Seniors

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 ...

Staff interactions

Above, Maryhill Manor activities director Danielle Novak, passes out hugs and Hershey treats to residents at the Niagara, Wis., skilled nursing facility. From left are Jackie Galeazzi, Betty Zandt, and Novak hugging resident Richard Cardinal.

Long-term care insurance helps meet needs

Failing to plan for long-term care expenses may leave aging men and women with little or no assets late in life. AARP says that the cost of long-term care continues to rise and the array of options can make it difficult for families to find the best, most affordable care. The median monthly ...

Kids can devise their own games

Some of the best games young children play are those they make up themselves with very little equipment. When they learn how to create their own fun that terrible word "bored" just doesn't come out of their mouths. Michael and Matthew ages 9 and 11 found themselves on a one- hour ferry ride ...

Bureaucracy is a machine but not all machines are well oiled

IRON MOUNTAIN — Politics. It’s one of those forbidden subjects that is never supposed to be mentioned when you first meet someone. It’s right up there with religion and money, and yet ironically, the three factors that seemingly run the world are just that: politics, religion, and money. ...

Adaptive Ski program discussed at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Shedding the layers of winter clothing felt good. Heading out to the Monday morning meeting of the Golden K with a light jacket makes one wonder is it OK or should one take along a warmer coat just in case. Well, Columbus took a chance and ...

A life transformed is a life worth living

IRON MOUNTAIN — Change has always been a concept that many people aren’t comfortable with. It’s defined as either making or becoming something different, but I’ve always looked at is as more of a disruption of the norm, or at least, what is considered to be the norm. Retrospectively ...

Cummings speaks to Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — After being snowed in for a day or two — missing a Golden K Monday meeting there were lots of happy seniors once again gathering at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford ready to put winter behind them and move onto spring. With the ...

Norway Senior Center lists events for May

NORWAY — The Norway Senior Center has announced its special activities for the month of May. May 2 — Blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. to noon. May 7 — Noon meal featuring tater tot casserole, broccoli, salad bar, fruit, juice, and dessert. May 7 — Dinner at 5 p.m. featuring company ...