Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Connecting with respirces

MARQUETTE — For older adults and their caregivers, it can sometimes be difficult to know who to call or where to turn when resources such as home services, housing or long-term care programs are needed. However, officials are working to spread the word about 211, a free, confidential ...

The gift of Time

MARQUETTE — Younger generations can gain a wealth of knowledge from their elders. One example of this occurred April 11 at Cherry Creek Elementary School, when Chocolay Senior Center members came into the school to help fifth-grade students learn cribbage, crocheting and knitting. ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery-Gym 3:30 p.m. Youth Room ...

Avoiding a fall

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Falls are the leading cause of death from injury in those 65 and older, with around a third of people 65 and older falling each year. Furthermore, around 9,500 deaths annually of older Americans are associated with falls; by age 80, ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery-Gym 3:30 p.m. Youth Room ...

New staff in town

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior Center is welcoming new faces this spring. The senior center director position held by Jane Palmer until her retirement was recently restructured into two positions, with Maureen Sullivan named as the senior services manager and Tristan Luoma hired to be ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: NOON-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 am GWINN: 7:30 A.M. Morning Aerobics 8:30 A.M. Aerobics 10 A.M. Yoga Chair 10 A.M. Aerobics/chair NOON Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 P.M. Bridge Club 2:30 P.M. Archery-Gym 3:30 P.M. Teen Room ...

Seeing the sights

MARQUETTE — For those who are looking for a group getaway in the coming year, the Negaunee Senior Center is hosting informational sessions Wednesday about upcoming travel opportunities through the center. Attendees of Wednesday’s interest sessions will have a chance to learn firsthand ...

Preventative care

MARQUETTE — Foot care is an important part of regular health and hygiene routines. But as people age, it can become more difficult to take care of their feet due to more limited flexibility or mobility. When a person can’t regularly take care of their feet, ingrown toenails, dry skin, ...

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. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery -Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

New faces

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — At Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette, new faces have joined familiar ones to serve the facility’s families and residents, as well as the surrounding community. Jennifer Huetter, who was Brookridge’s ...

Staying at home longer

MARQUETTE — Home health care services can help many people stay in their homes longer. However, many people may not realize they qualify for the services or fully understand the scope and purpose of home health care. To address this, UP Health System Home Care and Hospice is spreading ...

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. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery -Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal ...

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. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery -Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING noon CAAM ...

Enlisting our elders

MARQUETTE — The Retired Senior Volunteer Program held an open house event Feb. 20 to allow current and prospective volunteers to meet the program’s new director, Mary Harris. Attendees of the open house got a chance to chat with Harris and others involved with the program while ...

Research: Depression may speed brain aging

WASHINGTON —î Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that declineî and finding some worrisome clues. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and depression late in ...

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. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery -Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. ...

Ready to retire?

MARQUETTE — Encore Financial Marquette is hosting a series of workshops called Preparing for Retirement Transition every Thursdays, with the exception of today, Valentine’s Day, til April 4 at the Thrive Community Center in Chippewa Square in Marquette. “This workshop is open to all ...

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. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery -Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

Companies are also flunking retirement planning

Plenty has been written about American workers’ failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job. Only 1 in 10 large employers offers a formal phased-retirement program that lets workers cut back their hours or responsibilities before they ...