Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

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, ...

I would be lost without my compass

Last fall I went for a walk in the field behind my home. I walked a little farther than I intended to and ended up in the woods. It didn’t take long before I was turned around. I never thought about putting a compass in my pocket. After all, I grew up on these 20 acres and as a kid, I never ...

Blaney Park

MARQUETTE — Many Yoopers have passed by Blaney Park as they travel down M-77, near the U.S. 2 junction, on their way downstate — but how many would guess that Blaney Park was once a premier summer resort? Dr. Jim Surrell gave a special presentation on Feb. 8 on the history of Blaney Park ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Drop-In Center, Clubhouse 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 ...

Chocolay Senior Center members tour Journal

MARQUETTE — Chocolay Senior Center members toured the offices of The Mining Journal in Marquette last Thursday. The tour showed attendees the inner workings of the local paper’s many departments. The group visited The Mining Journal’s various departments, including the newsroom, ...

Senior Events

MONDAY CHATHAM: noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Drop-In Center, Clubhouse 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 ...

Musings of a Matriarch/Old gray mare has company these days

I was running low on peanut butter so while at Walmart the other day I remembered to get some. A jar lasts a long time because I don’t use much unless I make cookies. Otherwise, it’s only the occasional dab on a piece of toast or a cracker. I thought about buying a generic brand until I ...

Always cling to dignity as the years go past

As we age, it often gets harder to cling to our dignity. For some folks losing a sense of dignity is due to major health problems that require constant medical attention including poking and probing into our physical body. For others, it’s dealing with none-life threatening ailments like ...

What seniors need to know about estate planning

MARQUETTE — It can be hard in many ways for people to begin seriously considering what will happen when they pass away or become incapacitated in some way. Although considering mortality and the possibility of future disability are emotionally difficult, it is extremely important to make ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: noon, Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Drop-In Center, Clubhouse 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 ...

Better get rid of that gum right this minute

Remember when you were a kid and your teacher caught you chewing gum in class? Remember how you felt when she told you to stick the gum either on your nose or behind your ear? Can you imagine any teacher in today’s school system saying such a thing? Not on your life. The student would ...

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, Lion’s Room, Clubhouse Aerobics, 8:30-9:30 a.m, Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10-10:30 a.m, Clubhouse Basement, $2 ...

Tax preparation for seniors at no charge

MARQUETTE — Retired senior citizens without income to report to the IRS may not file annual tax returns, as it may seem unnecessary as well as time-consuming, complicated or expensive. However, Rich Brich, local coordinator for the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program, wants people to ...

Bright ideas very often don’t work out well

The Soo Co-op Credit Union is a fine institution. The tellers are always friendly and helpful and up until a few weeks ago, Speedy Line was a fast, efficient, and simple way to check your balances and record the transactions that had cleared. It only took a couple minutes to set your mind at ...

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., Lion’s Room, Clubhouse Aerobics, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10-10:30 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 ...

Staying at home

MARQUETTE — Staying at home is a commonly-expressed wish as people age, according to the National Institutes on Aging. In-home care services can help make this desire a reality. “Today, a lot of seniors, most seniors I would say, wish to remain in their own home as long as possible,” ...

Please pass the boat before the gravy is gone

Mom made the most beautiful brown gravy this side of heaven. Even relatives who would rather suffer a broken leg than give a compliment had to admit Mom’s gravy was out of this world. Whenever she made a pot roast, we knew the best part of the meal would be the creamy mashed potatoes topped ...

Different kind of dance step

MARQUETTE — Music filled Marquette’s Dance Zone during Tuesday’s “Movement and Dance Class for Those with Parkinson’s Disease” class as Marge Sklar and her students did sun salutations, tap-dancing routines and waltzes. Students had the opportunity to mirror one another’s dancing, ...

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., Lion’s Room, Clubhouse Aerobics, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10-10:30 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 ...

Remembering the wisdom of Mr. Micawber

When it’s too cold to be outside for longer than it takes to fill the birdfeeders and scatter cracked corn for the partridges, I bake a batch of cookies, perk a pot of coffee, and turn to Britbox, an online channel I subscribe to. It would probably make more sense if I started working on ...