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Aging in place For those hoping to grow old in their longtime home, community support is vital

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Garrison Keillor slate for special Orpheum performance KWIT-KOJI FM Radio and its nonprofit Friends of FM90 are bringing Garrison Keillor back to the Orpheum stage for one special performance. For four decades Keillor has been a man to whom Americans have listened. Beginning in 1969 Keillor hosted a morning drive-time program at St. John’s University, and shortly thereafter he published a short story in The New Yorker magazine, the beginning of a major publishing career that has included fiction in The Atlantic Monthly, an advice column on, and over a dozen books of fiction and poetry. By 1974 Keillor had debuted A Prairie Home Companion, the now iconic live comedy/ music/variety show that continues to be broadcast nationwide

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an assortment of high quality wood & metal caskets. Next, our bronze memorial selection has increased, & we now offer several bronze & granite colors. Even your portrait can be on your marker. Finally, did you know that you can now pre-pay your opening & closing of the grave? The cemetery is the only one who can lock in the price against any future inflation. Here’s Some Interesting News Complete final cemetery cremation arrangements for two in the Glass Front Niches can be purchased for under $5,000. This includes the inurnment space for two, memorialization, and two opening & closings. Your purchase can be put on a payment plan of 12 months interest free or financed up to 60 months. Holiday Season Our staff is preparing for a few special events

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Terry’s Turn

Many great memories of Christmas Well, December is here and of course that means among other things, Christmas. It’s a time of year when I always think back to Christmases in the past. I have a lot of great Christmas memories. Many of them are from childhood but one memory that stands out is not from those great days when I was growing up but is instead the first Christmas after I got married. The year was 1961 Terry Turner and we were both 19 and we were too young to be getting married. For one thing we were as poor as church mice. In reality I think the church mice had a higher standard of living than we did. I was in the Air Force and every two weeks I was awarded with a whopping $37 in cash. Since I was married the Air Force gave my wife an allotment check of $91 a month. Even in 1961 that didn’t add up to a lot of money. One of the most hated tasks in my life as a low ranking Airman back then was KP or Kitchen Police. It was hard work and long hours but because of my financial situation I would take KP duty for other guys. It involved going in at 5 a.m. and working in the chow hall until around 7 p.m. For that 14 hour day I got $10. Because of our lack of money I developed some very frugal habits and made every cent count. It was during this time I learned to walk with my head down which is a habit I still have today. The reason was simple. I would occasionally find a coin on the ground. Although it was only a penny or nickel I could go to the commissary on base and get food with those found coins. At that time I believe milk was 19 cents

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Santa lights up the Christmas Tree during the Downtown for the Holidays tree lighting ceremony on Sioux City’s Historic Fourth Street in 2010. for a half gallon and a dime could buy a can of vegetables. A pocket full of change could buy a lot. Unfortunately I never seemed to have a pocketful. But we weren’t the only ones in such sad financial shape. We had neighbors in the trailer park where we lived who were in the same boat. When it came close to payday and no one had any money we would get together and pool what little food we had. I remember one time they had a can of chili and we had some crackers. It wasn’t much but it kept 4 people from starvation. When that first Christmas came around we faced another problem. How could we buy each other a present? The problem was solved when my wife’s grandmother sent us a check for $50. Fifty dollars! We were rich. Well at least we could buy a couple of presents. We used $30 on food and bills and then we each had $10 to spend on a present for the other person. Just before Christmas Day we went to the BX (Base Exchange) and once inside the store went in separate directions

with our $10 to spend. On Christmas morning we sat down to open our gifts. We didn’t have a tree but my wife managed to salvage some tree branches from a neighbor’s trash can and she made a centerpiece. I don’t recall wrapping the presents. I think they were just in the bags from the BX. I opened mine and it was a flannel shirt. It was the best shirt I ever got. Then my wife opened her gift. I’ve never been great at gift buying and I certainly proved it that day. She opened the bag and looked inside. It was a frying pan. Yes, I bought her a frying pan for Christmas. Like I said, I’ve never been great at buying gifts. But even today she insists that was the best frying pan she ever had. Looking back on that first Christmas together I realize something. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or don’t have. It doesn’t even matter if you buy a stupid present like a frying pan. That Christmas so many years ago wasn’t filled with presents and decorations but was instead filled with love. And isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

