Senior Scene

Edgewood’s 2nd memory care location opens in Minot

Edgewood’s memory care facility at Edgewood Vista in Minot has been providing a needed service to people in the community suffering from deteriorating cognitive function like Alzheimer’s or dementia. But with their current memory care almost always full, they needed more options. “As a ...

Announcing Edgewood’s first golf scramble for Alzheimer’s

Every year on the summer solstice, people around the world pay tribute to the strength, passion and endurance of those with Alzheimer’s and to the family and friends who care for them; those who live the longest day every day. June 21 is a day of recognition for all those who care for ...

D-I-Y legal services: One-size-fits-all may not fit you

We live in a do-it-yourself (DIY) world. HGTV, YouTube tutorials, and the opportunity to save big money at Menards inspire us to take on home improvement projects of every kind. On some projects things go smoothly, and when the work is finished we can enjoy a sense of pride in a job well done. ...

Hello Seniors

Thank you for the great turn out to our 23d annual Salute to Seniors. Save the date for the 24th Salute to Seniors, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Our theme will be salute to our “First Responders.” We are getting ready, for the Harvest Ball, Sept. 13, at the Minot Moose Club. We have a big dance ...

Plan for long-term care

No one wants to envision spending their later years living in a nursing home or being dependent on the help of others to live at home, yet most Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Planning for long-term care needs is crucial for financial security and peace of ...

Consumers at risk from robocall scams

While a large majority of Americans suspect that most of the automated telephone messages – or “robocalls” – that they receive are attempts at scams, few are taking actions to protect themselves, according to results of a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. An estimated 48 ...

Crossroads

There are times when a parent, spouse or family member may come to need assistance in his or her daily life. This can prove to be difficult, emotional, and stressful for all those involved. Many families may find themselves at a crossroads. Thankfully, there are a multitude of tools and support ...

Exciting programs at Trinity

Trinity Homes has programs that are very exciting and beneficial to our residents. – Recently completed certification training for music & memory – Robust PT & OT program for short-term stay residents, including a restorative maintenance program. Trinity Homes is proud of the ...

Genetic testing scams continue in ND

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General issued a fraud alert warning the public of a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. “Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity ...

What will long-term care cost you?

Many people are frightened of long-term care costs — for good reason. Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing. Men will need assistance for an average of 2.2 years, while women will need it for 3.7 years, according to the ...

Club Calendar Summer 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 ...

Eventually, spring will be among us

As I write this on March 8, forecasts show Minot on the fringe of yet another heavy winter storm. Whether Old Man Winter and Mother Nature choose to share their marital bliss – or lack thereof – with us once again, the calendar reassures us that eventually, spring will be upon us. And ...

Looking forward to spring

Well, what a different winter we are having this year; bitter cold and snow. I’m looking forward to spring, are you? Here at Trinity Homes we have been doing different activities like bringing in “Gallery on the Go” individual painting for residents. They each get a canvas and paint; ...

Minot Commission on Aging is here for you

The Minot Commission on Aging has been offering programs and assistance to seniors in the Minot area and seven different counties for over 45 years. Their mission is to assist senior citizens so that they can remain in their homes and independent. For the MCA, “there’s no place like ...

Coming up at AARP

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 2018 federal and state tax returns. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of this ...

Remarriage: Protect your family by avoiding common pitfalls

Although spring may feel like a long way off, it will be here soon. And on its heels will come the summer wedding season. But wedding season is not just for blushing brides and their nervous young grooms. Often called an “encore marriage,” many seniors marry again after a divorce or the ...

A positive attitude can add 7.5 years to your life

What if you had a relatively simple way to extend the length of your life? Would you be interested? Evidence indicates we can extend our lives by embracing an approach that goes beyond the traditional strategies involving nutrition, exercise, or sleep. Becca Levy of the Yale School of ...

Hello Seniors!

It’s that time again for Minot Area Senior Coalition to get ready for the upcoming 23rd Salute to Seniors. We are gearing up for a great full day of fun. Our theme this year is “Music thru the Years” featuring, The Replacements & Daniel Starks taking us a musical avenger. “Mollie ...