You Won’t Believe What This 94-Year-Old Wrote When She Was 16

Did I get ya? Little old ladies can write clickbait, too. We just titled it, “Story continues on page 3” back in my day. Anywho, the premise of this article is to show off a poem of mine. Another secret talent, I know. I am full of secrets. I’ve always loved writing, and still dabble…

Take seniors seriously

It may seem like us older folks have always been “old,” but we’re growing and figuring out life day by day just like everyone else. We may be a bit slower, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t take us seriously. I learned the reality of being seen as “old” a few years ago. When I…

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

2015 Senior Care Reform result in real benefits to SW MN center

For the St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, senior care reform approved by the Minnesota State Legislature in 2015 has meant substantial changes for the better. For starters, CEO Josh Jensen says the nursing department wage scale has been raised significantly. Base wages for the nursing department were increased in October 2015. Across-the-board increases are…

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…

FaceAgingMN.org Hits a New Milestone

We’ve updated FaceAgingMN.org to improve the experience and offer more ways for people to help their families, communities and our state face aging. We’re glad you’re visiting, and we hope you come back often. Right here, you’ll find blog posts about how we can embrace aging, updates on how senior care reform is benefiting seniors…

Emma is Among Many Minnesota Residents Advancing A Career in Nursing, Thanks to Senior Care Reform

For Emma, a certified nursing assistant and trained medical assistant at Perham Living, the decision to continue her education with a full scholarship and become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was an easy one. Perham Living awarded Emma the scholarship under Minnesota Long Term Care Nursing Facility Scholarship Program. This program is aimed at enhancing…