Meet Joan

Joan has been a seamstress most of her life. She started out at a bridal shop in St. Paul doing alterations on wedding gowns and later continued sewing out of her home. She really enjoyed getting to know the brides and hearing all of their stories. Her favorite was of a bride named June, who got married in June and

Meet LaDawn

After receiving a four year degree as a paralegal, LaDawn found that her career choice wasn’t as fulfilling as she’d imagined. Her job tasks lacked the need for really helping people that she craved. When reflecting upon her childhood, she recalled pretending to be a nurse, so she chose to switch professions and nursing has been a natural fit. Helping

Wine may become better with age, but your skin certainly does not!

By Marshall Muehlbauer; Saint Cloud, MN – Guest Blogger Spending time is the sun can be a blast, but getting sun burn certainly isn’t. Read why protecting your aged skin is important and how you can prevent the onset of skin cancer. After a long winter, going outside with no jacket and the works is a treat for Minnesotans every

Meet Lucy

Born in Beach, North Dakota July 25, 1909, Lucy Siercks has seen a tremendous amount of changes in her lifetime! This year Lucy turns an amazing 106 years young. Her family affectionately calls her the “Energizer Bunny” because she remains so active and has outlived many members of her family. Lucy grew up on the family farm where they raised

Meet Carol and Jack

When you think about Minnesota Nice, the Kufner’s come to mind. They are one of the sweetest couples you’ll ever meet. They are so kind and compassionate and very active in the community. Carol was one of the first volunteers at Shepherd of Grace Senior Community when it opened in May 2007. She started out by helping with crafts and

Private Screening

The Sauk Rapids ACT on Alzheimer’s has announced a private screening of “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Performing Arts Center. There will be a reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. To reserve your complimentary ticket, contact Melinda Fast at (320) 251-5228 or   WATCH TRAILER   In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell

Meet John and Judy

John and Judy met at a fairground dance and after dancing all night, John escorted Judy home.  They were engaged soon after and married in 1958 on a hot 102° summer day at Popple Creek Church. John worked at the St. Cloud Reformatory and Judy was a Nursing Assistant.  After successful careers, they retired at the same time because they

Support Older Adult Services

I have been a Licensed Administrator and served for 37 years in multiple settings in South Dakota and Minnesota.  While I’ve seen some difficult economic times over the years, the last six years have been more difficult than the previous 31 years put together.  Since “The Great Recession” of 2008 and the State’s budget shortfalls, the cuts and freezes to

Meet Dave and Elsie

What do you get when you combine two families? For Dave and Elsie, they were blessed with a 43 year marriage that began with 5 children and has grown to include 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. When they first married, they lived in South Minneapolis. Dave enjoyed a 40 year career with Honeywell, starting out as a tool and die-maker

10 Tips for Volunteering

Research the causes or issues that are important to you. Look for a group that deals with issues about which you feel strongly. Think about your specific personality and how your skills or communication style might fit with different organizations or activities. Think outside the box! Many community groups that are looking for volunteers, like neighborhood watch programs, disaster relief