Majority of Americans say it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the communities in which they live need to strive to be more age-friendly. According to a national survey by AARP, Oregon Public Radio and Portland State University’s Institute on Aging, 81 percent feel that is important for their communities to work toward becoming more age-friendly. Among age groups, respondents…

What’s more fun than food on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair? Seniors on stage!

Food on a stick, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the Mighty Midway, the Grandstand, farm animals, and so much more. It won’t be long until the start of the Minnesota State Fair, or as we like to proudly say in our state, the “Great Minnesota Get-Together.” This year, the State Fair runs August 25…

Driving Miss Miller

A car is a special commodity. So many people get in it every day without a second thought. Even if it’s a little rusty around the edges, be thankful for your vehicle. There’s many of us north of 90 looking on with envy. That’s because one of the hardest things about getting older is giving…

What NEW THING are you most excited to see at the Minnesota State Fair this year?

The Minnesota State Fair starts exactly one month from today! It’s been a Minnesota institution for more than 150 years. But it’s apparently aging well! Attendance records have been set several times in the past few years. This year, there will be some new attractions at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Which of these new features…

WWII veterans from Duluth, share their war memories

Group from Duluth, MN who served in WWII now in their 90s, shares their memories of the war. Read the full story here: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4073547-paducah-group-grants-itself-reprieve

86-Year-Old Grandma Meets Her 86th Great-Grandchild

86 must be lucky for Marie Frey, who received the gift of her 86th great grandchild just days before her 86th birthday. Read the full story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/86-year-grandma-meets-86th-great-grandchild/story?id=40488995

Most Americans would prefer having dreaded “sex talk” with kids to “senior care talk” with parents

Just over half (54 percent) of visitors to Care.com recruited for a recent survey say they would rather have the “the sex talk” with their children than engage in a conversation with their aging parents about when they need to start planning for more care and support as they grow older. In fact, more than…

The Truth About Senior Living

When you think of senior living, do you envision quiet, lonely people just sitting around talking about the good old days? We’re actually a bit rowdier than that. We still love having fun, and still know how to have a good time. There’s always a new hobby to be tried, a game of poker to…