Senior Scene

WWII Vet stays active

Exercise is the key to a long and healthy life, said Ray Curtis, who celebrated his 101st birthday in February. Curtis, a World War II veteran and retired farmer who resides at the Wellington in Minot, said he has followed the advice his chiropractor gave him years ago to stay fit. Curtis ...

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 2017 federal and state tax returns. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of this free service. The Minot Tax-Aide site ...

Scams and the new Medicare cards

A new phone scam is tricking seniors into giving out their Medicare and personal information in order to receive their new Medicare cards. Beneficiaries are receiving phone calls where the scammers are posing as Medicare representatives asking for Medicare card numbers and personal ...

Why choose assisted living?

Assisted Living communities like Edgewood provide residents a home-like environment that includes meals, house keeping, transportation, medication man agement, countless opportunities for so cial, physical and spiritual engagement and other assistance as needed. Residents continue living as ...

ND Dementia Care Services Program

The North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program is provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. The program is currently in its 8th year of providing services to every county in North Dakota. The North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program is funded by a grant ...

Taking advantage of preventive services while enrolled in Medicare

Medicare beneficiaries are able to receive preventive screenings and services that allow medical providers to pinpoint areas of concern early and plans can be made to address those issues before they become more significant. Here is what you should know about preventive care. – Medicare ...

Hello Seniors

Are you ready to attend the 22nd annual Salute to Seniors on May 8 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.? This year’s theme is “Salute to Farmers & Ranchers.” Entertainment is: Blind Joe from the TV show “The Voice.” Great country music. Cathy Ericson ...

Spring activities coming

As this is being written, March’s “in like a lion” roar is in full throat, but being the hearty batch we are, we North Dakotans have seen and heard this song and dance before. It will rain, it will snow, it will be hard to get around for a few days. And then it will be gone. Spring is ...

Nutrition and Bone Health

We have a little over 200 bones in our body. As we age, it’s smart to recognize the importance of nutrition and bone health. If you have conditions such as lactose intolerance, heart disease, hypertension or diabetes, there is a possibility your bones may be affected. Headlines can be ...

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 ...

Memories of Christmas past

Christmas seems to change a little every year with new ideas, new themes, and new traditions forming. Christmas today is vastly different than it was just 60 years ago, 30 years ago, and even just from how it was 10 years ago. When asked about Christmas, a group of seniors dining at the ...

Beware of charity scams

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 ...

What changes are occurring to Medicare for next year?

There are changes to Medicare premiums coming in 2018. In the face of low Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) and because of the Medicare hold-harmless provision, premium increases cannot exceed the 2 percent increase in Social Security benefits. If you are within the ...

From stress to success – Making the best of the holidays

While the holidays can be joyful, they can also bring on stress and depression. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. Elders can have an especially hard time with the holiday season. At a time, when people ...

Greetings from The Wellington

Greetings from The Wellington, a beautiful assisted living community in Minot for individuals 55 and over. We are enjoying the Christmas holiday season and all the joyful festivities that warm our hearts. The only thing our residents have to do is enjoy life. At The Wellington we believe ...

Season greeting seniors:

Minot Area Senior Coalition would like to send out season greetings to each and one of you. We are looking forward to our next 22nd Salute to Senior, May 8, in the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Hope to see everyone there. May you have many blessing come your way in 2018. Merry Christmas and ...

Community safety for older adults

Winter has arrived and it brings additional challenges to older adults who enjoy getting outside and going places within our community. As a senior provider within our community, we encourage our older adults to come to planned events, congregate meals and social activities. We want people to ...

Tips to make enjoyable holidays for older family members

The holidays are a special time for us to re-connect as families, enjoy each other’s company and reflect on many good memories of the past. Many older adults are faced with losses – loss of spouse, friends, traditions, health and independence, which can cause challenges for bringing back ...