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…

Friendship knows no age

Almost 8+ decades between ages doesn’t stop this beautiful friendship from flourishing. Read the full story here: http://www.startribune.com/nursing-home-partnership-with-kids-shows-friendship-knows-no-age/390520421/

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…

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…

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…

A Streetcar Named Trouble

Story time! When I was about a year old, my parents packed our little family up and moved us to a house on Fourth Street on the east side of St. Paul. (This would hardly be the last move, but more about that another time.) A streetcar ran on tracks right outside the house, and…