Boomers & Beyond

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.

Tue
07
Jan

Retirement roadblocks for baby boomers

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.

Thu
05
Dec

Help to stay at home

Dakota County provides links to find services for people who need assistance to live in their home safely, as listed on www.co.dakota.mn.us; search on “seniors.” These are a few of the suggestions. More can be found through the LinkAge Line, at 1-800-333-2433. Consider:

Tue
03
Dec

Keep pets safe from holiday trimmings

The holidays can be a hectic time for everyone. While you’re busily gearing up for guests and parties, it’s important to remember your pet’s safety to ensure a festive and fun season is enjoyed by all.
From bright decorations to holiday house guests, it can be easy to overlook a few household dangers that may cause harm to your favorite companions. Here are a few tips from PetSmart to keep in mind to keep your fuzzy friend safe and jolly this holiday:

Tue
03
Dec

Feeling especially sandwiched during holiday season?


Caregiving services who can step in for a few hours or a longer stay can ease your mind and help older loved ones feel secure over the holidays. (submitted photo)

The holidays may be filled with joy, but for the ever-growing number of aging Americans and those who care for them this otherwise celebratory season can become mired in challenges.
The stress of visitors, eventful meals, gift giving and social obligations can be overwhelming for anyone, but especially for those juggling busy schedules with caring for an elderly family member.

Thu
07
Nov

For her 85th birthday, June’s throwing an art show


Cliff Gebhard, 72, sits in one of two barber chairs in his shop at the corner of Minnehaha Avenue and Stillwater Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Cliff Gebhard’s shop is full of curiosities from bric-a-brac to an ìInformationî sign, much like the man himself. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

For all the 84-plus years she can remember, June McAuliffe has been driven to reach people through art.
So, for her 85th birthday, she’ll unveil a show of her recent projects at Gallery 96, located in the Shoreview Community Center.
It made perfect sense to June; after all, she’d marked her 80th birthday with a show at Gallery 96.

Mon
30
Sep

Long-time East Side barber closes up


Cliff Gebhard, 72, sits in one of two barber chairs in his shop at the corner of Minnehaha Avenue and Stillwater Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Cliff Gebhard’s shop is full of curiosities from bric-a-brac to an ìInformationî sign, much like the man himself. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Cliff’s Barber Shop is one of those places that was always full of regulars, quirk and charm, and where the haircut service provided wasn’t necessarily the only reason you’d swing by.
Rather, you’d also be there to catch a story, and to chat with your neighbors.
It’s been a community of sorts for the owner, Cliff Gebhard, and his customers.

Fri
06
Sep

Talk to a pharmacist about ways to save on Part D


Seniors are concerned about prescription costs -- and one in five may be going without their prescribed doses to save money. Comparing pharmacies and consulting the experts for help may help stretch co-pays. (submitted photo)

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.

Sun
25
Aug

Senior living facility uses art to build confidence, memories


Artist Anne Krocak and resident Agnes Swiger unveil the Oak Meadows mosaic to be placed at their memory garden gate. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Dorothy Kusch holds her personalized mosaic piece at the artist reception at Oak Meadows Aug. 9. Her artist statement mentions that she loves to smile.

The Oak Meadows mosaic for the memory garden was created by residents.

Agnes Swiger and Cecil Ross talk with visitors during the Artist Reception at Oak Meadows Aug. 9. Besides creating her own mosaic “Lips,” Agnes was part of the program to unveil the Oak Meadows mosaic. Cecil added a few jokes to the program.

Creativity isn’t something that’s lost with age, as residents of a local senior living facility can attest to.  
Residents of Oak Meadows Senior Living in Oakdale recently participated in a community mosaic project that will be displayed in the facility’s memory garden. The project was led by local artist Anne Krocak through COMPAS, a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul that fosters art participation in schools, healthcare settings and senior living facilities throughout Minnesota.

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