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 ...

Andria is ‘everyone’s theater’

October 1, 2018
Organization has been entertaining audiences in Alexandra since ‘67 “Building community by igniting interest and participation in and through the performing arts.” That is the mission of Andria Theatre, a premier live theater and performing arts center in Alexandria. And ...

Gun sales, service hit target at Little Crow

October 1, 2018
Customer: ‘I have never been disappointed’ For the past 32 years, Little Crow Shooting Sports in Hutchinson has been home to avid hunters, collectors and gun enthusiasts from all over the area.
Scopes, safes, shells and a wide selection of
...

Ask the Expert: Is my hearing loss treatable?

October 1, 2018
Answers provided by Kristen Benjaminson, Au.D., CCC-A of Janning ENT Is my hearing loss treatable? More than 48 million Americans experience hearing loss. While this condition is often viewed as an inevitable part of aging, over half of all patients ...

Ask the Expert: Why are Medicare Cost plans going away?

October 1, 2018
Answers provided by Paul J. Hamilton, founding partner of Medicare Insurance Advisors Why are Medicare Cost plans being eliminated? A federal law implemented recently will eliminate certain health insurance options across Minnesota. As a result, over 370,000 Minnesotans that currently ...

Over 400,000 will lose coverage

October 1, 2018
Breitenfeldt Group offering enrollment events, beefing up its team to prepare for Minnesotans needing help enrolling in a new Medicare plan The enrollment period is coming up for Minnesotans who need to make changes to their Medicare plans for the ...

Ask the Expert: Can I reduce my risk of cognitive decline?

September 1, 2018
Answers provided  by Katrice Sisson,
Alzheimer’s Association Q:  What are some ways to reduce my risk of cognitive decline? Research is still evolving, but evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle ...

‘We’re like family’ at Brickstone

September 1, 2018
For such a small community, Comfrey has an abundance of history. And Brickstone Manor, a modest nine-unit assisted living facility in the heart of the town of 382 residents in southern Minnesota, is a big part of that history. The ...

Medicare made easy

September 1, 2018
Allison White Insurance opened in January For more than a dozen years, Allison White built her reputation as a Medicare and health insurance expert in Minnesota working for a corporate firm. In January 2018, Allison  put her knowledge and industry ...

‘We enjoy life every day here’

September 1, 2018
Fairway Ridge provides comfortable assisted living option in Albany
The picturesque setting of the Mother of Mercy complex along the Albany Golf Course. Contributed photo
Imagine your home in a picturesque setting with the plush emerald-colored grass of a golf ...

Medicare help, offered free of charge

September 1, 2018
Many senior citizens admit that getting a grasp on the new changes in store for Medicare is confusing and frustrating. But Medicare Insurance Advisors, of Sartell, can ease that stress by explaining all the upcoming changes and the various options ...