Dec 22

Help for Living Independently

By: DILLON KATO Recovering at home from a surgery or other injury is shown to lead to faster rehabilitation times and is also a cost effective measure. It’s also never been easier for a patient to use this method of healing. 

Dec 22

Rising Mountains Assisted Living in Bigfork

By: DILLON KATO It’s never easy to make the decisions about the best place for yourself or a loved one to live as they age. Assisted living facilities are one of the options open to people, but many dislike the idea of going to live in a crowded, institutional-style residence.

Dec 22

Boating with Seniors

by Dillon Kato Summertime in Montana is synonymous with being on the water. Whether it’s getting out in a boat you’ve owned for years, looking at buying or upgrading to something new, or picking out a boat for the whole family to enjoy, the water sports industry has something for everyone. Dustin Bretz reminded all boat owners to take a few routine maintenance steps […]

Nov 12

Mission Falls

by Vince Devlin ST. IGNATIUS – It’s a favorite view for many Montanans, when they top Ravalli Hill on U.S. Highway 93 west of here and the Mission Mountains explode into view, with a magnificent waterfall tumbling down them.

Nov 12

Jewel Basin: A Pleasant Hike

by Rob Chaney BIGFORK – The “high” part of high mountain lakes can discourage some hikers, so that’s where the Jewel Basin comes in handy. A well-maintained U.S. Forest Service road acquires most of the elevation gain as you motor 2,500 vertical feet above Bigfork and Flathead Lake to the unfortunately named Camp Misery. It’s really a parking lot and […]

Nov 12

Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

by Rob Chaney LEWISTOWN – There is no heart of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, but there is a circulatory system. This 1.1-million-acre, 125-mile-long territory along the Missouri River Breaks has long been known as the “American Serengeti” by generations of big-game hunters who’ve made pilgrimages there.

Nov 12

Leaving a Legacy

by Perry Backus STEVENSVILLE – They say a photograph is worth a thousand words. But sometimes that single moment captured in time can be so much more. Dale Burk knows all about that. The Stevensville man has always found his peace along the riffles and pools of a good trout stream.

Nov 12

The 4 C’s of Choosing a Medicare Plan

This question came from Nicole during our Day of Service Shredding event and Food Drive in Missoula. Q: My mother just turned 68 and she was recently diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. As a result, she had unexpectedly higher doctor and prescription drug bills. Her doctor’s financial counselor suggested we re-examine her Medicare choices when the next open enrollment period begins so she […]

Nov 12

Vitamin D and Health

by Paul G. Smith Since the 1960s, asthma has increased so dramatically as to be declared an epidemic. This increase has hit hardest in developed countries, leading us to question what lifestyle changes might be to blame.

Nov 12

Fall and Winter Driving

by Stacia Dahl, Montana AARP This question came in from Karen who stopped by our booth during our Day of Service in Butte. Q: We bought our granddaughter her first car as she headed off to college this fall. I am worried about her driving during the winter months. What tips or advice do you have that I can […]