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Senior Scene

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 ...

Hello seniors!

We sure are missing our resident families, friends, volunteers, and entertainers here at Trinity Homes. Residents and staff have received many uplifting cards, letters, flowers, and treats which have put a big smile on their faces. We have setup Facetime, Skype, Duo-google, Zoom and ...

Club Calendar Summer 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 ...

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 ...