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…

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…

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…

Happy Birthday to Me. Happy Voting Day to You.

I still can’t believe it, but my 95th birthday is right around the corner. No need for cards or calls. What’d I’d really like you to do on my birthday is this: Vote. Yep, my big day falls on November 8th. Don’t just focus on the national election—make sure you know where your local legislative…

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

Let Me Paint a Picture for You

I’m quite the advocate for trying new things—no matter your age. For me, one of those new things has been painting. I didn’t get started until my fifties. A friend of mine offered to give a few of us ladies a painting class. After just a few lessons, I was hooked. It didn’t take long…

App allows you to picture yourself aging…in seconds

Have you ever gazed in the mirror and wondered what you could look like in your golden years? Have you wondered how society’s perceptions of you will change when you look older? The AgingBooth app, available for download on iTunes or Google Play, lets you see an older version of yourself. It takes your photo…

Mariah is Pursuing Nursing Degree, Thanks to Scholarship Made Possible by Senior Care Reform

We recently posted a story from Perham Living about Emma, a certified nursing assistant and trained medical assistant, who was awarded a full scholarship to attend school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The scholarship is made available through the Minnesota Long Term Care Nursing Facility Scholarship Program. Changes made by senior care reform adopted…