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Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board President Meg Forney (eft), City of Minneapolis Director of Public Works Tim Sexton, and MPRB Superintendent Al Bangoura (right) pose with residents of the nearby Victory Health + Rehabilitation Center.  (Photo by submitted)
MPRB launches Cycling Without Age program
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has kicked off a new program, Cycling Without Age, aimed at helping older adults with mobility issues enjoy time and connect with others in …
Knute Nelson, Walker merge
Knute Nelson and Walker Methodist, two esteemed leaders in the aging services field, have successfully merged, marking a transformative step forward in their shared commitment to enhancing the lives …
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‘Inside Senior Living’ docu-series explores aging
In an exciting development for the local television landscape, “Inside Senior Living,” a groundbreaking docu-series, has announced its partnership with PBS North. The series, set to …
Fourteen-year-old Graham Bennet volunteers at The Kenwood once a week. (Photos submitted)
Local teen volunteers to help seniors with technology
Graham Bennett, 14, is a tech wizard who goes to The Kenwood Retirement Community once a week to help residents with their phones, iPads, laptops, and computers. His path to the Kenwood was a natural …
Knute Nelson, Walker Methodist to merge jan. 1
Faith-based, nonprofit healthcare and housing organizations look to expand options for customers, team members, and communities Knute Nelson, based in Alexandria, Minn., and Walker Methodist, based …
How to say buh-bye to 'Ozempic face'
(BPT) - Are you one of the many Americans who has benefited from losing weight quickly due to GLP-1 medications? If so, you're probably feeling grateful for the improved health and appearance these …
Focus on autoimmune disease: One woman’s journey with Graves’ and thyroid eye disease
(BPT) - Sponsored by ImmunovantChristine Gustafson had always been the picture of health. She swam a mile each day and biked regularly. Then, seemingly overnight, she began experiencing a series of …
Why it's important to start talking about inflammation and heart disease
(BPT) - Did you know that cholesterol and inflammation are partners in causing heart attack and stroke? Inflammation is your body's internal fight against harmful conditions, but if it's on overtime, …
From Exhaustion to Empowerment: Hannah Corbin's Health Journey
(BPT) - Five years ago, in the prime of her fitness career, longtime Peloton instructor Hannah Corbin was teaching several classes a week and never running short on energy. Always having maintained a …
Helping heroes RISE: Wounded vets get accessible smart homes
(BPT) - “Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice …
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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 …
Jonathan Reckford was the first to speak in
Healing our house divided
This fall, The Westminster Town Hall Forum presents “Healing Our House Divided”   a four-part series in which intellectually diverse thinkers will argue that community can surmount …
Fire Motor Operator Mary Mohn, Firefighter Bonnie Bleskachek, Firefighter Vicki Hoff and Captain Jean Kidd, who from 1992-1994 formed the city’s first all-women crew, in front of their rig, Engine 5.
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 …
Gary Schatzlein stands in Schatzlein’s Saddle Shop at 413 W Lake St., holding a saddle that needs to be repaired. “It has been hard to compete with online shopping,” Gary Schatzlein said. “Brands have made it harder for us to buy from them.” The horse behind him is one customers used to sit on and see if their apparel fit right. Now, the horse displays a “Do Not Touch” sign
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 parks. …
News for Seniors

Times have changed: How to reclaim your power over perimenopause

(BPT) - Expert advice from Eva Beaulieu, M.D., a well-respected internal medicine specialist As women, we're accustomed to navigating many stages and transitions throughout our lives, each with its …

10 ways to keep eyes comfortable during digital device use

(BPT) - Do you experience eye discomfort, fatigue or dryness after working on a computer or spending time on your smartphone? It could be digital eye strain, which can be felt after as few as two …

How a coalition of organizations is helping to Face the Fight

(BPT) - Military veterans embody the strength of our nation. And while the overwhelming majority of those who have served our country are thriving, we must confront the fact that more than 125,000 …

2 in 5 U.S. Adults Over 50 Report Feeling Lonely: How Adult Children Can Help Their Parents Live Independently and Feel Less Isolated

(BPT) - As baby boomers transition into their golden years, the demand for senior care technology that connects parents and children is skyrocketing. Now, more than ever, many seniors desire to …

7 ways to make your parents' home (or yours) safer for aging in place

(BPT) - Aging in place, the ability to live at home safely as we age, is crucial for many of us. The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan recently found 88% of …

5 of the most effective supplements to support longevity and healthy aging

(BPT) - Longevity is one of the buzziest trends in wellness today, with a multitude of treatments and influential biohacking gurus promising to combat aging, extend lifespan, and improve the quality …

Can you recognize the 4 Ps of a scam?

