Senior Scene

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 ...

Souris Basin Transportation serving Minot for 38 years

Being a part of Minot for nearly 40 years, 38 to be exact, Souris Basin Transportation is an integral part of the city’s transit system. Souris Basin Transportation is a non-profit transit system that began in 1979. Souris Basin serves Minot and the surrounding rural communities in the ...

Social Security Matters Q&A

Dear Rusty: I am a 58-year-old widow, born in 1958. My husband, born in 1953, was collecting Social Security Disability benefits when he died, worked throughout his lifetime and had earned enough credits to be eligible for regular Social Security benefits had he lived long enough. I know I ...

Nice people make easy targets for con artists

According to the North Dakota Crime Statistics online program, in 2016 there were 1,615 fraud incidents affecting 1,763 individuals in the state. Other ND statistical data includes: – 285 fraud incidents involving individuals ages 55-64. – 204 fraud incidents involving seniors 65 and ...

Club Calendar Winter 2017

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 ...

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease

Alzheimer’s disease can be a disease as devastating for family members as it is for those who are living with the degenerative brain disease. Chennille Currier, Williston, has two family members living with the disease – her mother, Debby Olson, and her grandfather. “My mom is directly ...

Hearing aids more affordable with ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ pricing

About 48 million Americans over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss, the Hearing Loss Association of America reports. One of every three seniors over 65, and one of every two over 75, has difficulty hearing. To help combat the different degrees of hearing loss, those who struggle ...

Social Security recipients, Medicare beneficiaries targets of new scams

Another new scam is targeting people who receive Social Security benefits. A scammer calls from a 323 area code, posing as a Social Security Administration employee. In some instances, the scammer tells the victim he or she is due a cost-of-living increase in their Social Security benefit. ...

Social Security Matters Q&A

Dear Rusty: My wife is 66 and not collecting S.S. She wants to wait until age 70 to collect the larger benefit, but I know she could collect now and her payments will grow if she continues to work until age 70 because there were at least 4 years that she had no income and several years where ...

Hello Senior Friends:

Minot Area Senior Coalition has been busy on our next “Salute to Seniors,” May 8, 2018, themed “Salute to Farmers and Rancher.” We are so excited about our entertainment for Salute to Senior 2018. We have as our headliner “Blind Joe” from the ‘Voice,’ singing all your ...

It’s a good time to be in North Dakota.

We are all sending our thoughts and prayers to locations in the U.S. such as Texas, Florida and Montana being affected by the wrath of Mother Nature. And we would be remiss if we were to forget our own seasonal trials and tribulations, from floods to blizzards to far-reaching drought. But ...

Flu vaccine an important fall ritual for seniors

Of all the things we associate with autumn – falling leaves, cooler temperatures, the Norsk Hostfest – perhaps the event most important to the health of seniors is the arrival of new shipments of flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu ...