Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

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) ...

The writing life isn’t always easy sailing

For those of you who have friends in Sault Ste. Marie or the surrounding area, you might have heard I’m once again writing for the Sault News. This time I’m calling my column “Common Sense at 70” because, as you know, I’ve begun a new decade. I’m not sure where my 60s went, but they ...

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 ...

Years of Service

MARQUETTE — TRIAD of Marquette County met Wednesday afternoon at the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program offices for its regular meeting, as well as a surprise party for retiring RSVP Advisory Council member Yvonne Clark, who had been with the council for 24 years. TRIAD began in 1998 ...

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 ...