Apr 14

The Peaks in Ronan

by Vince Devlin A relatively new, but rapidly growing, concept in senior living is making its way to Ronan this spring. It’s called “independent living,” and that’s what The Peaks will offer. “It’s a step below assisted living,” explains co-owner Sage Dorrington, who along with his wife Lindsey hope to have The Peaks fully open […]

May 1

Five Sisters: Still Together After 73 Years

In this remodeled house in the Mission Valley live five widowed women, all sisters, between the ages of 80 and 92. When the four oldest moved in with the youngest last year, 73 years had passed since they all had lived under the same roof. The home of their childhoods is just six or seven […]

Dec 22

Independent Living Column

By: BARBARA BLANCHARD When I was in my early 30s attending a seminar, I met a mature woman named Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995). She referred to herself as a “wrinkled radical” who thought that senior citizens “constituted America’s biggest untapped and undervalued human energy source.” She considered her wrinkles “badges of distinction.”

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.

Oct 23

Senior Housing: Subdivisions for Seniors Only

by Renata Birkenbuel Imagine stepping outside your home, only to view the historic, tree-lined Marcus Daly Mansion from your front porch. That’s the view you’d get if you chose to live at the Riverside Crossing Senior Cooperative in Hamilton, one of many pristinely developed subdivisions across Montana built specifically for 55-and-older residents. Situated between the […]

Oct 23

Senior Housing: Van Ee Apartments

by Renata Birkenbuel For those age 62 and over, a year-old apartment building in Kalispell has garnered strong community collaboration in the Flathead Valley. The Van Ee Apartments were named after Mrs. Ruth Van Ee Saholt, mother to Accessible Space, Inc., development company president Stephen Vander Schaaf. “We’ve developed a close relationship with the Northwest […]