INDICE DE GALERIAS
MASON CITY, Iowa - “Use it, or lose it” is a popular saying being used to highlight the importance of staying mentally active.
The Salvation Army Adult Health Center is celebrating 25 years of providing health services to the elderly.
Seniors like Dorothy Moore have been a part of this program for years because of their desire to stay mentally active and for Moore, this is paying off.
"We go to the gym sometimes and walk around there,” Moore said. “Sometimes we go outside if it's nice.”
The Adult Health Center provides activities for seniors to do throughout the day including, but not limited to, bowling, gardening and bean bag toss tournaments.
Director and nurse at the health center, Carol Klocke, says that this program is an impressive way to keep seniors independent and in their homes for a longer period of time, but sometimes the transition can be tough.
"It's like starting school or a new job, and it's really scary,” Klocke said. “For the caregiver too, a lot of times they feel like they've just dropped or given up on their role but they can see that it benefits both the caregiver and the person that attends."
Klocke said that anyone who is interested in the program is welcomed to join and thanks to their donors and sponsors of the organizations, Klocke said that no one will be turned away because they can’t afford to pay for it.
Early numbers show that the Minnesota legislature will have a lot of extra money to work with next year.
Cathy Gasteiger is typically a quiet person, but when she's around the residents here at Good Samaritan Society she makes sure to be the friend that they need.
Some people in our area looking to complete their education are getting some financial support.
Fire crews have been busy all morning and into the afternoon taking on a large blaze. They were called to a house fire around 9:30 a.m. in Albert Lea.
In just a matter of moments, millions of email and social media passwords were stolen, according to a new report this released this week.
There's a shortage of school bus drivers in one local district.
December 5th, 2012 a dark day in for two Iowa families as the bodies of their young daughters were found, five months after disappearing.
Area students are learning to stand up and show courage when it comes to bullying.