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Boomers flock to bonds, but do they know the basics? BY MARK JEWELL The Associated Press

BOSTON - Baby boomers fully embraced the stock market by riding its ups and downs throughout their peak income years. But now that the oldest boomers are turning 65, their focus has turned toward ensuring a steady income from their investments. And they’re likely to find the answer is to put money in bonds rather than stocks, as recent market volatility shows. Consider that bonds have made stock returns look puny in recent years. Broadly diversified bond mutual funds have provided investors an average annualized return of nearly 5.6 percent over the past five years. That’s better than all of the domestic stock fund categories that Morningstar tracks. With retirement just around the corner for such a sizeable population, it’s understandable that investors have deposited a net $670 billion into bond mutual funds since January 2009, while consistently pulling their money out of stock funds. Fidelity Investments says its clients alone have added $100 billion in new cash to bond investments over the past three years. But do the stocksavvy boomers and others who have flocked 8 | Prime |

to fixed-income investments really understand bond investing, and the potential risks and rewards? Many fund companies believe there’s a pressing need for investors to bone up on their bond basics, so the companies are putting more resources into the investment products that have been drawing the most new cash. Fidelity upgraded its online resources for bond investors in September, and Nuveen Investments made a similar move this month. It’s a recognition that bonds are more complex than stocks, with more moving parts that influence investment returns - yield, price, and interest rates, for starters. Interest rates are perhaps the most critical risk for bond investors now. Short-term rates are near zero, and have nowhere to go but up. When they eventually rise, if the economic recovery really gets going, expect to see lower bond returns and possibly losses. The economy is growing so slowly that interest rates aren’t likely to spike in the short run. Any increase would be unwelcome for investors. “It’s a phenomenon that bond fund investors haven’t faced in a very long time,” says analyst

Loren Fox of the fund industry consultancy Strategic Insight. “Some will be surprised and disappointed when it happens.� Indeed, investors have become accustomed to declining rates for the better part of 30 years. Below are key points investors should know about bonds, and a snapshot of the potential risks that investors face: DEFINITION: At the most basic level, bond investors are lending their cash - to a company in the case of corporate bonds, or to government in the case of U.S. Treasurys or municipal bonds. In contrast, stock investors hold an ownership stake in a company, however small. Bonds are considered safer than stocks because there’s typically a low risk that the borrower won’t repay the loan when it’s due, or default by failing to make scheduled interest payments. In contrast, the markets view of a company’s profit

prospects will vary widely over time, which makes stock prices volatile. YIELD: Bonds pay fixed returns. The yield is the amount an investor receives for holding a bond until the date when it matures - or principal is repaid - expressed as a percentage. Interest is paid regularly to investors through coupon payments. The coupon is the annual rate of interest divided by the purchase price - meaning a bond selling for $1,000 with a 5 percent coupon rate offers a 5 percent current yield. PRICE: Unless a bond is held to maturity, the return investors receive is also a function of price changes. For example, that bond that yielded 5 percent at a price of $1,000 would yield 10 percent at a price of just $500. As a bond’s price falls, its yield rises, and vice versa. Prices change because investors continually process new information

about the risks they face from factors such as interest rates, inflation, and credit risks - the potential for a default. If investors can buy newly issued bonds paying higher interest than previously issued bonds, the value of the older bonds declines. On the flip side, an older bond will rise in price if yields for newly issued bonds are lower. INDIVIDUAL BONDS VS. FUNDS: Investing in individual bonds offers some certainty, if the investor holds them until maturity. Investors receive pre-determined interest payments along with repayment of principal, provided the company or government issuing the bond makes good on its obligations. But it’s not easy for an individual investor to research whether a bond is attractively priced relative to its credit risks and other potential pitfalls. Investing in a bond mutual fund,

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Aging in place: For boomers, a little help can go a long way For those hoping to grow old in their longtime home, community support is vital BY DAVID CRARY The Associated Press

