December weather cannot chill the fervor volunteers for Wreaths Across America (WAA) feel in honoring deceased veterans during the holiday season.
Looking like the upward part of a pushup, the plank position is one of many exercises utilized in Pilates and other low-impact exercise programs gaining favor with audiences of all ages, especially seniors.
In harmony with the hills and tall pines that dominate the landscape of the Brimmer ranch, Hilda Brimmer plays accordion music that has spread deep roots into daily life.
It has taken 50 years for Billings psych-rock band The Frantics “Birth” to see the light of day. The world finally has a chance to hear this astonishing and accomplished piece of Rock-n-Roll history with its reissue. One European music critic, Alex Carretero, says the recording is “Probably the greatest lost US psych album ever.”
You may have noticed a new logo addition to our masthead. Our publishers Bob and Janet Hunt returned from the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA) conference in October with 11 — count ‘em, ELEVEN — awards in hand for our two publications (Montana Senior News and sister publication Idaho Senior Independent). Our papers were judged in the Class B division, for publications with 25,001-50,000 circulation.
It isn’t surprising that the time when family members are most likely to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one comes during the holiday season. Family members and friends who have not seen one another for months, or even a year, gather, and the signs of memory loss or behavioral change become obvious.
Thirteen years ago, at age 50, Trego, Mont., ballet teacher and horse trainer Bernice Ende began her life as a long rider. That year she rode 2,000 miles on horseback from Montana to New Mexico. In the following 12 years, she rode another 27,000 miles on horseback.
These storytelling events build community in no more complicated a way than bringing together people telling stories with other people listening to them. The results of that simple effort can be remarkable.
We did plenty of things right for first-timers. But we also did plenty wrong. No matter, we acquired useful lessons along the way that other potential snowbirds might benefit from. For anyone pondering a southern migration for the first time, these five tips may prove helpful.
The Montana Veterans Memorial overlooking the Missouri River at the north end of Great Falls stands as a stately shrine of honor for all who have served our country in the Armed Services. It’s a beautifully landscaped presence in a city with a long connection to military service, and it’s Montana’s largest veterans’ memorial.