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Aging

July 7, 2014
The familiar canopy is gone from the front entrance of the Rice Care Center as construction proceeds on the final phase of a four-year project to renovate the nursing home and create a new short-term stay unit. The old canopy will be replaced by a new and larger canopy and the driveway will be relocated farther out. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Rice Care project enters final phase: 4 years of continuous construction
July 7, 2014 - 10:50pm
June 19, 2014
Caregiver support tops priority list of local initiative on Alzheimer’s
June 19, 2014 - 10:48pm
June 4, 2014
Many voices: Nearly 100 contribute input at community forums on dementia
June 4, 2014 - 11:38pm
May 23, 2014
Michelle Haefner, chief executive of Bethesda Health and Housing, describes plans for the design of a skilled-care facility in Willmar that will replace Bethesda Heritage Center with new construction at the Bethesda Pleasant View campus on East Willmar Avenue. Local business leaders were invited Thursday to Bethesda for a preview of the project. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)
Bethesda gives sneak preview of $21M campus expansion in Willmar
May 23, 2014 - 3:00am
May 7, 2014
Commentary: Making progress to support caregivers
May 7, 2014 - 6:00am
April 24, 2014
Lindsay Freeland, left, and Kathy Lutz set up a display for Touching Hearts at Home on Thursday at the Willmar Civic Center where this year’s Life Connections will take place today. The Touching Hearts display honors rural Minnesota heritage. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
15th annual Life Connections for seniors is today
April 24, 2014 - 11:01pm
April 22, 2014

The Kingery family musicians perform at last year’s Life Connections.
15th annual Life Connections is Friday
April 22, 2014 - 11:09pm
January 17, 2014
Community that cares: Local initiative seeks to make area dementia-capable
January 17, 2014 - 10:40pm
November 2, 2013
Melissa Wenzel, director of Club Bethesda at the Bethesda Wellness Center in Willmar, shows off one of the features of Bethesda’s new outdoor Parkinson’s path. Developed with support from the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota, the path’s real-world environment will help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their gait, balance, mobility and overall well-being. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)
Outdoor path helps improve physical, mental well-being for people with Parkinson’s disease
November 2, 2013 - 6:04am
October 11, 2013
Letter: Memories make us who we are
October 11, 2013 - 3:00am
July 17, 2013
Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia
July 17, 2013 - 12:41pm
April 24, 2013
This April 16 handout photo shows Andrea Vassel of Mary Washington Healthcare as she explains the benefits of an advance directive at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va., as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. A poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found people 40 and older underestimate their chances of needing long-term care and aren't doing enough to prepare. But about 47 percent say they have created an advance directive. (AP Photo/Mary Washington Healthcare)
Poll: Aging U.S. in denial about long-term care need
April 24, 2013 - 7:04am
April 3, 2013
People with Parkinson’s disease participate Sept. 10, 2012, in a therapy class at Bethesda wellness center in Willmar. Last year Bethesda launched an initiative to become a regional magnet for people with Parkinson’s disease. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
An aging population
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
The pool room at the Willmar Community and Activity Center is used daily. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Retiring boomers will change community activity programming
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
March 14, 2013
Census: Record 1 in 3 US counties are now dying
March 14, 2013 - 7:12am