'Little Brothers' Aims To Serve Our EldersLittle Brothers Friends of the Elderly is a group that matches volunteers with people 60 and older for friendship and service. Here's how you can learn more about being a friend to the elderly.
New Paved Trail Sparking Controversy In EaganControversy has crested over a park in the south metro. It appears Dakota County is about to pave a brand new trail through Lebanon Hills Regional Park. The park is in Apple Valley and Eagan.
Learn To Age Successfully @ State Fair's Wiser Living ExhibitTry as we might to fight the inevitable, we all get old. So, we should be wiser when it comes to dealing with the aging process in order to stay independent as long as possible. At the Minnesota State Fair, the Wiser Living 2014 exhibit aims to help us do just that.
4 Men In Their 70s Charged In Poker SchemeScott County authorities have charged four men in their 70s who they say made $200 in a poker cheating scheme at a racetrack. The three Florida men and one Michigan man are charged with felony cheating while gambling at Canterbury Park last summer.
Lawmakers Back Caregivers Seeking State Rate BumpCaregivers for the elderly and disabled scored a major victory Monday when lawmakers from both parties in the Minnesota House and Senate committed to a 5 percent state rate increase aimed at preserving quality care for more than 92,000 people.
Woman Convicted Of Stealing $150K From Vulnerable RelativeA 24-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $150,000 from a vulnerable family member, according to the Washington County Attorney's office. Elaina Lorene Casello was convicted on multiple counts of felony theft and identity theft after stealing money from various bank accounts of an elderly relative. The theft occurred from Feb. 2011 till Dec. 2012, with Casello using the stolen funds to buy several items, in addition to paying her own bills.
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Minn. Caregivers For Disabled, Elderly Seek Boost Caregivers for the elderly and disabled got a head start Tuesday on lobbying Minnesota lawmakers to approve a 5 percent rate increase for home and community based services, using a rally attended by hundreds and presided over by supportive legislators.
Study Puts Minnesota Near Top Of Life Expectancy ListIf you're 65 and living in Hawaii, here's some good news: Odds are you'll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you'll likely be in pretty good health. Hawaii tops the charts in the government's first state-by-state look.
MN's Most Rapidly Growing Crime Might Surprise You A coalition of groups are launching a statewide campaign to stop elder abuse, as 30,000 cases of senior citizen fraud and abuse have been reported in just the last couple of years in Minnesota. The shocking fact is that's only a fraction of what's going on.
Esme's Blog: Prosecuting An 86-Year-Old For Voter FraudThis week WCCO-TV brought you an absurd story of a seemingly unjustifiable prosecution. Margaret Schneider, 86, of St. Peter, who suffers from dementia, was charged with voter fraud because she voted twice in last Augusts' primary.
Homeless Shelters Seeing More Women Over 60On a good night, "Cindy" can get a bottom bunk at Sally's Place, a downtown Minneapolis homeless shelter for single women.