Dr. Holly Eischens examines the ears of Harry Hughes, of Osakis, during a recent appointment. Hughes had been experiencing a gradual hearing loss over the years. Dr. Eischens fitted Hughes with a new pair of hearing aids, and he is now hearing far better than he has in many years. Photo by Jim Palmer

Hearing restored

February 1, 2017
Dr. Holly Eischens can diagnose, provide treatment options for those with hearing loss Harry Hughes, of Osakis, has been slowly losing his hearing over the years. “It was a gradual loss so I didn’t really realize how bad it had ...
The Mill Pond View Apartments in Pelican Rapids, is one of the Schuett Companies properties.   Contributed photo

‘Compassion and care every day’

February 1, 2017
Helping seniors live at home, wherever their home might be “In 1967, I sat on the floor of a nursing home in Kalona, Iowa,” said Tom Schuett. “I was five years old. There was a metal chair and an old ...
Curtis Weinrich and Corinne Dwyer look over some of the books published by North Star Press. The press has been publishing books for nearly 50 years.  Photo by Scott Thoma

Publishing books that matter

February 1, 2017
North Star Press helps potential authors bring their stories to life Many times a compelling idea for a book gets locked up in our mind and rarely gets a chance to escape because of the uncertainty of which path to ...
The HealthSource/LFLC team includes (L to R) Rachel Smith, Dr. Adam Fink and Jill Borg.   	        Contributed photo

Learning how to eat, live healthy

January 1, 2017
‘It is the best thing I have done for myself’ If you added up all the pounds that have been shed by clients of the Lifetime Fat Loss Centers of Hutchinson since it opened 18 months ago, it would nearly ...
Tim Schaefer, owner of Encore Consultants in Morris, helps businesses, including family farms, work through the transition of a business succession plan. 
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A personal guide to a smooth and successful business succession

January 1, 2017
Transitioning a business from one generation to the next or working through an ownership change can be difficult The majority of businesses are not successful in transitioning the business to the next generation or outside buyer. Encore Consultants guides the ...
Brittney Odens, marketing coordinator at Rice Memorial Hospital, is also one of the handlers in the volunteer pet therapy program offered by Rice Hospice. Here she is with her yorkie, Maggie, bringing a smile and comfort to a patient. Contributed photo

Making every day count

December 1, 2016
Rice Hospice uses a variety of methods to make the final days comfortable
Having pets visit hospice patients has been invaluable. Contributed photo
Make each day count because tomorrow is never promised to anyone. That’s why the goal of Rice ...
Alternative Senior Care includes (front left to right), Janet Thieschafer, Mike Karasch, Cindy Karasch, Paula
Bromenshenkel; Back (L to R)  Barb Wanquist, Janeen Mitchell and Metta Kincade. Contributed photo

‘Alternative Senior Care was a godsend’

December 1, 2016
With the health of both parents failing, they provided much-needed help “Guided by faith we are called to provide compassionate care and peace of mind to all who desire to live at home.”
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Cookbooks Selling Fast

December 1, 2016
The newest Senior Perspective  cookbook, “More Lifelong Favorites, Vol. 14” will be available at hundreds of stores throughout  Minnesota in early November. Books expected to be on shelves by about Nov. 9. The books will sell for just $4 at ...
Jared Mason, decked out his Christmas best, performs a classic Chrsitmas tune. Mason is one of the 
talented Medora entertainers in A Magical Medora Christmas. Contributed photo

A Magical Medora Christmas

December 1, 2016
The magic of Christmas, Medora come together for special area performances
Jared Mason, decked out his Christmas best, performs a classic Christmas tune. Mason is one of the talented Medora entertainers in A Magical Medora Christmas. Contributed photo
The magic ...
The Dental Health Services team. Pictured in the middle are Dr Scott Ringdahl, Dr. Alyssa Gullickson and Dr. Jeremy Myrom. They are surrounded by dental hygienists, dental assistants and other team members. Photo by Lane Studio

‘Our patients are very important to us’

October 31, 2016
Dental Health Services is a hygiene-based dental office where clients come first Looking for a dental office that can offer professional, specialized and gentle care and still maintain a friendly, hometown atmosphere? Dental Health Services, of Glenwood, is the perfect ...
Leah, LPN client care coordinator at Comfort Keepers, assists a client, Perry, at his home. Comfort Keepers is a locally owned home care organization in St. Cloud and Waite Park. Contributed photo

‘I love helping them any way I can’

October 31, 2016
Comfort Keepers provides one-on-one, in-home care
Leah, LPN client care coordinator at Comfort Keepers, assists a client, Perry, at his home. Comfort Keepers is a locally owned home care organization in St. Cloud and Waite Park. Contributed photo
Being able ...
ACC Midwest Transportation Manager Brianna Raether, left; President Eric Labraaten, center; and Service Manager Mike Meyer, right. ACC Midwest has grown from one van to 25 vehicles in five years. Labraaten credits his staff for the growth and their commitment to customer service. ACC Midwest offers non-emergency ambulatory, wheelchair and stretcher transportation in the counties of McLeod, Meeker, Sibley, Renville, Nicollet, Carver, Stearns, Wright and Kandiyohi.        Photo by Scott Thoma

‘We provide safe and comfortable rides’

September 29, 2016
ACC Midwest provides non-emergency ambulatory, wheelchair and stretcher transportation As a young man working at a senior living facility in Hutchinson, Eric Labraaten saw a need for non-emergency transportation for the residents there, as well as others in the area. ...
Dennis Breitenfeldt launched Breitenfeldt Group in Long Prairie in 1990. Today, his brokerage is helping clients across the state.   		Photo by Jim Palmer

‘A true road map to Medicare’

September 29, 2016
Breitenfeldt Group offers guidance, support, reviews at no charge Are you confused by Medicare? Do you dread calling your insurance company? Do you wish someone could help you through the process? And take care of any issues that come up ...