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

Charts: 10 factors that help determine South Florida's health

sun-sentinel.com — Where you live and what you do greatly influence how healthy you are. The annual County Health Rankings, a joint project of the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, analyzes everything from housing to smoking to uninsured rates.

Bird photographers flock to Miami area for the winter, nesting season

sun-sentinel.com — World-famous beauties love to winter in SoFla. With them come packs of photographers, with howitzer-sized lenses poised to capture them preening in all their brightly-colored finery. No, it's not supermodels being trailed by paparazzi. This season in South Florida brings out the best of winged wildlife and the avid shutter birds who pursue them.

Broward's Senior Hall of Fame honors 10 new members

sun-sentinel.com — Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish can claim a new title: Senior Hall of Fame member. Parrish was one of 10 new members named Wednesday to the Dr. Nan. S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame, which celebrates the exceptional volunteer services of county residents age 60 and older.

Rarest of rare: 59 Everglades plants 'critically imperiled,' new report says

sun-sentinel.com — A landmark report - 10 years in the making - looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered animals: rising sea levels, invasive species and humans.

Study: Everglades rare plants under siege

mcclatchydc.com — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A landmark report - 10 years in the making - looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered animals: rising sea levels, invasive species and humans.

Senior dance hosts boogie for discount travel, free parties

sun-sentinel.com — If you're male, older than 60, look good in a tux and love to cut a rug, the world is your oyster. Such gents are in great demand as dance hosts. These suave fellows, a mash-up of Gilded Age elegance and Fred Astaire, are booked to even out the skewed ratio of senior guys to gals on dance floors at retirement communities, cruise ships and social gatherings.

Winner of Name the Toilet Contest announced

sun-sentinel.com — It's official: Broward Water Partnership's new cuddly commode mascot has a proper, G-rated name. Introducing Sammy Save-a-Lot. The human-sized, environmentally friendly plush toilet was christened by Luann Fuentes, 48, of Hollywood. Fuentes was announced the winner in the partnership's Name the Toilet Contest on Thursday, besting almost 300 entries.

Rare Everglades plants in peril, study finds

tampabay.com — FORT LAUDERDALE - A landmark report - 10 years in the making - looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered animals: rising sea levels, invasive species and humans.

Healthcare Bill of Rights promotes equality for gay, lesbian patients

sun-sentinel.com — Gay rights advocates say some health care providers continue to mistreat or turn away patients because of sexual orientation, despite a growing number of regulations prohibiting such discrimination. They say many patients don't know they can fight back. A new health care document could help change that.

Westminster: West Palm Beach family of five participating in elite show

sun-sentinel.com — This year's event - so famous it's known by people who can't tell a poodle from a pomeranian - will feature 2,711 dogs representing 192 breeds. No Sunderman, two or four-legged, wants to be left behind at showtime. "The dogs love it when they see us start packing," Jennifer said.
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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

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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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