VERONA, N.J. — Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O’Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in her own backyard when she turned 80 this year. She was tending her garden when two little girls from next door — “my buddies,” she calls them — brought her a strawberry shortcake. It underscored why she wants to stay put in the house that she and her husband, who died 18 years ago, purchased in the late 1970s. “I couldn’t just be around old people — that’s not my lifestyle,” she said. “I’d go out of my mind.” Physically spry and socially active, O’Connor in many respects is the embodiment of “aging in place,” growing old in one’s own longtime home and remaining engaged in the community rather than moving to a retirement facility. According to surveys, aging in place is the overwhelming preference of Americans over 50. But doing it successfully requires both good fortune and support services — things that O’Connor’s pleasant hometown of Verona has become increasingly capable of providing. About 10 miles northwest of Newark, Verona has roughly 13,300 residents nestled into less than 3 square miles. There’s a transportation network that takes older people on shopping trips and to medical appointments, and the town is benefiting from a $100,000 federal grant 10 | Prime |

they would prefer to remain in their home indefinitely as they age. That yearning, coupled with a widespread dread of going to a nursing home, has led to a nationwide surge of programs aimed at helping people stay in their neighborhoods longer. Verona LIVE is a version of one such concept: the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, or NORC. That can be either a specific housing complex or a larger neighborhood in which many of the residents have aged in place over a long period of time and need a range of support services in order to continue living in their homes. Verona is an apt setting. Roughly 20 percent of its residents are over 65, compared with 13 percent for New Jersey as a whole. The Associated Press Another notable initiative is the Beryl O’Connor stands in front of her home in Verona, N.J., Friday Nov. 11. 80-year- “village” concept. Members of these nonprofit entities can access specialold Beryl is among a group of seniors who are embracing the concept of “aging in ized programs and services, such as place” maximizing the prospects for growing old in one’s own longtime home rather transportation to stores, home health than move to a retirement community or assisted-living facility. care, or help with household chores, as well as a network of social activito put in place an aging-in-place Verona’s health coordinator, said a program called Verona LIVE. crucial part of the overall initiative ties with other members. About 65 village organizations Administrated by United Jewish is educating older people to plan have formed in the U.S. in recent Communities of MetroWest New ahead realistically and constantly years, offering varying services Jersey, the program strives to reassess their prospects for sucand charging membership fees that educate older people about availcessfully aging in place. generally range between $500 and able services to help them address “There are some people who just $700 a year. problems and stay active in the can do it, especially if they have One of the potential problems community. Its partners include the family support,” said Pifher, “And for people hoping to age in place is health and police departments, the then you run into people who think that their homes may not be seniorrescue squad, the public and public they can do it, yet really can’t. friendly schools, and religious groups. You need to start educating people “It becomes a challenge because Among the support services are before a crisis hits.” we live in Peter Pan houses, a home maintenance program with There’s no question that aging designed for people who never free safety checks and minor home in place has broad appeal. grow old,” said Susan Bosak, a repairs, access to a social worker According to an Associated Pressand job counselor, a walking club poll conducted social scientist who is overseeing a program to boost intergenerational and other social activities. In one in October, 52 percent of baby program, a group of middle-school boomers said they were unlikely to engagement in Tulsa, Okla. Many older people live in homes girls provided one-on-one computer move someplace new in retirement. that are 40 or more years old, training to about 20 older adults. In a 2005 survey by AARP, 89 perSocial worker Connie Pifher, cent of people age 50 and older said abounding with narrow interior

