April May 2022 Issue

Articles Found in This Issue

Closeup of a golf driver ready to hit a teed-up golf ball
After Indoor Golf, It’s Time to Play Outside! - After a winter of indoor golf, it’s time to get outside. Maybe this will be the year the magic happens, and I will be the golfer I’ve always dreamed about.
View looking up at someone riding a zipline
Time for the Old Folks on the Zipline! - There are no guidebooks for grandparenting as children age. When they're teens? It's hard to go wrong with a zipline.
Photo of senior woman balancing on one foot on a yoga mat.
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Stay Balanced as You Age - It's important to stay balanced! As we age, our balance declines if we don't practice, which can lead to falls that often result in broken bones.
Photo illustration of a paper-cutout person standing under a paper-cutout umbrella. Caption reads "Affordable Care Act."
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Find Health Insurance After Job Loss - Suddenly find yourself out of work? You can find health insurance coverage while you’re looking for new employment or waiting for Medicare.
Image of natural remedies for psoriasis
Seven Anti-Inflammatory Remedies for Auto-Immune Conditions - Used for adjunctive therapy, these natural, anti-inflammatory remedies may reduce symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
photo of Ginger, an aging dog, riding passenger side in a car
Intermittent Grandparent: Ode to a Rescue Dog - My observation of Ginger’s rapidly diminishing health has resulted in contemplation of the canine-human bonding that has taken place between us.
Photo of actors performing on the stage of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse
The Show Goes On: Bigfork Summer Playhouse - Providing great entertainment, Bigfork Summer Playhouse is Montana grown and owned — a magnet of frolicking fun and musical narratives.
Photo of Montana's capitol building in Helena, Montana.
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The Perfect Storm: Montana Workforce Crisis in Longterm care Facilities - The MHCA requested Governor Gianforte use federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to employ a short-term solution for the Montana's workforce crisis. 
photo of a wild turkey
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The Spring Trifecta: Turkeys, Ticks, and Rattlers  - Get ready for the spring trifecta while hunting for turkeys:  there’s never a bad day spent outside, despite, the ticks and rattlers.
Photo of Mark Gibbonns, Montana's Poet Laureate Montana Poet Laureate Supporting the Poetic Arts - Montana’s 2021-2022 Poet Laureate, Mark Gibbons of Missoula, has quite an impressive responsibility: to advance and support the poetic arts in the state.
Photo of sky surfing specialist John Kangas.
Sky Surfing - Sky surfing is popular at King Mountain in Idaho and Mount Sentinel in Montana. Mount Sentinel is the oldest registered inland hang gliding site in the US.
Darkened photo of a senior woman smoking recreational marijuana, for the concept of understanding the Montana marijuana law
Photo by Ken Levy
Before Lighting Up, Know the Montana Marijuana Law - Voters approved recreational use of marijuana on the November 2020 ballot. Before you light up, make sure you understand the Montana marijuana law. 
photo of an elderly person's eye, symbolizing it's never too late to make an organ donation
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Never too Old for an Organ Donation: April National Donate Life Month - April is National Donate Life month, raising awareness of the importance of tissue, eye, and organ donation. 
pozole recipe: Photo of pozole next to its ingredients
Photo by Steve Heikkila
Pozole Rojo and the Magic of Nixtamal - Pozole consists mainly of a broth containing chicken or pork, hominy, and dried (pozole rojo) or fresh (pozole verde) chilies.
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Photo by Suzanne Waring
Passionate About Flowers? Explore Schreiner’s Iris Gardens - I had heard about the Schreiner's Iris Gardens, but what I'd visualized was trifling, compared to actually seeing them in all of their blooming glory. 
photo of a glamping dome tent
Photo courtesy Twin Cedars Camping and Vacation Rentals
Try Glamping, a Luxurious Alternative to Sleeping on the Ground - Do you consider your camping days far behind you? Glamping, or glamorous camping, may be the ideal solution for seniors yearning for the great outdoors. 
long-haul sweethearts Gene and Ardena Snapp
Long-Haul Sweethearts - Long-haul sweethearts Gene and Ardena Snapp give each other the gift of time this Valentines Day — 72 years, to be exact.