Seniors

KMS chorus entertains at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — How do you turn a dreary, chilly Monday into a bright, warm, friendly and busy morning? Join the Golden K at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. With the Kingsford Middle School chorus coming, there was a lot of scurrying around. ...

Kids have quiet fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play, but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important activity. Another source of quiet fun is puzzles. Available in all shapes and sizes, they instill ...

In the business of life, taking the time to be thankful is always important

IRON MOUNTAIN — My friend told me that she feels like October went by pretty slow, but that November has been doing 75 in a 35-mph zone, which I laughed at, but also totally agreed with. Christmas suddenly is only 24 days away. How did that happen so quickly? Time is time, and an hour is ...

Golden K Club plans Christmas party

By MARY JANE NELSON For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Chairman Bill Roberts opened the Golden K meeting Monday with strong support of those present. With Alice Derwinski on the piano and Don Pedo directing, our vocal cords got an early morning test by singing some “old favorites” ...

Planned healthy snacks add nutrition

Maybe this is a bad time to talk about nutrition, but pediatricians wish we would, anyway. Meal and snack times provide opportunities to encourage healthy habits and conversation. However, these times can be so frustrating. When wise snacking is added to three nutritious meals a day everything ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Personal keepsakes written for grandkids

“Mom, did you know that after World War II, great-grandpa saw starving little kids searching in garbage cans for food in Germany and he always shared his rations with them? Their faces bothered him for the rest of his life.” “Yes, dear, he had a hard time talking about his ...

Ward speaks at Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — Bill Roberts opened the Monday Golden K meeting. With the tributes from Nov. 11 still fresh, Alyce Derwinski on piano alongside Lois Outcelt as she directed gave this group a chance to sing out their tribute to all veterans and service personnel wherever they are serving. ...

Honoring caregivers

FLORENCE, Wis. — November is National Family Caregiver Month, a time to recognize and thank the many hard-working and devoted people who make it their mission to keep a loved one happy and safe. You deserve to be celebrated. Caregivers come from all walks of life and care for people with an ...

102nd birthday

Louise Roberts of Iron Mountain celebrated her 102nd birthday Friday at Victorian Pines Estates with family and friends, including her niece, Barb Clemo. She was born Nov. 10, 1916. She has been a resident of Victorian Pines since 2012.

Grandparents Teach, Too: Love for science starts early

One interesting science lesson for young children is oil and water do not mix. The word is insoluble. The other is evaporation. An easy way to help children explain insoluble is to put a quarter cup of water in a glass and place cooking oil globs into the glass. Children can break up the oil ...

Juul speaks at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — “Hey, Hey Good Looking” was one of the many songs that brightened the day for the Golden K. Alyce Derwinski got the piano rocking out song after song. With Lois Outcelt directing and the group responding with vibrant Monday-morning voices ...

Spaghetti dinner at Niagara center

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Senior Center will have its all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Cost is $5, and includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. There also will be a 50-50 drawing. No reservations are needed. For more information, call the ...

Supercharge your caregiving

Caregivers are superheroes. Managing medications. Getting to doctor appointments. Balancing work and home. How can family caregivers handle it all? Even superheroes need tools. Thankfully, new caregiving tools can help lighten the load. Think safety first If your elderly loved one is aging ...

Spaghetti dinner at Niagara center

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Senior Center will have its all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Cost is $5, and includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. There also will be a 50-50 drawing. No reservations are needed. For more information, call the ...

Changing your name on your SS card

Are you changing your name? If so, let Social Security know so we can update your information, send you a corrected card, and make sure you get the benefits you’ve earned.  To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are ...

Don’t use a ‘national day’ as a reason to celebrate those close to you

IRON MOUNTAIN — “Do you have any ‘Sweetest Day’ cards?” It was a couple weeks ago that I was asked this question, but when the lady who spoke the words in my shop looked at me, I had to shake my head. For a card shop, you’d think we’d have all the cards for all the days, but we ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Helping kids learn to focus

Elaborate toys, busy schedules and video games have left children with fewer opportunities for imaginative play. Researchers say changing the way children play has changed their emotional and cognitive development. Neuroscientist Adele Diamond and psychologist Deborah Leong have good news by ...

Finding working in a society that values paper over people

IRON MOUNTAIN — A friend asked me this week if I was getting tired yet, since I was the only one working in the store six days a week and running all the behind-the-scenes work and books. I smiled and said no, not yet, and that it was actually really satisfying to me. I told her I was tired ...

Cook discusses voting at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — The sun comes up in the east and sets in the west. Whether is shows itself or not, we know that will happen. Arriving at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, it slowly becomes apparent there will be changes to the usual schedule. ...