Millions of baby boomers face financial crisis in retirement years

Millions of baby boomers face financial crisis in retirement years

As 76 million baby boomers near the end of their working lives, the nation is hurtling toward a retirement financial crisis.

Minneapolis hailed as Minnesota's first 'age-friendly' city

October 20, 2015
Minneapolis hailed as Minnesota's first 'age-friendly' city
AARP praises Minneapolis for efforts to meet the needs of older folks.

Ely woman blazes new trail in wilderness adventures

October 20, 2015
Ely woman blazes new trail in wilderness adventures
Women's Wilderness Discovery offers year-round trips through the BWCA.
The Good Life
October 21, 2015

Running late: Catching up with our midlife marathoners

In the April issue of The Good Life, we profiled three 50-something runners training for the Twin Cities Marathon. Here's how they fared.
The Good Life
October 20, 2015

Senior communities serve up a feast for foodies

More and more senior living facilities are adopting a restaurant-style setup.
October 20, 2015

How grandmas built the world as we know it

Grandmothers: They feed you, they spoil you, they constantly needle you about your relationship status.And, according to anthropologist Kristen Hawkes, they might be the driving…
The Good Life
October 20, 2015

Moorhead man sails from Minnesota to Alabama in 60 days

Bert Chamberlain made it from St. Paul to the Gulf of Mexico (with a few detours along the way).
Music
July 29, 2015

For St. Paul soul singer Sonny Knight, success comes later in life

Artists often spend years struggling before they achieve success. Soul singer Sonny Knight spent half a century. “I guess inside of us all we’ve got…
The Good Life
July 29, 2015

ArtSage teaches seniors how to engage in music, storytelling and more

One big room was full of people banging on inverted buckets on chairs, simulating the experience of playing the taiko drum, a large traditional Japanese…
The Good Life
July 29, 2015

The Art of Aging: Life changes led to career in creativity for St. Louis Park artist

Three of the biggest turning points in Lucy Rose Fischer’s career involved encounters with aging. Twice, she was influenced by other people’s aging — the…
The Good Life
July 29, 2015

The Art of Aging: How Minneapolis artist Mary Bergs discovered a new career

“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller wrote. Mary Bergs happened to be in India…
The Good Life
July 29, 2015

Now everyone can enjoy your home-baked treats

New law allows you to sell those brownies and muffins.
The Good Life
July 28, 2015

My Good Life: Duluth sculptor, writer finds peace and purpose through art

  My good life has long roots. I was 37 years old, three months pregnant with my daughter, a year after my father’s death in…
The Good Life
July 28, 2015

The Art of Aging: Jim Denomie's vivid, edgy paintings attract international attention

Jim Denomie wasn’t exactly a model student when he attended South High School in Minneapolis around 1970; he recalls his activities included “goofing off, getting…
The Good Life
July 28, 2015

How our Minnesota athletes fared at the National Senior Games

Among the 10,000 athletes from around the country who competed in the 2015 National Senior Games, held July 3-16 in the Twin Cities, were…
The Good Life
July 28, 2015

Tiny homes offer independent living option for older adults

  John Louiselle and Jesse Lammi first met and became friends playing hockey when they were 11 years old. Now 24, Louiselle and Lammi are…
The Good Life
April 22, 2015

How to make your life insurance work for you

  Seniors can put their life insurance policies to work for them, selling the policies rather than surrendering them to the insurer to generate needed…
The Good Life
April 22, 2015

Archer shoots from novice to gold in months

With her family cheering her on, Jackie Cogan shot from novice to gold in a matter of months.
The Good Life
April 22, 2015

Pickleball player back from the dead - literally

Randy Hall was on the pickleball court when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. “I was pretty much dead,” said Hall, 64, a retired teacher…
The Good Life
April 22, 2015

Senior track star makes up for late start in running

Sherwood Sagedahl got a late start in the race, but he has more than made up for it.
The Good Life
April 22, 2015

Edina racewalker takes "funny-looking" sport in her stride

She’s had water balloons thrown at her (they missed) and been the target of squirt guns. As a racewalker, Anita Macias-Howard has learned to take…
The Good Life
April 22, 2015

Minnesota triathlete, 67, loves to compete - against himself

Tom Rohman is not in it for the health — he likes competing against himself.
The Good Life
April 22, 2015

Senior Games competitor from Minnesota learned the javelin -- on YouTube

How YouTube helped one competitor learn the art of the javelin.

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    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    Wayzata Symphony Orchestra: Patrick Harison, accordion and bandoneon, performs with the orchestra for the “Twist of Tango” concert.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    Wayzata Symphony Orchestra: Patrick Harison, accordion and bandoneon, performs with the orchestra for the “Twist of Tango” concert.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
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