Among his many endeavors, Don Shelby starts trees from seed and then plants them in the wild.

Get a hobby! Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby shows us why older people need one – or five

The importance of finding meaningful pursuits as we get older — starring Renaissance man Don Shelby.

She started a 'Buzz' in her independent living residence

July 21
“I shared whatever information I could find,” Diana Wiener said.
Looking for answers in the pandemic, Diana Wiener's newsletter caused a stir in her independent living residence.

My Good Life: Swimming with the loons and finding peace

July 21
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A grieving widow finds solace swimming in a beloved childhood lake.
Variety
July 23
Peter Watson is a University of Minnesota professor in the department of speech, language and hearing sciences.

The sound of your voice can reveal your age — here's how to keep it vibrant

Your voice can weaken as you age. A U professor explains how to keep it sounding strong.
Variety
July 21

The new nomads: Older adults find life on the road satisfying

For older adults, staying on the move can offer adventure and keep life unpredictable and interesting.
Variety
July 21
Dee Dee Patten and her husband, Dana, at their new home in Evans, Colo., on June 29, 2021. They decided to retire early when the pandemic upended thei

They didn't expect to retire early. The pandemic changed their plans.

Many Americans have decided to retire early since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Variety
July 21
Elizabeth Mack and her granddaughter.

What my granddaughter taught this white grandmother about race

Through my biracial granddaughter's experiences, I am learning that I must speak up on the issue of race.
Business
May 30
Retired Dr. Tony Stifter and Carol Giuliani, owner of Senior Travel Companion Services, on a tour of Scotland in 2018.

St. Anthony: How a lawyer built a business helping seniors take their dream trips

A couple of years ago, Carol Giuliani was helping an elderly fellow from Iowa dress for a wedding at a resort on a lake in…
The Good Life
May 6
After receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations, Barbara Rawley and Dan Nordby were reunited with their Minnesota granddaughter.

Vaccinated vacationers: Baby boomers who got the jab first were ready to roll

Older travelers have been the first to burst out of the gate as travel returns.
Variety
May 5
When COVID-19 travel restrictions hit, Jerry and Jan Paul bought a used RV to crisscross the American West.

Older Americans' pandemic purchases range from sensible to silly

Some spark delight, while others bring buyer's remorse.
Variety
May 5

Reverse snowbirds: Why some retirees are moving back Up North later in life

More people in late retirement are returning to Minnesota for — you guessed it — the quality of life.
Variety
May 5

How the pandemic has shaken up our retirement prospects

If you can, working a little longer can make a big difference.
Variety
May 5

A plea to white friends: Use your outside voices!

An "Influencer in Aging" makes a call to action on racial injustice.
Variety
May 5
Dave Grohl

Mick Jagger gives us our first truly rocking COVID-19 anthem

His "Easy Sleazy" succeeds where other pandemic art has failed.
Variety
May 5
Nancy Monson

True confessions of a 60-year-old video gamer

What you need to know to start playing video games like a millennial.
Variety
February 24
How some older Minnesotans are learning to live well with chronic pain

How some older Minnesotans are learning to live well with chronic pain

Almost everyone experiences it. But health care providers are increasingly looking past opioids to alternative methods of coping with chronic pain.
Variety
February 24
Co-author Robert Schanke, husband Jack Barnhart and their granddaughter Katy are portrayed on the cover of “Katy Has Two Grampas.”

'Katy Has Two Grampas' tells a family's story of gay grandfathers

A new picture book from Minnesota highlights a growing reality in many families.
Variety
February 24
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8 myths about dementia that it's time to forget

The updated Mayo Clinic guide tackles misconceptions about the condition.
Variety
February 24
Margie Goldsmith’s foster dog, Lisa Margie Goldsmith

My Good Life: Finding love with a pandemic foster dog

A beagle mix called Lisa has brought me companionship and a willingness to love another dog someday.
Variety
February 24
Brock Kaplan illustration • Star Tribune

Plan now for your post-COVID comeback

This career transition pro says answering three questions can help you do it.
Variety
February 24
A scene from ‘Some Kind of Heaven,” a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Heaven on Earth? Life in the Villages

The 25-year-old filmmaker of "Some Kind of Heaven" wants to challenge society's view on growing older.
Business
February 9
The Brunswick Corp., which makes Lund and Crestliner boats, says it needs dozens more employees at its world headquarters in New York Mills, Minn.  Cr

Surge in demand for pleasure boating amid pandemic has Minnesota builders busy

The facility in New York Mills that builds Lund and Crestliner boats has added 114 positions in past 6 months and needs to fill 60 more.
The Good Life
November 27, 2020
The pandemic has left caregivers more isolated with their usual informal supports cut off.

Program offers virtual care for caregivers in rural Minnesota

Support goes digital in the pandemic era.