Keys to Avoiding Home Rental Scams

Thinking about renting a house instead of buying? Not all home rental listings are legit, so here are some tipoffs and tools to help you avoid a rental scam.   According to National Rental Home Council (NRHC) members, who are owners of rental homes, scammers use a variety of tactics to get people’s... (read more)




Look into their Eyes

Have you ever noticed an animal with two different colored eyes? This is pretty common in cats as about 60% have this condition but less common in dogs with only about 4%. Animals aren’t the only ones with two different eye colors; humans can have it as well. Just over 1% of Americans have two... (read more)



Grand Festival Brings Summer Fun

The Grand Festival returns to the Cass County COA Friday, July 12, starting at 2 p.m. This free family-friendly event for grandparents and grandchildren features activities, entertainment, and a cookout dinner. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fun begins at 2 p.m. with games, crafts,... (read more)



Front Street Crossing Adds 2 Fitness Classes

Senior Stretch If you’re a senior looking to gain more independence, mobility, and flexibility, stretching just might be your new best friend! By increasing your range of motion, you’ll be less prone to injury while exercising, traveling, or playing with grandkids. You’ll feel less stiff and more... (read more)



Senior Day at the Fair

It is almost time again for the Cass County Fair and that means Thursday, August 1 is Senior Day, the day that anyone age 60 and older gets free admission and a chance to win fun prizes at our Senior Day event. This annual event sponsored by the Cass County COA is a wonderful way to get into the... (read more)



Zumba Gold, It’s Exercise in Disguise

Have you heard of Zumba Gold? Are you looking for a fun way to attain your fitness goals? Why not drop the weights and dance the calories off. Zumba is a Latin based dance class. I’m sure some of you are thinking, “I can’t do this, I have no rhythm or coordination, or maybe I can’t dance.” The... (read more)




Nowadays, you can encounter a scam artist just about anywhere — online, over the phone and even at your door. Here are a few ruses that might come a-knocking, and tips to avoid getting taken. Home Repair Scams Someone offers to do yardwork or make repairs in or around your home. You want to save... (read more)



Worry Free Travel this Summer

No matter where your excursions take you, these tips will help keep you safe so that you can enjoy your summer travels with your family and friends. Check for travel advisories. Before you make any international travel plans, do some homework on the country you plan to visit. Never board a plane... (read more)



Stair Safety Tips for Seniors

Once you start having trouble using stairs, it seems like you encounter them everywhere you go. They’re fairly easy to sidestep in public buildings where elevators are an option, but they’re a lot harder to avoid in your own home. Unfortunately falls are the top cause of injury for seniors, so... (read more)



Getting Calls from Social Security Administration

Getting Calls from Social Security Administration? Probably not. At least, not from the real SSA. But how many of you have gotten calls from someone who said they were the Social Security Administration? And maybe showed the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) or a number close to it on your... (read more)