doorways, hard-to-reach kitchen cupboards and potentially hazardous bathroom fixtures. “If you’re a boomer person, with money to remodel, think about making your house more user-friendly, not just more beautiful, for when you have your knee replacement or a chronic condition,” said Nancy Thompson of AARP. “We’re talking smart, convenient. It doesn’t have to look institutional or utilitarian.” To promote this outlook, AARP has teamed up with the National Association of Home Builders to create a designation for certified aging in place specialists trained in designing and modifying residences for the elderly. Several thousand builders, contractors, remodelers and architects have been certified. Building or remodeling homes can include such details as touchless faucets, trim kitchen drawers instead of cupboards, grab bars and nonslip floors in the bathrooms. Arizona’s Pima County, along with a few other local governments, has gone a step further, passing an ordinance requiring that all new homes in the unincorporated areas around Tucson offer a basic level of accessibility. They must have at least one entrance with no steps. Minimum heights and widths are set so that light switches can be easily reached and doorways are passable in a wheelchair. For now, Beryl O’Connor’s twostory, four-bedroom Cape Cod house, built in the 1940s, poses no physical challenges for her. Her own bedroom is on the ground floor, and she recently had a safety bar installed in her bathtub, so she thinks prospects are good for staying put over the long term. Plus, she’s got company at home — a 26-year-old granddaughter lives upstairs and commutes to a job in New York — and many friends around town, where she has a busy schedule of club meetings, group lunches, card games and occasional bus trips to casinos. “You’ve got to socialize,” she says. “There are things out there to do — you’ve got to look for them.” Ira and Roseanne Bornstein, who live a few blocks from O’Connor, also think their longtime home can accommodate them suitably

time to enjoy it.” Connie Pifher, the town social worker, engages with aging-in-place issues as part of her job, and also on a personal level as she nears retirement at 64. Divorced, with two grown sons, she used to be determined to stay on in her four-bedroom house as a retiree. Now she’s planning to move out, to a co-op or townhouse. She said the ordeal of a recent three-day power outage after a surprise snowstorm hammered home the point that “it’s time to move out of Dodge.” “Do I want to worry about the sump pump or getting the car out of the garage when the door doesn’t work?” she asked. One former option, moving to an upscale retirement community, is off the table for financial reasons. She said the value of her house has dropped too far for her to afford Rosanne and Ira Bornstein pose for a photo in their home in Verona, N.J., Thursday that switch. Nov. 10. That’s a relatively common problem, with many continuing-care retirement communities charging entry fees of several hundred thousand dollars, followed by ongoing monthly fees. In several states, there’s debate about whether to promote aging in place by shifting more Medicaid dollars to community-based programs and away from traditional nursing facilities. But budget problems may complicate such efforts as some financially struggling states cut back on home health services that help keep some elderly people out of nursing homes. Susan Bosak, the social scientist who is advising Tulsa on its Across the Generations initiative, says building positive intergenerational relations throughout a community is vital to enhancing life for its elderly. “Aging in place fosters the illuBeryl O’Connor, center, plays cards with her friends, from left, Kay Platz, June Szabo sion we can do it by ourselves, but and Jo Burgillos in her home in Verona, N.J., Friday Nov. 11. we can’t,” she said. “A high quality of life requires support from the for many years to come. There’s a ing to stay here.” room on the ground floor they could Her 69-year-old husband, a retired entire community.” It’s worth the effort, she says, if convert to a bedroom, and space pharmacist, said they worry that it means that more older people are upstairs to house a live-in aide if the economics of relocating might aging where they feel most comone were needed. result in a smaller residence, and fortable. “It’s a modest home, but it’s crimp their ability to entertain and “Home is more than just meeting always worked for us,” said host out-of-town guests. our need for shelter,” she said. “It’s Rosanne Bornstein, 63, who was a “People are younger and healthier in our memories. It’s where we can school counselor and teacher for 25 when they retire,” he said. “If you be ourselves.” years. “We’re very strong in wantplan right, you can have a lot of November 2011 | 11

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WASHINGTON - A majority of baby boomers say they have taken a financial hit in the past three years and most now doubt that they will be financially secure after they retire, according to a new poll. So much for kicking back at the lake house, long afternoons of golf or pretty much anything this generation had dreamed about in retirement. The Associated poll found a baby boom generation planning to work into retirement years - with 73 percent planning to work past retirement, up from 67 percent this spring. In all, 53 percent of boomers polled said they do not feel confident they’ll be able to afford a comfortable retirement. That’s up from 44 percent who were concerned about retirement finances in March. “I’m not confident at all,� says 63-year-old Susan Webb of West Liberty, Iowa. Webb - one of the 77 million boomers born between 1946 and 1964 had long hoped to retire at 65 from her job as a real estate broker. Not anymore, not since the economic downturn that led to depressed housing prices, wild stock market swings and an unemployment rate hovering at or above 9

