Senior Scene

Thank you seniors

A big thank you for attending this year 21st Salute to Seniors “Mardi Gras in May” theme. We had a great turn out. Big thank you to our sponsors and vendors. Without you, we could never do this event. Each year our event gets bigger. Seniors we need your ideas on what you would like to ...

Food safety when dining outdoors

Summer brings picnics, campouts, tailgate meals and family gatherings, which are a few great reasons to eat outdoors. Here are some tips adapted from information by Torey Armul, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and from Foodsafety.gov. It is important to pack and ...

Stepping On: Building Confidence and Preventing Falls

Falling is very common; it can result in injury and can shake your confidence. The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community. Preventing falls is critical to maintaining your independence. Did you know that more than ...

Senior housing in demand as baby boomers age

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — As McHenry County gets grayer, developers are responding by building age-restricted communities for those older than 55, even as other segments of the housing market lag. The real estate market has seen an increase in demand for senior housing as the baby boomer ...

Hello seniors

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...