Take action: ask your legislators how they plan to Face Aging in MN

Let your voice be heard on senior care issues this election season! Consider attending a community forum near you with candidates for the Minnesota House and Senate. At the forums, hear from legislative candidates on the future of senior care and how they plan to face aging in Minnesota. Forums are free and open to…

That Time I Met the Vikings

I have a little confession. You’re not going to like my answer to the question: “Are you a Vikings or a Packers fan?” Because I’d just respond, “I’m a golf fan.” Despite this, history would prove that I do have a bit of a Vikings fan in me. Over the years, I’ve watched many games…

91-year old Minnesotan proves age is only a number

Recently, the Duluth News Tribune wrote an article on Bob Wagner, a 91-year old Grand Rapids resident who recently participated in the annual Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). Bob’s daughter, Elizabeth, reached out to us to make sure more people see his inspiring story and see that age doesn’t mean giving up…

Chivalry Isn’t Dead. It’s Just a Little Older.

I’m not afraid to admit it, I’m more than a bit stubborn. But even I can acknowledge that I can’t do it all by myself. A kind gesture goes a long way, and saves me a lot of time and trouble. For instance, I’ll always say thank you to the kind young man who grabbed…

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…

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/

Majority of Americans say it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the communities in which they live need to strive to be more age-friendly. According to a national survey by AARP, Oregon Public Radio and Portland State University’s Institute on Aging, 81 percent feel that is important for their communities to work toward becoming more age-friendly. Among age groups, respondents…

What’s more fun than food on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair? Seniors on stage!

Food on a stick, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the Mighty Midway, the Grandstand, farm animals, and so much more. It won’t be long until the start of the Minnesota State Fair, or as we like to proudly say in our state, the “Great Minnesota Get-Together.” This year, the State Fair runs August 25…