Boomers & Beyond

Thu
10
Apr

Get back on the road — carefully


Car repair and maintenance can put a strain on both a senior’s budget and back. With some smart and simple preventive care, you can reduce automotive troubles down the line. (StatePoint)

The snow is finally melting and it may be time to shake off the cabin fever with a road trip — maybe to a shopping or entertainment destination or maybe to check on the cabin.
But first, take time to make some preparations to ensure you make your destination safely.

Wed
09
Apr

Minnesota’s residency laws throw ‘snowbirds’ for a loop


What do going to church or participating in sailing races have in common? They can affect your ‘snowbird’ tax status. (submitted photo)

Determining residency for tax purposes often proves challenging for Minnesota’s population of “snowbirds” -- retired individuals who head south each winter.
Last year, Gov. Mark Dayton made a well-publicized attempt to enact a “snowbird tax,” expanding the number of people required to pay Minnesota income taxes.

Mon
10
Mar

‘Buzzard Ball’ puts seniors onstage


Vultures and Vulturettes Brian Joyce, Christine Dornbusch, Michael Oslund (back), Eric Wood, Annie Zimbel, Janet Mondloh, Stu Naber (center), Jerry Hoffman, Judy Hoffman, Mikel Clifford, Shannon Kennedy (front), Helen Donnay (sitting). (submitted photos)

Vultures Brian Joyce and Michael Oslund (top), Eric Wood and Stu Naber (middle), Jerry Hoffman and Shannon Kennedy (bottom).

The senior softball team “The Vultures” are determined to end their three-season losing streak.

Local talent fuels ensemble comedy
There seems to be plenty of stage space for young thespians, from classroom skits to high-school plays and summer camps and programs.
What you don’t often find is a showcase for older actors -- the ones who have enough life experience to portray any character they’re playing to a “T” and are confident enough to push the portrayals to their comedic utmost.

Tue
04
Mar

Caregiver support group meets at Fairview Community Center

The Roseville Area Senior Program (RASP) sponsors a caregiver support group for anyone caring for an older adult.

Tue
04
Mar

Tips for talking with aging parents about their future


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.”

Tue
04
Mar

March is National Nutrition Month: Eat right and enjoy it

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.”

Thu
06
Feb

Yes, you can make hearty meals without meat


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.

Sat
11
Jan

Roseville Community Education expanding senior fitness plans

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.

Sat
11
Jan

Over 50 and 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.

Sat
11
Jan

Avoid playing your part in the $2.5 billion senior fraud business

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.

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