60 Plus in Omaha is the newest addition to the Omaha Magazine publications. It’s both a stand-alone magazine and a special section within each issue of Omaha Magazine. 60 Plus features important issues for the retiring “Baby-Boomer” generation, from active living and style to health care and traveling.
 
For questions about editorial, contact 60 Plus in Omaha contributing editor Gwen Lemke.

A Professor in Motion Stays in Motion

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health

The sun barely penetrated the narrows of the canyon. Kris Berg, Ph.D., scrambled over dusty red rock, carefully avoiding the steep cliffs that plunged down 50 yards on either side of him. History and geology […]

The Tail-Gunner’s Grandson

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art, History

Filmmaker Ben Drickey’s lifelong fascination with history turned personal in 2001. That’s when he documented his grandfather’s return to Germany, revisiting the sites where the U.S. Army Air Corps serviceman crashed and was captured during […]

In Their Own Words

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art, Lifestyle

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their own stories in a locally produced documentary, 48 Stars. The in-progress film features personal testimonies from World War II veterans. War buff Shawn Schmidt conceived the project. His […]

Interview a Veteran

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand […]

Fighting Dementia With Coloring Books

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Entertainment, Recreation

Remember getting an unopened box of crayons—for school, for a birthday, just for fun? Remember the smell of the wax? The new, sharp points? Choosing your favorite color? Most people would answer “Yes.” Coloring, whether […]

We Can’t Drive 55

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

I have a little pinback button with a red flag emblazoned with the words “Safety First.” It was produced in 1915 by the Nebraska Safety League, which seems to have been one of a number […]

A Treasure in Stained Glass

April 16, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Downtown

Sometime around 1904, when Omaha Bishop Richard Scannell visited Europe to invite young men to serve as priests among the German-American members of the Omaha diocese, the Rev. Bernard Sinne was among those who responded. […]

On Bread

April 10, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

It was the story I didn’t want to write—that one about what I call “my malady,” my three episodes of severely restricted eating. The first bout struck when I was 15, when, in response to […]

Uber and Lyft

March 26, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

With the post-millennial rise of ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, a generation weaned on digital technology could suddenly tap a smartphone app, summon a private car driven by the owner, and pay for the fare […]

Colonoscopy Cocktail

February 24, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

Gary Kropf, 62, spent the entire evening reading Wine Spectator magazine cover to cover. On the toilet. “It was a busy day,” Kropf recalls. A powder laxative mixed in 64 ounces of Gatorade helped clear […]


 
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