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Senior Scene

Protect yourself from Census scams

April 1, 2020, is Census Day - the due date for Americans to take part in the decennial national headcount. Of course, scammers will use the census as another opportunity to con you out of your personal information and then your money. Census scammers may try to contact you by phone, email, ...

Senior activities to enjoy this spring

After enduring a long winter of harsh snow storms and cold, bitter temperatures, it’s quite comforting to know that spring is quickly approaching, which means warmer, more pleasant weather is right around the corner. What better way to welcome the fresh new season than by spending some of ...

Knock on wood – so far, so good

The current winter has shown the greater Minot area its fair share of mercy, at least when it comes to everyday-life-altering snow squalls. Sure, we’re not out of “the woods” yet, but mild temperatures persisting past the resumption of Daylight Savings Time show quite a bit of promise ...

The SECURE Act brings changes to retirement account rules

Whether you’ve been retired for two decades or are carefully planning for retirement in the future, chances are your retirement will look different from the generations before you. Your parents may have relied on cash rent from the farm as a source of income in their golden years. Or perhaps ...

Hello Friends

Minot Area Senior Coalition is ready for other exciting “Salute to Seniors” on May 12 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our theme this year is “ Salute to First Responders.” Informational vendors and door prizes will be available. Homesteaders will provide a ...

Don’t miss exciting events at The Wellington

Spring greetings from The Wellington Independent and Assisted Living retirement community! Residents at The Wellington have been enjoying the warmth of many indoor activities during the past few winter months. From family game nights, painting classes, special music, bingo, sing-alongs to even ...

Do you relish the idea of an afternoon nap?

If so, you're in good company. According to the National Sleep Foundation, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Napoleon, and Albert Einstein each fancied afternoon naps. Youngsters nap, and so do many seniors. But by and large, humans are part of the minority of mammals that do not sleep for ...

Therapy cat provides comfort to Edgewood Memory Care residents

The residents at Edgewood Memory Care have a furry friend living with them who helps them in more ways than one. The electronic therapy cat was created by Hasbro for a new line called Joy For All Companion Pets. The Companion Pet cats were released in December 2015, according to the Joy For ...

Hello seniors

Top 10 spring cleaning tips for 2020 1. Make schedule: Regardless of where you start, plan to tackle each room, stay focused. 2. De-clutter: keeps you more organized and more efficient. 3. Always work from top to bottom, start cleaning from your ceiling down to floor. Use you vacuum ...

Social Security Matters

Does Social Security ever make mistakes on benefits? Dear Rusty: Can or does the Social Security Administration occasionally make mistakes in determining the benefits due? I’m now 72 but I retired early at age 61 and knew that my benefits would be reduced. I’ve always wondered if my ...

Club Calendar Spring 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 ...

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 ...