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Seniors

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 ...

DISCA, RSVP programs discussed at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — The Golden K began settling into their favorites spots awaiting the Chairman Vance Uhazie’s cue to open the Monday morning meeting. Since the weather seems to be unpredictable, it is only fair for these seniors to follow suit. As Alyce ...

Sensory room opened at Iron County Medical Care Facility

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Medical Care Facility committee worked tirelessly to take “Sensory Trails” from an idea last December to a reality. The committee snipped the ribbon to officially open the Snoezelen multi-sensory environment. Snoezelen or controlled multisensory ...

Social Security honors and supports military members

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba Every year, on Memorial Day, the nation honors service members who have given their lives for our freedom. Social Security acknowledges the sacrifice of our military’s service members, and we honor these heroes and their ...

Resources available for older Americans

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Florence County. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month in May has been ...

Enjoying the simple pleasures that come with retirement

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I sat in the early afternoon sun recently, I was struck by the realization that I could actually watch spring arrive. I could take the time each day to gauge its progress, from the first emergence of the sun after months of gray skies, to its rising each morning a little ...

UP Honor flight presentation at Golden K meeting

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Under the direction of Al Calcari and Alyce Derwinski on the piano, the Golden K meeting began with a number of familiar songs — making a beautiful morning even better. Don Pedo, chairman for the month, opened the business meeting ...

Teaching how to analyze and guess

Children love guessing games. A favorite one is called “What's in the Box?” It's something that families can do anytime, anywhere to encourage children to analyze, narrow options, and make a reasonable guess. They will need to listen carefully when they shake the box and analyze what could ...