Seniors

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. ...

Social Security and Medicare, working side by side

By EDWARD CARIUTY Social Security district manager in Escanaba Social Security and Medicare have worked side by side for decades. Both programs have improved the quality of life for millions of Americans. Social Security reaches almost every family and, at some point, touches the ...

Acoustic Music Jam planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Acoustic Music Jam will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Lake Senior Center in Iron Mountain. For more information on the event, call 906-774-7724.

Television show ‘This is Us’ provides lessons for life

IRON MOUNTAIN — There is a show on television called “This is Us.” Personally, I find that it is one of the most accurate portrayals of life that has ever been written and played out on the big screen. The show follows a set of triplets and begins every season on their birthday. In the ...

Golden K ponders ‘what if?’

KINGSFORD — The Golden K meeting began as usual with Ben Determan serving as chairman. Alyce Derwinski was ready to begin playing the piano and noticed her director, Al Calcari, was nowhere to be seen. With a quick search he was found and got right to work leading the group singing. The ...

Children can help prepare for winter

There isn’t much time left. Children can help clean up the garden and prepare for winter. Then there is one last thing to teach children about gardening before winter sets in: planting bulbs for spring time magic. Children will need gloves, small shovels or large spoons, garden bulbs, a ...

Helping reduce risk of falls

FLORENCE, Wis. — Falling is the leading cause of accidental death among Wisconsinites 65 or older. Six out of every 10 falls happen at home. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, unintentional injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a ...

Special events planned at Pinecrest, Florence Health Services

IRON MOUNTAIN — Due to the grand opening this past week of my store, Mully and Mo’s, I was unable to write a full article, but I wanted to draw your attention to a few special events taking place at the nursing homes this week. Contact the homes with any further questions you may have; a ...

Golden K Club hears presentations about the DIISD and Torch Run

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Take one piano player, Alyce Derwinski; one music director, Al Calcari; a room full of seniors ready to sing — even dance a little — mix that with chairman Ben Determan and you have a Monday morning with the Golden K. As the music begins ...