Minnesota Woman Turns 108

At 108 years old, Minnesota centenarian Catherine Ullrich has cast her vote in 23 presidential elections. Read the full story here: http://www.republican-eagle.com/life/family/4137108-ullrich-celebrates-108th-birthday-sunday

Resist the Rust: Good Busy-ness is a Brain Boost

A moving mind is a healthy mind. When you’re busy, you don’t have time to think about the aches and pains. You’re uplifted by volunteering, good books and group activities. Doctors agree. Research has shown that keeping busy with activities that inspire and challenge your mind are a real brain boost – regardless of your…

Seniors leaving popular retirement states, study finds

Popular retirement states in the Sun Belt are losing older retirees to the traditionally less-popular Snow Belt states, according to a Stateline census data analysis done at the University of Minnesota. Factors such as needing more help from family members, homesickness for friends, poor health, and less money may be among the reasons older Americans…

50-plus age group generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity, AARP reports

AARP’s 2016 Longevity Economy study reveals the powerful impact of the nation’s 50-plus population. Generating $7.6 trillion in economic activity, a $500 billion increase from 2013, the 50-plus age group is dispelling myths on how aging affects the US economy. Those 50 and older are working and living longer, fueling economic growth past traditional retirement…

LTCI forums generate discussion with MN candidates

Over the past couple of weeks, the Long-Term Care Imperative held nine legislative candidate forums all across the state. More than 50 candidates for the Minnesota House and Senate took part. A question that generated good discussion at every forum: what does Minnesota need to do to face severe senior care staffing shortages? There are…

Men rarely talk to each other about their health, study finds

Popular conversation topics among American men include current events, sports, and jobs, but rarely health, especially among Baby Boomers who will all be senior citizens within 15 years. A recent survey released by Cleveland Clinic reports that about 50% of American men have talked about their health with a male friend in the last year. Of…

Last chance! LTCI senior care forums wrap up this week!

Forums with candidates for the Minnesota legislature focused on the future of senior care services finish this Thursday after a three week run. Join us in New London on Tuesday, October 11 (today) or Rochester on Thursday, October 13 to hear from Minnesota House and Senate candidates on how they plan to face the growing…

Don’t miss an upcoming forum near you

Have you considered attending a local forum regarding senior care with candidates for the Minnesota House and Senate? Upcoming forums in Albert Lea, New London, and Rochester will give local residents the chance to ask questions and make their voice heard on the future of aging in our state. You can see newspaper coverage of…