Seniors

You contributions make our nation stronger

By Edward I. Cariuty Social Security District Manager in Escanaba At first, seeing taxes taken out of your paycheck can be a little disappointing. However, you can take pride in knowing you’re making an important impact each week when you contribute to Social Security. Understanding ...

Challenges seniors face after being discharged from hospital

IRON MOUNTAIN — Being admitted to a hospital is stressful and filled with concern and worry from you and your loved ones, but recent studies indicate that for seniors and their families, the real danger lies 30 days after a hospital discharge. Northwestern University conducted a study that ...

VanLaanen named ManorCare’s resident of the month

KINGSFORD — Elizabeth VanLaanen is the March Resident of the Month at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. Mary Elizabeth Ann VanLaanen, or known to many as Beth, was born on Aug. 30, 1928, to Arthur Gilbert Oas and Elizabeth M. (Morgan) in Kingsford. She was the fourth of five children, ...

MMAP can help with Medicare

IRON MOUNTAIN — Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans, it’s not surprising that people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance and their options. Fortunately, there is an organization that they can turn to for ...

Examining the risks of aspirin therapy

IRON MOUNTAIN — Many people believe that being on aspirin therapy has health benefits including lowering the risk of heart attacks, heart disease, and stroke. On the contrary, for people who have had a heart attack, have experienced certain kinds of stroke, or have heart disease, some ...

Top senior scams and how to avoid them

IRON MOUNTAIN — Scammers prey on targets of opportunity and are not stupid. Seniors are often vulnerable to scams because of cognitive problems that may impair judgment. Loneliness and isolation can also make seniors more trusting. Once you have been warned of a scam, you’re more unlikely ...

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Terry Barnes, Loadmaster vice president, and with Loadmaster for 25 years, at right, is pictured with GK February chairman and program chairman John Aune.

Barnes shares history of Loadmaster

By ORICE WALTERS For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — It was a beautiful “summer” day in winter, as Golden Krs gathered together on Feb. 20 to hear about a new generation of rear-load bodies, automated side loaders, revolutionary productivity and more. These are just a few of the terms ...

Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically: America saves week

By Edward I. Cariuty Social Security District Manager in Escanaba Saving for the future is a vital part of ensuring a secure retirement. American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate the annual America Saves Week. Started in 2007, the week is an annual opportunity ...

Five ways rheumatoid arthritis affects the body

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects nearly 1.3 million Americans. It typically appears in adults over age 40, and affects women three times as often. RA is an autoimmune disease that develops when the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joints, called synovium. ...

GK holds Valentine’s party for special needs kids

By Orice Walters For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — The Golden K Valentine’s Party for special needs kids on Feb. 13 was indeed a very hearty party. Hearts of all sizes on napkins and cups decorated the tables along with big heart shaped cookies in pink, red and white. Some 100 special ...

Ten great things about growing older

Like many, if not all, phases of our lives, our senior years can come with challenges. The wonderful parts of growing old should not be overshadowed by the unpleasant and difficult aspects of aging. Below are only 10 great things about aging, from financial perks to personal insight that comes ...

Pictured from left at the recent Golden K meeting are One District Manager Robert DeLongchamp, Super One Manager Jon Revier and Golden K February Chairman and Program Chairman John Aune.

Golden K group hears about remodeling project at Super One

KINGSFORD — Every so often Golden K is in for a surprise. Monday February 6, was one of those days when upon arrival at our regular meeting place was posted a note on the door, “GK meeting today across the parking lot at the Masonic Temple.” So as flexible as we seniors are, many GKrs ...

Seven ways to embrace getting older

By Kirsten Nichols Lifestyles Correspondent IRON MOUNTAIN — Focusing on the good parts of aging can help shift our thinking. Instead of feeling that the best years of your life are behind you, you can enjoy where you’re at and where you’ll continue to go. Life experience makes ...

The Golden K will host their Valentine party for special kids on Feb. 13. Pictured is Mike Werner, standing left, and Hank London handing out Valentine cookies at last year’s event.

Golden K plans Valentine’s party

By Orice Walters For The Daily News KINGSFORD — There were lots of happy thoughts at the Golden K meeting on Jan. 30. Hank London, 94 years young, said it for all of us, “I’m happy the sun is shining” and “January will soon be over.” Other Happy Dollars read by Happy Man Don ...

Top five dementia fighting vitamins and minerals

IRON MOUNTAIN — While aging baby boomers reach senior status in record numbers, dementia and Alzheimer's research is in full-force. The disease has been around as long as mankind. With people living longer now, along with the growing senior population, figuring out how to treat and possibly ...

Things to consider when planning your funeral

By Maria Bournoville Information & Assistance Specialist ADRC of Florence County 715.528.4890 The death of a loved one is a difficult time for family members. As would be expected, many people are overcome with sadness and grief following the death of a friend or ...

Human trafficking awareness brought to Golden K meeting

By Orice Walters For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Another great Monday morning at Dickinson Area Golden K, with coffee, donuts and great people. What a way to start the week. GK snowbirds are missed, but we will keep on singing and remembering all as we say the “Pledge to the ...

Get replacement Social Security tax forms online

By Edward I. Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba Tax time is fast approaching. Preparing your documents can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. Social Security has made it easy to track down your annual Benefit Statement. An ...

Officer and his police dog visit the Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — In a world of constant change, coming together every Monday morning, opening the meetings with the “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag,” followed by singing “God Bless America,” begins each week with a feeling of happy contentment for ...

What can increase your odds of dementia?

By Kirsten Nichols Lifestyles Correspondent IRON MOUNTAIN — Dementia may seem frightening, difficult to understand, and impossible to prevent. Among the things we can't do anything about is our age or DNA, but there are a number of things we can do to help ward off the onset of ...