The Minnesota Highway Safety Center offers a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the following days:
• March 20 (4 Hour Refresher Course) from noon to 4 p.m. at Thompson Park Activity Center/ISD 0197, 1200 Stassen Lane in West St. Paul
• March 20 (4 Hour Refresher Course) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Thompson Park Activity Center/ISD 0197, 1200 Stassen Lane in West St. Paul
The Roseville Area Senior Program (RASP) sponsors a caregiver support group for anyone caring for an older adult. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers and offers emotional support, educational material, resource referrals, and peer companionship.
Concerned about an aging loved one? Open up the lines of communication and don't sweep difficult conversations under the rug. (Submitted photo)
Sometimes the most important family conversations can be the most uncomfortable to initiate, especially those concerning the health and well-being of an aging loved one. But such discussions shouldn’t wait, experts sat.
“Ignoring the inevitable will only leave you unprepared for the future,” says Virginia Morris, eldercare expert and author of the new book, “How to Care for Aging Parents.” “Remember, talking about the worst-case scenarios won’t make them come true, and refusing to talk about them won’t make them go away.”
If eating right is a challenge, it may be because you are trying things you simply don’t like. The key is finding options that satisfy your taste buds, experts say.
“Taste is a major influential factor driving what you eat and feed your family, so it’s important to strike a balance between foods you like and those that provide the nutrients you need,” says Glenna McCollum, registered dietitian nutritionist and president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Taste and nutrition are not mutually exclusive.”
This quiche not only satisfies the gang at supper, it includes several varieties of mushrooms. (StatePoint Media)
Want to add interesting taste, texture and depth to your cooking? Think mushrooms. Most varieties are available year-round.
And do think outside the common mushroom box. Seek out recipes that include varieties you haven’t tried to get a taste for how different types work in different foods.
Roseville Area Schools Community Education is pleased to announce it is launching PrimeTime, a new program to better meet the needs of our community members. PrimeTime will feature classes and opportunities specifically for recently or soon-to-be retired community members.
Older adults in the Roseville area now have more choices when it comes to staying fit and healthy.
Starting Jan. 1, Roseville Community Education will be partnering with two health plan fitness programs: SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit.
Fit a little exercise in your life and be fit for life. If you are over 50, Roseville Parks and Recreation invites you to join your friends for exercise that emphasizes flexibility, strength and stamina. You’ll exercise to video and audio tapes in a fun, small group setting. Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Roseville Skating Center, 2661 Civic Center Drive from 9 to 10 a.m.
Older Americans are scammed out of an estimated $2.5 billion a year and an increasingly prevalent tool used by fraudsters is wire transfer fraud. Seniors are frequently tricked into wiring money, believing they are paying for the release of a grandchild from jail or to secure the payment of jackpot winnings in foreign countries. The Commerce Department reminds Minnesotans to take advantage of the strengthened consumer protections intended to fight this type of fraud.
From now until 2030, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center. This large generation, born between 1946 and 1964, has had a huge impact on American culture and society, and that remains the same as they head into retirement.