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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

A Mission in Motion: Little Brothers offer virtual activties

MARQUETTE — To combat isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 outbreak, a new program offers virtual activities, telephone reassurance and friendship mail for seniors in the Upper Peninsula. Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Upper Michigan Chapter is launching “Mission in ...

Buddy, can you spare a dime? Echoes of ’30s in viral crisis

WASHINGTON — The imagery floats in sepia-colored photographs, faintly recalled images of bedraggled people lined up for bread or soup. Shacks in Appalachian hollows. Ruined investors taking their lives in the face of stock market crashes. Desperation etched on the faces of a generation that ...

Senior events

GWINN Forsyth Township Senior Center is closed, however they are accepting phone calls, 906-346-9862 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. NEGAUNEE The Negaunee Senior Center is closed for social activities at least until April 13. This includes all cards, meals, fitness classes and ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Forsyth Senior Center will be closed, open by appointment only due to the nature of the state of affairs. No congregate meals but meals on wheel will still be in operation at this time. If you have any ...

Area senior living facilities respond to COVID-19

MARQUETTE — In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Marquette County are taking measures to ensure the safety and health of their residents. Brookridge Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care and Mill Creek Senior Living ...

Senior Events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 7 p.m. Lions Mgt ISHPEMING Open 8a.m.-4p.m. Mon–Friday for more info call ...

Senior Events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon–Fri. For more info call 485-5527. 9 ...

All things Swiss: Trip detailed during NCLL presentation

MARQUETTE — Though Upper Peninsula summers are worth sticking around for, Carol Margrif and her husband Fred were itching take an adventure to see the natural beauty of another nation after experiencing one of the harshest winters last year. So when a travel brochure detailing the exquisite ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday for more information call ...

Slumber support: MSU sleep study to launch in U.P. nursing homes

MARQUETTE — Two Michigan State University experts are working together on a sleep pattern research study to examine and improve ways to maximize sleep in adults 55 years old and up in Upper Peninsula nursing homes. MSU assistant professor Robin Tucker of the Department of Food, Science and ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 3 p.m. Archery Gym ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 3 p.m. Archery Gym 7 p.m. Lions ISHPEMING Open 8 ...

Center stage

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — When two actors get on stage, a series of tiny little “plays” dispatch all at once. The lighting, the sound, the set. Each aspect complements the other. And if someone forgets their cue, everyone knows that the show must go on. This ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 5-8 Mqt County Health-Dining Area 3 p.m. Archery ...

Ishpeming woman, 98, tells her story

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Of all the moments that shaped the 20th and 21st century, there are very few people who were there to share the stories of the ‘20s, the Great Depression, World War II let alone the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy’s ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 3 p.m. Archery Gym ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday ...

Roaring ’20s

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Smooth saxophone notes played with the help of a trumpeter imbued feelings of yesteryears. A Swedish treat of cardamom bread laid bonny on a silver platter, ready to be engulfed by many Scandinavian descendants. From jazz to ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 2:30 p.m. Archery Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room ...