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Susan Webb and her husband Bob hold their dog Max in their West Liberty, Iowa, home last Wednesday. An Associated poll finds a baby boom generation planning to work into retirement years. percent for all but two months since May 2009. Webb and her husband, who’s 67, are both still working full time. They hope to ratchet back to part time at some point, but plans for a scenic lake house where they can go fishing and spend time with their two grandchildren will likely mean selling their current home - not part of the original plan. At 50, Cheri Hubbs of Norfolk, Va., is on the younger side of the boomer spectrum. Even so, she knows she’ll work in retirement. “I just feel like I’m going to work until the day I die,� says Hubbs, an administrative assistant. Hubbs had little saved for retirement when she went to see a financial planner a few years ago. Now, she and her husband are socking

away as much money as they can. She’s also cut back drastically on her little luxuries - trips to the nail salon and Starbucks. In the poll, 41 percent of boomers said they are expecting to have to scale back their lifestyle in some way in retirement and 31 percent believe they will struggle financially. Retirement expert Olivia Mitchell says working longer and cutting back are two practical ways for boomers to save more. “It’s a kind of downscaled consumer society that I see in the next five years at least,� said Mitchell, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and executive director of the Pension Research Council. “Consume less and tighten the belt.�


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ABILENE, Kan. - This small town in central Kansas began as a stage coach stop in 1857. Abilene was founded by Timothy Hersey who named the new settlement after a Bible passage meaning “city of the plains”. Hersey built a stockyards and Abilene became the country’s first “cowtown”. Although famous for cattle the town would one day be even more well known as the boyhood home of one of the greatest military leaders of WWII and our nation’s 34th president Dwight David Eisenhower. The Dwight

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D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is located on his boyhood farm on the edge of Abilene. On the grounds is the Visitor’s Center, the Eisenhower home, his presidential library, the Eisenhower Museum and The Place of Meditation which is the final resting place for Dwight, Mamie and their first born son Doud. The first stop in touring the grounds is the Visitor’s Center where tickets for the home and museum can be purchased. No tickets are needed for the Place of Meditation or the library. The Visitor’s Center also has a gift shop with a wide selection of items including reproductions of paintings done by Dwight Eisenhower and books written about and by the former president. The Place of Meditation is a beautiful chapel designed by Kansas State architect James Canole. It’s constructed of native limestone from Cottonwood Falls, KS and features chipped glass windows designed by Odell Prather. The Eisenhower burial site is just inside the entrance and behind it is a meditation area where, according to General Eisenhower’s wishes, it was hoped visitors would reflect on the ideals that made this nation great. The Place of Meditation was built with private funds under the auspices of the Eisenhower

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The Eisenhower home in Abilene, Kan., was purchased by Dwights parents, David and Ida Eisenhower in 1898 from Davids brother Abraham Lincoln Eisenhower. The home is now part of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Presidential Library Commission. The Eisenhower home is a short walk from the Place of Meditation. The six room home was purchased by Dwight’s parents, David and Ida Eisenhower in 1898 from David’s brother Abraham Lincoln Eisenhower. The cost of the house and approximately 3 acres of land which included the house, a barn, outhouse, chicken house, smokehouse, orchard, strawberry patch and garden was $1,000. In 1900 Grandfather Jacob Eisenhower moved in with David, Ida and their 6 sons. It was then decided to add two bedrooms and a walk through closet on the east side of the house. One bedroom was used by David and Ida with Jacob in the other bedroom. Jacob stayed with the family until his death in 1906. The now empty bedroom was converted to a bathroom around

1908. Then in 1915 an addition with a small kitchen, pantry and enclosed back porch was added. Ida Eisenhower lived in the home until her death in 1946. The home and property was later donated to the Eisenhower Foundation with the idea of being a memorial to WWII veterans. In 1966 the property was given to the Federal Government. The house is furnished as it was in 1946. Today the Eisenhower Museum and Library is part of the Presidential Library System administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Eisenhower Presidential Library contains documents and research material relating to the life and times of General Eisenhower. The collection contains about 23 million pages of manuscript materials along with motion picture film, still photographs and books.

