Seniors

Golden K Club has no trouble improvising

KINGSFORD — When the day turns out altogether different than was expected, one wonders what can be done to turn it back around. Pondering this quandary and looking out my window, I was absorbing the beauty of the flowers still in bloom. Suddenly a bulldog popped out of the nearby woods, ...

Congratulations: You’ve won a ‘free’ vacation

IRON MOUNTAIN — Imagine getting a voicemail from a local number, most often a cell phone number, from a woman claiming that you’ve won a free vacation. She explains that you entered a drawing and selected as a winner, but you have to call back as soon as possible. Could it be true? The ...

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Orice Walters, program chairman, introduces Golden K speaker for the day, Gary Proudfit.

Proudfit speaks of volunteering at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Change has many definitions and we go through changes of one kind or another daily. We change our wardrobes, the color of the house inside sometimes outside. We change jobs, cars and etc. So it is with the Golden K. First it was decided to ...

The sandwich generation: Taking care of yourself

IRON MOUNTAIN — The term “sandwich generation” was originally coined by a social worked named Dorothy Miller in 1981. She used this tern to describe women who were between the ages of 30 to 40 who were “sandwiched” between being the primary caregiver of their young children and ...

Paul Ward, Golden K program chairman, introduces guest speaker Detective Lt. Derek Dixon, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department.

Program on drugs at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — The grass is green and the flowers are a profusion of blossoms with bright colors. The temperature has eased a bit making Monday morning a bright sunny day — perfect for the Golden K members to gather at the First Presbyterian Church in ...

Four different types of physical therapy for seniors

IRON MOUNTAIN — When recovering from an illness, surgery, or injury, taking part in a senior rehabilitation program is vital to restoring functionality, improving quality of life, and reducing pain. Rehabilitation for seniors often includes a mix of speech, occupational, and physical ...

Golden K members enjoy an afternoon picnic at the City Park pavilion in Iron Mountain.

Golden K members enjoy annual picnic

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Changes seem to be a way of everyday life in today’s world — with some easier to adapt to than others. Changing the routine of the Monday morning Golden K meeting made for a very pleasant day. Not only did the weather cooperate — ...

Hearing on senior issues Friday in Dickinson County

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging will have a public hearing on senior issues at 1 p.m. Friday in the Sitzmark Room of the Pine Mountain Resort, N3332 Pine Mountain Road in Iron Mountain. The commission will listen to area residents and others on any senior ...

The woman behind Alzheimer’s disease

By Kirsten Nichols IRON MOUNTAIN — Auguste Deter was born in 1850 and was the first person who was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She started showing signs of dementia when she was in her early 50s with symptoms such as loss of memory, problems with language and writing, ...

How you can grow your Social Security benefits beyond retirement age

For more and more Americans, reaching retirement age no longer means the end of an active working life. Many people are choosing to work past the age of 65, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re willing and able, maintaining gainful employment later ...

Skin conditions and care tips for diabetes

IRON MOUNTAIN — A common symptom of type 2 diabetes involves issues with the skin. As many as a third of those who have diabetes will experience a diabetes-related skin condition at some point. The way your skin looks not only affects your health, but it can also takes a major toll on your ...

Social Security and Medicare are lasting sources of independence

By Edward I. Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba In July, communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, family, and friends. A strong community also creates independence as we help each other recognize our full potential. Social Security ...

Hospice provides compassionate care for those who are terminally ill

IRON MOUNTAIN — During the 1960s, a British physician named Dame Cicely Saunders began the modern hospice movement when she established St. Christopher’s Hospice, near London. Today, hospice provides compassionate care for people in the last phases of terminal illness. With hospice, they ...

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Sharon Scholke, Golden K program chairman left, introduces the Golden K guest speaker, Erin McIntyre physical therapist DCH. McIntyre presented a program on “A Matter of Balance.”

Physical therapist presents ‘A Matter of Balance’ program at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A quote by Valdimir Nabokov “Do not be angry with the rain. It simply does not know how to fall upward” may help us accept the rather wet weather that always seem to come on the weekend. It doesn’t slow down the seniors who are making ...

Online gaming popular activity for people of all ages

IRON MOUNTAIN — Online gaming has become popular with people of all ages. It seems that whatever type of games you like, you’re bound to find something to suit you online. It may be surprising to know that there are many free online games that will let play as long as you like without ...

Allen and Mary Van Haute presented the a suicide prevention program at a recent Golden K Meeting. Darryl Miller, at right, program chairman, is pictured introducing the guest speakers.

Suicide prevention program presented at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Monday mornings are — a Monday and it is morning, however the sunshine spread it’s magical rays over the members of the Golden K as they gathered together at the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Everyone brought ...

Every day is internet security day

By Edward I. Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba Being safe online is important every day. There may be days devoted to internet security awareness, but you need to be careful every time you go online. Do you know what it takes to be safe online? You probably connect ...

Nursing homes, senior centers list upcoming events

NURSING HOMES Freeman Kingsford Sunday: Lunch/music, noon; Uno, 1 p.m.; Coffee social, 2 p.m.; Church, 2:15 p.m. Monday: Pretty nails, 10 a.m.; library cart, 11 a.m.; lunch/music, 11:45 a.m.; brouhaha, 1 p.m.; pet visits, 2 p.m.; ice cream, 3 p.m.; bingo, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday: Crafts and ...

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Maryhill visitors

This great group of girls entering seventh to ninth grades from all over Michigan and Wisconsin spent Friday morning with residents of Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. They made cookies with a couple of the residents and then visited with residents throughout the building offering cookies, ...

DR. PAUL JACOBS, left, Golden K program chairman is shown here with Dr. Dane Baker OD, speaker.

Baker discusses eye issues at club meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Sunshine certainly has a way of brightening the day along with uplifting one’s spirits. Monday morning brought the Golden K members to the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford feeling the mood and ready for some lively singing. Charged ...