60 Plus in Omaha is the newest addition to the Omaha Magazine publications. It 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.

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Type 2 Diabetes

May 22, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

Everyone knows Type 2 diabetes is caused by bad foods. Everyone also knows you can reverse Type 2 diabetes by eating the right foods if you work hard enough to not give in to temptations. […]

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The Lucky Coin

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

In the aftermath of the 1969 Tet  Offensive, U.S. Marine Pat Peterson found a Vietnamese coin on the ground while serving a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. The date on the coin was […]

A Transcontinental Journey Through Time on U.S. Route 6

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

Decades before the Interstate Highway System reshaped travel, commerce, and communities, the first intercontinental highway emerged in pre-World War I America. The oldest, longest, and highest of these transcontinental routes is U.S. Route 6. Midway […]

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Step Into Running

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Bea Sides has been running for more than half her life, but joy is not the word she would use to describe the feeling that running evokes. “It’s not so much joy, it’s a sense […]

Suzanne Kossow travels world despite cancer

Staying a Step Ahead of Cancer

April 18, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

Talk with Suzanne Kossow, and a quote from the film Shawshank Redemption comes to mind: “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Unfortunately, we all face the same conclusion at the end of our days. […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

60Plus Opener

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Family, People

When I hear about Nebraska’s wild turkeys, it always reminds me of bygone days when my boys were young—and we raised peacocks. Our peacocks would roam throughout the yard’s five wooded acres. The birds stayed […]

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An Omaha Star: Phyllis Hicks

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

When the story of the city’s longest-running African-American-owned newspaper, The Omaha Star, is written, three women will dominate its 80-year narrative. Founding publisher Mildred Brown ran the ship from 1938 until her death in 1989. […]

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

If you’ve ever gone turkey hunting in Nebraska, or seen one out and about, you should know that every turkey you have encountered in Nebraska is a miracle. The state’s tumultuous history of wild turkeys […]

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600 Dives and Counting

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Native North Dakotan Shirley Ortman was 19 before she learned to swim. “I’m a pretty good swimmer, but I don’t enjoy it,” she says. “And I do not like to lie on the beach; I’m […]

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Opiate Addiction and Seniors

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

Substance use disorders occur when at least one substance or drug leads to distress or impairment that is clinically significant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of opioid addicts in […]