Boomers & Beyond

Mon
06
Apr

Tips for tracing your family’s past

Learning about your ancestry can be a fun, and sometimes challenging, adventure.
Learning about your ancestry can be a fun, and sometimes challenging, adventure.

Were your ancestors humble farmers or wealthy nobility? Did they travel to find their fortune or have they always lived close to your current home? Exploring your genealogy can be fascinating.

Tue
03
Mar

Anatomy of a tax scam: a number, a threat, a payoff

It comes out of the blue: a voice on the phone telling you owe the IRS money.

If you pick up the phone with a live operator or are so flustered you call a number left on voicemail, you may find yourself talking to:

Mon
09
Feb

Think home upgrades are out of reach? Think again!

Programs that help seniors keep their homes upgraded and safe are available in Dakota County. (submitted photo)
Programs that help seniors keep their homes upgraded and safe are available in Dakota County. (submitted photo)

Thanks to volunteers and nonprofit organizations throughout the Twin Cities, seniors who can no longer get up on ladders, get down to repair damaged floors or afford to pay for the repairs needed to help keep them in their homes have a helping han

Thu
08
Jan

‘When should I retire?’ and other questions

Jim Czechowicz and Rhonda Whitenack, Social Security public affairs specialists in the Twin Cities, offer the following questions they’ve received lately and the answers they offer.

Thu
11
Dec

Lucky enough to be heading to warmer climes this winter? Stay savvy about the sun.


Submitted photo

You may be on vacation, but your skin isn’t.

Travelers should be aware that ultraviolet  radiation from the sun -- even on such a brief jaunt as a several-day beach vacation -- plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer.

Tue
02
Dec

See clearly in the car, on the pathway and at home


The natural enemies of winter workouts? Not necessarily. (submitted photo)

When the cold of winter settles in, it can bring a wide range of problems, especially for those who wear glasses.

Thu
06
Nov

A few good reasons to get flu shot

The aches, the temperature, the headache, the weakness—all the hallmarks that you’ve gotten a seasonal influenza.

Wed
01
Oct

Fun at the Inn brings people together; supports medical research


JoAnn Ekwall, seated and creator of Fun at the Inn, checks in guests, including granddaughter Mackenzie Bennett and Dianne Thomae of the Red Hat Cuties of Burnsville, at the Lake Elmo Event Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Sick of being cooped up in her home during a winter season that seemed it would never end, JoAnn Ekwall vowed to create an event that would bring people together regardless of the weather.

Mon
22
Sep

Time to talk - about what aging parents may need

Discussing aging issues, such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving, early and often can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles.

Mon
22
Sep

Talk to a pharmacist about ways to save on Part D

The complexities of health care reform, an aging population and a higher incidence of chronic disease have created a growing need to help seniors enrolled in Medicare understand their benefits while managing health care expenditures.

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