STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Those who scam elderly are targeted
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill.
These scams continue to be a growing problem ... Posted on 3/5/13 at 6:14 PM
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 10:02 PM
THE NEW FORTY Simple things...
They say simple things amuse simple people. I have concluded I am simple.
I say this because the most minor of things can endlessly amuse me. While others may just see something and take it at face v... Posted on 8/8/12 at 6:44 PM
REAL MONEY Financial Exploitation of Elders
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recently focused on the increasing financial exploitation of the elderly population. Taking advantage of the elderly and vulnerable can come in two forms:
Outside sour... Posted on 6/25/12 at 6:00 AM
HEALTHBEAT Who's old? Not I
To someone in their teens or early 20s, anyone over 30 is old. When you're in your 40s, the 70s seem impossibly ancient. And when you're 70-something? Well, then it's the octogenarians who are old.
W... Posted on 4/30/12 at 10:51 AM
Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.
Senior citizens who want to reenter the Minnesota workforce can receive extra help starting Tuesday. That’s when the Minnesota Board of Aging and the Senior LinkAge Line One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors will roll out an initiative to provide help in landing a job.
Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse.
Most golfers can only dream of shooting their age. Not 84-year-old Bob Harris. He expects to shoot his age, or below, every time he tees it up. So far, he has done it 893 times. Harris actually gets upset when he fails to shoot his age. That may sound cocky, but just do the math.
Men who have children when they are older are more likely to have grandchildren with autism, according to a study which shows for the first time that risk factors for autism may build up over generations.
Anything 92-year-old Myrtle Ziebell needs as she walks around Watkins Manor rests carefully in a large fabric bag hanging from her walker. Before the bag, carrying items was a hassle — and dangerous. Ziebell juggled items in her arms while continuing to push her walker forward without always using two hands.
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