THE NEW FORTY Like looking in the mirror...
Today I had an awkward realization. It happened while I was sitting in the turn lane on Main at 45th waiting for the light to change. It was then that I looked in the rear view mirror and saw the woma... Posted on 9/24/13 at 7:37 PM
FARMBLEAT Progressively aging
I knew when I went to the eye doctor a couple of years ago that this day would come. Id even received a little advanced notice. Bifocals were in my future.
After wearing eye glasses since the age of ... Posted on 9/16/13 at 4:17 PM
THE PERIPHERY The Best Use of Video I Have Ever Seen
I watched the latest installment of the "Up Series". This English documentary follows the lives of 14 individuals starting from the time they were seven, starting back in 1964. This first black and wh... Posted on 7/30/13 at 7:42 AM
IPAT NORTH DAKOTA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Beat the Dizzies with Assistive Technology
Taking prescription medication is part of everyday life for 34% of American adults. Unfortunately, a common side effect of medication is dizziness, which can lead to falls and sometimes result in ho... Posted on 4/15/13 at 8:59 AM
Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most-feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division will host a public meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 16 at the Carlson Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, to gather comments about services necessary to help older individuals and adults with physical disabilities remain living independently in their homes and communities.
Youthful seniors share active, connected lives
Juan Ponce de León, as the story goes, spent his latter days slogging through the Florida everglades in search of a legendary fountain, the waters of which promised to restore youth.
Dear Carol: My mom is in her 70s and is alert and fairly healthy. She has arthritis, which causes her quite a bit of pain. I’d like to see her be more active, as I think it would be better for her overall, but she says she doesn’t feel like it.
Dear Carol: My mother is still able to live alone. I know she needs more help than I can give her, as I work full time. I’d like to see her have more company and more activities during the day but am not sure how to go about it. Any ideas? – Roger
Dear Readers: I’ve had the opportunity to review a new organizer for legal papers such as a will, power of attorney and health directive, along with bank accounts and other information a person’s legal heirs may need, and I’m quite taken with this model.
Dear Readers: My sister was told by a colleague that this woman’s mother, who was viewing “The Lawrence Welk Show” on public television, has mentioned something to the effect that “Lawrence Welk looks wonderful. He just doesn’t age!” While most of us know that Welk died in 1992, we also know that his music lives on.
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