Seniors

Life and love are unpredictable yet so satisfying

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s been said that you can always tell who a writer is because they’re never quite in reality, because their mind is creating another. Ever since I can remember, I’ve perpetually made stories up in my head. No matter the moment, my mind is often speaking its own ...

Kramer updates Golden K group on county activities

KINGSFORD — The weather has been playing a big part in everyday life lately. The storm that roared through this area last Sunday didn’t wash away the pathway to the Golden K meeting on Monday morning. As the membership was gathering, Alyce Derwinski set up her music books, nodded to Al ...

Pinecrest hosts annual prom

POWERS — Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers celebrated its annual prom on June 13. Ladies that reside at Pinecrest were busy a couple weeks prior trying on different dresses to choose their favorite one for event. The gentlemen also had suit coats to model. The day before the ...

Public input needed for Florence County plan on aging

FLORENCE, Wis. — Are you an older adult? A caregiver? An adult living with a disability? A service provider? Your input is needed for the Florence County 2019-2021 Plan on Aging. This is the year the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County develops the next three-year plan ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Find teachable summer moments

Adults don't need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or more minutes of teachable moments every day to teach any subject. While taking a walk talk about ...

To all my faithful readers, thanks for the support

IRON MOUNTAIN — I can’t say enough how truly overwhelmed I have been by my readers’ continued support and commitment. I have been blessed beyond measure by the incredible words spoken to me by so many of you. While I once was barely noticed on a trip to town, I now seem to rarely escape ...

Presentation on George Young complex at Golden K meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — What a way to start the day. Sunshine and music with Alice Derwinski at the piano as members and guests sang some favorite songs from the 1920s and up. This was the setting for Monday morning’s Golden K meeting. Mike Werner served as a chairman for the day as guests were ...

Paupore 100th birthday

William R. Paupore celebrated his 100th birthday May 19. State Rep. Beau LaFave paid tribute to Paupore for this milestone, acknowledging Paupore’s 100 years as a Michigan citizen, his service in the Army Air Corps during World War II and his commitment to family and community. Paupore was ...

Golden K Club program on auto dealerships

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A large crowd of Golden K members and guests gathered Monday morning at the Masonic Temple in Kingsford. This did not deter Alyce Derwinski as she rolled out the piano and with the adept directing of Al Calcari, the entire group got in to ...

The only way to grow is by pushing through adversity

When you’re a kid, you’re always asked what your favorite color is. Adults ask you, teachers ask you, worksheets ask you, and often, when you’re adult, your answer changes. I think this is true of most things from when you’re a child, which is kind of in a way sad. Kids have this ...

Center plans special meals

IRON MOUNTAIN — The soup/sandwich/salad lunch series will be offered from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday in June at the Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd., next to the YMCA. Cost is $4 for age 60 and older, $5 for anyone younger than 60. The schedule ...

IM Center continues congregate lunches in June

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency has announced the menu for their a congregate lunches on Wednesdays at the Crystal Lake Center in Iron Mountain. The dining room will be open from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The planned menu includes: May 30 — Chef salad and ...

Celebrate Older Americans Month: Engage at every age

FLORENCE, Wis. — Across the country, older Americans — a rapidly growing population — are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to make enrich their ...

Three common ways your Social Security payment can grow after retirement

You made the choice and now you are happily retired. You filed online for your Social Security benefits. They arrive each month in the correct amount exactly as expected. But did you ever wonder if your Social Security check could increase? Once you begin receiving benefits, there are ...

Being a mom is worth more than many people admit

IRON MOUNTAIN — When I was little, my friends used to ask me what my mom did, and I always tilted my head to the side, crinkled my nose and replied with, “She’s a mom. She does mom things.” I was blessed with a childhood that included a stay-at-home mom, but while the innocence of a ...

Kingsford High School Jazz Band performs for Golden K

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Golden K members were treated to a rousing performance by the Kingsford School Jazz Band under the direction of Ben Sherk at the May 14 meeting. Vance Uhazie opened the meeting and introduced Paul Ward, chairperson for the day, who turned ...

Sometimes we forget how fragile life really is

IRON MOUNTAIN — My husband and I recently went back to Chicago, and while we loved our mini-vacation, we both lamented on the fact that we’re so happy we no longer live there. It doesn’t take us an hour to get to work each morning like it used to, there’s always parking when you come ...

Caring House speaker at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Vance Uhazie, chairman for the month of May, opened the weekly Golden K meeting. Jumping right in to direct, Ken Schultz got the morning off to a enjoyable half-hour of singing some lively “oldies.” Alyce Derwinski accompanied on the ...

ADRC hosts AARP Smart Driver course

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County will host an AARP Smart Driver Course from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Florence Natural Resource Center. The course is geared toward drivers 50-plus, however, licensed drivers of all ages are welcome, and ...

Speech language pathologist can help change lives for many seniors

CRYSTAL FALLS — Many people aren’t really familiar with what a speech language pathologist does. To put it simply, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls, SLP, Christine “Chris” Harkness, changes lives. In her nine months working at the facility, Harkness has been ...