Your Medical Supply Headquarters Just a short walk from the library is the museum which has exhibits and historic artifacts not only depicting Dwight Eisenhower’s life but also the times in which he lived. The museum is divided into several galleries. The Introductory Gallery currently under renovation will detail Dwight Eisenhower’s early life. The gallery is scheduled to reopen in 2012. The Mamie Eisenhower Gallery tells the story of Mamie’s life with emphasis on her role as First Lady. The Military Gallery features documents and artifacts relating to WWII. Included in this gallery are weapons, artifacts, documents and dioramas. Several important and historic battles including the Battle of the Bulge and the D Day Invasion are highlighted in the displays. Also included in the museum are displays depicting the Eisenhower era of the

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This statue of General Dwight Eisenhower stands on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kan.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is located at 200 S.E. 4th St. in Abilene, Kan. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Day. From Memorial Day to Labor Day the Presidential Library and Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62 or over, $1 for kids 8 to 15, free for children 7 and under and active duty military. Admission includes access to all buildings. For more information call 877-RING IKE or visit their website at

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Sioux City Better Business Bureau: 1-800-222-1600 City Hall: 405 Sixth St., 279-6109 Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Elder Abuse Awareness: 1-800-362-2178 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 279-6314 Police Department: 2796960 (general) Post Office (Main): 214 Jackson St., 277-6411 Siouxland Aging Services: 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900. Information and referral services, case management. Senior Advocacy Program, Chris Kuchta, program director. Social Security Office: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City City Hall: 1615 First Ave., 494-7500 Department of Social Services: Dakota City, Neb., 987-3445 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 494-7555 Police Department: 701 West 29th St., 494-7555 Post Office: 801 West 29th St., 494-1312

Adult Day Programs Adult Day Program: Alzheimer’s Association, 420 Chambers St. 279-5802. A safe, nurturing group environment for functionally impaired adults who need supervision. Available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

625 Court St., 252-3871 Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Drive, No. 204, 255-3808 Employment and Volunteer Service RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program): Center for Siouxland, Johnalyn Platt, 252-1861, ext. 21 Senior Community Service Employment Program: 2700 Leech Ave., Cindy Thomas, 274-1610 Experienced Works: Siouxland Workforce Development Center, 2508 Fourth St., assistant; Faye Kinnaman, 233-9030 ext. 1020 Senior Companion Program: 4200 War Eagle Drive, 712577-7848 or 712-577-7858

Financial Assistance Commission of Veterans Affairs: 702 Courthouse, 2796606 Iowa Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 Social Security Administration: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City Community Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 494-3259 Center for Siouxland: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861, Tax Counseling Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 274-1610, energy assistance

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Consumer Credit Counseling Service: 705 Douglas St., 252-5666 Siouxland Senior Center: Counseling 217 Pierce St., 255-1729, tax Catholic Charities: 1601 counseling Military Road, 252-4547 SHIIP (Senior Health Heartland Counseling Service: 917 West 21st., South Insurance Information Program): Information Sioux City, 494-3337 available from either Mercy Lutheran Social Service: 4240 Hickory LaNeb.276-1073 Medical Center, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, or Mercy Behavioral Care The Center Center: 4301 Sergeant Road, Center for Siouxland: 274-4200 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. Prime Time Connections: Conservatorship service, Mercy Medical Center, 279provides money management 5700. Social support program and protective payee services using volunteers who provide Woodbury County Extension companionship for elderly Service: 4301 Sergeant Road, experiencing depression 276-2157 Siouxland Mental Health: 16 | Prime |


