What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 to Help Stay Safe this Winter Season

(BPT) - By: Danielle Hambrick, PharmDAs colder weather drives us to spend more time indoors, it’s critical to plan for the spread of respiratory infections and get vaccinated, especially for …
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Subversive Sirens imagine a better world
The world of queer synchronized swimming is very small. But the Subversive Sirens, a non-binary synchronized swimming team out of Minnesota, is making a big splash. (Forgive the pun.) Advocating …
Creativity and community in a time of Isolation
In 2021, retired University of Minnesota filmmaker Paul Eide and a few members of his family pictured a way to fight pandemic isolation – a way that creatively drew them together.Just before …
I'm scared – what about you?
Is it Halloween? Are there ghosts in my house? I can only focus on what is in front of me. What is this me being scared? It's a mystery. Do you ever get scared? Is it a mystery to you? Tell yourself, …
From the ‘Hood to the Woods
Beach to beechWhen I arrived in Minnesota as an east coast transplant in the late 1980s, my summer visions were of expanses of New Jersey beaches rather than expansive views of blue beeches, the …
Local nonprofit serving seniors finds its 'new normal'
The past few years have been tough for all of us, with social isolation, soaring prices of every-day items, fears related to COVID-19, and, especially for residents of Minneapolis, unrest and …
Remember when?

20 photos of LA in the 1950s

Giggster combed historical archives to compile a collection of photos that best illustrate life in LA during the 1950s.   

20 photos of NYC in the 1950s
Giggster combed historical archives to compile a collection of pictures that exemplify what the Big Apple was like during the 1950s.
20 photos of Chicago in the 1950s
Giggster combed historical archives to compile a list of 20 photos that exemplify what life was like in Chicago during the 1950s.
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Arson fires at Stevens House
The Minneapolis Park and RecreaCon Board Park Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving three recent arson fires at the Stevens House, located at 4901 South Minnehaha Park …
MFD commemorates 30th anniversary of first all-women fire crew
Current and former fire department staff, city officials, friends and family joined together at Minneapolis Fire Station 5 (2700 Bloomington Ave.) on Sept. 23, 2022, to honor the four members of the …
WHERE PAST AND PRESENT MEET
Before Lake Street was a popular hub of Minneapolis, it was a rural area where farming was prevalent. There were rarely any streetcars or buses that rode up and down the street, but rather, horses …
Repairs coming to historic park buildings
The Ard Godfrey House, John H. Stevens House, and Longfellow House are scheduled for repairs this fall as part of ongoing efforts to rehabilitate historic structures located in Minneapolis …
It’s Cheatham Avenue now
Dight Ave is no longer named after a man who launched a crusade to bring the eugenics movement to Minnesota and wrote fan letters to Hitler. Instead, it has been renamed to honor John Cheatham, a man …
News for Seniors

5 tips for remote caregiving

(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that caregiving can be difficult. The last few years may have brought unexpected new challenges, such as the …

Shoot for the Stars When It Comes to Medicare Advantage

(NewsUSA) - By Alan Stewart, SVP, Medicare Divisional Leader, Humana - If you’re one of the nation’s 58.6 million people with Medicare, you understand the importance of selecting a health …

Being a Good Parent and Child: Today’s Sandwich Generation Under Pressure

(NewsUSA) - Many adults today are juggling the demands of work, household upkeep, finances and school-aged children, while also caring for an aging parent. This group, known as the sandwich …

Planning for the unexpected: When caregiving happens without warning

(BPT) - When a medical emergency or sudden change in health occurs, loved ones may be thrust into a caregiving role they did not expect. Oftentimes, this can be an overwhelming change to their …

Senior Fitness: You May Have More Choices Than You Think

(BPT) - Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, …

5 Ways to Foster Purpose with Age

(BPT) - Each phase of life provides an opportunity to find new things that provide a sense of purpose, activities that get us up in the morning and bring fulfillment. Beyond the feeling, there is …

Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam

(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year.It helps to …

Self-care strategies for around-the-clock unpaid caregivers

(BPT) - Before Wanda Green Scott became a caregiver for her mother nine years ago, she was the one needing care. Wanda has lived with lupus for almost half of her life, and as an only child whose …

U.S. veterans turn to hemp-derived cannabis as alternative to opioids

(BPT) - Veterans are frequently underserved or abandoned while facing opioid addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, physical disability and other issues. Too often many …

Free Online Survey Alerts Older Adults to Risks of Falling, a Major Hazard

(NewsUSA) - (NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your …

Mission fraud-free: 11 ways veterans can ward off scammers

(BPT) - While identity theft and similar scams are a problem for many Americans, U.S. veterans face a higher-than-average risk of falling victim to that kind of fraud.Statistics back that up. For …

