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  • Good Cents Store & The Lodge Team Up To Make A Difference

    Toni Zieske|Jul 10, 2024

    In a heartwarming initiative, The Good Cents Store has partnered with The Lodge assisted living facility to bring a "rags to riches" project to life, proving that you are never too old to give back to the community. This initiative highlights the benefits of volunteering and repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste in the landfill. Recently, The Good Cents Store began cutting up cotton t-shirts that were not in good enough condition for resale. These repurposed t-shirts are...

  • Oral Health Important To Seniors

    Jodi Berry|Jul 10, 2024

    There are a lot of things we can let slide as we get older but one thing that becomes more important than ever is our oral health. Every time we eat or drink, bacteria and small food particles are left behind on the surface of our teeth and gumline; eventually forming plaque. When plaque builds up for too long without being addressed it can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and a host of other problems. Seniors can be especially susceptible to this because of decreased dexterity while brushing and flossing. This makes it more important than...

  • Stay Safe This Summer

    Jodi Berry|Jun 12, 2024

    So far it has felt like a long spring with mild temperatures here in eastern Montana but if you've lived here for any length of time, you know the heat is just around the corner. While there is plenty to enjoy about summer it also comes with certain dangers, especially for senior citizens. As we get older, our ability to respond to summer heat can become problematic; however, age isn't the only factor. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are a number of other factors that can i...

  • Legal Clinics Give Peace Of Mind

    May 15, 2024

    As we age, being prepared for all the things that can happen becomes more important than ever. For some, getting all of your affairs in order can be a daunting task. You know it should be done but often don’t know where to start or are concerned about the costs associated with it. Luckily, the Montana Legal Services Developer Program can help make it easier. The program provides elder law training and resources for older Montanans, their family members and social outreach workers. It also develops pro bono and local legal services referrals, t...

  • Powered By Connections

    Jody Berry|Apr 10, 2024

    Our daily life is full of things that are powered by connections; our cell phone, internet, tablet, the list goes on and on; but what about the things that really matter? What powers your mind and body? Your social connections and meaningful relationships have a profound impact on your health and well-being. Sometimes we need to disconnect from our devices to connect with the ones that are really important. That is the theme for this year's Older American's Month and the Richland County...

  • Senior Nutrition Programs

    Mar 13, 2024

    You often hear people complain about having to go grocery shopping but for some, particularly seniors on a fixed income, the idea of being able to fill a shopping cart can seem like a luxury. Across America, many seniors face food insecurity and live with the reality or fear of hunger and malnutrition. The Older American’s Act (OAA) helps fund several nutrition programs to help address this growing problem. Within Richland County, OAA funds help provide three major nutrition programs: Home Delivered Meals Congregate Meals Commodity S...

  • Discovery of 100-Year-Old Signed Quilt Blocks Prompts Questions

    Dianne Swanson|Feb 14, 2024

    Pristine quilt blocks crafted 100 years ago were discovered recently in an old trunk, which belonged to life-long Girard resident Mary Helen (Daniels) Arneson. She was born in 1921 and hadn't made a block so they must have been in the company of her mother Junia Cole Daniels. Junia was married to George who homesteaded the current Arneson place in 1908. Girard Homemakers plan to create an authentic period quilt out of those blocks and place it in the Baue exhibit at the MonDak Heritage Center....

  • Welcome To 2024, Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

    Becky Bradley|Jan 17, 2024

    During the winter months, ice, snow, and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Dress for the Weather - Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between the layers helps to keep you warm. Put on a hat and scarf. You lose a lot of body heat when your head and neck are uncovered. Wear a waterproof coat or jacket if it's snowy. Change your clothes right away if they get damp or wet. In very cold temperatures make sure to cover all exposed skin and...

  • Sharing The Wealth

    Jodi Berry|Dec 13, 2023

    Tis the Season of Giving! During this time, we get a lot of questions about gifting money so we'd like to share some great tips from Edward Jones. The full Edward Jones article can be found at: https://www.edwardjones.com. "Whether it's helping a child or grandchild buy their first home, taking your family on a vacation or supporting a loved one in a meaningful endeavor, gifting money to friends and family can be profoundly fulfilling. When done correctly, gifting can also provide estate,...

