The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Archive for the ‘Aging Services’ Category

Rejected Proposal Exacerbates Senior Housing Proposal in Missoula

It is essential that every effort is made to find affordable housing solutions for Missoula’s seniors.... more

What are the Four Levels of Hospice in Missoula, Montana?

Understanding hospice in Missoula, Montana and everything it has to offer might help you make better decisions for loved ones when the time comes.... more

What Can You Expect as a Hospice Volunteer in Montana?

If you are looking to become a hospice volunteer in Montana, here are some things to consider:... more

How Can Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services in Montana Help Your Family?

By choosing to provide a comfortable and community focused in home health care experience for your loved one, you can rest assured knowing that they can age in place. ... more

3 Reasons to Consider In-Home Infusion Therapy in Montana for Your Loved One

Here are 3 reasons why you should consider best in home infusion therapy in Montana.... more

4 Benefits of Home Care Services For the Elderly in Missoula, Montana

Here are some of the benefits that come with hiring in home care services in Missoula, Montana, for your loved one.... more

Elder Abuse – The Dark Side of Aging

Watching our relatives age is a distressing thing in and of itself, but the idea of them being abused, especially by those who we have enlisted to care for them, is extremely upsetting. ... more

Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents

It is hard to see the people that brought you up start to age and struggle with things that were once easy, but there are things that you can do to help and support them during this challenging time.... more

How Has Missoula Protected Its Elderly Residents From Abuse?

Care homes are a critical service that provide much needed care and respite for elderly citizens across the state.... more

Exploring the New Trends in Caregiving

The following are the trends we expect to see in the caregiving sector in 2020.... more

Helping Missoula Seniors Get the Extra Support They Deserve

Skyview, a  new senior housing development project in Missoula, has just secured $5.9 million in federal tax credits, boosting affordable housing in the area by 32 units. This is great news for the thousands ... more

Retirement: How to Cope

Having planned the financial side of your retirement, you may have failed to pay attention to how you are going to spend your time. ... more

Senior Dating: Pros, Cons, and Tips

Senior dating is becoming more prominent in the modern day as people realize that they want love even as they age. ... more

Missoula History

The first inhabitants of the Missoula area were Native Americans from the Salish tribe.  They called the area “Nemissoolatakoo,” which translates roughly to “river of ambush," and eventually gave rise to... more

Volunteer Opportunities

Missoula is known for its giving spirit. On a per capita basis, Missoula is home to more non-profit organizations than any other city in the nation. That means volunteer opportunities abound. ... more

Missoula in Motion

Missoulians embrace green living and you'll find sustainable transportation options readily available in the city. Missoula in Motion aims to promote the city’s popular sustainable transportation system and i... more