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Seniors

IMHS Jazz Band performs for Golden K Club

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Those big powerful plows came — again, again and again. And we are so glad they did. Winter made its appearance in the U.P. and it brought out plows — big and small — shovels, and scoops. Cities, counties and townships all had their ...

The post war years: Coming to America

NIAGARA, Wis. — Last week we described World War II through the lens of 6-year-old Barbara Spooner, who lived with her family near Oxford, England during the war and visited her grandmother in London throughout those difficult and dangerous years. This week we will see the post-war years ...

Golden K gets update on Lake Antoine Park Partners Project

KINGSFORD — Bill Roberts, chairman for the month, opened the Golden K Thanksgiving week meeting. Don Pedo and Alyce Derwinski led the group with appropriate songs during the coffee and donut time. The business meeting noted Virginia Yarcy’s birthday and Al and Laverne Calcari’s ...

Hints from Heloise: Senior technology

Dear Readers: Technology is advancing every day, and to senior citizens, it can appear complicated and overwhelming. With so many devices out there (desktop, laptop, smartphone, digital audio players), no wonder there’s confusion! Social media platforms are great ways to keep up with ...

Seniors should take someone with when going to appointments

FLORENCE, Wis. — While it is important for all to visit their physicians at least once a year for a checkup, seniors may need to schedule their appointments more frequently than other age groups. When visiting the doctor, it is easy to miss important components of what the doctor is saying, ...

A different perspective for Veterans’ Day

IRON MOUNTAIN — Every year in the month of November, our country observes Veterans’ Day — a tribute to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves, both in defense of our country and in aid to others, in wars around the world. They most certainly deserve our recognition and our ...

Foster families topic at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Monday morning at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford was buzzing with chatter as the Golden K seniors began filtering into the fellowship hall. It seemed as though everyone had exciting stories to tell about their weekend activities. ...

Kind children are healthier

Children and adults who know how to be nice tend to be healthier. Darnell Hunt and Daniel Fessler from UCLA have been studying kindness and what it does to the body. They say that receiving kindness from others and providing kindness are good for our heath. Engaging in kindness, contemplating ...

Seasonal work while getting Social Security

By EDWARD CARIUTY Social Security district manager, Escanaba Many people pick up side jobs when the holiday shopping season comes around. It’s a good way to make some extra income during the busy season or ease back into working if you have been out of the labor force for a while. We’re ...

AARP seeks volunteers for tax season

IRON MOUNTAIN — AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting individuals interested in tax preparation. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that aims to provide high-quality, free income tax preparation to low- and ...

Golden K Club receives mini-grant from DACF

By MARY JANE NELSON For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Patriotism, gratitude, memories were very much on the minds and in hearts as chairman for the month of November, Bill Roberts, opened the Golden K meeting. Patriotic songs and stories were the theme for the day. Guests, birthdays and ...

Sharing ways to make a marriage happier

NIAGARA, Wis. — November is a special month for my husband and me; specifically, Nov. 27 as it is the day we got married. This year marks our 48th wedding anniversary. It has always been a date neither one of us forgets, and we have always celebrated it without fail; dinners out grew to get ...

Grandparents Teach, Too — Children help with family gatherings

While a meal is in the oven children and adults can do a little cooking together. On average, American families are spending about 29 minutes a day talking together. Most of the time is spent giving children directions to finish meals, prepare for school, lessons and bedtime. Those minutes of ...

From parents to grandparents – making the transition

NIAGARA, Wis. — As most of you who have children — and have attained a certain age — already know, being a parent is very different from being a grandparent. I did not realize this, of course, until I had grandchildren. I mistakenly believed that since my husband and I had successfully ...

Huotaris give presentation on local Civil War veteran

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — First, the body is still trying to adjust to the time change. Then the snow keeps showing up a little here and there. Ready or not — sweaters, hats, mittens and coats are taking over the closet space. Golden K members just shrug off the ...

Celebrate family caregivers this month

November is National Family Caregiver Month, a time to recognize and thank the many hard-working and devoted people who provide care to a loved one. We all know a caregiver — the gentleman who patiently walks with his wife whose mobility is failing; the woman who gently prods her forgetful ...

In the spirit of the season, practice gratitude

NIAGARA, Wis. — Here it is November already — another month has come and gone in the blink of an eye. November requires us to turn the clocks back by one hour, which typically leads us to mourn the loss of daylight as we leave work in the dark. Instead of giving in to that typical ...

I am aging … but I am not a senior

NIAGARA, Wis. — On a recent visit to see our Minnesota son, we passed a public building in his suburb that was hosting a health fair aimed at the “older” generation. The sign outside advertised “Boomer/Senior Health Fair Today.” My son laughed and asked, “Well, what’s the ...

Eye doctor speaks at Golden K

KINGSFORD — For those who forgot about Monday, let me refresh your memory — it rained, the wind blew and it rained again. What appeared to be a dismal day soon turned into a bustling, chatty group of Golden K members filing into the fellowship hall at the First Presbyterian Church in ...