The Luck of the Irish (or in this case, a Scot)

              I’m not Irish as far as I know, but I do consider myself lucky. After all, I’m still here at 95! And as luck would have it, my granddaughter Monica was born on St. Patrick’s Day. Monica has always been feisty, and now she’s an aeronautical engineer and…

Caring for Seniors at Home

Heidi Jones received her CNA certification in 2003 and hasn’t looked back. Jones, a CNA (certified nursing assistant) at Matrix Home Health Care Specialists in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has worked in private in-home care for 14 years. Jones enjoys the accomplishment she feels at the end of the day knowing she has made someone’s life easier.…

​Senior athletes: Going the distance

How old do you hope to still be active? Meet Lee and Dottie. Athletes over the age of 90 who continue to race and break records. Read the full story here:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/senior-athletes-going-the-distance/

WWII veterans from Duluth, share their war memories

Group from Duluth, MN who served in WWII now in their 90s, shares their memories of the war. Read the full story here: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4073547-paducah-group-grants-itself-reprieve

Most Americans would prefer having dreaded “sex talk” with kids to “senior care talk” with parents

Just over half (54 percent) of visitors to Care.com recruited for a recent survey say they would rather have the “the sex talk” with their children than engage in a conversation with their aging parents about when they need to start planning for more care and support as they grow older. In fact, more than…

The Truth About Senior Living

When you think of senior living, do you envision quiet, lonely people just sitting around talking about the good old days? We’re actually a bit rowdier than that. We still love having fun, and still know how to have a good time. There’s always a new hobby to be tried, a game of poker to…

At 100, Gophers, Lakers legend John Kundla still adds to his legacy.

The oldest living hall of famer in the four major professional sports reveled in an early celebration of his 100th birthday, which arrives Sunday. Read the full story here:  http://www.twincities.com/2016/06/29/umn-gophers-john-kundla-100-minneapolis-lakers-basketball-nba-hall-of-fame/

Grams Who Golf

As you might have read in Three Cheers for Baseball Season, I enjoy cheering on my Twins. Another sport that I love watching—and playing—is golf. And as the thermostat continues to rise, the leaves bud and the birds sing, it’s time to get back on the green. I won’t lie to you, I wasn’t always…

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

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…

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…