Boomers & Beyond

Thu
08
Aug

Cataracts: a sign of long life but decreased sight


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Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point. August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to understand cataract risks, symptoms, and prevention tips, as well as how to decide when it is time for cataract surgery so good vision can be restored.

Mon
29
Jul

Spouses have a significant benefit with Social Security

Social Security can be an important financial asset for married couples when the time comes to apply for retirement benefits. In many cases, one spouse may have earned significantly more than the other,or have worked for a longer span of years. Or it could be that one spouse stayed home to do the work of raising the children or caring for elderly family members while the other focused on a career.

Mon
22
Jul

Reflecting on 78 years of Social Security

There are special moments when people look back and evaluate a life or an era: birthdays, class reunions, holidays, anniversaries. Time is, after all, simply the stringing together of a number of events, some small, others significant. These events can speed by quickly, but each one can have an effect on the greater whole. A lifetime of seemingly mundane events can pass in what seems like the blink of an eye … until one looks back to examine them and realizes just how much has filled the space.

Mon
10
Jun

DHS welcomes state’s ranking as healthiest state for seniors


Living longer and living better -- with services that keep seniors independent longer -- sent Minnesota to the top of the list of “healthy states for seniors.” (submitted photo)

A report released today recognizes the direction Minnesota has moved over many years to support older citizens’ access to health care services and long-term services and supports, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said.

Fri
10
May

Scammers are back, and they’re smoother than ever


Tax preparation can be an opportunity to find evidence of elder fraud or financial abuse. (submitted photo)

The late spring has seen a sudden resurgence in scam artists, and many of them prey on seniors who are home to answer their phones and doors and may be too trusting of strangers.

Fri
03
May

Erickson recounts birds-eye view of WWII


Ellsworth Erickson, assigned to the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, gave a presentation at the North St. Paul Historical Society. Erickson gave a firsthand account of the Sky Spies and photo reconnaissance. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Photographer and expert rifle sharpshooter pins and medals adorn Erickson’s cap.

Visitors at the North St. Paul Historical Society for Erickson’s WWII presentation were able to take a look at photos through 3D glasses.

Erickson while in the service. (submitted photo)

Guests packed the North St. Paul Historical Society Museum recently for an ever-rarer opportunity to hear from a World War II veteran -- one who had a bird’s-eye view of the European theater.

Tue
30
Apr

Puzzle struggles


Left to right, Lydia Volz, Lorraine Zweber and Mary Schneider with their finished puzzle. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

A puzzle hanging party was held at Greenhouse Village co-op on April 9. Building Manager Jeff Welle, center, told the trio they could tie up the craft room where the puzzle was laid out, until it was completed. Welle had no idea the project would take 20 months. (submitted photo)

3 Roseville women admit to feeling “bleary-eyed” at times during the 20-month project

Fri
05
Apr

Protect yourself from blood clots

Your blood is a miracle healer. When you cut yourself, almost instantly your blood forms a clot to stop the bleeding. As part of this natural healing process, the blood clot dissolves and is reabsorbed by the body.

Mon
01
Apr

CPAs on the lookout for elder financial abuse


Tax preparation can be an opportunity to find evidence of elder fraud or financial abuse. (submitted photo)

Once again, the Minnesota Commerce Department has contacted more than 9,000 licensed Certified Public Accountants to ask them to be alert for signs of elder fraud and financial abuse.

Mon
01
Apr

Got eggs? Try this recipe


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Did the kids or grandkids go overboard coloring hard-boiled eggs this year?

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