senior

Third Person Dies from Injuries at Alcester Care and Rehab Crash

Authorities say the 81-year-old driver unintentionally hit the gas and not the brakes when she pulled into the driveway

  ALCESTER, SD — A third person has died from injuries suffered when a woman drove her car into a crowd of people at Alcester Care and Rehab Center. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the latest victim is 95-year-old Pearl “Tex” Sowell, who lived at the center. Sowell was one of seven people hit outside the building…

Trial for Defendants in Jamaican Lottery Scam Put on Hold

The trial is expected to last three weeks

  BISMARCK, ND — The trial for 10 people who are accused of tricking mostly American seniors out of millions of dollars in a Jamaican Lottery scam has been put on hold. Federal Judge Dan Hovland has rescheduled the trial to January 22nd of 2018 because one of the defendant’s attorneys says he needs more time to prepare. The trial…

Never Too Old to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

Senior citizens celebrate St. Patrick's Day With A Pub Crawl

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is proving you’re never too old to get your Irish on. Senior Citizens from Touchmark retirement home are celebrating St. Patrick’s with a pub crawl. The fourth¬†annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl included traditional Irish food, drinks and music. Pub crawlers decked out in green hit the town starting at Old Broadway, making their way to…

Here’s One 94-Year-Old You Won’t Want to Mess With

The 94-year-old woman in east China says she's been practicing martial arts since she was a young child

  CHINA– She’s a grannie you don’t want to get in a fight with. The 94-year-old woman in east China says she’s been practicing martial arts since she was a young child. Is she letting age stop her? You decide. Zhang Hexian said she started practicing the basic techniques like pushing palm and throwing a punch with her father. Zhang…

Seniors Learn All About Smartphones and Tablets

Look out millennials, grandma's learning how to use an iPad

The world of smartphones and computers is constantly changing. That’s why AARP and AT&T teamed up for the Technology Workshop for Seniors. It’s the first time they’ve ever done this, and classes filled up fast. “I learned how to take a video,” said participant Alice Prokop. “Our grandchildren all want us to be on the wonderful Snapchat,” said Alisa Anderson…

River Pointe Senior Living Takes Part In Project Linus

Senior Citizens contributed to Project Linus by making blankets for children

River Pointe Senior Living made blankets for the needy over a plate of pigs in a blanket. Senior citizens gave back with Project Linus, a project providing homemade security blankets to children in need. The blankets are then delivered to places such as hospitals, adoption and foster care agencies and women’s shelters. People at River Pointe¬†were also treated with a…