Principle 4: Let’s help professional caregivers succeed in the jobs they love

Principle 4 of the five guiding Face Aging Principles highlights that caregiving is a valued career – let’s help our professionals succeed in the jobs they love. Professional senior care is a critically essential and profoundly rewarding career. We all benefit when senior caregivers have just compensation and opportunities for continuing education and career advancement.…

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

Rise in number of older Americans on the job and hours worked

The Pew Research Center is a Washington, DC-based center focusing on public opinion polling, demographic research and content analysis. The center analyzed employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and found nearly 19 percent of Americans age 65 and older – almost 9 million seniors – reported working full- or…

Senior Corps Week 2016

The week of May 16-20, 2016, commemorates Senior Corps Week, a national effort led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. government agency that administers Senior Corps. Senior Corps connects Americans 55 and over with the people and organizations that need their volunteer services the most. Senior Corps helps them become mentors, coaches…

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…

A True Fish Story

I’ve loved fishing all my life. When I was a little kid my dad would take us fishing for Bullheads. No one really catches them anymore, but we used to do it a lot. The process was pretty unusual, but fun. You’d wade into the lake with your fishing pole and pull up the fish.…

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…

A True Fish Story

I’ve loved fishing all my life. When I was a little kid my dad would take us fishing for Bullheads. No one really catches them anymore, but we used to do it a lot. The process was pretty unusual, but fun. You’d wade into the lake with your fishbowl and pull up the fish. We…

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…