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Senior Scene

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 ...

Ask Rusty: Paying income taxes on social security benefits

Dear Rusty: I understand that after I reach full retirement age, I no longer have a limit on how much I earn. I retired one year early (65), and am now 76, but I am still being taxed on a portion of my SS benefits. I am not working and making extra money. However, my wife is still working, and ...

Hard to believe it is fall

Well it’s hard to believe, but we are coming into fall with school starting once again. Trinity Homes likes involving the children with our residents. Children, pets and music are very important to our residents. Kids Connection is always a big hit, McKinley School brings the students over ...

Did you know?

According to the World Health Organization, one in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer. As troubling as that may seem, it might not give the full picture as to the prevalence of skin cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research notes that estimating skin cancer incidence is ...

Club Calendar Fall 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 ...

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 ...