Senior Scene

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 ...

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 ...