seniors

Moorhead Memory Care Center Honors Patients With COVID-19

18 people living at Lilac Homes Assisted Living Memory Care had coronavirus.

MOORHEAD, Minn,- She said to me, I’m going to die of boredom before I die of the virus.” Trish Bergstrom’s mom Kathy Richardson never once lost her sense of humor even as she fought COVID-19. She is 92-years-old with underlying health conditions. This put her in the at risk category for possible complications. “I knew that her life expectancy is…

Moorhead High School Honors 2020 Graduates Through Online Graduation

Nearly 400 students graduated

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Following Minnesota’s COVID-19 guidelines, Moorhead High School went online for its commencement. Each band member at home, playing the traditional Pomp and Circumstance. Coming in one at a time to limit crowd sizes, these graduates say it’s an all around different experience. “Kylie and I will remember the class because of the unique playout of our seniors…

Gov. Doug Burgum allows outdoor visitations at long-term care facilities

Bismarck, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is modifying visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities in North Dakota. He says facilities will now allow outdoor visits between families and their loved ones. Each facility must provide all residents and guests clean face masks as well as appropriate and safe spaces for social distancing. The visits will be allowed by appointment only….

Woodrow Wilson High School Seniors Get Their Diplomas In Drive-In Graduation

Parents were asked to wait behind a line as their kids grabbed their degrees and took a photo.

FARGO, N.D. — Seniors and their families at Woodrow Wilson High School got to make the final walk of their high school careers. Cars drove into the school parking lot to have their kids walk the red carpet. Parents were asked to wait behind a line as their kids grabbed their degrees and took a photo. All photos and videos…

Basic Care Residents Allowed to Keep Stimulus Checks after Emergency Rule Change

The emergency rule went into effect on Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Residents at basic care facilities in North Dakota are now allowed to keep their Economic Impact Payments after Gov. Doug Burgum announced an emergency rule change. Previously, Economic Impact Payments made out to basic care residents were to be counted as income and kept by the state. Burgum said, “We’re grateful to legislative leadership, the Attorney General’s Office and…

Fergus Falls High School Teacher Becomes One-Man-Band For Graduating Seniors

Kummrow says he sent a different version to students with a personal message wishing them well.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — It’s a new take on a one-man band. Fergus Falls High School band teacher Scott Kummrow performed “Pomp and Circumstance” for his graduating seniors. The Fergus Falls teacher played over 22 different parts in the song including conducting himself. The video has been going viral with over 13,000 views and continues to grow. Kummrow says he…

Kindred High School Honors Seniors By Putting Their Pictures On Football Field

There are 50 students in the 2020 graduating class.

KINDRED, N.D. – Gunnar Braaten, a Senior at Kindred High School, did not expect his year to end with Zoom classes and major events cancelled. “I don’t think any of us were, I mean, last Friday we were in school, we were all joking about not going to school in the next couple of weeks, but never thought it was…

Grand Forks Senior Center offering no-contact meal service for seniors

The center has started a meal drive through service for those 60+

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks county has the lowest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, but they are still very worried about the seniors in the area who are concerned to be some of the most vulnerable. While the Grand Forks Senior Center has closed, they are still focused on getting daily meals to seniors. To do…

Valley Senior Services starts pen pal program to promote intergenerational connection

The Senior Services organization is looking for seniors 60+ or older to join the program

FARGO, N.D. — Sharing stories with each other is a powerful way for people to build relationships. With the new Pen Pal program at Valley Senior Services, seniors will be able to form those kind of connections with a younger generation. “The seniors would write a letter to the youth and then the youth would write back to those seniors,”…