  • Seasonal Depression Affects Older Adults

    RCCOA Advisory Board|Nov 8, 2023

    As the days get shorter and the evenings/nights get longer some of us may suffer from the "winter blues", also known as Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that usually affects people during the winter months. It's more likely to affect people whose time spent outdoors is limited by severe weather, reduced mobility, or illness. With decreased exposure to sunlight a person's natural "body clock" rhythm can change and less sun exposure during shorter winter days can caus...

  • Governor's Conference On Aging

    Jodi Berry|Oct 11, 2023

    Last week wrapped up the 54th Annual Governor's Conference on Aging and laid the groundwork for some big plans to assist Montana's elderly population. This year's conference was held in Great Falls and was a refreshing return to face-to-face networking and resource sharing after several years of virtual meetings due to the pandemic. The conference kicked off with a focus on Elder Justice with an eye opening, first hand account from Susan Bivins; an educated woman who did all the right things to...

  • Time To Check Your Medicare This Fall

    Sep 13, 2023

    The weather is starting to cool off and fall is on the way. Soon it will be time for fall colors, sweaters, pumpkins and.... Medicare. Medicare Part D Open Enrollment starts on Oct. 15 and it's important to take advantage of it to ensure you are prepared for 2024. Every year, the Richland County Commission on Aging sees clients who are upset because their plan isn't paying very much of or any of their prescription costs. More often than not, this is because they are not on a plan that is right...

  • Greetings Sidney Senior Citizens

    Irene Emly|Aug 9, 2023

    In answer to the inquiry, "where is the Sidney Senior Citizen Center?", we are at 811 3rd St. NE, right next door to M&S Builders, two blocks north of NAPA. We meet for congregate meals two days a week: Tuesdays and Fridays. The general age group who attends range in age from 60+ to 90+. We have extended invitations to those we have not seen at the center and receive many excuses: "I'm not old enough (age 85); I'm too busy; I might have an appointment, etc., etc.". On the other hand, many positi...

  • Boys Scout Troop 187 & St. John's United Senior Connect Helping Seniors With Lawn Maintenance Needs

    Jess Eichel|Aug 9, 2023

    Throughout the winter and summer months, the Boy Scout Troop 187 has graciously agreed to partner with St. John’s United Senior Connect to help with keeping seniors living at home for as long as they possibly can by helping with their lawn maintenance needs. This includes shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, etc. Scout Master Mark Delaney has helped in organizing and making sure the boys are getting to where they need to be and sticking to their agreement in helping the elderly in Richland County. Huge shout out to the dedication these boys have s...

  • Caregiver Kindness - Its Time To Take Care Of You

    Jodi Berry|Jul 12, 2023

    Being a Caregiver can creep up on you. It usually starts with simple things; running errands, taking someone to doctor’s appointments and monitoring their medications. As time goes on you find yourself doing more and more and eventually spending more time on someone else’s needs than your own. That’s when most people start to realize they are indeed a Caregiver. It is important to realize that fact early on and give yourself that title; otherwise, you won’t know how or where to look for resources to help you. Whether you are a full-ti...

  • MonDak Seniors Provides Activities for Fairview Seniors

    Jul 12, 2023

    The mission statement of the MonDak Seniors is “Enriching Lives of Seniors through Connection and Creativity”.“The MonDak Seniors have created activities and events to give people 55 years and older a reason to get out and socialize. Combating the isolation of elder Americans is a significant problem in outstate Montana. Having a place to come and meet with others, learn new skills, and new things that are happening in the area is very important. MonDak Seniors include both Montana and North Dakota residents. For those over 60, lunches are p...

  • Senior Companion Program

    Jun 14, 2023

    Staying connected to your community can become more challenging as you age but there are still plenty of opportunities; one is joining the Senior Companion Program. "It's one of the best things I've done since I've moved back to the area." That's what Senior Companion, Rita Palmer, says about her involvement in this fun and compassionate program. The name of the program says it all. It engages seniors to become companions for others who might need just a little extra help. "Sometimes I run...

