Surviving breast cancer—twice

The first time the doctor told me I had breast cancer, I remember not wanting to tell my husband. We had married as widowers, and his first wife and other family members had died of cancer. One of my aunts had also died of breast cancer. But since they caught the cancer early, during a…

New research finds working and volunteering could reduce disablement in seniors

Researchers from Georgia State University and Florida State University have found that working or volunteering can decrease the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in seniors. Using data from the Health and Retirement Survey, the study found that people age 50 to 64 who worked full-time or part-time or volunteered up to…

Maple Grove works to become age-friendly

A majority of Americans believe it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly, according to a recent survey we highlighted here on FaceAgingMN.org Now, Maple Grove has become the third Minnesota city to be recognized as an AARP Age Friendly Community. The AARP Age-Friendly Communities, part of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities…

Grandparents Celebrate 63 Years Of Marriage With Sweet Photo Shoot

To celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary, photographer did a photo shoot for her grandparents. Read the full story and see photos here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/grandparents-celebrate-63-years-of-marriage-with-sweet-photo-shoot_us_579a4760e4b02d5d5ed4d404

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,…

Tomboys live longer: Ethel Satre celebrates her 108th birthday

Brainerd local celebrates her 108th birthday. Saying that while growing up, adventure was just part of her daily life. Read the full story here: http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/4064218-tomboys-live-longer-ethel-satre-celebrates-her-108th-birthday

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

British woman is to become the first 100-year-old model to appear in Vogue

  Gilbert — who lives in an assisted living facility in Birmingham — wore bespoke Valentino glasses, a Victoria Beckham top, a Dries Van Noten coat, shoes by Céline, a Lanvin necklace and trousers by The Row for her first ever campaign shoot. The centenarian was photographed by fashion photographer Phil Poynter for the campaign,…

Let Me Paint a Picture for You

I’m quite the advocate for trying new things—no matter your age. For me, one of those new things has been painting. I didn’t get started until my fifties. A friend of mine offered to give a few of us ladies a painting class. After just a few lessons, I was hooked. It didn’t take long…

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…

Reform Means Good News for Seniors and Caregivers in Sauk Rapids

More good news keeps coming out of the historic senior care reform enacted by the Minnesota State Legislature in 2015. One senior care facility using the reform to make meaningful changes that benefit seniors, families and caregivers is Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. We are grateful to Bruce Glanzer, President/CEO of Good Shepherd Community,…