Minnesotans lace up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In 2015, more than 50,000 teams participated in more than 600 Walks across the country, raising more than $75 million. The Walk is held annually in communities nationwide, including 11 Minnesota cities…

Golden Friendships: How to Make Friends as a Senior

Making friends when you were a kid was so simple. They wanted to play kick the can, so did you. Voilà! Friends for life. But when your hair starts to gray, how to make friends becomes a little grayer, too. At least it was for me. Luckily, you have me and 30 years of attempting…

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…

Grandparents Celebrate 63 Years Of Marriage With Sweet Photo Shoot

To celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary, photographer did a photo shoot for her grandparents. Read the full story and see photos here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/grandparents-celebrate-63-years-of-marriage-with-sweet-photo-shoot_us_579a4760e4b02d5d5ed4d404

Aging Americans Spur Slew of New Products and Services

In Minnesota alone, 60,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 this year, next year and every year until at least 2030. That’s a big market for business entrepreneurs. And this generation of seniors is like no other when it comes to seeking out and adopting new products to enhance their lives as they age. From orthopedic…

The Truth About Senior Living

When you think of senior living, do you envision quiet, lonely people just sitting around talking about the good old days? We’re actually a bit rowdier than that. We still love having fun, and still know how to have a good time. There’s always a new hobby to be tried, a game of poker to…

The Importance of Travel in My Life

I’ve been fortunate enough to have done quite a bit of traveling in my life. This love all started when I was in the service. Before being stationed in Britain, the farthest I’d traveled from home was exotic South Dakota. I didn’t do much exploring my first time in England, but I made quite a…

Opportunities for senior volunteers to make valuable contributions to society

For many seniors, retirement and the golden years mean staying active through volunteering. Each day, seniors are making a huge difference in their communities by sharing their time, wisdom and talents in service to thousands of Minnesotans – older and younger alike. The Corporation for National and Community Service reports that in Minnesota more than…