In 2003, Carol Skavlem decided she needed to come up with a way to keep in touch with her friends from Grand Forks Central High School’s graduating class of 1961. So she organized a Grand Forks Red Hat Society chapter, and the Smooth and Sassy Sixty-Oners was born.
Crookston resident and retired teacher Gaye Wick, 67, stays busy as a theater coordinator and assistant speech coach at Crookston High School, but considers weekly Tai Chi at RiverView Health to be her true time to relax.
In each yoga class she teaches, Sue Retka-Schill starts with seated meditation and focused breathing. She gently helps transition her students into a calm and peaceful place from which to start the day’s yoga practice.
North Dakota’s Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP+) has chapters all over the state working to connect volunteers over the age of 55 with community nonprofit organizations that need the extra hands. Two of those volunteers in Grand Forks say they’ll keep lending their time and effort until their bodies will no longer allow it.
Sue Berberich’s 7-year old granddaughter Mari is in a cheerleading squad at school this year and puts in plenty of practice time on her cheers. Her 9-year old brother Marcus has been polishing his skills with his new baritone horn. Unfortunately, they live in New Jersey and grandma Sue, in Brooks, Minn., doesn’t get to see them more than twice a year.
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