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Senior Expo

Falls prevention: Tips to protect yourself

September is the time of year when many health and aging professionals focus on falls prevention. It’s an apt time since September is the month when we usher in the fall season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says falls are a leading cause of injury among people aged 65 and ...

Scams presentation at Senior Expo

The Minot Police Department, Crime Prevention Unit frequently receives requests for information on frauds and scams that we are made aware of affecting our community. In response, we have created a presentation that is frequently updated to share what methods scammers are using in the region. ...

Home security tips for seniors

Seniors are often targeted by criminals. Though many criminals target seniors from afar via telephone or internet scams, criminals seek to enter seniors' homes. The Bureau of Justice Statistics offers that, between 2003 and 2013, the ratio of property crime to violent crime was higher for the ...

Medicare covers spectrum of care

If there is one message that Brendan Weidler, regional vice president for Caring Edge, the sister company to Edgewood, would like to convey to seniors, it is this: “You pay into Medicare your entire life. You should utilize it to ensure you stay actively independent for as long as ...

Questions to ask when your doctor prescribes a new medicine

Though few people may want to take medicine each day, prescription drugs prolong lives and help people manage conditions that might otherwise make it difficult to live life to the fullest. A 2017 survey from Consumer Reports found that 55 percent of people living in the United States take a ...

Reverse mortgages a flexible, safe option for seniors

For most Americans, their home is their largest asset. In fact, seniors are sitting on more than $6.6 trillion of unused home equity. Today there are more options for utilizing that equity than in the past and one of those options is the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) or reverse ...

Estate Planning

When many people hear the phrase “Estate Plan,” they think it does not apply to them as they do not feel as though they have an “estate.” You don’t need to have a mansion and millions of dollars in order to have an estate. Anything you own-your home, cars, bank accounts, personal ...

DID YOU KNOW?

A 2017 report from the World Economic Forum recommended that the richest countries across the globe raise their retirement ages in order to prevent the collapses of pension systems. Full retirement age in the United States varies depending on when a person was born, though it's currently ...

Feel your best starting with your stomach

Did you know that they key to personal health may begin in the core of the body? Doctors and researchers are learning more and more about how the immune system and other functions of the body are tied to microscopic players housed in the stomach and intestines. Improving this digestive ...

The facts about osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is often seen as a problem for the elderly, and the National Osteoporosis Foundation notes that being over 50 is a major risk factor for osteoporosis. But that doesn't mean people younger than 50 can't develop the disease. The misconception that osteoporosis exclusively afflicts ...

Exercises to support stronger hips

Surgery is not an inevitable side effect of aging. In fact, men and women over 50 can employ various preventive techniques to strengthen their bones and joints in the hopes of avoiding the surgical wing of their local hospitals. According to AARP, more than 370,000 men and women undergo hip ...

Medicare education presentation

Using a power point presentation to help illustrate the finer points of Medicare, Keith Hanson of Minot (www.minotmedicare.com) will be addressing one of the biggest concerns of senior citizens today. Hanson is a featured presenter for the 2nd Annual Minot Daily News Senior Expo and is certain ...

Self care that counts

Dr. Naslund grew up in rural Minnesota. She graduated with her B.A.S. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and her M.A. in Community Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Human Development with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervisions from North Dakota State ...

Learn how to sleep like a child again

Many adults lament that even if they were solid sleepers in their younger years, by the age of 50, their quality of sleep has unraveled. Some cling to the wisdom that people simply do not need as much sleep as they get older. Even though that is partly true, sufficient sleep is still a vital ...

DID YOU KNOW?

According to a study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, housing is the greatest expense in dollar amount and as a share of total expenditures for households in which a person 55 and older is considered the primary owner or renter of the home. Total annual household expenditures, which ...

Spring into a healthier You

Change is in the air as the temperature slowly begins to warm up and signs of life are beginning to return. That only means one thing, that spring is right around the corner. There is no better way to “spring” into the new season than with National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition ...

Hearing aid ‘sticker shock’ eases with pay-as-you-go pricing

If you’re among the 48 million older Americans with some degree of hearing loss, you may have experienced a reaction best described as “hearing aid sticker shock.” It happens when you seek out a hearing aid provider with the thought of purchasing one or more hearing aids. You soon ...

Wireless technology takes hearing aids to new levels

(METRO) Hearing loss may not be something people want to contemplate, but it is more common than many people may think. Hearing deficits may occur from birth or be acquired due to injury or prolonged exposure to loud noises. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders ...