Senior Scene

Eventually, spring will be among us

As I write this on March 8, forecasts show Minot on the fringe of yet another heavy winter storm. Whether Old Man Winter and Mother Nature choose to share their marital bliss – or lack thereof – with us once again, the calendar reassures us that eventually, spring will be upon us. And ...

Looking forward to spring

Well, what a different winter we are having this year; bitter cold and snow. I’m looking forward to spring, are you? Here at Trinity Homes we have been doing different activities like bringing in “Gallery on the Go” individual painting for residents. They each get a canvas and paint; ...

Minot Commission on Aging is here for you

The Minot Commission on Aging has been offering programs and assistance to seniors in the Minot area and seven different counties for over 45 years. Their mission is to assist senior citizens so that they can remain in their homes and independent. For the MCA, “there’s no place like ...

Coming up at AARP

Need Help with Your Income Taxes? If you haven’t filed your income taxes yet, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in Minot is ready to help middle- and low-income taxpayers complete their 2018 federal and state tax returns. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of this ...

Remarriage: Protect your family by avoiding common pitfalls

Although spring may feel like a long way off, it will be here soon. And on its heels will come the summer wedding season. But wedding season is not just for blushing brides and their nervous young grooms. Often called an “encore marriage,” many seniors marry again after a divorce or the ...

A positive attitude can add 7.5 years to your life

What if you had a relatively simple way to extend the length of your life? Would you be interested? Evidence indicates we can extend our lives by embracing an approach that goes beyond the traditional strategies involving nutrition, exercise, or sleep. Becca Levy of the Yale School of ...

Hello Seniors!

It’s that time again for Minot Area Senior Coalition to get ready for the upcoming 23rd Salute to Seniors. We are gearing up for a great full day of fun. Our theme this year is “Music thru the Years” featuring, The Replacements & Daniel Starks taking us a musical avenger. “Mollie ...

Club Calendar

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 ...

Genetic/DNA testing schemes

Have you received a call from someone claiming to be from Medicare saying you are eligible for “free” DNA testing? The ND Senior Medicare Patrol has been notified that Medicare beneficiaries in ND are being contacted by phone from a caller claiming to be with Medicare. The caller states ...

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 ...