Ask the Expert: Why should I get an eye exam?

March 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Andrea Joplin M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Why should I get an eye exam? If I can see well and my eyes feel good why should I get my eyes ...

Pope County Expo returns on April 6

March 1, 2019
Thousands are expected for the 9th annual Pope County Expo, one of the largest free events in the area. The Expo will take place on Saturday, April 6  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minnewaska Area High School ...

Crafting your best online presence

March 1, 2019
AMS Digital is a marketing communications agency that specializes in helping clients build and improve their online presence through digital media. “We use effective marketing communication strategy, website design, branding and video production,” said Steve Henning, director/digital specialist at AMS ...

Is your farm truly protected?

February 1, 2019
A lot goes into owning and operating a successful farm. No matter the size, there are risks – some more substantial than others. It’s important farmers ask themselves how their operation might be at risk. If Mother Nature strikes or ...

Ask the Expert: Why is it important to treat hearing loss?

January 1, 2019
Answers provided by Kristen Dargay, Au.D., of Janning ENT of Willmar
Kristen Dargay, Au.D, Janning ENT. Contributed photo
What does your health reveal about your hearing? Hearing loss usually develops over time, making it difficult to notice in many cases. ...

Ask the Expert: Can cataracts grow back after surgery?

January 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Can cataracts grow back after surgery? Well, yes, in a way. First, though, a review of what a cataract is and how it’s ...

Helping people hear better since ‘74

December 1, 2018
Wales Hearing Center has special hearing event Dec. 3-7 Forty-four years ago, Sgt. Gregory Wales was discharged from the United States Air Force and returned to Minnesota with his wife and three children.
The Alexandria office of Wales Hearing Center
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Ask the Expert: What to know about provider networks

December 1, 2018
Answers provided by Keith Asmussen, Medicare Product Manager at UCare. Do provider networks differ from plan to plan? Yes. Provider networks can vary from one health care company to another, and also from plan to plan within the same company. ...

Helping people age in place… at home

December 1, 2018
One of the most difficult things about aging for some people is leaving the home they love. Prairie River Home Care realizes how hard that time is for seniors and is assisting them as much as possible to remain where ...

Updated Cookbook Locations

November 1, 2018
A few new locations that have cookbooks available have been added to this list. The newest Senior Perspective cookbook, “More Lifelong Favorites, Vol. 16” will be available at hundreds of stores throughout  Minnesota by early November. Books expected to be ...

Ask the Expert: Can I prevent macular degeneration?

November 1, 2018
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration refers to a number of diseases which affect the center of the retina, called the “macula.” The macula ...

Helping plan, protect your future

November 1, 2018
Ankeny works to help clients live ‘a more content, confident and generous life’ The mission of Thrivent Financial is to help Christians be wise with their money so they can live generously. Helping people reach that goal is Dane Ankeny, ...

A Magical Medora Christmas returns

November 1, 2018
Those who have attended the shows in Medora, North Dakota, understand the “magic of Medora.” For the last few years, that magic has been brought on the road in the form of A Magical Medora Christmas, a traveling Christmas ...

Ask the Expert: What has Tom Emmer done for seniors?

November 1, 2018
Question: Every time I turn on the news or pick up a newspaper, I never see anything about what Republicans, or Tom Emmer in particular, are doing to help senior citizens like me. I want to know: What has Tom ...

Worry-free living packed with perks

November 1, 2018
The weather is turning colder every day, and more shoveling is on the way for homeowners. But there is another option. At Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood, all the shoveling it taken care of, along with just about everything else. Plus, ...

Ask the Expert: What is the UCare Medicare Advantage plan?

November 1, 2018
Answers provided by Patrick Mitsch, PharmMD, pharmacy director at UCare. Do I really need Part D drug coverage? Almost everyone will take prescription drugs at some point in their lifetime. That’s why Part D drug benefits are an important part ...

PioneerCare celebrates 90 years

October 1, 2018
Fergus Falls senior care provider offers a spectrum of care PioneerCare is celebrating! It was 90 years ago that the organization opened its doors in Fergus Falls offering long-term care for older adults. But a lot has changed in those ...