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Seniors

Mardi Gras celebration

Residents at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers celebrated Mardi Gras with gusto on Fat Tuesday this week as they donned masks, beads and hats with lots of feathers. The meals throughout the day, as well as the party in the afternoon, reflected the celebration. Residents enjoyed ...

UPCAP seeks people to help seniors with Medicare

ESCANABA — Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans, it’s not surprising that people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance and their options. Fortunately, an organization exists where they can turn for help. ...

Alzheimer’s support group meets

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., Iron Mountain. Tammy Tomassucci of DICSA Family Ties oversees the meetings. She ...

103rd birthday

Rudolph “Rudy” Burie celebrated his 103rd birthday on Feb. 24 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. The staff sang “Happy Birthday,” and he shared his cake with everyone in the dining room following lunch. Burie often reminisces about his life experiences such as being drafted ...

Volunteers always welcome at the VA Medical Center

NIAGARA, Wis. — Volunteering is a big part of retirement for many people. And our area is brimming with volunteer opportunities. Today we will feature the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain and Katie Maxon, voluntary service chief. Voluntary service is responsible for the ...

Valentine royalty

Elegantly adorned in red and pink, jewelry and smiles, residents of the Iron County Medical Care Facility celebrated another memorable Valentine’s Day. With the help of volunteers on the beautification committee, residents were dressed to the nines. Through many donations, the facility has ...

Barnard demonstrates painting at Golden K

KINGSFORD — A beautiful morning and an outstanding program about oil painting made for a great start for the week Monday on Presidents’ Day for the Dickinson Area Golden K Club. John Aune, February chairman of the month, led the group. With Alyce Derwinski at the keyboard and Lois ...

Only you will know when it’s time to retire

NIAGARA, Wis. — Preparation for retirement — and the actual date upon which that much-anticipated event occurs — mainly focuses on financial considerations. How much money will I need in retirement? How much is enough to live a good life? How long will it take me to save that much? What ...

Taking on the role of providing care for your parents

NIAGARA, Wis. — One aspect of retirement that few of us think about is aging parents — at least, for me, that topic did not even show up on my list of retirement concerns. For most of us, our parents have been the go-to people; the ones with the experience and advice, support and ...

Golden K hosts Valentine’s party for special needs kids

By Golden K For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A true heart-warming Valentine’s party was hosted by Golden K members Monday. As the children arrived, the meeting room at the Presbyterian Church in Kingsford lit up with love, laughter and the noise of happy youth. Each group brought in the ...

Cribbage played Thursdays

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two-person team cribbage will be played from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Iron Mountain Senior Center.

Hospice training scheduled

IRON MOUNTAIN —Hospice volunteers have unique duties. They spend their time with the terminally ill to provide a listening ear. They may sit in silence, simply to provide a kind presence. They give caregivers the opportunity to attend appointments, go to lunch, or in some cases, just ...

New senior columnist wants to hear your stories

NIAGARA, Wis. — Retirement has many different meanings for people and evokes a broad array of emotional responses. I know first-hand what retirement can mean — I am 67 and have been retired since May 2016 from a job I loved for 28 years. The importance of having a “good job” was ...

Golden K Club plans annual Valentine’s party

KINGSFORD — Mondays are nice when there is no ice. Monday mornings are the weekly Golden K Club meeting, with enjoyable conversation, coffee and a good program. But this past Monday the weather again had its say, so there was no Golden K. As always, if the area schools close — be it ice, ...

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. ...