Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Compassionate care

MARQUETTE — What can medicine do for those who have a life-limiting diagnosis? What should medical care do if it can’t save a person’s life? This topic was discussed during an Ask the Doctor presentation on hospice by Dr. Michael Grossman, a family practitioner at UP Health System-Bell ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Youth Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Youth Room Open ISHPEMING noon CAAM ...

DNA test uncovers D-Day love story 75 years later

LUDRES, France — After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope. The retired French postal worker figured he’d likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his father was, unable to identify the U.S. serviceman who had fought his way across France after the D-Day landings, ...

Serving Veterans

MARQUETTE — There are nearly 30,000 veterans in the Upper Peninsula, comprising roughly 10% of the area’s population. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Marquette County Senior Provider Network, attendees had a chance to learn about resources available for veterans in the area, as well as a ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM Closed Memorial Day GWINN Closed Memorial Day ISHPEMING Closed Memorial Day LOST CREEK Closed Memorial Day MARQUETTE Closed Memorial Day MUNISING Closed Memorial Day NEGAUNEE Closed Memorial Day SKANDIA Closed Memorial Day TUESDAY GWINN 7:30 a.m. ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Youth Room Open 7 p.m. Lions ...

Improving memory

MARQUETTE — Can memory and recall be improved in those who are aging? Researchers from Northern Michigan University’s Behavior Education Assessment and Research Center, or BEAR Center, have been working to find the answers. For the past several months Ashley Shayter, a board-certified ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Youth Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal ...

Food feedback

MARQUETTE — Congregate meals could potentially be coming to the Marquette Senior Center this summer. Local seniors had a chance to visit the Marquette Senior Center Tuesday to enjoy a congregate meal and provide feedback about the possibility of the center becoming a site for congregate ...

The gift of time

MARQUETTE — Local volunteers age 55 and older donate thousands of hours to their communities each year through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, giving the gift of their time to agencies and individuals across Marquette County. Because of all the work RSVP volunteers do in the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Youth Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Caregiver ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery-Gym ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Caregiver ...

Connecting with respirces

MARQUETTE — For older adults and their caregivers, it can sometimes be difficult to know who to call or where to turn when resources such as home services, housing or long-term care programs are needed. However, officials are working to spread the word about 211, a free, confidential ...

The gift of Time

MARQUETTE — Younger generations can gain a wealth of knowledge from their elders. One example of this occurred April 11 at Cherry Creek Elementary School, when Chocolay Senior Center members came into the school to help fifth-grade students learn cribbage, crocheting and knitting. ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery-Gym 3:30 p.m. Youth Room ...

Avoiding a fall

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Falls are the leading cause of death from injury in those 65 and older, with around a third of people 65 and older falling each year. Furthermore, around 9,500 deaths annually of older Americans are associated with falls; by age 80, ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery-Gym 3:30 p.m. Youth Room ...

New staff in town

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior Center is welcoming new faces this spring. The senior center director position held by Jane Palmer until her retirement was recently restructured into two positions, with Maureen Sullivan named as the senior services manager and Tristan Luoma hired to be ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: NOON-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 am GWINN: 7:30 A.M. Morning Aerobics 8:30 A.M. Aerobics 10 A.M. Yoga Chair 10 A.M. Aerobics/chair NOON Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 P.M. Bridge Club 2:30 P.M. Archery-Gym 3:30 P.M. Teen Room ...