Quiz time! Test your knowledge about aging in Minnesota

We are excited that several visitors to the new Face Aging MN website have taken the Aging IQ quiz. The quiz asks five questions to test knowledge about aging in Minnesota. So far, participants scored high on two of the questions. In fact, 79 percent of them correctly answered the question: “By 2030, what percentage…

Grandmas Just Wanna Have Fun

Photo was taken by the Woodbury Magazine (Tiger Oak Publication) The secret to having fun is attitude. And sometimes a bit of planning. I keep myself busy throughout the week with a range of activities that bring me joy. Games I play a range of games, some them with other people and some by myself.…

Annual survey ensures nursing home meet standards for quality of care

Katie Davis, Campus Administrator at Good Samaritan Society – Albert Lea, recently wrote about nursing home regulations and the high standards of care for which nursing homes are held. Federal law requires nursing home participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to undergo an annual survey and certification process by its state’s health department. Good…

A Limerick about Limerick

Some years back, my second husband and I decided to travel to England and retrace my steps from WWII. Besides visiting the area where I was stationed, we journeyed throughout the United Kingdom. We had a lovely time, and sharing that part of my life with my husband brought us closer together and helped bring…

App allows you to picture yourself aging…in seconds

Have you ever gazed in the mirror and wondered what you could look like in your golden years? Have you wondered how society’s perceptions of you will change when you look older? The AgingBooth app, available for download on iTunes or Google Play, lets you see an older version of yourself. It takes your photo…

Mariah is Pursuing Nursing Degree, Thanks to Scholarship Made Possible by Senior Care Reform

We recently posted a story from Perham Living about Emma, a certified nursing assistant and trained medical assistant, who was awarded a full scholarship to attend school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The scholarship is made available through the Minnesota Long Term Care Nursing Facility Scholarship Program. Changes made by senior care reform adopted…

2016 Minnesota legislative session begins and seniors are again a hot topic.

  Over the next few weeks, it is likely you’ll be hearing more about the growing senior population and aging care needs across Minnesota. Legislators have returned to the State Capitol for the 2016 legislative session and it is expected elderly issues will, once again, be on the agenda. Last year, legislators approved historic senior…

Couple ages 101 and 98 have been married for 80 years

Nova Scotia couple honoured for 80-year-long marriage LIVERPOOL, N.S.—A couple from Liverpool, N.S., is being honoured as one of Canada’s longest married couples. Bill and Bertie Nickerson have been married 80 years and still live in the same brick house he had built for them following their marriage in 1935. Their grand-daughter, Kerri Nickerson, nominated…

The conversation on where aging parents will live

It’s a conversation that nearly every family needs to have at some point – but it’s a talk many tend to avoid. We’re talking about the conversation about where aging parents will want or need to live as they grow older. Fortunately, resources are available to help families with this necessary discussion. Even though many…

At 110, life gets easier for ND woman

NORTHWOOD, N.D. – Iris Westman knows spring is just around the corner. She sits in her pleasant, light room at Northwood Deaconess Health Center listening to tape-recorded books and chatting with staff and visitors. Near her chair, there’s a folder with a letter from the White House congratulating her on turning 110 on Aug. 28,…