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Page 4 WALSH COUNTY PRESS -' WEDNESDAY, |ULY 2|, 202| ' iiélere rid ready to fill your needs, Wr’nr Gama Ila Locally owned and operated, Grafton Drug is more than a pharmacy. We offer a unique selection of giftware, puzzles, candy, kitchen items, cards, and more. Gift wrap with purchase. Walsh County Spotlight ' The merchants below are p proud to announce: Park I, River Senior Citizens Root Beer‘Float Fundraiser Mark your Calendar for the Park River Senior Cit- izens Root Beer Float Fundraiser! Wednesday, July 2 I St from 2:00 3:30 pm atJim’s SuperValu Parking Lot. The Park River Senior Citizens group sponsors this fundraiser to help defray the cost of expenses for the center. Cost for 5 Float is $3, hope to see you! Interested in becoming a spotlight sponsor? Contact the Press 'at 701 -284-6333 (. 1 Park River (‘0 gram“, 301 county Road 123 : “Pink’RIv‘aa ‘_ ., ~ .1 , .l» v I -'v. ..._,li.. ’11 ii mum)! ,Igviix my ,;4 .,i., C) SOCICTV'” ‘ l ' Visit: lir’i'er-t new” 4’)?! l1: 2." '3 , Park River Implement 1284-631 6 Park River 284-7244 AUTO PARTS g;— eases-ea ' ra on - 'FlRST UNITED MHicm an~sg§9611zg2 00 e - 110 4th St. E‘ Park River 1 234-7221 284-6433 For all your dinner needs! Jim’s SuperValu 101 3rd St. W Park River - n - o I. 0- o o. o o o. . I. D O :1 H Dear Senior Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year—old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see and use. Shopping Around Dear Shopping, There are actually several smart— phonesl can recommend that will provide your mother a simpler, less intimidating smartphone experi— ence. Here are my top three options. Apple iPhones: Because of the quality and functionality of Apple products, an iPhone is a great choice for seniors who are inexperienced with technology. But. to make it eas— ier for you mom to use, you’ll need to set it up and customize it to meet her needs and preferences. To set-up your mom’s iPhone and make it senior—fiiendly, start by cleaning—up/decluttering the home screen, which you can do by delet- ing the apps your mom won’t use and hiding the apps she’ll rarely use in labeled folders or the App Library. The fewer options the better! You’ll also want to set up a small number of contacts (with photos) to fanrily and friends that your mom frequently communi-_ cates with and install some apps she would enjoy using. And finally, iPhones have a wide variety of built—in accessibility fea- tures you can turn on depending on your mom’s needs. These features, which you access through the phone’s settings, can help users that have diminished vision, healing r impairment, hand dexterity problems or cognitive loss. Some popular accessibility fea- tures among older iPhone users in— clude larger text and icon display, zoom (screen magnification), mag- nifier (turns iPhone into a magni— fying glass), increased volume and alerts, voice control, find my iPhone, and emergency SOS and medical ID i setup. But there. are. dozens of oth- .; er Weaks13yoti,. can smoke, xtosieneu hance your mom’s experience with :; her iPhone. ' ' For a rundown of the different ac~ cessibility features and instructions on how to set them up, see Ap- ‘ ple.com/accessibility. If you’re interested in this option, the iPhone 12 (5G, 6.1-inch display screen, $800) or iPhone 12 mini (5G, ‘ HELP WANTED: 5.4-inch screen, $700) are excellent choices. Or, for a more budget- friendly phone consider the iPhone SE (4.7-inch screen, $400) that came out in 2020. Samsung Galaxy: If you’re an an- droid phone user and would like to get your mom a phone that you’re familiar with, you should consider a Samsung. All Samsung phones offer an “Easy Mode” feature in their settings that boosts the text and icon size, and simplifies the home-screen layout and contacts, which makes these phones a nice option for seniors or tech-newbies. These phones also have a variety of accessibility features — see Sam- sungcom/ns/accessibilitv/EalaXY- mobile for Instructions — tha t can ac— commodate your mom’s needs. The Samsung Galaxy 821 5G (62-inch screen, $800) or more moderately priced Galaxy A71 5G (6.7-inch screen, $600) are good choices to consider here. Lively Smart: Another less ex- pensive option to consider is to purchase your mom a smartphone that’s Specifically designed for sen- iors. The best one available is the new Lively Smart offered by Best Buy. This phone has a 6.2-inch screen, large text and a' simple list-based menu that provides one—touch access to frequently used features like video chat, camera, email and more. It also offers a nice variety of op- tional health and safety you can add on like: - Urgent Response, which is a mobile medical alert service that would connect your mom to a Live- ly agent in emergency situations, 24/7, who would confirm her loca- tion and get her the help she needs. 