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Fundraiser Happening Through November To Help Adopt A Senior Program

This year, to benefit Adopt a Senior's second year running in Sidney, Kayla Fox Wellness is offering classes in Sidney and Fairview as a fundraiser throughout November. Kayla Fox has worked with the...

 

Thy Neighbor Is Helping Seniors Stay In Their Homes

Thy Neighbor is a private-duty home care business started by Richard Garcia and Martha Nugent in December 2021. Both Nugent and Garcia were shocked at the lack of understanding for Alzheimer's and...

 

Extended Care's Rehab Short Stay Program Bridges A Gap After A Hospital Stay

Sidney, MT - Sidney Health Center Extended Care offers a transitional rehabilitation program for individuals in the community who are released from the hospital but need additional care before...

 

5 Steps To Reduce Your Risk Of Falling

(BPT) - When you're active and young at heart, it's easy to forget that you may be losing some strength, flexibility and balance as you age. Because these changes happen gradually, you may be unaware...

 

Changes Are Coming To Meals On Wheels In Richland County

Recently, the Richland County Commission on Aging has made many of changes to the local Meals on Wheels program. The program has served the elderly in the community well for many years but with change...

 

DPHHS Wants to Hear from Montana Centenarians 

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana centenarians during the 53rd annual Governor’s Conference on Aging Oct. 4-5. The hybrid event will take place at the Copper King Convention Center, Butte, with a...

 

Looking For Healthy Summer Activities? We Have Some Ideas

(BPT) - With the arrival of summer, we can start to think about what makes the season special: time at the beach or by the water, enjoying the warmth with friends and family and - above all - being...

 

Staying Socially Active May Enrich Mental Fitness

(BPT) - When you think about exercise, you likely think about the physical health benefits of working out. Many people exercise regularly to lose or maintain weight, improve muscle tone and strength o...

 

DPHHS Launches New Survey For Older Adults

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Adam Meier has announced today the agency is conducting a Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults to help learn the priorities of Montanans related to services provided by the state. DPHHS,...

 

Celebrating Seniors In Richland County May 20

May Is Older American’s Month and the Richland County Commission on Aging is celebrating our seniors. On May 20, the COA will host an event intended to keep seniors focused on staying healthy and active which will promote and ability to continue...

 

For Individuals With Prostate Cancer, "Creating Space" During Radiation Treatment Could Make All The Difference

(BPT) - Three years ago, Alex Lamb, an active retiree just shy of 80 years old, was happily preparing for a big move to be closer to his son. Then he received a prostate cancer diagnosis. "It was a...

 

75th High School Reunion

When one hears of a 75th High School Reunion one thinks of invitations, balloons, music, and the high school gym rented out for a few alumni to catch up and reminisce. No one thinks of the extended...

 

One of Those Days

We have a habit of blaming Monday when we experience one of those bad, rotten, forgettable, terrible days, those days when nothing seems to go as planned or expected. About the only good comment a person can make about such a day is that he or she...

 

What's in a Word?

It is amazing how the same word, with its simple meaning, can have totally different suggestions and implications to us as we age and continue onward in our lifetime journey. I’m thinking here of the word ‘senior’. This word of course means...

 

Holiday Dinners

Holiday dinners at my house have certainly changed throughout the course of my life. When I was a youngster, holiday meals were true extravaganzas. Three generations of family sat down at the same table, which itself was overburdened and groaning...

 

Giving Thanks

Research suggests that one way to a happier, more peaceful life is to count our blessings every day, to realize just how fortunate we are, and to appreciate the many small joys and pleasures we experience on a daily basis. I know how lucky I am. I...

 

We Have All Summer

People differ in their work habits. Some of us like to roll up our sleeves and get the job done as soon as possible. Perhaps we make lists to assist and remind us of what all we must accomplish, how quickly these tasks need to be completed, and we...

 

The Perfect Day

We have experienced an odd summer. The temperature turned torrid too early and stayed August hot for weeks. Gardens balked at the idea of growing and producing tasty veggies. As I write this, I have...

 

Improving with Age

Sometimes, after watching some feat of daredevil antic performed by a youngster with more muscles than brains, we older folks fall into the trap of believing that as we age, we no longer excel at anything. We aren’t as strong, we can’t climb as...

 

Whacking Weeds

I detest using a weed whacker. I call these monstrosities instruments of the devil, and have always waged a losing battle with them when trying to encourage them to perform, as they ought to perform. I resent the way they do not run properly for me,...

 

The Specialist

People who read my column know how much I delight in all aspects regarding outhouses. My husband built me a double decker outhouse last fall, and I have a huge collection of outhouse items in my house. Over the winter, my neighbor friend gave me a...

 

Behind the Wheel

Many decades ago when I was 15, I couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license. I figured a license would give me freedom; I could join the world of responsible drivers and transport myself hither and yon without the embarrassing need to have my...

 

Oversized Mailbox

Our neighbor enjoys all his toys in king size. He owns one of the largest side-by-sides (after passing the smaller one he owned off to his wife), he traded off his pint-sized tractor for a more powerful upgrade, and he enjoys puttering around in a...

 

Moody March

I am happy to say that I am surviving anther month of March and its unpredictable weather as we transition from winter to spring. In my opinion, March provides us with the most fickle weather of the year. Its unpredictable days may give us a massive...

 

Wacky Neighborhood

Our neighbor lady has quite a few talents. She has imagination, a sense of humor and artistic talent to boot. She excels at creating posters, cards and other graphic materials. Three years ago, she produced a collage as a memento of the first year...

 

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