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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

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 ...

Crafting for a cause

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Afghans, Hummel collectable figurines, homemade earrings and other crafty, gift items laid sprawled out on tables, showcasing more than their quality. The cause and fight to end Alzheimer’s disease is a continuing uphill battle, but ...

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. Youth Room 7- ...

From firewood to refurbished canoes

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Chiseled cedar ribs, fainted varnish and a busted stern don’t appear to leave much of an opportunity to set sail in any kind of waters. However, where some may see rustic wood for a bonfire, local craftsman Craig Kitchen sees a ...

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. Youth Room ...

Talking TRAVEL

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Traveling, whether it be domestic or international, has its amount of challenges between planning each day’s itinerary, budgeting for expenses and venturing in unfamiliar territory. But the Marquette and Negaunee senior centers are ...

Years of Service

MANASSAS, Va. — Prosecutor Paul Ebert is a man of few words, but in 52 years before juries and judges he learned to use those words to great effect. He has a particularly pithy way of summing up the two cases that came to define his career: the sniper and the snipper. The snipper is Lorena ...

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., Youth Room ...

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 3:30 p.m. Youth ISHPEMING: Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ...

Joy of music

MARQUETTE — A little bit of live music, especially time-honored holiday songs, can bring joy to listeners and performers of all ages. An example of this was found at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette on Dec. 19, when the Brookridge Music Scene, which is ...

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 3:30 p.m. Teens Room Open ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ...

Silver skaters

MARQUETTE — For those looking to start a new activity in the new year, the Marquette Senior Center is spreading the word about the city’s senior skate program, which offers free skating opportunities for area residents age 55 and older most Friday nights at Lakeview Arena. The program ...

Probe: Medicaid funds still go to suspect senior care homes

By JENNIFER GOLLAN The Center for Investigative Reporting Medicaid funding has continued to flow to dozens of senior care-home operators in four states cited for stealing workers’ wages or breaking other labor laws, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative ...

Giving back

MARQUETTE — A few hours of your time can make a big difference for others. Due to this, older adults throughout Marquette County contribute thousands of hours to their communities each year through the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, providing a wide array of services to area ...

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 3:30 p.m. Teens Room Open 7 p.m. Lions ...

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 3:30 p.m. Kids ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – ...

The joy of giving

GWINN — Playing secret Santa for an older adult in your area can make a positive impact this holiday season and beyond. Due to this, the Forsyth Township Senior Center is once again offering its annual secret Santa program, giving area residents a chance to adopt a local senior who they ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 3:30 p.m. Kids ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays ...

Half of single older US adults lack income to pay for basic needs

By Newswire.com BOSTON — Researchers tracking the economic security of America’s older adults have found that half who live alone and nearly a quarter of those living in two-person households where both are age 65 or older are unable to afford basic necessities without extra assistance. ...

A friendly feast

MARQUETTE — With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the Marquette Senior Center held a Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday, giving area seniors a chance to gather for food, fun, friendship and festivities in advance of the holiday. “An event like this is important for not only all people in our ...