February March 2023 Issue Articles Found in This Issue Documents, Documents, Where Are the Documents? - Having important documents secure, yet easy to find and use when needed, is a challenge for many older folks, but with a little work, it can be accomplished. © Daisy Daisy, Bigstock.com Possible Guardianship or Conservatorship in Your Future? Plan Ahead with A Durable Power of Attorney - Seeking guardianship or conservatorship for who can't tend to their own needs? It's a long process. Plan ahead with a durable power of attorney. Tips for Enjoying Those Last Days of Winter - We are now a good three months into winter weather, and it is getting tedious and tiresome. Explore how to employ that positive, last days of winter mindset. Physical Therapists Can Help Manage Long COVID - Physical therapists can play an essential role in managing symptoms of long COVID. 5 Steps for Women to Reduce Risk of COPD - Women should be aware that shortness of breath, frequent coughs, or wheezing are not just signs of getting older — they could be signs of COPD. Waking the Orchard - As sunlight returns for longer days, it’s time to start waking the orchard, preparing for blossoms, fruit set, pests, and dreams of harvest. Beloved Culver Horse Donated for Therapy Program - Patton is 17 hands tall, weighing about 1,700 lbs. Culver Academies donated him to Holistic Riding Equine Therapy, where he will easily carry large students. Public domain / Photo by Matthew Brady, Lincoln anda Cilvil War Photographer. Montana’s Founding Father: Pierre-Jean De Smet - Pierre-Jean De Smet established the first church and permanent settlement in Montana, St. Mary’s, nestled in the Bitterroot Valley. Vinegar Valentines: Sour — Not Sweet — Nothings - Some pranksters used to enjoy mailing vinegar valentines, which involved gentle teasing—a little joke here, a little poke there—meant to produce a smile. Today’s Professional Matchmakers - You may wonder whether how services of professional matchmakers are different from online dating apps. In fact, they differ in a few significant ways. Grandpa’s Out Back Under the Lilac: Backyard Burials - Montana has no laws requiring bodies be interred in cemeteries. Backyard burials are allowed, unless a county has regulations or zoning ordinances against it. Laws with Flaws: Dalmatian Toadflax Lurking in Your Backyard? - Dalmatian toadflax is listed in Mineral County Weed Management District's Most Wanted Law. Half of Montana’s counties, in fact, have their own similar lists. Drawing courtesy the Montana Historical Society Changes Ahead with Montana’s Heritage Center in Helena - Helena's new Heritage Center will house the Montana Historical Society, thanks to the efforts of MTHS employees and some kindred spirits in the legislature. Photo courtesy John Eisenlohr Ice Sailing: Cherish Windy Revelry on Montana Reservoirs - Euphoria fills John Eisenlohr whenever and wherever he goes ice sailing on Montana’s renowned frozen reservoirs from December to April. Photo courtesy Hands On Global. Hands On Global: Offering Hope and Healing for Refugees - Founded by Helena's Valerie Hellermann, Hands On Global is the only non-government organization at shelters providing medical care in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Rural Alaska Fishing Trips: Great Fishing, Less Glitz - If you can’t embrace weather challenges, limited housing options, or lots of milk-run flights to get where you’re going, rural Alaska fishing is not for you. Understanding Cannabis Dosing Requires More Research - Anyone using cannabis medicinally should always follow a doctor's dosing recommendations. One person may start with 5mg, where another may start at 10mg.