Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Fundraising Fun: Brookridge pig roasted for alzheimer’s walk

MARQUETTE — People of all ages gathered together at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care on the evening of Aug. 9 to enjoy the annual pig roast fundraiser in support of the Sept. 8 local Walk to End Alzheimer’s. All proceeds from the fundraiser, which brought the community ...

App created by North Texas graduate saves stories, memories

DALLAS (AP) — Patti Fitch never thought to record videos of her mother. The Dallas Morning News reports of course, she knew the stories, about her mother’s Polish heritage or job at AT&T. But she never captured them on camera — to preserve her voice, mannerisms and tales for ...

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.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6 p.m. Game Night 7 p.m. Lions ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

Matter of balance

MARQUETTE — Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries for older adults — they result in over 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually and lead to more than 800,000 hospitalizations and over 27,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

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.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal clinic 10 a.m. Day ...

Driving refresher

“There’s some new twists to driving now, even in Marquette County — the roundabouts are a good example,” Ishpeming Senior Center Director Elyse Bertucci said. Those who are looking for a refresher course on driving are in luck, as several AARP Smart Driver courses will be offered ...

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.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6 p.m. Game Night 6 p.m. Negotiations ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate ...

Quilts for Keweenaw kids

MARQUETTE — A little comfort can go a long way for a child caught in the middle of a natural disaster. Kathy Peters of Marquette Township, a member of the Marquette County Quilters Association, is using her skills as a knitter and quilter to make life a bit easier for youths living in the ...

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.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for reservation LOST ...

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.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

Listening is an art

MARQUETTE — Our veterans have stories to tell — and these stories are important to preserve. Volunteers from Marquette County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, are woking to preserve the stories of our veterans through the Veterans History Project, a project of the Library ...

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.-Aerobics/chair NOON Senior Dining, CAAM 1:00 P.M. Bridge Club ISHPEMING: 9 A.M. GICOA Meeting NOON CAAM Congregate ...

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.-noon Big Room Reserved noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal Clinic 10 a.m. Day Trip noon ...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. Recently, the soldier would have his identity recovered — and be reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died ...

Activity to count on

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Senior Center was filled with the sights and sounds of friendly competition Tuesday afternoon as the center’s monthly cribbage tournament was underway. “Once a month, we have a cribbage tournament here at the senior center, where you can come with your own ...

Shopping for assisted living facility a challenge

The decision to move yourself or a family member to an assisted living facility can be difficult. When men and women begin to experience difficulty with everyday activities, such as bathing, dressing or getting around, families may need to explore assisted living facilities. Millions of ...

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 6 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate ...

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 ...