Senior Scene

Making connections

Building relationships is all about making connections, says Charles Repnow, who as sees himself as a connection maker in his role as Edgewood Vista’s life enrichment coordinator. Whether it’s rolling lefse, reminiscing over high school yearbooks, showing off handcrafts or enjoying a ...

Hello seniors:

Trinity homes would like to send out “Seasons Greeting” to all. We are looking forward to an exciting 2019. We appreciate all our staff and volunteers that help make this a home for our residents. We have dedicated volunteers that volunteer their time at Trinity Homes with individual ...

Have a stress-free holiday

Holidays are a busy time filled with baking, shopping and getting together with family and friends. For many seniors, the holidays can bring unwanted stress that can lead to health issues. To stay healthy and happy, keep the following in mind: – Watch what you eat and drink. It’s ...

Caregiving through the holidays: Caregiver survival tips

For most families, holidays are filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. However holidays can also be filled with stress, disappointment and feelings of sadness and loss. Families dealing with the challenges of a loved one with dementia may feel a unique sense ...

Give with your head, not just your heart

We all feel more generous this time of year, and while donating to a good cause is a way many people share the holiday spirit, it is important to know where your charitable donations are going. Charity scams reach new heights this time of year. But, armed with a little knowledge, you can make ...

Holidays — not just for children

When you hear the word “holiday,” what comes to mind? Is it your favorite cookie recipe, special music, the familiar smell of traditional foods, memory-making times with family, or other wonderful things? Often, for the older adults in our families, holidays produce a mixed range of ...

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season for all things holiday related, including your favorite indulgences. There seem to be trays and trays of cookies and goodies as far as the eye can see. Here are some tips on fighting an expanding waistline this holiday season. Keep the calories low: Keep cleaned and cut ...

Signs a senior may need help

Age tends to sneak up on all of us, and our loved ones aren’t exempt. Decline in physical or mental health often surprises family members. Seniors may have been doing well the last time you saw them and sound great over the phone. But the key is to be aware of the small signs and changes that ...

Planning for family members with special needs

When family members consider how to leave an inheritance to a loved one with special needs they are susceptible to making three common mistakes. First, parents may decide to exclude their daughter with special needs from the terms of their wills altogether. When asked the reason, the parents ...

It’s important to have support networks

Assisted living facilities have much to offer to their potential residents. Services such as transportation to and from regularly scheduled doctor appointments, assistance with medications, food, laundry and housekeeping are extremely helpful for those who need a little help in these areas as ...

Club Calendar Winter 2018

Alamo Senior Center 528-4881 Business Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m. Social Activities: Birthdays, monthly, last Tuesday Cards: Tuesday p.m., following lunch Senior Meals: Tuesdays, noon Foot Clinic: Odd months, Divide County Health Nurse Anamoose Senior ...

Seniors come to socialize and learn at first expo event

Joel Hernes of Minot was drawn to the first annual Minot Daily News Senior Expo Sept. 6 by a desire to meet up with other seniors. “The social aspect,” he said of his main reason for participating in an event that drew a crowd to the Sleep Inn & Suites, “and to see if there’s some ...

Welcome, fall produce!

September is the season of colors. Grass blades are fading away from the green summer hues in tune with oak leaves that have softened to matte shades of auburn, gold, and scarlet red. North Dakota foliage is not the only change happening this season. Fall also brings seasonal challenges and ...

How strength training can help you

With fall just around the corner, many of us are settling into a new routine, so now is a perfect time to consider how to include physical activity into this schedule. Exercise and physical activity are good for everyone, including older adults. For some older adults, getting older seems to ...

You can now freeze your credit at no cost to help stop identity theft

The battle to protect your identity is getting a little easier – or at least cheaper. A new federal law going into effect Sept. 21 makes it free to freeze your credit file with the three major credit rating companies. In the past, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion have charged fees to ...

Greetings Everyone!

We have exciting news from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2018 held in Chicago on July 25, 2018. A significant feature at the AAIC 2018 this year was the first clinical trial to show intensive blood pressure treatment reduces new cases of Mild Cognitive Impairment and ...

Hello Seniors

Hate to say it, but fall and winter will be here soon. We have had a beautiful summer. Trinity Homes have been busy cleaning up the garden after enjoying all the great vegetables. Our apple tree has been producing lots of apples. So, it’s time to get the recipe book out for some old ...

Why you should compare options for your Medicare prescription drug plan annually

It is important to compare options for your Medicare prescription drug plan, also known as Medicare Part D, during the open enrollment period that runs from Oct. 15-Dec. 7 each year. There are no requirements for you to compare your options; however doing so could save you money. Let us review ...