(BPT) - Have you ever received a call or message from someone claiming to be from a governmental agency like the Internal Revenue Service or Social Security, or even claiming to be your grandchild? …

Exercise, meditate, sleep, eat: Stress management tips from Mississippi's Nurse of the Year

(BPT) - How's your stress level? If you're like most people — 75% of Americans experienced stress in the past month according to a 2022 survey by the American Psychological Association — …

6 online shopping tips to help you save money

(BPT) - Whether you're shopping for a special occasion or purchasing everyday necessities, ordering items that you need and want online can be a great way to save money, especially if you stay …

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Volunteers are key to pulling together the annual Woofstock event in Linden Hills.  The energy they put into the community event helps it run smoothly.
Positive energy meets canine energy
I think about energy a lot. I wonder: How much energy does it take to bark!? I mean, it kind of looks like it would take a lot of energy, if I were to suddenly yell that loud and urgently. . . I …
Hercules, an Olde English Bulldogge, had his tail cut off by a breeder at a young age before he joined the Peter family.
Dogs don’t need cosmetic surgery
I’ve had three family dogs that I can remember in my lifetime. Hunter was a yellow Labrador, Hercules an Olde English Bulldogge, and now, Smokey, our German Shepherd mix. When I was growing up, …
Madison Weissenborn holds three-month-old Llasa prior to a free adoption day event on Dec. 9, 2022 meant to clear out the shelter before Christmas.  Weissenborn is the volunteer and community partnership coordinator at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.  (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen)
Not the pound you think you know
The Minneapolis city animal control facility isn’t the grim place many picture.“For a long time, this place would have been called a pound with all the negative aspects that …
The Team Larry House Band performed at Woofstock on Saturday September 10, 2022 hosted at Sheridan Ave S & W 43rd St.
Teaming up for good
It was sunny and 70 degrees for the 17th Annual Linden Hills Woofstock, and the pooches were not to be disappointed. Nor were the fans of The Disappointments, the latest teenage rock group coming …
Volunteer Gail Frethem plays with Tupelo at the shelter. (Photo by Penny Fuller)
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 …
Birth Justice Collaborative members (left to right): Reverend Dr. Alika Galloway, Dr. Antony Stately, Dr. Nick Metcalf, Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Corenia Smith, Ashley Johnson, Diane Tran, Cati Gómez, and Pastor Cyreta Howard. (Photo submitted)
Birth Justice Collaborative applauds passage of birth justice legislation
Two bills aimed at advancing maternal health and improving birth outcomes for Minnesotans were passed this year, and are consider groundbreaking by the Birth Justice Collaborative. "The passage of …
Michele Rae, RPh, MA, NBC-HWC is the founder of The Center Within, LLC and author of “Living From the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming.” She provides holistic coaching designed to accelerate and support personal, professional, and organizational transformation.
Self-advocacy and your health
When you see your health care provider or have a question about your health, are you a great advocate for yourself and those you support in their well-being? Some of us were taught to believe that we …
Curl Power stylist Paige Graling trims and styles a young client’s curly hair. Graling was bullied in school growing up because of her natural hair. Now, teaching others about how to care for their natural hair is one of Graling’s passions.
Learning to love their curls
By TALIA MCWRIGHT   Rosie Jablonsky brushed out the curly hair of a young girl, as stylists in the Mall of America salon gathered around. “She looks like a lion,” one …
Mark Rivard of Do Rad Things
Hear from Mark Rivard, creator of Do Rad Things, at 'Let's Connect' event in February
Every artist has an interesting origin story. But nothing compares with how Mark Rivard got started. Rivard began illustrating skateboards with Sharpie markers in the early 2000s. That led to an …
Michele Rae, RPh, MA, NBC-HWC is the founder of The Center Within, LLC and author of “Living From the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming.” She provides holistic coaching designed to accelerate and support personal, professional, and organizational transformation.
Managing pain with minimal medication
My second total knee replacement is now behind me, whew! I am still engaged in a rigorous rehabilitation schedule and glad to be out of the acute recovery phase. I so appreciate living in our …

Planning a DIY bathroom remodel or refresh? 9 reasons to include a bidet seat

(BPT) - This renovation season, DIY projects are more popular than ever as people look to keep costs down. And whether you're planning a full bathroom remodel or a refresh of fixtures, paint and …

World’s smallest pacemaker helps busy engineer stay active after a series of strokes from abnormal heart rhythm

(BPT) - Steve Rouillard of Detroit has always been a hands-on, do-it-yourself person. His life as an aerospace engineer keeps him busy, while in his spare time, he enjoys frequent getaways to the …
Help Mom maintain her independence and preserve your peace of mind
(BPT) - As your mother ages, it's natural to start thinking about where she'll live out her golden years. Don't be surprised if she decides to stay put instead of moving.Over the last 20 years, more …
Is a dirty air filter sabotaging your indoor air quality and the life of your HVAC?
(BPT) - When's the last time you changed your HVAC's air filter? If you can't remember, you're not alone. Dirty air filters are one of the top reasons for HVAC service calls. This common — yet …
Seven things everyone should know about retina specialists
(BPT) - Healthy sight allows you to see all of the world’s wonders, and healthy retinas make healthy sight possible. When retinal disease strikes and a clear view of the world is replaced by a …
Redefining grandparenthood: Finding success as an older, yet more involved, grandparent
(BPT) - Young parenthood is becoming a thing of the past. In 2021, the mean age of mothers giving birth for the first time was 27.3, a record high for the U.S. As a result, their parents are becoming …
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