The Little Gray Box

Older and Wiser

The day was June 1, 1963. The first 3x5 index card in “The Little Gray Box” belongs to, Pauline Crume, otherwise known as Polly. To my knowledge and as the story has been told, Polly moved in and slept in the back office to listen for/and answer the switchboard. (Think Ruth Buzzi’s, Ernestine, “One ringy dingy”) The switchboard was a lot of cords that you stuck in the holes and flip a switch to connect the calls. READ MORE

Staying Alive & Kickin

Cassia in the News

A look back at the last year with Alive & Kickin, a Minneapolis-based Senior Services Arts Organization. Michael Matthew Ferrell & Jason James Hansen will share how their Senior Rock & Roll performing group is transforming the challenges of COVID into new opportunities and fighting senior isolation. READ MORE

Long Road to Immunity

The Cassia Life

Yes, long, and sometimes rough and hard to follow. The toughest question has been, “Who’s next?” (to get vaccinated against Covid-19). And just as important, “Who says who’s next?” Mix in unrelated major happenings–a highly… READ MORE

Don’t Give Up Something for Lent

Spiritual Life

It’s been said “lent is a time of giving something up”. Some folks decided to “give up” steak, chicken or coffee; Some have given up McDonalds, Facebook or Netflix. Some have given up cell phones, Facebook, or texting. Some have given up the ‘snooze’ button, or even control of the TV remote! READ MORE

What is Dementia?

The Face of Cassia

Those with significant memory loss may have a condition often referred to as dementia. Dementia is not a disease but a group of symptoms that include memory loss, confusion, and loss or decrease in cognitive… READ MORE