Jan 16

Lucille Ball’s Montana Roots

BRIAN D’AMBROSIO for Montana 55 Even today, “I Love Lucy” is syndicated all over the world and new audiences are discovering the charm of Lucy’s slapstick antics. Before she was Lucy, Lucille Ball was the dreamy-eyed and easily frightened child of a telephone electrical lineman, Henry Ball, who worked gruelingly in Montana for several years. […]

Jan 16

Safety Net: Online tools help screen for eligibility

Nicole Tiggeman Tribune News Service Social Security has a toolbox full of resources on its website, socialsecurity.gov, to help you with your financial planning. With so many resources, maybe it’s easier if we highlight one of their “best.” B.E.S.T. is the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool, available at ssabest.benefits.gov. It can help you find out if […]

Jan 16

50-plus and Dating? Make note of these tips

ERIKA ETTIN Tribune News Service When I started my business, A Little Nudge, I didn’t know who to expect as my client base regarding age. Part of me thought that I would work with a lot of 30-something women, looking to have children. Another part thought I would work with people who are simply too […]

Jan 16

How to Disaster-Proof Your Finances

Liz Weston NerdWallet Mother Nature could be excused if she wondered, “How much more prompting do you people need?” This year delivered epic wildfires, devastating hurricanes, massive floods and horrific earthquakes. Yet many people still haven’t taken a few critical steps to protect their financial lives from such disasters. Consider setting aside a few hours […]

Jan 16

Embracing the Positives of Aging

JUDITH GRAHAM Kaiser Health News What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as out-of-touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant? From late-night TV comedy shows, where supposedly clueless older people are the butt of jokes, to ads for anti-aging creams equating youth with beauty and wrinkles with decay, harsh and unflattering […]

Jan 16

Can Hormone Therapy Decrease the Risk of Dementia?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK Introducing hormone treatment for women in early stages of menopause might help decrease their risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. For women, a drop in hormones during midlife may have some influence on developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Also, general brain volume gradually declines with advancing age, but the decline is […]

Jan 16

5 Natural Things You Can Do to Look More Youthful

Going under the knife isn’t the only way to age gracefully. Here are some steps to incorporate into your daily routine to help keep your body looking and feeling sharp. 1. Practice good posture: Slouching can cause headaches, tension and a slew of other health problems. Hold your head up, roll your shoulders back and […]

Jan 16

60 is the new 40: cosmetic procedures for boomers and beyond are on the rise

SARA BAUKNECHT Tribune News Service If age is said to be a state of mind, then why not match your look on the outside to the way you feel on the inside? A rising number of boomers and beyond are trying to achieve just that, with help from cosmetic procedures–especially nonsurgical ones with little or […]

Jan 16

Snowblower Safety

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Winter is here – and clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots is no small job. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is offering tips for safe and correct use of snow throwers, often referred to as snow blowers. “Weather today is more unpredictable than ever, and you need to have your snow […]

Jan 16

Social Security: Access your benefits on the go

Nicole Tiggeman Tribune News Service Smartphones have been in our lives for over a decade and have changed the way we interact with each other. Social Security is at the forefront of technological advancements, making online business easier and more secure. About a third of the visitors to SocialSecurity.gov use their smart phones to learn […]