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Senior Scene

Medicare Fraud Prevention

June 2022 marked the 25th anniversary of the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program. To commemorate this event, the first week in June was recognized as Medicare Fraud Prevention Week. Why is Medicare Fraud Prevention so Important? Medicare loses an estimated $60 billion each year to ...

A smile is a beautiful sight

Over the past few weeks, Elison Assisted Living of Minot has been showing off our residents’ smiles on our social media page as part of our Miles of Smiles project. We wanted to showcase our beautiful residents and brighten up some days in the process. We had fun creating photographs and ...

Program offers opportunities for seniors

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program funded by the Federal Department of Labor and managed by the National Indian Council on Aging. This program is for people of any nationality. The SCSEP program provides paid job training for unemployed people with limited ...

The end of 3G may affect cell service, security and med alert systems

In 2022, major wireless carriers will shut down their third generation (3G) networks and replace them with faster 5G, making older cell phones and devices, including home security and medical alert systems, useless. People with devices that rely on 3G will no longer be able to make or ...

Hello Seniors

Thank you for attending our 24th Salute to Seniors. It was a successful event. We thank the vendors and sponsors for helping with this event. We are planning our 25th anniversary, May 9, 2023, at the Minot auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are planning our entertainment and menu so put it ...

Ask Rusty: Can my in-laws get supplemental security income?

Dear Rusty: I am wondering what the income limit is for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility. My in-laws are in their 70’s. both drawing Social Security, and each has a pension from jobs they retired from. I am wondering if they are eligible to collect SSI. They have income from all ...