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Iowa Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Meals on Wheels: Siouxland Aging Services, 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900, deliver noon meals, suggested donation $3.72 per meal Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 Le Mars SHARE: Betty Dutcher, (712) 5484229 (Distribution Site: Assembly of God, 410 First St. S.W.) Mid-City SHARE: Center for Siouxland, Johna Platt, 252-1861, ext. 21, (Distribution Site: Mary TreglIowa.900 Jennings St.) Sioux City SHARE: Center For Siouxland, Lisa Thomas, 259-7412 (Distribution Site: DAV, 5129 Military Road) South Sioux City SHARE: Sherry Stubbs, 494-6477 (Distribution Site: First Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave.) Siouxland Senior Center: 217 Pierce St., 255-4240, congregate meal site Siouxland Tri State Food Bank: 215 Douglas St., 255-9741 South Sioux City Community Action Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 494-3259 South Sioux City Senior Center: 1501 West 29th St., 494-1500, congregate meal site St. Luke’s Heat-n-Eat Meals: 2720 Stone Park Blvd., 279-3630, Cindy Hanson Center for Siouxland: Food pantry, 715 Douglas St., 252-1861 Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech St., 274-1610

Alzheimer’s Association: 420 Chambers St., 279-5802. Referral and information about Alzheimer’s disease, support groups and respite care Dakota County Health Nurse: 987-2164 Iowa Department of the Blind: 1-800-3622587 Lifeline: Personal emergency response system: St. Luke’s, 279-3375, Jenny Herrick; Mercy Medical Center, 279-2036, Karen Johnson Marian Health Center: Community Education, 279-2989 Siouxland Community Health Center: 1021 Nebraska St., 252-2477 Siouxland District Health: 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119 or 1-800-587-3005 St. Luke’s Health Professionals: 279-3333

Home Health Care Boys and Girls Home and Family Services: 2101 Court St., 293-4700 Geri-Care: Transit Plaza, 276-9860 Home Instead Senior Care: 220 S. Fairmont, 258-4267, non-medical home health Hospice of Siouxland: 4300 Hamilton Blvd., 233-4144, nursing care, home health aide/ homemaker, social services Mercy Home Care: 801 Fifth St., Suite 320, 233-5100, 1-800-897-3840, home health aides/ homemaker services, therapy services REM Health of Iowa Inc.: 2212 Pierce St., Suite 200, 233-5494, skilled nursing care, home health aides, homemaker services, waivers

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Siouxland District Public Health Nursing: 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119, skilled nursing care in home, home health aide, homemaker services St. Luke’s Home Care: 2905 Hamilton Blvd., 279-3279. In-home nursing, therapy, home medical equipment and supplies, lifeline program. Tri-State Nursing Services: 621 16th St., 277-4442, skilled nursing care, Home Health aide services, services ordered by a doctor Synergy Home Care: Kim Kreber, 600 Stevens Port Drive, Suite 102, Dakota Dunes, S.D., (605) 242-6056.

Home Maintenance Siouxland Aging Services: 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900, CHORE service, yard maintenance, heavy cleaning (Riley Fields) SOS of Siouxland Inc.: Center for Siouxland, 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. Non-profit organization which uses volunteers to provide repair services. Serves veterans, senior citizens (especially women) and handicap persons. Services based upon need.

Hospitals Mercy Medical Center: 801 Fifth St., 2792010 St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center: 2720 Stone Park, 279-3500 Siouxland Surgery Center: 600 Sioux Point Road, 232-3332


Sioux City Bickford Cottage Assisted Living: 4042 Indian Hills Drive, 239-2065, Troy Anderson. director. 36 apartments, family owned and operated. We take pets. Bickford Cottage Memory Care: 4022 Indian Hills Drive, 239-6851, Joy Beaver, director. 36 apartments, three levels of care depending on need. Countryside Retirement Apartments: Lilac LaNeb.276-3000 Floyd House, 403 C Street, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 712-943-7025, Affordable, multiple levels of care, studio, one-bedroom, respite Holy Spirit Retirement Apartments: 1701 West 25th St., 252-2726 Lessenich Place Apartments: 301 Fifth St. Contact Connie Whitney or Pat Trosin at (712) 262-5965 Maple Heights: 5300 Stone Ave., 276-3821, contact Jennifer Turner. This is subsidized lowincome housing with rent based on income NorthPark Senior Living Community: 2562 Pierce St., 255-1200. 48 independent living apartments, 57 supervised living apartments and three respite apartments Northern Hills Retirement Community: 4000 Teton Trace, 239-9400. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Northern Hills Assisted Living: 4002 Teton Trace, 239-9402. Studio, one-bedroom and twobedroom apartments.

