NDAD INSIGHTS On his final ride, Harold Ennis, 94, 'smiled all the way'
By Mike Brue
On a pleasant August day this year, Harold Ennis got a good, long look at the miles of northwest North Dakota countrysidearound Tagus,the now-unincorporated North Dakotatown wher... Posted on 12/17/12 at 11:02 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Seniors have one number to call for state aid
The Dayton administration has launched what it calls a one-stop shop for serving the states senior citizens.
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced Senior LinkAge Line, which provides health and ot... Posted on 9/14/11 at 5:52 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Senate kills bill offering free college classes to older adults
BISMARCKThe North Dakota Senate has killed a proposal to allow older North Dakota residents to earn college credit for free.
House Bill 1385 would have allowed North Dakota residents 65 and older to ... Posted on 3/16/11 at 1:42 PM
ON MY MIND Best place to live for senior citizens
I visited my cousin and his wife in Beijing. They are both retired and empty nested.
My cousin used to be a diplomat. He worked for the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the United Nations. He and his wife... Posted on 6/13/10 at 10:47 PM
This is the perfect time to bring this up: during an election year. Maybe someone can fix the system:
We need to take care of our senior citizens, and make it easier for them to take advantage of benefits.
Just as 55 million Social Security recipients are about to get their first benefit increase in three years, Congress is looking at reducing future raises by adopting a new measure of inflation that also would increase taxes for most families — the biggest impact falling on those with low incomes.
Communication important when families consider senior driving
Being in control is an important part of driving.
It’s also important to seniors who are thinking about hanging up the car keys for good.
“They want to be in control of the process,” said Catherine Sullivan, an associate professor of occupational therapy at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
This is the second story in an eight-part series featuring North Dakotans age 80 or older still making a difference in their communities.
Ed Laskowski, 94, of Bismarck works 32 hours per week as the chief medical consultant at Disability Determination Services. He's scheduled for "mandatory retirement" at age 100. Teri Finneman/Forum Communications
Long a fixture among young people, use of the country's most popular illicit drug is now growing among the AARP set, as the massive generation of baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and '70s grows older.
Millions of seniors who signed up for popular private health plans through Medicare are facing sharp premium increases this year — another sign that spiraling costs are a problem even for those with solid insurance.
Charges have been filed against a man suspected in two attacks on St. Paul senior citizens. Police on Friday were still looking for Michael L. Pye, 53. Nationwide warrants have been issued for his arrest.
Associated Press/Forum Communications
, December 26, 2009
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