Jul 17

Golden Years: Live with Purpose and Passion

by Lynn Stumberg How do we, as seniors, continue to live with purpose and passion, even in our golden years? In fact, for most of us, are our golden years really golden? Obviously, we all face new challenges as we age. Declining strength, eyesight, bone mass and hearing are just a few of these changes we experience.

Jul 17

Bee Hive of Butte

by Erin Heitzmann Bee Hive Homes of Butte is now up and running with a passion! A passion to provide competent and compassionate care to our elderly population in a safe, comfortable and homelike environment.

Jul 17

Simplify with Lists

by Joy Earls More than a decade ago, I met my siblings for a rendezvous. Since our parents are gone, we make an effort to reconnect regularly. Las Vegas was the agreed upon destination because of its easy access and low cost. I was exhausted by day one with little sleep and lots of talk, as we all […]

May 4

Saying Farewell: The Story of Zephyr

by Brett French After waking us up with her insistent, high-pitched barks in the morning for 12 years, our chocolate Labrador, Zephyr, would spend the rest of the day — and parts of the night — constantly reminding us of her presence.

May 4

Family Finances: What to Consider

By Stacia Dahl, AARP Montana State Office Rita from Lewistown e-mailed us with this question: Last summer, my sister’s husband passed away quite unexpectedly. Her husband was always the one who handled the finances in the family and now she finds herself in the position of trying to either handle them herself or enlisting the help […]

May 4

Cooperative Living

by Joy Earls Over the years I have written about aging in place, rightsizing, downsizing, making accommodations to existing homes and even moving to different towns. The most feedback that I received on my articles was the one in which I talked about exploring different living options. And the concept that piqued the most interest was about my son’s experiences with cooperative […]

May 4

New Cancer Treatment: Experimental Options

by Chris Cioffi In the nearly two years after Billings resident Mary Ellen Hitron, 64, was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma – the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma – she has always believed that she would beat the cancer.

May 4

Yoga for Boomers

by Lori Chase “When the breath wanders, the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika While yoga is pervasive today, many from the baby boomer generation remember how it began to […]

May 4

Joint Replacement

by Dillon Kato Roy Strong is the CEO of Ortho Montana, an orthopedic surgery group in Billings that includes 17 physicians. He said the surgeons include specialists for hips and knees as well as shoulder and ankle replacement. That part of the business has continued to grow over the last several years, with more and more of the clients […]

May 4

Alzheimer’s: Know the Warning Signs

by Mindy Renfro The days go by faster, my body doesn’t always “rise to the occasion” and my keys – where did I put my keys? Aging certainly beats the alternative, but is certainly not for the weak. Of course, aging equals living longer – a very good thing – but presents many new challenges to each of us.