Seniors

Reunion brings memories, hope for the future

The 50th high school class reunion is a rite of passage for retirees; I just returned from mine in Ripon, Wis. — home of the Ripon Tigers. It was one of the most heartwarming experiences I have ever had and a true homecoming. Our class has faithfully had a reunion every five years since our ...

Recognizing the different causes of sleep disturbances

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sleep issues seem to be one of those concerns we have more often in retirement years. It is critical for overall good health and longevity that we get seven hours or better of restorative sleep each night. However, more than one-third of adults aren’t getting enough sleep. ...

Golden K plans annual picnic Monday

KINGSFORD — July has arrived and it came in with a bang. Parades, picnics, family outings and lots of fireworks have now settled into a quieter time. Monday morning found the Golden K members gathering in the fellowship hall at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, eager to share ...

Grandparents Teach, Too — Using weather apps, forecasts with kids

Weather observation helps children be alert for changes in their environment and their need to prepare. Sometimes we underestimate what we can teach young children. Checking the weather forecast every day on media, plus learning weather clues for their own forecast, are good ways to nurture ...

Finding out if your personality traits are compatible

IRON MOUNTAIN — Last week we continued our discussion about adjusting to the 24/7 togetherness of retirement by examining the difference between the introverted and extroverted personalities. The week before we talked about the importance of sharing your retirement expectations with each ...

Ways for retired spouses to deal with different personality traits

IRON MOUNTAIN — Last week, we discussed how once retirement begins, you are with your spouse 24/7 and how effective communication about a variety of topics could ease the transition into so much time together. This week we will take a closer look at specific personality traits that may become ...

Golden K hears about improvements at Lake Antoine

KINGSFORD — Vance Uhazie, chairman for June, stepped up to the podium, rang the bell and another Monday morning began for the Golden K. Wasting no time, Alyce Derwinski sat down at the piano and Margaret Trudell gathered the group in a circle to begin the singing. With many “oldies” ...

Discussing your retirement hopes, dreams

IRON MOUNTAIN — We have been exploring the subject of retirement in this column for some time now and have covered topics dealing with when to retire, if downsizing a home is part of retirement, finding happiness during retirement, watching out for scams, and the various physical and ...

Flannery presents program on important topics for seniors

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Has summer finally arrived? The Golden K meeting June 17 was in a summer mood with songs that were lively and music sprightly with Alyce Derwinski on the piano and Al Calcari leading the group. Vance Uhazie, chairman for June, opened the ...

Beware of people pretending to be from Social Security

By Edward Cariuty District Manager, Escanaba Social Security is committed to protecting your personal information. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number or bank account information to unknown people over the ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Rocks are cheap yet priceless for learning

What are 10 things a family can do with rocks after children no longer put things in their mouth? Top of the list — children love to throw and skip stones in the water. Help them look for thin, flat rocks and show them how to flick their wrists to have rocks hit the water on the flat side. ...

Paying it forward to others can create happiness

NIAGARA, Wis. — Last week’s column talked about choosing happiness as a way of healthy aging. It advanced the idea that while some people are actually genetically predisposed to having a positive outlook toward life, the rest of us could actively attain happiness through the choices we ...

Frantz discusses annual Art for All at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — The Golden K’s annual trek across the First Presbyterian Church parking lot began early Monday morning. Thanks to Vance and Dorleen Uhazie securing the key to the Masonic Temple, several hardy members came to transport the necessary ...

Free training on defibrillator

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Rescue Squad will provide free training on the proper use of a heart defibrillator at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Niagara Senior Center. No sign up is required. Also, consider lunch at the center. The menu is beef tips over noodles, with a suggested donation ...

Your choices can add to your happiness if it’s not in your genes

NIAGARA, Wis. — I recently read an interesting article that was based upon a Harvard Medical School study done in 2017, which stated that some people are genetically predisposed to be happier than others. That same study also explained that nearly half of our happiness comes from the choices ...

Andes presents program on maple syrup to Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — After a busy Memorial Day weekend, Monday morning found Golden K members all refreshed and ready for a new week. With spring and summer activities bursting out, it was good to settle into a quieter time. Vance Uhazie opened the meeting. ...

Golden K host annual picnic for special needs children

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain City Park was humming with Golden K members in their gold hats setting up games and tables, as they got ready for the bus loads of special needs youth to arrive Tuesday morning. The occasion was the annual picnic for special needs children hosted by the ...

Job survival teaches us a lot about life and about yourself

NIAGARA, Wis. — Once we retire, we have more of an historical perspective of our entire work history. We not only remember the career that gave us our professional identity, but we can look back at the whole host of job experiences that led us to the one we enjoyed most, the one we were ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Learning about the past links families

Family gatherings provide perfect opportunities to tell stories about parents and grandparents growing up. Storytelling is the first exposure to history and the stories of people they love. Most important, if family stories are passed on, they are not lost. Preparing One generation passes ...

Why is our society obsessed with surveys

NIAGARA, Wis. — For those of you who have watched “60 Minutes” over the years, Andy Rooney needs no introduction. For those who were not regular viewers of this Sunday evening program on CBS, you really missed learning valuable life lessons from a very lovable curmudgeon. He was quite a ...