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Living with Alzheimer’s

Watching the acceleration of his wife’s Alzheimer’s Disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mel Millsap of Karlsruhe decided they would follow their motto to make the most of life. Last fall, he and his wife, Lisa, took a foliage tour into Minnesota and Michigan, stopping along the way for ...

Where to get vaccination info without internet access

As coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out in North Dakota, people who do not have Internet access are asking where they can get vaccination information and how they get signed up for the vaccine. Getting information to people without online access is critical so they can also get in line ...

Beware of COVID-19 Medicare card scams

Scammers are calling beneficiaries and pretending to be with Medicare. The caller tells the beneficiary they need a new Medicare card because of COVID. The caller says they need to confirm a couple of things before sending the card, they then ask for the person’s Medicare number and the ...

Club Calendar Spring 2021

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 ...

Where should I keep my estate planning documents?

If you find yourself spending more time at home this winter because of the pandemic, I encourage you to take a few hours and organize your important legal and financial documents. The time you spend on this project will pay dividends in the future for the person who will take over your affairs ...

The health benefits of 4 popular teas

(METRO) When in need of a beverage to warm them up, billions of people across the globe routinely look to tea. That choice has been made since ancient times, as various historians trace the habitual consumption of tea to ancient China. Anything that has survived since ancient times no doubt ...

Ask Rusty: Will my social security benefits ever stop?

Dear Rusty: Has someone who paid into Social Security for most of their life ever lost their benefits later in life? For example, if they start collecting benefits at age 62 and live to be 85 or longer, could they suddenly lose their benefits? Can Social Security ever come along later and say ...

Strategies to overcome seasonal affective disorder

(METRO) Winter can be an awe-inspiring time of year. Snow-covered landscapes and opportunities to enjoy sports like skiing and snowboarding make winter a favorite time of year for nature enthusiasts and athletes. As fun as winter can be, many people struggle with the transition from warm ...

The many ways walking benefits your body

(METRO) Life changed dramatically in 2020. When the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, hundreds of millions of people across the globe were forced to change how they go about their daily lives, including how they exercise. Health-conscious adults accustomed ...

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Wellington Independent and Assisted Living! Wow, what a year 2020 has been. Due to the ongoing pandemic, every one of us has had to change up the way we live, work and play. Thankfully, with added safety measures that have been in place through the ...

Club Calendar Winter 2020-21

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 ...

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. ...