Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Constant gardeners

GWINN — What’s so bad about putting in 10 tons of pea gravel when you’re trying to improve a garden space? Apparently, not much, apart from maybe a sore back and blistered fingers. With the tiny stones in place and more improvements made, the garden and greenhouse at the Gwinn ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Playing matchmaker for a good cause

MARQUETTE — Where would medical progress be without clinical trials? The Alzheimer’s Association has launched TrialMatch, which helps people with the disease — as well as their caregivers, families and physicians — find clinical trials based on criteria like diagnoses, disease stages ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Cherished memories will keep Dad present

It’s been 34 years since we lost Dad. Some folks say a year is enough to mourn, but mourning is nothing compared to the memories. They never go away. They just creep into a far corner of your mind and wait until you grab a torn shirt hanging on a rusty nail or slip into a pair of old rubber ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

Mill Creek taking on expansion project

MARQUETTE — Senior citizens living by themselves can accomplish many things on their own, but it can help to live in a one-level home with a walk-in shower. Those are some of the amenities being included in the $1.1 million expansion project of the independent senior living community, or ...

Greetings to readers from the Emerald Isle

While you’re reading this week’s musing, I might be planting a smooch on Ireland’s blarney stone. My daughter wanted to do something special for my birthday. She said such a milestone deserved more than an e-card and a box of Godiva chocolates. I suggested we fly to Oxford, Mississippi, ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Remembering a brother in arms

By KURT HAUGLIE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HUBBELL — Doug Johnson’s military career includes the United States Navy during World War II, and the U.S. Army after the war, and it’s experience in the army that’s most memorable for him. Johnson, who is 91 years old and grew up in ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Of bears, botherations and outright baloney

The bear that visited my back yard three weeks ago is back. It was last Saturday about 9:30 p.m. and the dark had not yet fully descended. I glanced out my kitchen window on my way to the fridge and spied the black bundle about three yards from me. This time I was ready. I opened the window, ...

Senior Events listing

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m, Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Turning up the volume on reading

MARQUETTE — James Armstrong, 75, of Harvey, used to read books voraciously. “I was an avid reader,” Armstrong said. “I read anything.” Now that he suffers from macular degeneration, which effectively has taken away his sight, he can’t read — but only in the traditional ...

Musings of a Matriarch: There’s a new store in town: Meijer’s

The news from Sault Ste. Marie is Meijer’s opened for business last Thursday. A week ago I was one of the first to walk through the front doors into what can only be described as a shopping Mecca. Although not a holy place, the enormity of the store and the vast selection of items to choose ...

Senior events

MONDAY Senior centers closed in observance of Memorial Day TUESDAY GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Men’s Coffee Group, 9-11 a.m., Clubhouse Senior Dining, noon, Clubhouse, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. HARVEY: Coffee, ...

Milestone marked

MARQUETTE — This is a special week at Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette. May 14-20 is National Nursing Home Week, which just happens to coincide with Norlite celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. “We just want to thank the community for letting us serve them for so many years,” ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 am, Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

MARQUETTE — June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, with many events scheduled to help people understand and deal with the disease. “Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s,” said Jennifer Lepard, president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s ...

Going from the garage to the kitchen

Twenty years ago, I enjoyed watching a television show called the “Urban Peasant,” broadcast over the CBC network. James Barber was the cook. He was a pleasant looking fellow free from the usual trappings of celebrity TV chefs. He was a bit overweight, wore clothes straight from the racks ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

For the birds

MARQUETTE — Art classes don’t always have to involve painting a watercolor of a vase of daisies or making a beaded bracelet, not that these aren’t noble pursuits. Sometimes art comes in the form of mixing and molding — and waiting. Floral designer Jeff Heidtman, of Skandia, led ...