Seniors

Ski jump program at Golden K meeting

By THE GOLDEN K For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Local Golden K members braved zero degrees on Monday morning to get warmed up by being together and enjoying conversations with fresh coffee and sweet rolls. An excellent program helps make the GK regular Monday meeting at the ...

The body might fail, but the will need not be broken

Ever since I can remember, my aunt has had food allergies that have limited what she can and cannot eat. My mother and grandmother can remember when she didn’t, but I can’t. They say that when she was in high school, and she would come home from the academy, she could eat some of them under ...

Social Security offers ‘Extra Help’ for Medicare prescription costs

Paying out of pocket for prescription drugs can be a burden that many households can’t afford. The Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs program was designed to help people get the vital medicine they need to live healthy and productive lives. Anyone who has Medicare ...

Knowing when to push the reset button on your life

IRON MOUNTAIN — There is a man by the name of Taylor Mali, and he is both an educator and a poet. He’s been performing spoken word poems since the early 2000s, but one of his spoken words, titled “What Teachers Make” is my personal favorite, and one of his most popular. It goes like ...

Susan Sterm gives presentation on DIISD careers program at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — We have endured the holidays and all the merry making that goes with that. Then a snowstorm put a halt to the Golden K meeting Jan. 7. Along came Jan.14, and nothing was going to stand in the way of these Golden Kers and their weekly meeting. ...

How do you know when you should push the reset button on your life?

IRON MOUNTAIN — On my Christmas tree, which yes, is still up, is an ornament made of teal, sage, blush and golden mercury glass books. The faux stack of books is “held together” by twine, and when it nears a light, you can see the rays pop through the glassy bubbles. It is my favorite ...

Alzheimer’s supper group offered

IRON MOUNTAIN — A support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers is offered from 2 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the lower level of the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency, 1238 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. Tammy Tomassucci of DICSA Family Ties will facilitate the ...

It’s better to make life resolutions, not New Year’s ones

IRON MOUNTAIN — “Was it hard for you coming to Chicago all on your own?” my husband asked me as we were driving back from a most wonderful time in the Windy City. I shook my head, and answered no. I said, “Moving to Chicago would seem hard from an outsider looking in, but it didn’t ...

Golden K program to feature Pine Mountain Ski Tournament

By ORICE WALTERS For The Daily News KINGSFORD — The Dickinson area Golden K ended the year 2018 with a wonderful Christmas party for the special needs children of the Dickinson County area. The first meeting of the new year for Golden K will be Monday, featuring a program about the ...

Retire online with Social Security, quickly and easily

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager, Escanaba The idea of applying for Social Security retirement benefits might seem daunting, but it’s not. There’s no need to visit an office. You don’t have to use the phone. An online retirement application is available that can ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Stained glass windows inspire delightful cookies

Have you ever taken young children to admire the brilliant colors of stained glass windows close up and watched them touch the colors with wonder? They are delighted by the light reflecting on their hands and often like to stand in the colors on a bright day. Children also love to make these ...

Taking time to reflect and breathe this holiday season

IRON MOUNTAIN — Christmas has many meanings to many different people. For me, Christmas means family. This year, there were 28 of us at my grandma’s, which believe it or not is not as high as our normal number. Even though we were missing the few that typically make it more than 30, two of ...

Who to contact: Social Security or Medicare?

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help. Contact Social Security to: ...

Holiday dance at Crystal Lake Center postponed

IRON MOUNTAIN — A holiday senior dance originally set for Friday has been rescheduled for Jan. 4 at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. Lunch will be at 6 p.m. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone with extra holiday cookies bring them for the ...

Holiday senior dance Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A holiday senior dance will take place Friday at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. Lunch will be at 6 p.m. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone with extra holiday cookies bring them for the meal. The Country Express from the ...

Golden K Club has annual Christmas party for children

KINGSFORD — Daily schedules are usually busy for everyone. Put Christmas in the mix and it makes one wonder how everything will get done. Monday morning found the Golden Kers gathering very early at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, rolling up their sleeves to set up for the ...

Christmas songs bring fond holiday memories

IRON MOUNTAIN — “When I was a kid, I used to sit on the floor in the living room, flipping through my mom’s records, listening to Bing Crosby and Burl Ives,” my mom said, smiling, with a look of such reminiscence I knew she could see herself in that moment. She continued, “I loved ...

Indoor snowmen for a snowy day

Perfect high moisture snow doesn’t occur often enough for very young children’s enthusiasm for snowmen. Here’s a simple activity for snowmen that doesn’t require a snowstorm and doesn’t melt. You’ll need: A play dough recipe, toothpicks, white craft glue, dried beans, piece of ...

Christmas lunches planned at Florence County centers

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County will host a special Christmas lunch Wednesday at three of the senior dining centers in the county. “We’ll do the cooking, so you can relax and enjoy great food and great company,” said Maria Bournoville, ...