Senior Scene

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 ...

Medicare open enrollment and potential scams

The 2019 Open Enrollment Period for Part D or Medicare Advantage plans runs Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. During this time Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their 2019 health plan and prescription coverage. Open enrollment is also “open season” for identity thieves. The most common scam is ...

These money-savings programs can help seniors

Did you receive a letter from Social Security this spring? If you did, it may be because you are enrolled in Medicare, and based on your monthly Social Security benefit, you appear to have an income that qualifies you for two money-savings programs. These programs can help you afford your ...

Benefits of a care contract

Did you pay your children an allowance for completing certain chores around the house? Perhaps you paid a small sum in exchange for your son or daughter mowing the grass, mopping the floors or looking after a younger sibling. Or, on the other hand, maybe you viewed those chores as an essential ...

CaringEdge Healthcare

CaringEdge Healthcare of Minot, located within the Edgewood Assisted Living Facility, offers expanded healthcare services to all whom reside in the Minot area. Our new healthcare services offer comfort and convenience to Edgewood residents. Each area of the healthcare services we offer ...

Club Calendar Fall 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 ...

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 ...