Senior Expo

Hearing aid ‘sticker shock’ eases with pay-as-you-go pricing

If you’re among the 48 million older Americans with some degree of hearing loss, you may have experienced a reaction best described as “hearing aid sticker shock.” It happens when you seek out a hearing aid provider with the thought of purchasing one or more hearing aids. You soon ...

Wireless technology takes hearing aids to new levels

(METRO) Hearing loss may not be something people want to contemplate, but it is more common than many people may think. Hearing deficits may occur from birth or be acquired due to injury or prolonged exposure to loud noises. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders ...

Anterior Hip Replacement now available at Trinity Health

Trinity Health’s orthopedic team has been in expansion mode this year, with the addition of three new surgeons bringing new skills and new patient options to the region. Daniel Lee, DO, MMS, and Mohammad T. Hashemi, MD, joined the team earlier this year. Dr. Lee is fellowship trained in ...

‘Living life to the fullest’

There comes a time in life when person might need some help with their daily living. Melissa VanDeventer, director of Somerset Court, Minot, will speak about different senior living options, mainly focusing on assisted living, at the Sept. 6 1st Annual Minot Daily News Senior Expo. Dave ...

Tips to improve memory

(METRO) orgetfulness can affect anyone. For example, few, if any, adults can say they have not experienced moments when they could not find their keys. And once the keys are found, people move on without giving much thought to why they did not immediately remember where they left their ...

The art and science of audiology

In 1983, Professional Hearing Services became the first private audiology clinic in North Dakota and they continue to be a leader in hearing healthcare in Western North Dakota. Their regional offices in Minot, Bismarck and Williston, and several satellite clinics, ensure that services are ...

Independence is key for Edgewood and CaringEdge

No one wants to leave the place they call home or give up their independence. For Edgewood and CaringEdge, helping seniors maintain these things is one of their most important goals. Edgewood began in 1996 as an assisted living facility and has grown over its many years, adding CaringEdge a ...

Live comfortably on less

(METRO) Many people look toward retirement with mixed feelings. There is the anticipation and excitement of no longer having to stick to a set schedule. However, there may be some trepidation about living without a steady income. Bloomberg financial experts found the number of Americans aged ...

Support for caregivers is helpful

(METRO) At some point in a son or daughter’s life, the role of caregiver may shift. Where parents once took care of their children, aging parents very frequently rely on their children to care for them. Adult caregivers typically want to do right by their aging loved ones but sometimes ...

How to stay flexible as you age

(METRO) Men and women may begin to feel less flexible as they get older. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, that loss of flexibility is because muscles lose both strength and elasticity as the body ages. A lack of flexibility can make men and women more vulnerable to ...

Medicare annual wellness visits important for patients

Dr. Patrick Evans, a family practice doctor at the UND Center for Family Medicine, urges patients to schedule a Medicare annual wellness visit. The visit, funded by Medicare, enables patients to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor and to discuss health concerns at a time when ...

Medicare education presentation

Using a power point presentation to help illustrate the finer points of Medicare, Keith Hanson of Minot will be addressing one of the biggest concerns of senior citizens today. Hanson is a featured presenter for the 1st Annual Minot Daily News Senior Expo and is certain to be well received as ...

Addicted seniors a serious problem: Opioid use among the older population

(METRO) The public is quickly learning that drug abuse goes beyond the illegal substances that are purchased on the street. Abuse of drugs extends to the prescription medications sitting in many medicine cabinets. While teenagers and young adults may be the first to be stereotyped as ...