0 Urgent Care, which would let your mom to speak to a registered nurse or board-certified doctor any- time. - Lively Link, which is an app that sends alerts to family and friendsif your mom calls urgent re- SPORSQr ‘ w v- Personal Operatorservice, who can assist your mom with tasks like helping find addresses, setting up appointments booking Lively Rides through a partnership with Savvy Cont page FordvilIe-Lankin Public School is searching for an elementary para educator. Hours would be from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM. Successful appli- ‘ cant would begin their duties as soon as 2021- 2022 school year begins (Aug. 23). Salary is dependent upon experience. Background check is required. For further information or to apply, please contact the Fordville—Lankin Public School 229-3297. Ask for Mr. Michael O’Brien or Mrs. Paulette Bosh. fifefine The Leader In Personaf Response andSupyort Services How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast if you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center. Trained Perennol Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you iigrimediately to see what help you need. Even if'you can‘t answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and Will follow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. a (galifiilfimn lF You AREl37‘leSK CALL ‘ ' (r; airy Li 6 inc . 1 PM“; Rivu Good Samaritan Campus features 1 v TrooperAndrew Cashin Named 2020 NDHP Trouper of the Year BISMARCK, N.D. — Troop- er Andrew Cashin was named the 2020 Trooper of the Year by the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association (NDMCA). Cashin serves the northeast region as a Traffic Enforcement Trooper and is stationed in Grand Forks. He has been a trooper since 2010 and has been stationed in Cavalier in addition to his current placement in Grand Forks. Cashin serves as a Use of Force instructor; member of the NDHP Emergency Re- sponse Team; and is certified as a Level II inspector for motor car- rier enforcement. He holds a Criminal Justice Bachelor of Sci- ence degree from Bemidji State University. NUMCA’S Trooper of the Year award reflects the trucking in- dustry’s appreciation for enhanc- ing safety for those who depend on the highway for their liveli- hood. In a letter nominating him for the award, it was noted Cashin maintains a positive, persever- ing attitude and exemplifies servi- tude and selflessness and is fully committed to traffic safety and re- duction of injuries on North Dako- ta roadways. Ofientimes, Cashin goes above and beyond to ensure motorists are safe and have access to available services as needed. He has demonstrated leadership and NDCA announces fin. Photo: Submitted dedication to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, fellow troopers, and North Dakota law enforce- ment. . Cashin has received numer- ous commendations over the years including being nominated as the NDDOT Traffic Safety Officer of the Year; nominated for the Gov- emor’s Award for Excellence in 2020; and recognized as a NDHP top ten trooper in speed enforce- ment and drug enforcement. Other nominees for the award were Trooper Kristj an Helgoe, Trooper Tarek . Chase, Trooper Jonathan Skalicky, and Trooper Brandon Wade. American Rescue Plan funding is now available to artists and arts organizations in ND BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) an— nounces the American Rescue Plan (ARP) guidelines and applications for individual artist and arts organizations in North Dakota are now available. InMarch President Biden si gned the American Rescue Plan which irr- eludejd‘ funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NBA) to sup- port organizations and jobs in the arts sector that have been impacted by ‘ the COVID-19 pandemic. NDCA received ARP funding from the NBA and will award approximately $700,000 to eligible individuals and 501c3 organizations. Individuals and Organizations eligible for this funding are defined as those whose primary mission is to promote and provide connections through creative expression by sharing creative experiences, expressing their own creativity, or connecting people with their local and statewide communi- ties through the arts. NDCAARP funds will assist Individual Artists in creating communi- ty—focused projects, workshops, and activities and support Organizations as they pivot, rebuild, and continue to grow their missrons. NDCA's ARP Fund is administered by NDCA. To learn more and to apply, visit NDCA's website at https://www.arts.nd.gov/grants/american—rescue-plan. interactive help caregivers find resources - for child pasSenger safety BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health (ND- DoH) Child Passenger Safety Pro- gram has launched Child Passenger Safety Resource Interactive Maps. These statewide maps can be found online at health.nd.gov/carseatmap and provide the most up—to-date re- sources for hands-on assistance with child passenger safety needs in- cluding car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. The maps include three types of interactive resources: Child passenger safety classes: Classes for first-time parents/care— givers on how to correctly use and install their child’s car seat. v Car seat checkup/fitting loca- tions: Certified child passenger safe- ty technicians work with families to ensure car seats are correctly installed and children correctly restrained. Car seat distribution programs: State provided seats are available to qualifying caregivers to assist with car seat needs. Families can find their regional distribution center on the irr— teractive map and contact them for current qualification guidelines. If you need help to locate a child passenger safety resource in your area, contact the NDDoH Child Passenger Safety Program at 800- 472—2286 or injury@nd. gov. For additional child passenger safety information, visit: https://www.health.nd.gov/north- dakota-child-passenger-safety Share your" reunion celebration! 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