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Campaign hits $1 million: Ave Maria Village project on schedule

November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Ave Maria Village has reached the $1 million mark in the fundraising campaign for its $1.32 million expansion project.

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Helping seniors age at home

July 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Simple fixes could help elderly individuals live alone longer.
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Report: SD should ready for aging trend

June 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Communities can find ways to stay younger, or embrace older residents.
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Census: Dakotas tops for centenarians

December 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) U.S. Census Bureau data show people are more likely to live 100 years or longer in North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Minnesota AG proposes vulnerable adult legislation

December 2, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota News — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is proposing legislation to better protect vulnerable adults under the care of guardians. Continue Reading

To build or not to build? Nursing home questions remain

November 4, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

Area News — The St. Croix County Board is on record as supporting the construction of a new nursing home to replace an aging facility at the St. Croix Health Center campus in New Richmond. Continue Reading

‘Their lives are not over’: Activity program is essential to Rice Care services

October 31, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR There are many opportunities for residents of the Rice Care Center to keep their hands and minds busy, from group sing-alongs to exercise classes to a Christmas cookie exchange.
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Rural areas to feel strain as SD population grays

October 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The population in South Dakota’s rural areas will age more rapidly in coming years as more baby boomers enter retirement and more young people migrate to urban areas, South Dakota’s state demographer says. Continue Reading

Federal report details health, economic status of older Americans

August 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Today’s older Americans enjoy longer lives and better physical function than did previous generations, although, for some, an increased burden in housing costs and rising obesity may compromise these gains, according to a comprehensive federal look at aging. Continue Reading

Music training improves aging process

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Researchers in the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern measured the automatic brain responses of younger and older musicians and nonmusicians to speech sounds. Researchers discovered that older musicians had a distinct neural timing advantage. Researchers concluded that age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training. Continue Reading