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Senior Scene

Opioid use among older adults and people with disabilities

The opioid public health emergency is affecting Americans of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas. However, older adults and persons with disabilities are among the groups most impacted by the opioid crisis because they often use ...

Create a healthy plate this Christmas

Christmas and New Year’s is a time of year that is filled with sweets, treats, and loved ones. This is the time of year that we seem to be constantly surrounded by every type of goodie imaginable. It is also the time of year when the average American gains 5-10 pounds. With that said, it ...

Hello seniors

Trinity homes is going to have a” Holly Jolly” Christmas with many colorful decorations, dazzling our residents with beautiful decorated trees throughout our home. We have many different groups of entertainment coming in to perform as well as caroling down the hallways. Trinity homes ...

Our holiday wish for North Dakotans

During the holiday season, many of us receive greeting cards wishing us good health. But for many people, maintaining good health is becoming more and more difficult as the cost of prescription drugs continues to go higher and higher. For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with ...

Take note of the blessings

With the holiday season upon us, it’s an excellent time to take note of the blessings that surround us. And undoubtedly, one of the most important blessings we should be mindful of is our health – mental and physical. Too many times, we only learn of the failing health of a family ...

Wellington residents & Park District staff create wreaths

Residents of The Wellington in Minot created Christmas wreaths for their homes as they worked along with Minot Park District staff on Nov. 26 to create beautiful Christmas wreaths. The project was part of a new program this year of the park district along with Hess Corporation called ...

Annual Salute to Seniors

The Minot area senior coalition has a membership of individuals representing agencies, institutions and organizations who work with the senior population their families and support groups. We organize and support events and activities that educate and enrich the lives of seniors who live in ...

Preventing falls starts with you

BISMARCK – In North Dakota, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for people 60 years and older. In 2018, 80 seniors living in North Dakota died from a fall. The chances of falling and being seriously injured in a fall increase with age. “Falls are not a normal part ...

Holidays in style

Christmas and New Year’s Greetings from The Wellington Independent and Assisted Living retirement community! Residents at The Wellington have been enjoying the festivities that the holiday season brings. From the Holiday Open House, wreath-making party with the Minot Park District, special ...

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there's a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season ...

Club Calendar Winter 2019

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 ...

Avoid scams during open enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an opportunity to review your current health care plan and for scam artists to take advantage of you. Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 every year. During this time, you can make changes to your health plan and prescription drug coverage. Even ...

Are you paying too much for your medications?

Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 - December 7. It can be tempting - and easier - for Medicare beneficiaries to simply stick with their current coverage. But that could be a mistake. Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year - things like cost, ...

Hello from The Wellington

Greetings from The Wellington Independent and Assisted Living retirement community! Residents at The Wellington have been enjoying the warm weather that summer brings. Community members have enjoyed events such as Salute to Seniors, North Dakota State Fair Senior Day, Dakota Cruisers and ...

Hello seniors

Minot area Senior Coalition is gearing up for the 24th Salute to Seniors 2020. Our theme is salute to the “first responders.” Elvis will be in house, along with Johnny Cash. Dan Wagner put on great legion show. Bill Merck band will be playing all your favorite dance tunes. Ed Schmaltz as ...

Charitable giving in estate plans

When discussing final wishes with a client, I routinely ask if they plan to make any gifts to charities upon their passing. For some people, charitable giving is not a consideration because of pressing family and financial needs. For others, however, they want to give, but are unsure what to do ...

Lower cholesterol with your diet

Cholesterol is produced by the liver and is also obtained by eating animal products. When you eat more foods that are high in cholesterol, your liver produces less cholesterol. This means that dietary cholesterol does not have much of an effect on total cholesterol levels unless it is eaten in ...