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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

100 years young: Shirley Moore marks centennial birthday

MARQUETTE — You’d never guess Shirley Moore is 100 years old. Her current bucket list consists of getting a pilot’s license and zip lining. Within the past year, she had done something most people are too nervous to do. “My dad had the most beautiful tattoo of a butterfly and he used ...

Battling dementia

MARQUETTE — Chances are, you know or have known someone with dementia. Maybe it is a loved one, a friend, or an acquaintance. An estimated 5 million adults at least 65 years of age had dementia in 2014, and this number is projected to be nearly 14 million by 2060, according to the Centers ...

How to help your parents navigate health care in retirement

Many adults find themselves helping their aging parents sign up for Medicare, a complex process with many steps and considerations. There are penalties for delaying enrollment, and not everyone understands their options. “You can’t go into it thinking it’s really easy,” says Melinda ...

Tai chi

MARQUETTE — As the new year approaches, many people are looking for activities to keep the winter blues away. The Marquette Senior Center is a great resource for senior citizens looking to stay active. The senior center holds several classes throughout the week, including tai chi on ...

Tiny wasps may be the key to saving ash

MARQUETTE — Ash trees were once abundant in Michigan but now hundreds of millions of them are dead. They were killed by the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle native to Eastern Asia. In a forest overlooking Lake Charlevoix, Derek Shiels says he hopes to find the trees. He’s the ...

Edna Johnson turns 100

MARQUETTE — Edna Johnson celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 16. Johnson was born in Toledo, Ohio, and is the eldest of eight siblings. She loved to bird hunt and met her husband of 50 years, John Johnson, while hunting. They were married in 1949 and had four daughters, who they raised in ...