Are you lonesome? How Minnesota seniors are combating social isolation

Are you lonesome? How Minnesota seniors are combating social isolation

More than 250,000 Minnesotans over 60 live alone. How can we fight off loneliness?

'Trapped' at home during elevator repair, Edina woman got creative, and 'peaceful'

February 21
Joann Hunt learned to adapt during one month without an elevator in her Edina condo building.

What Mary Tyler Moore meant to boomer women

February 21
In her iconic '70s show and in life, she was a remarkable role model.
The Good Life
February 23

'Social entrepreneur' seeks real-life 'Golden Girls' to share Minneapolis house

"I'm a fan of the show, so I thought, why don't you create a 'Golden Girls' home?" Roxanne Cornell said. "The Golden Girls cared for each other. Loved each other. Had fun together. Just because you're 80 years old doesn't mean you can't have fun."
The Good Life
February 22

Help in navigating the maze of Medicare

A Minneapolis social worker helps boomers learn their Medicare ABCs and Ds.
The Good Life
February 21

St. Louis Park cohousing community welcomes home all ages

An "intentional community" in St. Louis Park encourages multigenerational bonds.
The Good Life
February 21

'Relax Into Yoga for Seniors' has 6-week plan for flexibility

Plagued by stiff or painful joints as we age, some of us consider yoga. We sign up for a “gentle” yoga class but find ourselves…
The Good Life
February 21

Housing seniors with students

Growing up in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Rusudan Kilaberia was surrounded by older people, including her three surviving grandparents, who lived nearby. They…
The Good Life
February 21

Breaking through the epidemic of loneliness

With isolation a major health risk, agencies reach out to older Minnesotans.
The Good Life
February 21

'Do or decline'

An athlete's age may be less important to performance than persistent practice.
The Good Life
February 21

5 tips for the disorganized taxpayer

How experts say you can avoid the mad scramble at tax time.
The Good Life
February 21

Upbeat? Worried? Try these investment strategies

Three financial strategies that will help no matter what 2017 brings.
The Good Life
February 21

How not to drive your kids nuts on Facebook

Nine tips for less stressful social media interactions with your family.
The Good Life
February 21

Why I no longer feel guilty about vacations

Seeing travel through her father's 94-year-old eyes made all the difference.
Variety
October 20, 2016

How will America's older voters vote?

Why the conventional wisdom about older voters' preferences may be wrong.
Variety
October 20, 2016

Where Clinton and Trump stand on retirement security

Experts agree — both candidates need to say more about retirement.
Variety
October 20, 2016

Diane Rehm on retiring from NPR

At 80, the acclaimed broadcaster is looking forward.
The Good Life
October 20, 2016

Getting out of your comfort zone is good for you

Why taking on daunting new challenges in midlife is essential for growth and happiness.
Variety
October 18, 2016

My Good Life: Lost and found with my 96-year-old mom in the supermarket

In a mother-daughter visit to the grocery store, a role reversal is more than we bargained for.
The Good Life
October 18, 2016

Judy Berry: Saving others from pain

To help out patients who had been rejected elsewhere, Judy Berry created a nursing home — with no prior experience.
The Good Life
October 18, 2016

Mark Seaburg: Ex-ultramarathoner takes up extreme biking

Physician and former ultramarathoner Mark Seaburg, 57, thrives on biking long distances in extreme conditions.
The Good Life
October 18, 2016

Rose McGee: Comfort for places that need a pie

In response to racial unrest, Rose McGee of Golden Valley created Sweet Potato Comfort Pies.
Variety
October 18, 2016

Money talks you shouldn't skip

Discussing finances with aging parents might be difficult, but it can head off more complex issues in the future if their health goes awry.
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