STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Seniors have one number to call for state aid
The Dayton administration has launched what it calls a one-stop shop for serving the states senior citizens.
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced Senior LinkAge Line, which provides health and ot... Posted on 9/14/11 at 4:52 AM
When Congress considers whether to reauthorize the Older Americans Act next year, caregivers for senior citizens in the Northland want Sen. Al Franken to know this: Many of their programs depend on volunteers, and current policies threaten to choke off the supply of people willing to donate their time.
Trying to get an interview with Janet Petersen wasn’t as easy as one might expect with someone who has been retired for 33 years. On Wednesday she was playing golf with three former students in the morning, then going out for lunch; after that she was meeting her niece. On Thursday, the 95-year-old was picking up three friends to play bridge. “I gallivant,” Petersen said.
Kim Oseira imagined a fun retirement spent going to movies, driving the grandkids and visiting her native Alaska. But today, the St. Paul 68-year-old rations gasoline, hasn’t seen a movie for two years and hasn’t been back to Alaska since her job ended.
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