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Senior Life ~ The Best Years

June 26, 2014

Featured in this issue is a special section devoted to Senior Life.
Several active area seniors are featured, as they share their stories.

Kathryn Crowley will be celebrating her 100th birthday soon. She shares stories about her life. The celebration will be on July 20th at the Fulda Legion/Community Hall.

Lloyd Fuerstenberg of Wilmont shares his collection of wrenches, which line the walls of his shed. He has also restored an old tractor.

Lucille Magnus, Avoca, spends time doing needlework and shares some of her creations. Her talents include sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting, embroidery and tatting.

Margaret Henkels and Eva Rostomily of Heron Lake, and Edna Voss and Marilyn Zinnel of Slayton also share their stories, as does Flavia Kirchner.

For our e-edition subscribers, the special section will be included with the next Murray County ADvantage issue online.

Recently, Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman stressed the importance of awareness and the steps that seniors can take to protect themselves. “One of the best lines of defense is prevention through education. Whether you are being solicited over the phone, through email, or someone knocking on your door, seniors must take steps to not be the next victim.”

Minnesota seniors are urged to be aware of the potential for elder financial abuse and to take the following steps to protect themselves from scams:

End the Call – There is no such thing as being rude when protecting yourself and your investments from scammers. If a solicitor makes you uncomfortable or is confusing, just hang up. Trust your instincts.

Phone a Friend - When Commissioner Rothman’s grandmother is called by a solicitor over the phone, the first thing she does is call Commissioner Rothman. You should identify a trusted friend or family member you can call for questions and advice.

Report the Fraud – The Minnesota Department of Commerce is here to help. Report the fraud so others don’t fall victim to the same scam.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce Consumer Help Line can be reached by phone at (651) 539-1600 or (800) 657-3602. Complaints can also be sent by email to or by mail to Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 7th Place East, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

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