What is the human life span limit?

Human longevity has increased significantly over the past half century, which has led some researchers to explore whether this is a trend that will continue. There are more 100 year olds alive now than at any other point in human history and a growing number of supercentenarians 110 years old or older, including 110-year-old Minnesota…

Pass the Bowling Ball

When I was much younger, I remember every Thanksgiving was spent eating, cleaning and then heading over to the bowling alley. My dad just loved to bowl! We had a mound of cousins, aunts, uncles—there were way too many of us to fit in the house! So we all went over and bowled. After, we’d…

Local ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) group starts up

A local group of retired men who call themselves ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meet regularly for story-swapping and meal sharing.   Read the full story here: http://www.inforum.com/business/4151604-its-hard-not-fall-love-romeo-new-club-gives-retirees-opportunity-share-meals

Seniors a growing part of the workforce

The number of workers over the age of 65 has tripled since 2000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that data shows older workers are working longer hours: among workers 65 and older, 60% have full-time jobs. Contrary to ageist assumptions that work productivity declines with age, there is growing evidence…

Intergenerational mentorship could be key to closing achievement gaps

New research from the Stanford Center on Longevity, Encore.org, and the Packard Foundation shows the enormous benefits of meaningful relationships between old and young people. The report points out that the older population is the only mentorship resource that is growing instead of decreasing, even as the need for mentors for young people is increasing.…

Birthdays & Ballots

You won’t believe me, I surely don’t, but I’ve lived through 16 presidents. Way back when I was born on November 8, 1921, Warren G. Harding was the president. And every year that I could, I voted. My choices weren’t always the winner, but at least I voted my piece. My dedication to voting stems…

Who Stands With Seniors? MN Senior Care Providers Share Their Thoughts

Citizens concerned about how our elected officials will help Minnesota face aging got a chance to hear from legislative candidates at nine forums held throughout the state this past month. More than 50 legislative candidates took part in the forums, which were attended by members of the public and the media and hosted at local…

MN Senior Care Providers Share Their Thoughts on Who Stands With Seniors

Citizens concerned about how our elected officials will help Minnesota face aging got a chance to hear from legislative candidates at nine forums held throughout the state this past month. More than 50 legislative candidates took part in the forums, which were attended by members of the public and the media and hosted at local…