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May 4, 2016
Older Americans Month: Seniors looking to ‘Blaze a Trail’
May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is “Blaze a Trail.” The Administration...
May 4, 2016 - 5:00am
January 6, 2016
Caring for an older adult? Help is available
You’ve probably heard the word “caregiver” before, but what does it mean? A caregiver is a relative or friend who provides care for an older or disabled adult. Caregiving can be as intense as providing around the clock care for a person with dementia or as simple as regularly...
January 6, 2016 - 5:00am
December 2, 2015
Some holiday gifts for the senior in your life
During the Christmas holidays there is always a mad scramble by children and grandchildren to decide what gift or present to buy for grandma, grandpa and elderly parent. What do you buy for someone who seems to have everything? Let’s start with these two tips: be sensitive to...
December 2, 2015 - 5:00am
October 7, 2015
Get some extra help with paying Medicare drug plan expenses
Don’t forget…Medicare beneficiaries can sign up for, or change prescription drug plans from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7. Plans may have different costs and benefits from year to year, thus it is advisable for all beneficiaries to consider their options and make the best choice they...
October 7, 2015 - 5:05am
September 28, 2015
Prevent a fall, play with invisible ball
To someone walking in late, dozens of people sitting in folding chairs may have looked like they were part of a mime class. It would have...
September 28, 2015 - 5:05am
September 20, 2015
Getting the pain prescription right for America’s seniors
September is national Pain Awareness Month. And one of the major issues policymakers, healthcare providers, and average citizens alike need to focus on is how to improve pain management among older Americans. Unsurprisingly, this population experiences more pain than younger Americans....
opinion / editorials
September 20, 2015 - 5:00am
September 9, 2015
Staying active as you age could help prevent severe falls
Falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency department visits for older adults, the major cause of hip fractures, and responsible for more than half of fatal head injuries. Some people think that the best thing to do if you’ve fallen, or if you’re afraid of falling,...
September 9, 2015 - 5:05am
August 11, 2015
Senior Companion helps local woman stay independent longer
For close to three years now, Les Heimark has been picking up Hidden Hills resident June Pearson once a week — usually on Mondays — for a...
Life / Friends & Neighbors
August 11, 2015 - 1:26pm
August 9, 2015
Essentia’s Oak Crossing gets ceiling lifts to help patients, staff
Residents and their caregivers at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes are now using some technology they say is “lifting” their spirits and taking...
News / Detroit Lakes
August 9, 2015 - 5:05am
July 30, 2015
Lets do more to more to stop falls
Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! Over the years, the phrase has been turned into a campy joke but the issue is a series one. Our reporters listening to the police scanner hear incidents of people falling in their home, on the street, or in a business every day. The...
opinion / editorials
July 30, 2015 - 5:55am
July 21, 2015
After six years, Bone Builders program for Lake Park seniors still going strong
In November of 2008, Lake Park community member Betty Haring approached Karen Lenius, director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Mahube-Otwa...
July 21, 2015 - 1:13pm
June 24, 2015
Food safety for seniors
Older Americans are more at risk for food borne illnesses because their immune systems decline with age. That’s why it’s especially important to be careful about storing and cooking foods. Although many of you have been preparing foods for decades with no ill effects, the situation...
June 24, 2015 - 5:00am
May 6, 2015
Area seniors encouraged to ‘Get Into the Act’
Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), is focusing on how older adults are taking charge...
May 6, 2015 - 5:05am
April 29, 2015
Some tips for making homes more senior-friendly
Change is hard, and it gets even harder with age. But sometimes it’s necessary. As seniors’ health declines, their homes may no longer meet their needs, forcing them to make in-home adaptations, remodel or move to a single-level, which can take some convincing by family, friends...
April 29, 2015 - 5:05am
April 15, 2015
What to do about not enough resources for the aging folks in county
Aging in Becker County can be tough. Finding transportation can be difficult. Appointing someone to make decisions for your health can be overwhelming. “We don’t have the resources to meet the needs of our senior population,” Karen Crabtree said. Crabtree was promoted...
News / Detroit Lakes
April 15, 2015 - 11:29am