Free help to start conversation about aging with senior loved ones

During the holiday season, it’s a good time to remind families of the importance of having conversations about aging with older loved ones and consider whether they need additional care or services to age well. The Senior LinkAge Line is a free statewide information service that makes it easier for seniors and their families to…

Take action: we all have a role in helping Minnesota face aging

Minnesota’s rapidly growing senior population affects all of us. In his article “Face it, Duluth: We are getting older” featured in the September/October edition of Duluthian Magazine, Blaine Gamst, the executive director of Ecumen Lakeshore, reminds us that seniors are vital to our communities and ensuring they have necessary care and services should be a…

A heart for veterans

When Verna and her husband moved to Chula Vista, California after they retired, Verna had no idea that she would soon become a 25-year “veteran” volunteer of her local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post. Verna’s husband had been in the Navy before they were married, and occasionally they would stop by the VFW to…

96 birthdays

Today is my 96th birthday! You could look at it as 96 years or 4,992 weeks or 35,040 days, or even 840,960 hours here on this earth. no matter how you look at it, let me tell you it’s been quite a wild ride. For the most part, I’ve never overextended this birthday business or…