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…

Senior JROTC Cadents to be Honored at South Fargo High School

FARGO, N.D.–Senior JROTC Cadets at South Fargo High School will be honored and presented with awards on Friday. The informal graduation ceremony will be held in the South High School parking lot at 10 a.m. Eleven senior cadets will receive shadow boxes and be recognized for other awards they received throughout the year. Underclass cadets will be allowed to view…

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,”…

Third Graders from Eagles Elementary Get a Surprise Visit From The Grinch.

They were at an event that is part of an Adopt-a-school program.

FARGO, N.D- Kids visited Touchmark Senior Living to hear stories, sing songs and do activities. This is the second year they’re reading “How the Grinch stole Christmas.” The Grinch made a special appearance at the end of the reading. “Learning from other generations is incredibly important. And just bringing that connection together is incredibly important. It brings smiles and joy to…

LIVE: Picking The Right Medicare Plan

The Right Medicare Plan Could Save Seniors Money

  It can be hard navigating the ever-changing world of Medicare coverage. Seniors might now know which plan will save them the most money. As open enrollment starts Tuesday, October 15th, there’s help on the way. Valley Senior Services is hosting a series of Medicare comparison sessions starting on Wednesday through December 4th. They’ll help seniors figure out which plan…