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TD Bank outlines four key aspects of choosing a Medicare plan to help you navigate the complexities of the program. 

TD Bank outlines four key aspects of choosing a Medicare plan to help you navigate the complexities of the program. 
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AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
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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 …
Donald L. Hammen is a longtime south Minneapolis resident, and serves on the All Elders United for Justice steering committee.
Summertime celebrations continued
It’s August 2023. A theme is emerging out of my life experiences to date. The theme can be captured in two words: self care. My life as it is unfolding in 2023 is revolving around self care. I …
Fond farewell
Thirty-five years ago, at Thanksgiving, I moved to Minnesota from my Philadelphia home. I relocated back to my hometown in time for Passover and Easter. In November 1988, the Twin Cities were cold …
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Top 10 states with the healthiest seniors

SmartAsset ranked all states (except for Florida, for which data was not available) on health metrics across the population aged 65 and older, including obesity, smoking, arthritis, mental distress, disability status, and more, to find where seniors are healthiest.

3 ways to plan for a satisfying and successful retirement

Wealth Enhancement Group outlines three ways to get the most out of retirement.

7 common and not-so-common health care costs retirees should know about

TD Bank breaks down 7 common and not-so-common health care costs retirees should be aware of.

Seniors in these states have the highest Alzheimer's rates

Stacker mapped states by the share of the 65+ population estimated to have Alzheimer's disease, using data released by the Alzheimer's Association.

Don't let shingles interrupt your ability to thrive - learn more about your risk

(BPT) - In 2020, Cassandra was making the most out of her full, busy life. At age 60, her active social calendar included spending plenty of time with friends and family, especially her three grown …

How Medicare Advantage addresses the social drivers of health

(BPT) - As a health care navigator at UnitedHealthcare, John wears many hats. Some days are spent helping members locate physicians in their area or better understanding their benefits, while others …

Heart-Shaped Hacks: Four Ways to Spread Joy this February

(BPT) - The aftermath of the back-to-back holiday season can hit people hard. While January doesn’t bring much in the way of nice weather or celebrations, it instead inches us closer to …

What retina specialists want you to know about AMD to save sight

(BPT) - You may know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can lead to vision loss and that the condition is often diagnosed in older people, but did you know there are two types of AMD? And, …

Do you have high cholesterol? You may be able to join a clinical research study.

(BPT) - Sponsored by MerckMany people struggle to lower their cholesterol, even though there are medicines available that can help lower LDL-C (the “bad” cholesterol).High cholesterol, if …

Living with untreated sleep apnea? Clinical trial needs participants for a new study

(BPT) - If you are one of the more than 35 million Americans who are estimated to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you already know how disruptive it can be to your life. While OSA is one of the …

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 …
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. …

3 Ways to Support Veterans in Your Community

(Family Features) As a group, United States military veterans have played an important role in protecting the rights and freedoms enjoyed today.

Removing barriers of care for U.S. veterans who need surgery

(BPT) - During the month of November, we honor our nation's veterans for their hard work and dedication to protect everyone's freedoms. It's also an important time to recognize their freedom and …
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
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 …
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 …
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.
Take time for self-care essentials
The cornerstone of wellbeing, for yourself, your family, and your community is self-care. Staying in balance, vibrant, rested, nourished, connected and strong requires daily attending and …
On Saturday, June 17 the Joyful Riders Club gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol before leaving for the DJ dance party ride at the Frogtown Fair.
Biking with purpose
Patrick Stephenson, a Minneapolis resident, peddled on his electric cargo bike from the Minnesota State Capitol, cheering as music blasted from DJ Eric on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The Joyful Riders …
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.
Evolving into your healthiest self
One of the many changes we have seen over the past few years in health and wellness is our increased access to online information. There are more podcasts, videos, meet up groups, webinars, and …

How one patient with multiple myeloma and his caregiver navigated stem cell transplant

(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by BioLineRx USA, Inc.Mike led an active life. For years, he had attended outdoor exercise classes, played pickleball, biked, hiked and went on daily walks …

3 Important Things to Think About During Open Enrollment Season — and Beyond

(BPT) - It's that time of year again — time to assess some important life maintenance duties to prepare for the year ahead, starting with your annual health care benefits review for both you …
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A provider of high-quality primary care and value-based care programs for senior living organizations works with state and local officials, healthcare stakeholders and facility operators in Iowa, to improve post-acute and long-term care for the state’s aging population.

Improved Post-Acute and Long-Term Care for Iowa’s Seniors

(NAPS)—Long-term care access and delivery has been a challenge in Iowa for years, with the pandemic hitting the state particularly hard, resulting in spiraling staffing shortages and facility …

The Big Plan to Make Open Enrollment Sign-Ups Less Confusing

(BPT) - With open enrollment in full swing, millions of Americans face the annual challenge of choosing the right health plan for themselves and their families. Questions such as “Is this …

Are you 65 or older? How to stay healthy with updated vaccines

(BPT) - You want to stay healthy, so you can keep doing the things you love. That’s why it’s so important to stay up to date on recommended vaccines, like the updated COVID-19 vaccine and …

National Council on Aging Helps Community Organizations Deliver COVID and Flu Vaccines

(BPT) - The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the national voice for every person’s right to age well, is helping community-based organizations across the country provide updated COVID and flu …

Skin science secrets for smooth winter skin: Insights from a chemist to break free from dry skin woes

(BPT) - If the dropping temperatures instantly make your skin feel dry and uncomfortable, you're not alone. Between the frigid air outside and overheated air inside, the winter months are loaded with …
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Feeling burnt out? Watch out for these symptoms

(BPT) - If long workdays leave you wondering if you're burnt out, take a closer look. While typical signs of work-related burnout can mean you're overdue for serious PTO, other symptoms may indicate …

3 hearing health strategies for older adults

(BPT) - As people age, our hearing tends to decline for multiple reasons, including repetitive exposure to loud sounds and genetic factors. In fact, hearing loss ranks as the third most common …

How to recognize loneliness in seniors & what to do about it

(BPT) - Loneliness is a public health epidemic.It’s a condition that doesn’t show up on medical tests, yet it can be just as deadly as daily smoking. The growing crisis has an outsized …
Discover the hidden culprit of aging and how to turn back time

Discover the hidden culprit of aging and how to turn back time

(BPT) - Aging is a natural part of life, and you can see it in the lines on your face and gray hairs on your head. However, while you may focus on the external signs of aging, the truth is that …

Painting a real-time picture of patient health: A new monitoring approach

(BPT) - If you or a loved one needs surgery, you may worry most about what happens during the surgery itself. But as healthcare providers are aware, the most vulnerable times for patient care are …

4 menopause myths, debunked by new science

(BPT) - Menopause is a natural transition every woman goes through. Yet, it remains misunderstood and often misidentified.A groundbreaking study of more than 32,000 women may revolutionize this. The …
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