Caregiving: It’s About Compassion

When Staci Beranek was five or six years old, she visited her great-grandmother at an assisted living facility and the experience left a permanent impression. It helped inspire her to pursue a career caring for seniors, and she has now been a caregiver for almost seven years. As a CNA (certified nursing assistant) and TMA…

Caregivers: Sharing Sunshine

While I’m still a pretty independent gal, it’s nice to have others check on me. That’s why I’m thankful for aids like Sunshine who regularly drop by to see how I’m doing. As everyone here at my assisted living facility knows, Sunshine lives up to her name with her bright smile and warm nature. She…

Caregiving for a Loved One

Caregiving for a loved one is an occupation that changes with the times. As seniors are living longer with better health care and lifestyles, many of us who are almost (or are) seniors ourselves are more and more becoming caregivers for parents, spouses, and others. The growth in the senior population means that the need…

New research reveals coming caregiver shortage

The number of family caregivers is shrinking just as the number of older adults is rising, a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds. By the year 2030, more than 25% of U.S. adults will be 65 or older. At the same time, the report suggests that the pool of…

Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn’t Have To Mean Slower

Olympian athletes: Proof you don’t need to slow down with age. Read the full story here: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/16/490111771/olympic-athletes-prove-that-older-doesnt-have-to-mean-slower

The Minnesota State Fair starts today!

If you are heading to the Great Minnesota Get-Together, consider a stop at the Ramberg Senior Center for place out of the sun to rest your legs – and let your ears enjoy a musical blast from the past. A number of musical groups and soloists performing all-time favorites. Here are a few of the…

At age 90, a clown looks back on life

90-year-old Minnesota local doesn’t let age stop her from “clowning around”. Read the full story here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/08/at_age_90_a_clown_looks_back_o.html

New report provides data on well-being of older Americans

A new report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics finds that older Americans are in better economic shape than they were 40 years ago. In 1974, the proportion of older people with income below the poverty threshold was 15%; in 2014, the percentage fell to 10%. The “Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of…