Senior News October 28, 2021

The Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West Saint Paul, will offer a “Folds of Honor” program for older adults from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, November 10. The 30-minute presentation by Dick Middelton will cover the history of playing “Taps,”…

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Senior housing is hit with staffing shortage as fallout from pandemic

Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across this area are experiencing critical shortages in staffing. Positions ranging from dietary workers and housekeepers to nurses and nurses aides remain unfilled as workers retire early or opt for less demanding jobs. Their reasons…

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New luxury apartments in Mendota Hts. cater to those 55 & older

The Linden, a three-story luxury apartment building for adults age 55 and older, has begun welcoming residents after being under construction for the past year at 725 Linden St., just northeast of Highway 62 and Dodd Road in Mendota Heights.…

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Poet Kirkpatrick reemerges from the pandemic

The publication of Blood Moon left Macalester-Groveland author Patricia Kirkpatrick feeling pensive. Her most recent collection of poetry appeared in March 2020, just as COVID-19 began to cast its long shadow over life as we knew it. “With few readings…

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Low-income senior apartments near Highland Chateau gain support

The developers of a proposed 36-unit apartment building for low-income seniors near West Seventh Street and Saint Paul Avenue are again seeking financial assistance. The Highland District Council (HDC) Community Development Committee on June 15 agreed to offer a letter…

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A word to the wise: Author Gilats encourages retirees to remain engaged for the good of society

On the verge of her 75th birthday, Andrea Gilats woke up one morning last May to a revelation. “That impending birthday sparked a sudden leap of consciousness in me,” said the author, educator, artist and yoga instructor. “I realized I…

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Striking a chord with the senior set: Walker-West is now offering private lessons for aspiring musicians 55 and older

Tom Kellogg sits down at the keybooard with Walker-West founder and instructor Grant Walker. Kellogg is one of many students enrolled in the academy’s new program for aspiring musicians age 55 and older. Photo by Brad Stauffer By Anne MurphyThe…

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A neighbor in need

Episcopal Homes’ new NeighborCare brings the assisted living to your home Where do you want to be living a year from now?” That is one of the first questions Karen Vento asks when she is interviewing a prospective client for…

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Open space variance denied for affordable senior housing project

BZA decision is setback for one of first buildings proposed at Ford site CommonBond Communities’ plan to construct a five-story apartment building for low-income seniors was met with both skepticism and partial rejection from the St. Paul Board of Zoning…

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Senior News June 24, 2020

Marissa Rudd The Pillars of Highland Park, 1925 Norfolk Ave., has hired Marissa Rudd as manager of its Dimensions memory care program. Rudd has more than a decade of experience in health care, most of it in memory care.Help at…

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