Can you save $3,000 in 2023? See what’s new for Medicare insurance plans

(BPT) - The countdown is on! The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, and it’s that time of year when you can change your Medicare plan (that is if you want to!). Now is the time to …

Facing Lung Cancer: Keith’s Story

(BPT) - In early 2018, Keith began to experience strange symptoms — a persistent cough, pain in his neck and shoulders, and near-constant pain in his lower back. On a flight home

Music may be a helpful tool for caregivers to cope with mental, emotional burden of their role

(BPT) - For people living with interstitial lung disease, the burden of their diagnosis may feel, at times, overwhelming and isolating. An umbrella term that refers to a category of more than 200 …

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
CANS FOR SAM
Longfellow residents Linda Featherstone and her husband Frank Forkins have helped neighborhood cats and dogs to have healthier and happier lives for the past 25 years. Working with pet owners who …
FELINES FIND 'FUREVER' HOMES
Longtime Feline Rescue volunteer Nancy Miller writes monthly newsletters and works as a shift lead. “I love this work because I see first-hand the difference that volunteering makes in the …
Free helping dogs
Can Do Canines announces that there is currently less waiting time than normal for clients who need one of the following types of assistance dogs: Mobility Assist Dog, Hearing Assist Dog, Diabetes …
'Rudy (in his red hoodie sweater) makes our lives better'
"As someone who lived alone for many years, my dogs and cats have always been an important daily life-line for me, providing consistent companionship, instantaneous cuddles, and immense comfort. My …
Local non-profit trains service dogs for vets and kids
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that training one is hard work. Most of us are satisfied with the basics – but Tom and Julie Coleman, co-founders of Pawsitivity Service Dogs in St. Paul, …
FOSTER THE FAMILY
What do you do when a foster child you have raised for several years is suddenly going home to her birth parents? How do you react the first time the school principal calls you in to discuss a …
Best time to prune most plants is late winter
As fall turns to winter, you may be looking at the bare, brown branches in your yard and wondering when to cut them back. Overall, the answer is not yet! But there’s lots to think about before …
Seward Co-ops’s changing of the guard
Local grocer Seward Co-op’s 50th anniversary is coming to a close this year, but there’s also another significant occasion taking place where many folks shop for sustainable and fair …
GREAT TOILET PAPER CHALLENGE AT MINNEHAHA FOOD SHELF
The Minnehaha Food Shelf has seen an enormous increase in demand for its services since the first of the year and several area churches have stepped up to try to meet the demand by collecting a …
Suicide rates too high; we should learn warning signs
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide rates in Minnesota declined slightly in 2020, but it’s important to remember there were a record number of suicides in 2019, and this is …
More seniors news

What retina specialists want you to know about diabetes and vision

(BPT) - If you or a loved one live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you likely know how the condition can impact one's overall health. But it’s also crucial to focus on how diabetes can affect …

Only one pill a month? Breakthrough may reinvent medicine

(BPT) - Imagine a world where you could toss out your daily pill box and simply take a single pill that would deliver a week or month’s worth of medicine. A world where you wouldn’t have …

What is DME and why it matters if you have diabetes

(BPT) - Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are a caregiver for someone with diabetes, you know managing the condition requires diligence. Eating well and exercising are a priority, but …

How cutting-edge RNA-based gene expression testing can help tailor treatments and improve outcomes for women with early-stage breast cancer

(BPT) - One of the best tools available to personalize treatments to help improve outcomes for women with breast cancer is gene expression profiling. The ability to determine highly specific …

Comparing Plans Can Save You Money

(Family Features) Medicare Open Enrollment is your chance to compare your choices for the year ahead and to see if you could save money in 2023 on your health or prescription drug plans or even find extra benefits. Don't delay - Open Enrollment ends December 7th.

Questions Veterans Should Ask About Medicare

(NewsUSA) - The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period is underway, running from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Whether you are new to Medicare or are re-evaluating your …

Aches, pain and bone breaks are not just normal ‘signs of aging;’ you could have a common, yet treatable, disease

(BPT) - Authored and Sponsored by Amgen Susan Fuschino, an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania, experienced early menopause and, at 47 years old, was forced into early retirement after suffering …

A flu shot helps keep older adults healthy

(BPT) - As we age, it becomes more important to take care of our health. For example, adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications due, in part, to changes in …

Nipping Alzheimer’s disease in the blood

MindImmune, a drug discovery firm at the University of Rhode Island, is poised to move into clinical trials, pioneering a breakthrough approach to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, focused on blocking aberrant immune cells in the blood from entering the brain

Is that covered? Review your Medicare plan during annual enrollment

(BPT) - Have your health needs changed over the last year? Medicare plans can change every year, and your health situation can also change. That means your current plan might not meet your current …