Seniors

Barnard demonstrates painting at Golden K

KINGSFORD — A beautiful morning and an outstanding program about oil painting made for a great start for the week Monday on Presidents’ Day for the Dickinson Area Golden K Club. John Aune, February chairman of the month, led the group. With Alyce Derwinski at the keyboard and Lois ...

Only you will know when it’s time to retire

NIAGARA, Wis. — Preparation for retirement — and the actual date upon which that much-anticipated event occurs — mainly focuses on financial considerations. How much money will I need in retirement? How much is enough to live a good life? How long will it take me to save that much? What ...

Taking on the role of providing care for your parents

NIAGARA, Wis. — One aspect of retirement that few of us think about is aging parents — at least, for me, that topic did not even show up on my list of retirement concerns. For most of us, our parents have been the go-to people; the ones with the experience and advice, support and ...

Golden K hosts Valentine’s party for special needs kids

By Golden K For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A true heart-warming Valentine’s party was hosted by Golden K members Monday. As the children arrived, the meeting room at the Presbyterian Church in Kingsford lit up with love, laughter and the noise of happy youth. Each group brought in the ...

Cribbage played Thursdays

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two-person team cribbage will be played from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Iron Mountain Senior Center.

Hospice training scheduled

IRON MOUNTAIN —Hospice volunteers have unique duties. They spend their time with the terminally ill to provide a listening ear. They may sit in silence, simply to provide a kind presence. They give caregivers the opportunity to attend appointments, go to lunch, or in some cases, just ...

New senior columnist wants to hear your stories

NIAGARA, Wis. — Retirement has many different meanings for people and evokes a broad array of emotional responses. I know first-hand what retirement can mean — I am 67 and have been retired since May 2016 from a job I loved for 28 years. The importance of having a “good job” was ...

Golden K Club plans annual Valentine’s party

KINGSFORD — Mondays are nice when there is no ice. Monday mornings are the weekly Golden K Club meeting, with enjoyable conversation, coffee and a good program. But this past Monday the weather again had its say, so there was no Golden K. As always, if the area schools close — be it ice, ...

Ski jump program at Golden K meeting

By THE GOLDEN K For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Local Golden K members braved zero degrees on Monday morning to get warmed up by being together and enjoying conversations with fresh coffee and sweet rolls. An excellent program helps make the GK regular Monday meeting at the ...

The body might fail, but the will need not be broken

Ever since I can remember, my aunt has had food allergies that have limited what she can and cannot eat. My mother and grandmother can remember when she didn’t, but I can’t. They say that when she was in high school, and she would come home from the academy, she could eat some of them under ...

Social Security offers ‘Extra Help’ for Medicare prescription costs

Paying out of pocket for prescription drugs can be a burden that many households can’t afford. The Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs program was designed to help people get the vital medicine they need to live healthy and productive lives. Anyone who has Medicare ...

Knowing when to push the reset button on your life

IRON MOUNTAIN — There is a man by the name of Taylor Mali, and he is both an educator and a poet. He’s been performing spoken word poems since the early 2000s, but one of his spoken words, titled “What Teachers Make” is my personal favorite, and one of his most popular. It goes like ...

Susan Sterm gives presentation on DIISD careers program at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — We have endured the holidays and all the merry making that goes with that. Then a snowstorm put a halt to the Golden K meeting Jan. 7. Along came Jan.14, and nothing was going to stand in the way of these Golden Kers and their weekly meeting. ...

How do you know when you should push the reset button on your life?

IRON MOUNTAIN — On my Christmas tree, which yes, is still up, is an ornament made of teal, sage, blush and golden mercury glass books. The faux stack of books is “held together” by twine, and when it nears a light, you can see the rays pop through the glassy bubbles. It is my favorite ...

Alzheimer’s supper group offered

IRON MOUNTAIN — A support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers is offered from 2 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the lower level of the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency, 1238 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. Tammy Tomassucci of DICSA Family Ties will facilitate the ...

It’s better to make life resolutions, not New Year’s ones

IRON MOUNTAIN — “Was it hard for you coming to Chicago all on your own?” my husband asked me as we were driving back from a most wonderful time in the Windy City. I shook my head, and answered no. I said, “Moving to Chicago would seem hard from an outsider looking in, but it didn’t ...

Golden K program to feature Pine Mountain Ski Tournament

By ORICE WALTERS For The Daily News KINGSFORD — The Dickinson area Golden K ended the year 2018 with a wonderful Christmas party for the special needs children of the Dickinson County area. The first meeting of the new year for Golden K will be Monday, featuring a program about the ...

Retire online with Social Security, quickly and easily

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager, Escanaba The idea of applying for Social Security retirement benefits might seem daunting, but it’s not. There’s no need to visit an office. You don’t have to use the phone. An online retirement application is available that can ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Stained glass windows inspire delightful cookies

Have you ever taken young children to admire the brilliant colors of stained glass windows close up and watched them touch the colors with wonder? They are delighted by the light reflecting on their hands and often like to stand in the colors on a bright day. Children also love to make these ...