Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Musings of a Matriarch: Of lawnmowers, stones and dog bones

As a few bare patches of yard begin to appear on my south lawn, I rejoice that winter may finally be over. Those last 15 inches of snow from a week ago panicked me. I wondered if it would ever leave. Now my fear is allayed as the sun slowly melts the white stuff and the drain in my garage is ...

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 3-9 p.m. ...

Helping hands

MARQUETTE — An estimated 34.2 million people provide unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older, and over 65 percent of caregivers who live with those receiving their care do not get unpaid help with caregiving, according to a 2015 report from AARP. While serving as a primary caregiver for a ...

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 3-9 p.m. ...

5 ways to make your home safer

Story courtesy of MetroCreative Injuries that occur around the home contribute to millions of medical visits and tens of thousands of fatalities each year. Falls account for the largest percentage of home accidents, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Have we become accustomed to the absurd?

The other day I was watching a television program and a guest, who 20 years ago was our Secretary of State, mentioned something about the absurd becoming accepted as “normal” in today’s politics. Anyone who lived through the past year is aware things are quickly going haywire in ...

Laura Sloney to mark 100th birthday

MARQUETTE — Local resident Laura Joanne nee Mattila Niemi Sloney will celebrate her 100th birthday Tuesday in the company of family members who are travelling from all over the nation to celebrate the occasion. In celebration of Laura’s remarkable life and 100th birthday, Laura’s ...

Making connections

MARQUETTE — More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a set of symptoms interfering with a person’s functioning by ...

Make your own party and be happy about it

It often takes a lifetime to realize nobody is going to make us happy except our own selves. If we wait for people or money or retirement to complete us, we might experience a lot of unhappiness when these things come to pass and we’re just as miserable as we were before. Depending upon ...

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 Aerobics, Clubhouse noon, Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Red Hats 1 p.m. Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 3-9 ...

The Great Pretenders

MARQUETTE — The Great Pretenders, a Negaunee Senior Center acting troupe provides an avenue for local seniors to share their acting talents — or learn to discover them, as organizers say there’s no need for previous acting experience. The group meets regularly at 1 p.m. each Wednesday ...

Million mile march of the red squirrels

April is here and it’s time to take down birdfeeders before they attract bears, but I wanted to share this story with you while 5 inches of fresh snow remains in my yard. For years the red squirrels have outsmarted me. No matter how hard I tried to outwit them, they always managed to cling ...

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 Aerobics, Clubhouse Noon, Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m., Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 3-9 p.m., ...

Spring into preparation

MARQUETTE — April has marched closer and closer throughout the month of March, giving area residents hope for warmer weather and more outdoor recreational activities. In the meantime, there a number of upcoming activities and resources that can help local senior citizens prepare for the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 7:30 a.m. Exercise Class, Lion’s Room, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m.Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, Clubhouse Noon, Senior Dining,CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 3-9 p.m. ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Try letting your conscience be your guide

Sometimes the answer to our troubles is right in front of us, but we’re so focused on the problem we can’t see it. And sometimes we know the answer but don’t want to admit it. We all have an inner gauge, that quiet little voice telling us what to do, but we often tend to ignore it. I ...

Swept up in curling fun

MARQUETTE — Curling is a sport on the rise in the wake of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with many people who haven’t tried it before giving the sport a spin on the ice. “It’s definitely a very fun sport,” said Andrew MacIver, assistant director of the Marquette Community Services ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Exercise Class, Lion’s Room, Clubhouse 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 10-10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga, Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation 10-11 a.m. Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No one knows what secrets the winds of March harbor

March winds are strong and secretive forces, entities unto themselves that remind us winter doesn’t want to let go. As I walked across my open field I felt the cold fingers of wind encircle me. I watched as they lifted loose snow and swirled it from one tree to the next. It was an angry wind ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No one knows what secrets the winds of March harbor

March winds are strong and secretive forces, entities unto themselves that remind us winter doesn’t want to let go. As I walked across my open field I felt the cold fingers of wind encircle me. I watched as they lifted loose snow and swirled it from one tree to the next. It was an angry wind ...