  • Let's Put An End To Elder Abuse

    Jodi Berry|May 17, 2023

    Let's talk about what no one is talking about... Remember that friend you used to have coffee with every Tuesday until a few months ago? At first you thought she was busy because her adult son or daughter moved in with her, then you saw her at the doctor's office and she seemed to have aged 5 years over the last two months. Of course, you started to worry about her health but could it be something else? One of the saddest "invisible" problems facing our elderly is the very real threat of elder...

  • Long Time Sidney Transfer Keeps On Serving The Community

    Jaymi Mozeak|Apr 12, 2023

    In 1964, 25-year-old Wyoming native Larry Garman rolled into Sidney with his wife, Rita, and their young family. Larry was born in the country and grew up outside Casper, WY. He met Rita when he was a kid and they grew up together. They had married and moved to Denver, CO to start their family but the company Larry worked for, F.W. Woolworth, needed him to relocate to manage their store in Sidney. Being in the mountains, Denver can be cold and the Wyoming winds can make Casper's winters brutal,...

  • MonTECH Staff Coming To Fairview To Share Their Services

    Jaymi Mozeak|Apr 12, 2023

    MonTECH is a statewide assistive technology program that provides technology, support, and services that improve the quality of life for Montanans with any physical or cognitive challenges, including those associated with aging. They will be holding two events Wednesday, April 19, at the Fairview Senior Center, 217 5th St. W. Liz Kuehn, MonTECH Eastern Clinic coordinator, will be there at 12:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. According to their website, www.mt-at.org, MonTECH provides free, confidential information about assistive technology (AT)...

  • Zadow Recognized As Extended Care Resident Of The Year

    Mar 8, 2023

    Sidney, MT - Sidney Health Center Extended Care recently named Peggy Zadow the 2022 Resident of the Year. Peggy was honored at a celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the dining room at Extended Care. Family, friends, residents and staff gathered to celebrate the occasion with a brief program including a cake in her honor and refreshments. Peggy joined the Extended Care family in January 2021 and has always had such a great sense of humor and bright smile. The staff and residents love having her ar...

  • LIFTT Receives Grant From Usaging/ACL To Participate In Aging & Disability Vaccination Collaborative

    Jed Barton|Mar 8, 2023

    Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) is pleased to announce a grant received from the USAging/ Administration for Community Living (ACL), to help facilitate LIFTT’s participation in a new multi-organization collaborative to provide greater person-centered access to vaccines such as COVID-19 and flu to the aging and disabled community. “The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the fact that people with disabilities face a myriad of barriers in accessing the health care resources they desire to utilize including vaccines. We hope thr...

  • 5 Things You Need To Know About Eye Health As You Age

    Feb 15, 2023

    (BPT) - As you age, it's perfectly normal to notice changes in your body. You may not be able to move as fast or hear as well. Age also increases your risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in seniors. February is AMD Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to learn more about ways you can protect your vision and keep your eyes healthy. Read on for the five facts you need to know about AMD. 1. AMD is the #1 cause of vision loss in seniors...

  • Gearing Up For 2023? Start By Helping Protect Yourself Against Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    Jan 11, 2023

    (BPT) - Stop for a moment and think about your top 5 New Year's resolutions. If you said them out loud right now, how many would be about your health? Did they include: * exercising more * eating more healthily * stopping smoking * meditating * getting more quality sleep Is getting vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia on your health list? Some people are at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia - a potentially serious bacterial lung disease - like those 19 or older with certain...

  • Prevent Missing Out On Activities: Get Your Flu Vaccine Today

    Dec 14, 2022

    (BPT) - Heavier jackets are out. Noses are running. Germs are thriving. During this time of year, it's important to arm yourself with information on how you can help protect yourself from the flu. This may be especially important this winter, with COVID-19 variants still prevalent in some communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a decline in flu hospitalizations and deaths last season, citing masking and social distancing as likely contributions. However, reduce...

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