Gail Jokerst

Gail Jokerst—Contributing Writer for Montana Senior NewsGail Jokerst is a longtime contributor to Montana Senior News and Idaho Senior Independent. Visit her website at

Empowereed Technophobe

Even A Technophobe Can Feel Empowered

Many of my friends Tweet and Instagram and can’t wait to download the latest app, but I’m content to continue emailing and limp along with my current operating system until communication with the outside world becomes no longer possible. That said, I can’t help but boast of the few times when I’ve Googled for—and discovered—advice on fixing household problems.

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HiHo Silver: It’s OK to Go Gray

My mom was a 1945 war bride and raised me to believe that letting your hair go gray was as close as a woman could come to committing beauty suicide. Four years ago, my brother and I realized she was the only resident in her nursing home with brown hair. I was responsible for scheduling her hairdresser appointments and decided it was time for her hair color to be natural, despite her past sentiments on the subject. What eventually enabled me to go natural was the honesty required when seeing myself in a mirror.

Montana PEO Sisters

PEO Sisters: Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars

It’s hard to believe that a philanthropic group that has provided more than $300 million in financial assistance to over 102,000 women is practically unheard of throughout Montana and the U.S. But such is the case with the international organization known only by the initials P.E.O.