Senior Scene

Aging is natural; Abuse is not

Elder abuse is any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older adult. We may think that elder abuse does not happen in our state, but the fact is that it occurs nationwide. – In North Dakota, during 2017, ...

New Medicare cards on the way

In April the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began mailing new Medicare cards to 55 million beneficiaries, including 126,000 North Dakotans. The year-long effort to mail new ID cards to all Medicare recipients began in April. North Dakotans in the Medicare program should be ...

Keeping your cool in the summer

As the weather heats up, it’s important to remember that the hot weather can be especially dangerous for older adults. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature, making them more ...

Healthy living for your brain and body – Tips from the latest research

Aging well depends on genetics, environment and lifestyle. Lifestyle choices may help keep your body and brain healthy. Heart and brain health are interrelated. What you do to protect your heart can also help your brain to continue to function at its best. The brain depends on oxygen and ...

ACTIVE LIFE, HEALTHY LIFE!

The idea that an active lifestyle leads to a healthier, happier life is not a new one. It is historically and concretely backed by science; and as an Activities Assistant for retirement living at The View, I get to witness it first-hand every day. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, ...

Effective planning goes beyond the recent estate tax reform

A client recently asked me if I was disappointed by the tax reform bill passed by Congress in late December 2017. He wondered, tongue in cheek, if I was worried I would run out of work soon. The legislation temporarily doubled the federal gift and estate tax exemption from $5 million to $10 ...

Big summer plans at The Wellington

Everyone at the Wellington is so excited to have warm, sunny weather. We have big plans this summer for a few fantastic community events. We will celebrate summer in style with our July Family Night featuring Ryder’s own Daniel Starks singing and strumming his guitar and a delicious barbeque ...

Hello Seniors

Trinity Homes Activities department is gearing up for a great summer with our residents. Trinity Health Auxiliary bought us a new bus that can be driven without a special driver’s license. A big thank you goes out to them. This new bus will keep busy taking our residents to group outings like ...

Summer is a favorite season for many

Summer is a favorite season for many. It is a time when many individuals start spending more time outdoors gardening, enjoying picnics, and spending time outside on the front porch with friends and family. With increased time outdoors, it is important to remember to stay hydrated. Seniors are ...

Navigating through Medicare

Medicare can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The good news is that there are several resources available that can help. The State Health Insurance Counseling (SHIC) program, provided by the North Dakota Insurance Department (NDID), is a free and unbiased source designed to answer ...

Club Calendar Summer 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 ...

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 ...