Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Knowing the signs

MARQUETTE — With one in 10 older adults in the United States experiencing elder abuse, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working to educate the public on the warning signs of elder abuse and ways to prevent elder abuse. “All Michigan residents should watch for signs ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: NOON-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 am GWINN: 7:30 A.M. Morning Exercise 8:30 A.M. Aerobics 9:30 A.M. Yoga 10 A.M. Chair/Walk Aerobics NOON Senior Dining, CAAM 1 P.M. Bridge Club ISHPEMING: 11 A.M. Pasty Picnic NOON CAAM Congregate ...

Something for everyone

MARQUETTE — The air was filled with bird song and sunshine at Lakenenland, a sculpture park located at 2800 M-28 East in Chocolay Township, as a group of visitors with the Ishpeming Senior Center embarked upon a day trip to the park. The group of visitors toured the 10-acre sculpture park ...

Musings of a Matriarch

The 1970s did me in. All my troubles began with the seventies and their strobe lights and burned draft cards and 99 cents a gallon gasoline and the relentless Viet Cong who didn’t know they were defeated but just kept coming and coming, garbed in twigs and mud, too stupid and fearless to know ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon — Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Chair/Walk Aerobics noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 7 p.m. Lions group ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

Finding community resources

MARQUETTE — The May 30 senior health fair at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette offered attendees an opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of services, agencies and organizations in the community. Organizers said the goal of the health fair is to get ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Chair/Walk Aerobics noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal Clinic 10 A.M Lakenland ...

Musings of a Matriarch: When my ankle aches, there’s rain comin’

I never dreamed I’d utter the same words my grandmother used to say when the sky clouded up and threatened rain. Her arthritis caused her hands to ache and she knew a downpour wasn’t far off. Of course, I didn’t believe her. In my young mind nobody could predict the weather by the pain in ...

Making adjustments

MARQUETTE — The tasks of daily living can become more challenging when a person suffers from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Friends, family members, caregivers and others may wonder how they can help — one avenue is occupational therapy. Rachelle Connon, occupational ...

Musings of a Matriarch

I think it’s finally time to put away my electric blanket and get out the percale sheets for my bed. I was beginning to think the cold weather would never leave, but this past weekend convinced me summer is just around the corner. Like some of you, I’m always thinking something special ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10 a.m. Chair/Walk Aerobics, Clubhouse noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon ...

In it together: Virtual dementia tours offer insight, understanding

MARQUETTE — It’s difficult to see. Every step is accompanied by the pricks of pins and needles. Picking up small objects is a challenge. A non-stop stream of garbled voices chatter, but it’s impossible to understand what they’re saying. A list of several simple tasks was given, but the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED GWINN: MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED ISHPEMING: MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED LOST CREEK: MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED MARQUETTE: MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED MUNISING: MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED NEGAUNEE: MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Don’t feel guilty — rats prefer donuts, too

A long time ago I remember watching a documentary that compared the eating habits of rats to humans. Rats were given a breakfast choice between apples and donuts. In every case, the rats chose the donuts. That may sound disgusting if you’re enjoying your breakfast, but I’m willing to bet ...

Milestone trip

MARQUETTE — With Mission 14 of Upper Peninsula Honor Flight heading to Washington, D.C., Wednesday, the organization will be reaching a milestone: The number of veterans who have made the trip to the nation’s capital will roll past the 1,000 mark. “Before this mission, we had taken 991 ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Soon I will say goodbye to my best friend

Last week my best friend called to say he was buying a house downstate. The news was unexpected and immediately brought tears to my eyes. For me, downstate might as well be outer space. I don’t drive long distances anymore so instead of seeing him every day, I’ll have to settle for a few ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, Clubhouse noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 7 p.m. ...

Waltzing across kitchen floor in mom’s arms

When I was a youngster, Mom taught me how to waltz. The kitchen radio was always tuned to the only station we could get during the daytime, WSOO. I remember trying to dance to the music of Hank Williams, Faron Young, Kitty Wells, Red Foley, Hank Snow, and dozens of other country singers. One ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, Clubhouse noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge, Clubhouse Lions ...

Spreading the word

MARQUETTE — TRIAD, a partnership between the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and local law enforcement agencies, has been working hard to spread the word about services and programs that can help improve safety for local seniors. “I think we have an opportunity as a group together (of) ...