Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

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 ...

Something for everyone

MARQUETTE — The air was filled with bird song and sunshine at Lakenenland, a sculpture park located at 2800 M-28 East in Chocolay Township, as a group of visitors with the Ishpeming Senior Center embarked upon a day trip to the park. The group of visitors toured the 10-acre sculpture park ...

Musings of a Matriarch

The 1970s did me in. All my troubles began with the seventies and their strobe lights and burned draft cards and 99 cents a gallon gasoline and the relentless Viet Cong who didn’t know they were defeated but just kept coming and coming, garbed in twigs and mud, too stupid and fearless to know ...

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 7 p.m. Lions group ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

Finding community resources

MARQUETTE — The May 30 senior health fair at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette offered attendees an opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of services, agencies and organizations in the community. Organizers said the goal of the health fair is to get ...

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 ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal Clinic 10 A.M Lakenland ...

Musings of a Matriarch: When my ankle aches, there’s rain comin’

I never dreamed I’d utter the same words my grandmother used to say when the sky clouded up and threatened rain. Her arthritis caused her hands to ache and she knew a downpour wasn’t far off. Of course, I didn’t believe her. In my young mind nobody could predict the weather by the pain in ...

Making adjustments

MARQUETTE — The tasks of daily living can become more challenging when a person suffers from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Friends, family members, caregivers and others may wonder how they can help — one avenue is occupational therapy. Rachelle Connon, occupational ...