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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Small backyard habitats can have high impacts

MARQUETTE — When you think of a habitat, you might imagine a forest, river or desert. That doesn’t have to be the case. A habitat can be as simple as a place that provides food, water and shelter for wildlife, said Natalie Cypher, a naturalist and educator in the Department of Natural ...

MDHHS and GetSetUp renew partnership and expand to Library of Michigan

MARQUETTE — GetSetUp, an interactive learning community where older adults better their lives through the pursuit of learning, has renewed its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The partnership with MDHHS’s Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging ...

‘Human library’ brings history to life

FREDERICK, Md. — Everyone knew each other on McKinstry’s Mill Road in the 1960s. Black families lived in roughly 10 houses in the community outside Union Bridge, Barbara Thompson, 74, recalled. Children addressed elders as Mr. or Mrs. as a sign of respect. Neighbors looked out for one ...

Woman hopes father’s legacy will help inspire

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Some may have heard his name or seen it on buildings and displays throughout Hattiesburg. Some may have seen his face on the mural at Veterans Memorial Park, but many don't know the man behind the name Jesse L. Brown. A Hattiesburg native, Brown was the country's first ...

In 107 years, Rose Borusovic has seen a lot

LAKELAND, Fla. — Rose Borusovic was born during World War I in Czechoslovakia and moved to the U.S. in 1939, a year when the World’s Fair opened in New York and Adolf Hitler invaded her homeland. On Wednesday, she turned 107, the oldest resident ever to walk the halls of Grand Villa of ...

Stock market slump unsettling Americans eyeing retirement

Americans on the cusp of retiring are facing a tough choice as they watch their nest eggs shrink: Stay the course or keep working. A stock market slump this year has taken a big bite out of investors’ portfolios, including retirement plans like 401(k)s. The S&P 500, the benchmark for ...