to do about your dog's skin rash? Whether you really can train a rabbit to walk on a leash? Pet Life Radio probably has a show to answer these questions - and just about anything else that animal lovers want to know - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Making music keeps Alzheimer's patients in tune

sun-sentinel.com — Advancing Alzheimer's disease hasn't robbed David Margolin of his ability to play the violin. Remembering everyday things like where you live or how to make a sandwich can be tough when you have Alzheimer's disease. And yet, if you took piano lessons in your youth or played in a school band, you might be able to expertly play a Bach prelude from memory.

A Couple's Final Journey

interactive.sun-sentinel.com — Richard, who previously had survived two coronary bypasses and prostate cancer, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011. By September 2013, the tumors had spread to his spine. Together, Chris and Richard confronted the challenges of being an older gay couple not recognized by law, navigating a system they feared could rob them of their ability to care for each other in sickness and in health.
May 09, 2014

@AARPBroward @sunserveftl @Helpchick @TheBowTieGuy Great to be at SunServe luncheon today, talking about our story re #LGBT end of life.

Apr 17, 2014

RT @caregiving: Do you like what we do at CareGiving dot com? Please consider voting for us in the Best Senior Living Awards: http://t.co/V…

Apr 17, 2014

Our moving look at an LGBT couple's end-of-life journey is getting lots of tears and cheers. We r proud. bit.ly/OY2uND #lgbtaging

Feb 15, 2013

It's a state of mind, not geography. RT @ryan_mcneill77: Today I learned there are Yankee rednecks! t.co/bTID5Dbi

Feb 15, 2013

Love -- and Viagra jokes -- were in the air at this #senior dating game. t.co/eTAoP7GJ #VDay

Feb 15, 2013

Good morning, TGIF! Breaking news on the state of #cat litter advertising. More #catvideos for you! t.co/iLbmMp1P

Feb 14, 2013

Beyond gold & silver: What do you give for an 80th anniversary? List of world's longest married couples. Happy #Vday! t.co/HPFDdXOJ

Feb 14, 2013

Broward's new #pet laws could put many owners in the doghouse. Do they go too far or are they good for pets? t.co/navye1dH

Feb 14, 2013

Happy V-Day:Touching photos/video of #LGBT couples, many of them #seniors, on their wedding days.@sageusa: t.co/9bZtjF5a #LGBTaging

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