seniors

Aging Well Expo

10/21/2014 - 10:30am - 1:30pm

Annual Aging Well Expo.

Tuesday October 21st; 10:30-1:30 at West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., Saint Paul 55102.

Senior Safety Pride Day 2014 honors living legacy in Twin Cities

(Photos and video by Paige Elliott)

It was a muggy but otherwise ideal afternoon for the 13th Annual Senior Safety Pride Day, Friday, August 15 at Boom Island in Minneapolis.

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The Commons on Marice, a senior living community located at 1380 Marice Drive in Eagan, Minn., offers independent and assisted living, memory care, respite care, and care suites to seniors in the a

1380 Marice Drive
Eagan, MN 55121
651-688-9999

ST. PAUL NOTES | CTEP: Mending chairs and relationships

(Photo by Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva) CTEP member Hnou Vang teaches Me Mar, a Karenni refugee.

With six "very old" chairs, the elderly woman knew she needed some repairs. Trying out her new computer skills, she put "chair repair" into Google, and saw several repair shops within easy driving distance — and a website called "how to repair chairs." And, she proudly told her Computer Club friends, she followed the directions and fixed all the chairs herself!

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Professional Bull Riders: BlueDEF Velocity Tour

09/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Velocity Tour is where dreams of riding on national television on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series begin.

The shortcomings of senior care in Minnesota

The recent state takeover of a Minneapolis nursing home is an extreme example of mismanagement and neglect, and hopefully an outlier in the type of care our seniors are receiving.

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Volunteers help seniors live independently in the St. Paul Midway neighborhood

Hamline Midway Elders Program Director Tom Fitzpatrick is one of just two Hamline Midway Elders employees. (MinnPost photo by Gino Terrell)

Jo Ann Olsen said volunteering for Hamline Midway Elders was her husband’s final request before he died.

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Eastside Meals on Wheels looks for new home again

Eastside Meals on Wheels is looking for a new home that includes office space and kitchen space or space to build a kitchen. Beginning at the end of August, their current location at Catholic Eldercare, 817 Main Street NE, will no longer be available.

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War on Poverty debate: By the numbers, there's little argument in Minnesota

Minnesota governor Karl Rolvaag addresses the 1966 DFL state convention, with a poster of President Lyndon Johnson prominently displayed in the background. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society/Jerome Liebling)

“It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won.”

Lyndon B. Johnson

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No coots like old coots

We know that older fellows can get a little grumpy. Even guys who have been perfectly good company for most of their lives can bend towards gruffness in later years, and now some researchers have identified the tipping point at age 70.

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