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Create incentives in estate planning

As the mother of two young, rambunctious children, I am always keeping an eye out for their safety. I find myself giving constant reminders to hold hands in the parking lot, don’t jump on the couch, and for goodness’ sake, stop hitting your little brother with a hammer! For parents, ...

It’s fall at The Wellington

Greetings from The Wellington Independent and Assisted Living retirement community! What a beautiful summer it has been on the north shore of Thompson Lake. Many of our waterfowl have grouped together to head south for the winter. True snowbirds! Did you know you could be a “snowbird” at ...

COVID-19 Related Scams

Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes. Older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19 and are often targeted in COVID-19 scams. Following are just a few of the current scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Contact Tracer: Scammers ...

Hello Seniors:

There is a silver lining in every dark cloud hanging over us with this pandemic. Here at Trinity Homes we are gearing up for that day when everything will get back to normal. In between time we have been trying new activities like: Games: Hungry hippo, (a clothes basket attach a long 4ft ...

—Ask Rusty—

What Will My Wife’s Benefit Be If I Die? Dear Rusty: I am 76 years old and began collecting Social Security when I retired at the age of 62. My wife also began collecting SS when she turned 62 based on my benefits. She did not work enough to qualify on her own for Social Security benefits. ...

Protecting 50+ voters during a pandemic

AARP is fighting to protect 50+ voters and make their voices heard on the issues that matter - protecting Social Security and Medicare, lowering prescription drug prices, and ensuring voters 50+ can vote safely from home or in-person. While polling places are expected to be open on Election ...

Helpful hints for fall

Happy Autumn! The third season of the year is known for the “Season of Change.” The weather is growing cooler, the days shorter and the air crisper. As we adjust to the changes of Autumn and eventually Winter, it is ideal to take some time to act to ensure safety and wellness of older ...

Some common blood pressure meds might lower depression risk

Certain medications that lower blood pressure also might lower the risk of depression, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data on more than 3.7 million adults in Denmark who took any of the 41 most commonly prescribed high blood pressure medications, including 37 medicines approved for ...

Club Calendar Fall 2020

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 ...

Depression may complicate recovery from peripheral artery disease

People with a vascular condition that commonly affects arteries in the legs could have a tougher road to recovery if they also have depression, according to a new study. The research, focusing on 1,243 people in the U.S., the Netherlands and Australia treated for peripheral artery disease, or ...

Pandemic forces change

Senior citizens in small towns used to partake in activities and meals at their local community centers. However, the centers have been closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. People 65 years or older or those who have underlying health conditions are more susceptible to being ...

Watch for economic impact payment debit cards

Four million Americans, including may people in North Dakota, are receiving their economic impact payment using debit cards from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Many people are questioning the legitimacy of these cards. Some people have even thrown away the cards thinking they were a ...

Who will make medical decisions for you if you are unable?

Are you prepared for a medical emergency? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to think about the many “what-ifs” of suddenly contracting a serious illness. Regardless of whether the medical emergency stems from a global pandemic, to avoid being caught unprepared, everyone should take these ...

Ask Rusty: Are Social Security and Medicare Running Out of Money?

Dear Rusty: I have been hearing reports that Social Security and Medicare will run out of money by 2035 and will only pay approximately 75% of benefits. First, is that true about Social Security? And second, will they reduce benefits to people who are already on it or just the new people ...

We would like to thank you

We at Somerset Court would like to thank our residents and their families and loved ones for your strength and perseverance in the face of this unprecedented challenge we are facing. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has been the cause of a great deal of fear and hardship, especially for those ...

Greetings from Wellington

Greetings from The Wellington Independent and Assisted Living retirement community! Like everyone else in senior living, we have spent a lot more time indoors in the past couple of months. Now that warm, sunny weather has arrived, Wellington residents are once again enjoying our picturesque ...