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Calendar Nutrition program Persons 60 years of age and older and their spouses may participate in the elderly nutrition program in Siouxland. In Sioux City, meals are served Tuesday-Friday at Riverside Lutheran Church, 1817 Riverside Blvd. ; on Monday at Riverside Gardens’ Community Room, 715 Bruner Ave. Fairmount Park, 210 S. Fairmount St. and Centennial Manor, 441 W. Third St. A suggested contribution is $2. 75 or what each person can afford without causing a financial hardship. Reservations are required a day in advance by calling the Sergeant Bluff site, 943-5356, or the Siouxland Aging Services nutrition office at 279-6900, ext. 15. For more information about other available meal sites, call Siouxland Aging Services at 2796900.

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painting class, beg. /interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m. ; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m. ; crafts, 10:30 a.m. ; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 14: Chorus, senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting class, novice duplicate bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m. ; talk show, “Christmas treats,� 10:30 a.m. ; bridge, zumba gold, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; karaoke and ice cream, 1:30 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly,

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3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Dec. 15: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m. ; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m. ; walking off pounds, 9 a.m. ; pool tournament, 9:30 a.m. ; beg 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m. ; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m. ; advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m. ; inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 16: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m. ; fitness with Sandy, 9:30 a.m. ; blood pressures, 10 a.m. ; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, card design class, dance with Terry and the Remnants, 1 p.m. Dec. 19: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.

; experienced tap class, 9 a.m. ; guitar practice, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m. ; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m. ; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m. ; Christmas party, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m. Dec. 20: Penny bingo, advanced Spanish, 8:30 a.m. ; senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; genealogy, painting class, beg. /interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m. ; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m. ; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 21: Senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting class, novice duplicate bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m. ; bridge, zumba gold, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m. ; fitness, 3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Dec. 22: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m. ; walking off pounds, 9 a.m. ; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m. ; advanced German, 11 a.m. ; woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 23: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m. ; fitness with Sandy, 9:30 a.m. ; blood pressures, 10 a.m. Closed at 1 p.m. for the Christmas holiday. Dec. 26: Closed for the Christmas holiday. Dec. 27: Penny bingo, advanced Spanish, 8:30 a.m. ; senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; genealogy, painting class, beg. /interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m. ; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m. ; crafts, 10:30 a.m. ; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 28: Senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting class, novice duplicate bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m. ; bridge, zumba gold, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Dec. 29: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m. ; walking off pounds, 9 a.m. ; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m. ; advanced German, 11 a.m. ; woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 30: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m. ; fitness with Sandy, 9:30 a.m. ; blood pressures, 10 a.m. Closed at 1 p.m. for the New Year.

Arts & Theatre Through Dec. 18 Married Alive!, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, Lamb Arts Regional Theatre, 417 Market St.,


Classes & Lectures Dec 6-Dec. 29 Citizenship Class, 11 a.m.-noon or 3-4 p.m. Dec. 6-29, IowaWORKS of Greater Siouxland, 2508 Fourth St. Free. 712-2339030 x1025.

Comedy Through Dec. 29 Open Mic Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 29, The Chesterfield, 1225 Fourth St. 712-253-0093, www.loganstproductions. com

Community Dec. 13 Mercy 101-Dealing with Diabetes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Mercy’s Leiter Room, 801 Fifth St. Karen O’Donnell, odonnelk@, 712-2792989,

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Music Dec. 2 Christmas at Morningside Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Morningside College Music Dept, Eppley Auditorium 3625 Garretson Ave. Dec. 3 Christmas at the Orpheum, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce St. 712-279-5417. Dec. 9 Center for Active Generations Dance, 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Center For Active Generations, 313 Cook St. Dec. 10 Sioux City SymphonyChristmas Spectacular featuring BrulĂŠ and Airo, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Orpheum Theatre, 520 Pierce St. 7:30 p.m. 712-279-4850, www.

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