Best Weekend Activities For Seniors In MinnesotaSeize the opportunity to do something different. Check out these five diverse, but interesting diversions.
Tiny Homes Keep Seniors Close To Family, Away From Assisted LivingThe latest trend in home building lives up to the motto that less is more. Tiny homes are popping up all over the United States. The small houses are usually around 200 square feet and include all the necessities of a standard-size home.
Andover High Schoolers To Hold Prom For Senior CitizensHair and makeup? Check. Tuxedo? Check. Now it's just waiting for that special date to arrive. It's almost showtime for a special group of Twin Cities seniors. They may be pushing their 90s, but they are finding you're never too old to go to prom.
ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School JuniorsA big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That's because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
'Meals On Wheels' Struggles In Twin CitiesSince 1978, Minnesota seniors have been able to count on them for a hot meal. But now the future of Meals on Wheels is in jeopardy. It's a bright spot in Betty Luebke's day; a fresh hot lunch, delivered just for her. The cancer survivor still suffers the effects of chemotherapy and has a hard time cooking for herself.
Minn. Leads Pack In Protecting Seniors From Financial FraudSeniors across the country are being scammed out of $2.5 billion a year, but Minnesota is leading the way in the fight against this troubling epidemic. Minnesota is the first in the country to provide guidance to banks and credit unions with spotting and reporting fraud without penalties.
‘Cold Weather Companions’ Help Seniors In Need"Cold Weather Companions" is a program designed and run by the people at Synergy Home Care. They not only help seniors and the homebound continue to live independently, but they also make sure they aren't unnecessarily exposed to the harsh elements. Anne Gerber uses Meto Mobility to run errands, but when it's double-digits below zero outside, she counts on the help of Bethany Ekstrand from Synergy. "For Anne, sometime it's just telling her that it's ridiculously cold outside and she shouldn't be going anywhere," Ekstrand said.
Montevideo Wants Answers After Thief Stole Pontoon For SeniorsPeople in a western Minnesota town want to know who stole a pontoon that was used for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Mark Rosen & His Mother Doris Confront AgingAs our parents age, they worry about becoming frail and losing their independence. And we dread the talk – about their driving, moving to a nursing home, and preparing for worse. Mark Rosen and his mom are going through it now.
Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior VoteObama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors' top concern is the economy's struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.
Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President OfThe idea that 47 percent of Americans don't have "personal responsibility" or "care for their lives" is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney's standards.