Surviving breast cancer—twice

The first time the doctor told me I had breast cancer, I remember not wanting to tell my husband. We had married as widowers, and his first wife and other family members had died of cancer. One of my aunts had also died of breast cancer. But since they caught the cancer early, during a…

New research finds working and volunteering could reduce disablement in seniors

Researchers from Georgia State University and Florida State University have found that working or volunteering can decrease the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in seniors. Using data from the Health and Retirement Survey, the study found that people age 50 to 64 who worked full-time or part-time or volunteered up to…

Maple Grove works to become age-friendly

A majority of Americans believe it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly, according to a recent survey we highlighted here on FaceAgingMN.org Now, Maple Grove has become the third Minnesota city to be recognized as an AARP Age Friendly Community. The AARP Age-Friendly Communities, part of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities…

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

Golden Oldies!

Since the first Minnesota State Fair in 1859 – the Great Minnesota Get-Together has been a place to make memories. Every summer, fairgoers are delighted by a wide variety of attractions and their many sights, sounds, smells, and, of course, tastes. A few of these attractions have been part of the State Fair for decades,…

Tomboys live longer: Ethel Satre celebrates her 108th birthday

Brainerd local celebrates her 108th birthday. Saying that while growing up, adventure was just part of her daily life. Read the full story here: http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/4064218-tomboys-live-longer-ethel-satre-celebrates-her-108th-birthday

Grandmas go glam for photo session

FARGO – Grace Nelson, 89, whispers to 92-year-old Irene Klenow. “You look really pretty,” she says. Klenow is wearing a colorful, feathery hat and a brown fur stole. She poses for the camera.  “It feels exciting,” Klenow says. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had my photo taken.” Read the full story here: http://www.inforum.com/shesays/4026362-grandmas-go-glam-photo-session

British woman is to become the first 100-year-old model to appear in Vogue

  Gilbert — who lives in an assisted living facility in Birmingham — wore bespoke Valentino glasses, a Victoria Beckham top, a Dries Van Noten coat, shoes by Céline, a Lanvin necklace and trousers by The Row for her first ever campaign shoot. The centenarian was photographed by fashion photographer Phil Poynter for the campaign,…