Caring for Seniors with Dementia

Amanda Gruber began her career as a caregiver on her sixteenth birthday. Growing up visiting a nursing home where her mother was a nurse for 50 years and volunteering with seniors throughout her childhood gave Gruber an early sense of working with seniors. Now she has been a caregiver for 20 years, and is a…

Couple wears color coordinated outfits for all 52 years of their marriage

“My grandparents have been married for 52 years and they match outfits every day,” the couple’s grandson posted along with photos in a viral tweet. Read the full story here: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/08/31/Grandparents-wear-matching-outfits-every-day-for-52-years/2241472667064/

Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn’t Have To Mean Slower

Olympian athletes: Proof you don’t need to slow down with age. Read the full story here: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/16/490111771/olympic-athletes-prove-that-older-doesnt-have-to-mean-slower

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…

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…

Seniors Day at the Minnesota State Fair is this Thursday, September 1!

At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell, two Minnesota seniors will be honored with the Outstanding Senior Citizens Award. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65. Honorees are chosen out of a pool from nominees submitted…

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…

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…

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…

Golden Oldies!

Since the first Minnesota State Fair in 1859 – the Great Minnesota Get-Together has been a place to make memories. Every summer, fairgoers are delighted by a wide variety of attractions and their many sights, sounds, smells, and, of course, tastes. A few of these attractions have been part of the State Fair for decades,…