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Positive steps to support Alzheimer’s patients, families

January 3, 2013 MARQUETTE — Sometimes people in all sincerity will ask the caregiver of an Alzheimer’s disease patient, “How can I help?” “People will ask that and mean it,” said Ruth Almen, regional director of th... more »»

Senior events

January 3, 2013 MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GRAND MARAIS: Senior Dining, noon, Community Center, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. Alzheimer’s Memory Group, 1 p.m. more »»

‘Fussy’ tailor marks 50-year career

December 27, 2012 SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Though there’s a sewing machine right in front of him, tailor Martin Hojsak’s is giving some stitches personal attention. more »»

Senior events

December 27, 2012 MONDAY CHATHAM: No Senior Dining. GRAND MARAIS: No Senior Dining. GWINN: Senior Center Closed. ISHPEMING: Senior Center Closed. LOST CREEK: No Senior Dining. MARQUETTE: Senior Center Closed. more »»

Civil rights movement drew couple

December 20, 2012 MARQUETTE — When they came to her home in Marysville, Tenn., Pat Mair was alone with her two young son. more »»

Senior events

December 20, 2012 MONDAY CHATHAM: No Senior Dining. GRAND MARAIS: No Senior Dining. GWINN: Senior Center Closed. ISHPEMING: Senior Center Closed. LOST CREEK: No Senior Dining. MARQUETTE: Senior Center Closed. more »»

Perfect partnership

December 13, 2012 EDITOR’S NOTE: Retired Presbyterian minister David Mair shared the fascinating story of his life, so far, with The Mining Journal. This is part one. Part two will appear in this space Dec. 20. more »»

Senior events

December 13, 2012 MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228 6522 before 9 a.m. GRAND MARAIS: Senior Dining, noon, Community Center, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-in Center, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. more »»

Boomers mark 50th, 60th birthdays in a big way

December 6, 2012 NEW YORK — It started with an email to a couple of friends: “Do you want to meet in Manhattan for our 50th birthdays?” Before she knew it, Amy Delman and more than a dozen women — some of whom hadn’... more »»

Senior events

December 6, 2012 MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228 6522 before 9 a.m. GRAND MARAIS: Senior Dining, noon, Community Center, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. Alzheimer’s Memory Group, 1 p.m. more »»

Learning is a lifelong process

November 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — Upon retiring, Penny Larsen was looking for something interesting to do and she has certainly found it in the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning. more »»

Senior events

November 29, 2012 MONDAY, Dec. 3 CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228 6522 before 9 a.m. GRAND MARAIS: Senior Dining, noon, Community Center, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. Alzheimer’s Memory Group, 1 p.. more »»

Area centers help brighten season for seniors

November 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — The holiday season has just about arrived. Here are some senior-related Thanksgiving and Christmas happenings at local senior citizens centers. more »»

Senior events

November 15, 2012 MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228 6522 before 9 a.m. GRAND MARAIS: Senior Dining, noon, Community Center, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-in Center, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. more »»

Not your grandma’s Peace Corps?

November 8, 2012 When Tamara England-Zelenski applied to the Peace Corps two years ago, at age 57, she saw the assignment as a way to give back, travel and experience a different way of life. more »»

Negaunee Senior Citizens Center to stage event

November 1, 2012 MARQUETTE — For the first time ever, the Negaunee Senior Citizens Center is hosting a Senior Veteran Expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. more »»

Senior events

November 1, 2012 MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228 6522 before 9 a.m. GRAND MARAIS: Senior Dining, noon, Community Center, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-in Center, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. more »»

WWII veteran Sischo approaches life with humor

October 25, 2012 MARQUETTE — Go to the Sunday afternoon dance for seniors at the Trenary Community Building that takes place monthly and you’re quite likely to see a dapper gentleman selling tickets at the doo. more »»

World War II: Experience was life changing for Bjork

October 18, 2012 NEGAUNEE — Glenn Bjork enjoyed an idylic youth growing up in Gwinn, enjoying time spent with friends fishing, swimming and playing baseball. more »»

Bjork has enjoyed his life so far

October 11, 2012 NEGAUNEE — Growing up in Gwinn, Glenn Bjork and his friends spent a great deal of time playing baseball. “We had fun,” he said. “But back then, we had to be careful about one thing. more »»

 
 

 

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