Survey shows many not ready to pay for care as they age: "Own Your Future" initiative encourages Minnesotans to plan ahead
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:47
Research shows that 70 percent of people 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Despite these projections, the 2014 Department of Human Services' State Fair Survey shows more than 30 percent Minnesotans do not know how they would pay for that care. An additional 13 percent of respondents said they would rely on government programs to pay for long-term care.
Apply for your U.S. passport now, before the busy winter travel season
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:37
If you're traveling internationally for the winter holidays, now is the time to apply for your U.S. passport. The Department is offering faster processing times than the summer, and hundreds of passport acceptance facilities are expanding their hours.
When I change the world changes with me! This is my personal affirmation. All of us would like for things to change for the better. It is within this hope that you are able to deal with life's up's and down's. Some look for change to take place outside of them. They wish for others to be different. The truth is that real change takes place within us. In order to live life to its fullest, you must change what you see, say, and do. You have to become the change you wish to see.
AUGUST 5, 1972 - NOVEMBER 1, 2014: Remembering Ackeesa Ta Harms-McFarlane
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:01
Remarks by Al McFarlane 2pm Friday, November 14, 2014
Ackeesa Ta McFarlane-Harms, age 42, of NE Mpls., passed away Nov. 1, 2014. Preceded in death by mother, Theresa Harms. Survived by daughters, KiLeeah Rowe and Tyrisa McFarlane-Harms; grandchildren, Kahmyla, Kahmya, Kenneth and Kilecia; father, Wain McFarlane; sister, Antonia Harms; brother, Miles McFarlane; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Four ways to tell if you are on the right road to success
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 11:57
I work with so many people who complain about the jobs they have. Some say they wish they didn't have to work so many hours. Some say they wish they didn't have to work weekends, and then there are those who just wish they could be working their dream job and not helping to build someone else's dream. But when I ask them the question, "What they would do if they could follow their passion and work a job that is near and dear to their heart?" Most people don't even know what their passion is. I have a passion to write and I don't know what I would do if I couldn't do it. That's what I mean by finding your passion. Your passion is what drives you to stay on track and to complete the goals you set to better your life and make you happy. Here are a few questions to ask yourself that may help you to figure it out.
All around the country, families will be coming together to give thanks. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel days of the year. People will be traveling near and far to be with friends and loved ones. During Thanksgiving, I will be in Michigan with my mom enjoying family and friends. Family is the basic building blocks for communities, and it is a big part of the American culture. As you and your family give thanks, take some time to reflect on what it really means to be family.
Motivational Moments: Simple things can make all the difference
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:21
Last week I was blessed to spend time with two of my dear friends. It had been a while since we were all together, but it was like we had never missed a beat as friends. It reminded me of how important spending time with friends really is. This is something that we as adults sometime take for granted.