Three Cheers for Baseball Season!

Me with former Twins, Tony Oliva and Juan Berenguer While the Twins haven’t done much to impress so far this year, I’m still excited for it to be baseball season. I have fond memories of my Twinkies throughout my life and continue to watch them to this day. Now, I’m pretty darn old, so I…

Let Me Paint a Picture for You

I’m quite the advocate for trying new things—no matter your age. For me, one of those new things has been painting. I didn’t get started until my fifties. A friend of mine offered to give a few of us ladies a painting class. After just a few lessons, I was hooked. It didn’t take long…

Benefits of Reform from St. Cloud

“Staff cried when they heard the news. They are so thankful and overwhelmed by the generosity of St. Benedict’s Senior Community for providing wage increases.” This is how Shelly Jacobs, CFO/Finance Director of St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud, describes the reaction of employees after hearing they will receive wage increases and other benefits…

The Importance of Travel in My Life

I’ve been fortunate enough to have done quite a bit of traveling in my life. This love all started when I was in the service. Before being stationed in Britain, the farthest I’d traveled from home was exotic South Dakota. I didn’t do much exploring my first time in England, but I made quite a…

2015 Senior Care Reform result in real benefits to SW MN center

For the St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, senior care reform approved by the Minnesota State Legislature in 2015 has meant substantial changes for the better. For starters, CEO Josh Jensen says the nursing department wage scale has been raised significantly. Base wages for the nursing department were increased in October 2015. Across-the-board increases are…

Thank You, Minnesota! The Benefits of Senior Care Reform.

Last year, I was selected to be one of the faces of Face Aging MN. This campaign made a big impact across the state and helped promote the passing of senior care reform. Reform has benefitted seniors and caregivers alike. So thank you, Minnesota legislators, for supporting your oldest citizens and those who care for…

Reform Means Good News for Seniors and Caregivers in Sauk Rapids

More good news keeps coming out of the historic senior care reform enacted by the Minnesota State Legislature in 2015. One senior care facility using the reform to make meaningful changes that benefit seniors, families and caregivers is Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. We are grateful to Bruce Glanzer, President/CEO of Good Shepherd Community,…

A True Fish Story

I’ve loved fishing all my life. When I was a little kid my dad would take us fishing for Bullheads. No one really catches them anymore, but we used to do it a lot. The process was pretty unusual, but fun. You’d wade into the lake with your fishbowl and pull up the fish. We…