Seniors

Breen Center meals program topic of Golden K presentation

KINGSFORD — According to the calendar, spring made its official entrance March 20. We have been enjoying warmer temperatures and the sunshine that accompanies them. Mother Nature has her own agenda; however, the anticipation of snow melting, green grass appearing and new buds popping stirs ...

When is a good time to start receiving Social Security benefits?

After a lifetime of working, you deserve a comfortable retirement. For more than 80 years, Social Security has been helping people shape their future, assisting them with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you can start retirement benefits. You could start them a little ...

Center seeks card players

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Crystal Lake Senior Center is looking for card players for games that take place three days a week. They play pinochle from 12:45 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Card players meet for smear at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 906-828-1528.

State retirees group to meet April 2

ESCANABA — The State Employees Retirement Association U.P. Chapter 16 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday, April 2, at the state building in Escanaba. They also plan a lunch at noon Monday, May 7, at the Highland Golf Club west of Escanaba. For reservations, call 906-786-2965 or ...

Senior dance Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Crystal Lake Senior Center dance committee will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. The group Classic Memories from Gladstone will provide entertainment. Jody and Jennifer Christy will sponsor the dance in ...

Birthdays shouldn’t be the only day that you celebrate who you are

IRON MOUNTAIN — Atelophobia: the fear of not being good enough, or as Gloria Steinem calls it, internal oppression. The disease that is perfectionism has been deeply seeded in me ever since I was a child, and every year around the time of my birthday, it creeps up on me in a more concentrated ...

Barn Cat Buddies and Babies talk at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Changes are just part of everyday life now; however, the time changing seems to take more adjustments. Getting the mind and body as well as the numerous clocks around the house all coordinated once again becomes at least a two-day affair. ...

Respite Education and Support Tools training

 IRON MOUNTAIN — Respite Education and Support Tools, or REST, training will be offered from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Everyone is asked to arrive 15 minutes before the session is to start. Preregistration is required. REST is an originally ...

Crystal Lake Senior Center to host dance Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Crystal Lake Senior Center dance committee has announced a dance has been scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. Jody and Jennifer Christy will sponsor the dance in memory of his grandmother, Alene Christy. The group, ...

New Medicare IDs on the way

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will start mailing the new Medicare cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier in April. The cards will be mailed out in phases by geographic region. Wisconsin Medicare beneficiaries can expect to receive their new cards after ...

Putting yourself first doesn’t mean that you’re being selfish

IRON MOUNTAIN — People have asked me how I’ll be able to keep writing the way I do. They say that eventually I’m going to run out of stories to turn into writings. I tell them that it’s true, eventually I’ll probably run out of ideas on stories from my past, but that is the beauty of ...

Helping kids tackle cabin fever

This in-between-time may be the most difficult days of the year. One day we get a tease of sunshine. The next few days may be cold and snowy. Children and care givers can feel they absolutely must get outside and run around even for a short time. Here are suggestions for short bursts of outdoor ...

Center spaghetti dinner Monday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Senior Center will host its all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the center. The cost is $5, and includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. No reservations are ...

We have a future because of the people of the past

IRON MOUNTAIN — I have always been somewhat of a wanderlust, needing to move around every few years. I’ve never been good at keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground. I haven’t lived at home full-time since I was 14. I went to an academy that was four hours away, then a college that ...

Amanda Griggs speaks at Golden K meeting

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — John Aune welcomed guests Kathy Arnold and Amanda Griggs to the final meeting in February. Announcements were made including the anniversary song sung for Gary and Sue Proudfit, who were celebrating 53 years of marriage; and Walt Jensen ...

Norway center pasty sale

NORWAW — The Norway-Vulcan Senior Center is taking orders for the Saturday, March 10, pasty sale. Everyone is encouraged to order early. Call the center in advance at 906-563-8716 to order. The center, 608 Main St. in Norway, is open Monday through Thursday.

Maryhill residents donate to St. Jude

NIAGARA, Wis. — Residents of Maryhill Manor Nursing Home of Niagara are dedicated to making the world a better place. The staff has been working with their residents for the past four years on doing a fundraiser for a worthy cause. This year, residents chose to make a donation to St. Jude ...

What day of the month do I get my Social Security payment?

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba Timing is everything, and the arrival time of your monthly payment from Social Security can be key to keeping your financial house in order. As you budget to pay your bills and save for future needs, keep in mind that your ...

What should you ask your doctor during a checkup?

Asking questions is key to good communication with your doctor. If you don’t ask questions, he or she may assume you already know the answer or that you don’t want more information. Don’t wait for the doctor to raise a specific question or subject; he or she may not know it’s important ...

Acoustic music jam planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next acoustic music jam is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. All acoustic musicians are invited and listeners are welcome to attend. The monthly event is free.