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Residents at Trinity Homes are gearing up for some summer fun. Activities and residents are planning the flowers, vegetable and sensory garden. There will be garden walks with residents to monitor and maintain the garden. Residents will also share memories of their gardens at the garden ...

Club Calendar Spring 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 Citizens 465-3316 Business ...

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 2016 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 ...

Feeding Grandma and Grandpa

Locally, the Minot Commission on Aging is an agency that provides services to older adults in the seven counties of Region II. Their nutrition program is one of the programs provided through the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA has been the primary piece of federal legislation supporting ...

Fun events this spring at Somerset Court

Although we have yet to escape the clutches of the wintry season, spring IS on its way. Like Father Time, I propose Mother Nature is also undefeated and that she will rise up eventually in all her beauty. The arrival of this glorious season will be accompanied by the resumption of external ...

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Terry Ferebee Eckmann holds a copy of her book while standing next to a poster listing 101 tips for aging gracefully.

Secret to aging gracefully is something to think about

The ability to age gracefully may depend in part on genetics and lifestyle, but there’s another crucial ingredient worth some thought. “The link is what you think,” said Minot author Terry Ferebee Eckmann, who has uncovered research indicating that positive thinking can go a long way in ...

Top 10 financial issues older adults should consider

We know the importance of planning for major events in our lives and sharing those plans with our loved ones. But when dealing with finances, sometimes people hesitate to discuss the issue with family members, often waiting until a crisis occurs – and then it may be too late. Even though ...

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Betty Wilkins, 88, works out Feb. 20, at CSI in Twin Falls, Idaho. Surrounded by college boys 70 years younger than her, Wilkins used weight machines on a dreary, overcast Monday morning.

88-year-old inspires others to stay active

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Surrounded by college boys 70 years younger than her, Betty Wilkins used weight machines on a dreary, overcast Monday morning. It wasn't even 9 a.m. Some students were likely still in bed during their day off for Presidents' Day. But the 88-year-old was already up ...

Foods and Memory: Can foods we eat enhance our memory?

Studies conducted at Rush University in Chicago have produced some interesting results. A new diet recommendation, the MIND diet, combines principles of a Mediterrranean diet (high in plant-based foods) and the DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension-consists of increased levels of ...

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Restricted Application

Dear Rusty: I am 66 years of age and have not yet claimed Social Security because I want to wait until I’m 70 and get the higher benefit. My wife, who is 68, is already collecting her benefits having started when she reached her full retirement age. One of my friends said that he had filed ...

Attorney General: Warn elderly relatives about scams before they get a call

BISMARCK— In just the past month, several elderly North Dakotans have fallen victim to the “grandparent” scam, each losing thousands of dollars to scam artists who pretended to be a grandchild supposedly in a dire situation and in desperate need of money. The grandparent scam is one of ...

When will I get my new Medicare card?

You probably heard that new Medicare cards will be issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and are wondering when you will get your new card. Not for some time, but scammers are already taking advantage of any confusion beneficiaries might have about the new Medicare cards. Here are ...

Annual ‘Salute to Seniors’ event planned

The Minot Area Senior Coalition invites all seniors to attend their 21st annual “Salute to Seniors” event on May 9th at the Minot Auditorium. The theme for this year is “Salute to Mardi Gras in May,” so it will be a fun filled and colorful “party” for seniors. Musical ...

Retirement can be a drag. Here’s how to fix that

We spend decades dreaming of the day when life won't be dictated by alarm clocks, commute times, meeting schedules and office politics. Then reality sets in: Retirement can be kind of a drag. And there may be 20-plus years of it ahead of you. While traditional retirement planning covers ...

Club Calendar Spring 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 ...

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Senior Scene Winter 2016 Now Online

This special publication is now available to view online! Check it out below.   http://issuu.com/minotdailynews/docs/sr_scene_dec_2016

What changes are occurring to Medicare for next year?

There are changes to Medicare premiums in 2017. 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 0.3 percent increase in Social Security benefits. If you are within the hold-harmless ...

Dementia and the Holidays

The holidays are upon us once again and packed with work, family, church, and other activities and obligations in addition to our already full, everyday lives. Whew!!!  With that said, let us add the challenges and stress of caring for someone who is living their daily lives caring for someone ...

Don’t stress out during the holidays

Holidays are a great time to gather family and friends. Holidays can be stressful times, too, as people try to squeeze in lots of extra activities in the same amount of time. Maybe you wonder how to find time to make special foods. You also might wonder how to afford holiday foods and/or ...