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Guide to Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions suffered by older adults. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study indicates that nearly 53% of seniors, over the age of 65 experience persistent pain. Untreated or undertreated chronic pain can lead to a variety of negative consequences - avoidance of activity, reduced mobility, increased risk of falls, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and isolation. As a caregiver, understanding of the unique ...

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Aging Mastery Classes Help People Age Well

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Classes Coming to Sterling Heights in March; Farmington Hills in April We’re all getting older, but could we be doing it better? Yes, we could. Aging Mastery, a 10-week program AAA 1-B is offering for the first time beginning in March and again in late April, is designed as a pathway to better aging through lifestyle changes, smarter financial decisions and deeper community involvement. The program (1 ½ hours per weekly session), developed ...

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AAA 1-B Receives AIRS Accreditation

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Area Agency on Aging 1-B Receives Accreditation for Its Information and Assistance Services Southfield, MI (June 13, 2016) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) has received accreditation from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) for its Information and Assistance  referral service. The AAA 1-B is a nonprofit that helps seniors and people with disabilities in six counties in southeast Michigan (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair and Washtenaw ...

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Phone Scam Targeting Seniors

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – November 24, 2015 –It has been reported to the Area Agency on Aging 1-B that recorded calls are being made to local seniors with the recording stating it is the Area Agency on Aging I-B.  Consumers are than asked to press 1 if they would like to receive a free medical alert button.   These calls are NOT from Area Agency on Aging.  Remember, never give your personal ...

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Recently Released Caregiver Technology Report

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B recently released a sixteen page report that highlights 47 technology solutions that can help caregivers of older or disabled adults. The report was created by a committee of individuals, consisting of older adults, agency staff, aging professionals and caregivers who reviewed various technologies including apps, websites and self help videos that provide a potential benefit to family members caring for an older loved one.  ...

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AAA 1-B’s Holiday Meals on Wheels Program in Need of Donations

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Area Agency on Aging 1-B Needs Donations to Deliver Nearly 8,000 Meals This Year Southfield, Mich. (November 16, 2015) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B), a regional nonprofit that helps seniors and people with disabilities, is seeking donations for its Holiday Meals on Wheels program. The program delivers hot, festive holiday meals—complete with all the trimmings and special holiday touches—to frail, homebound seniors on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Day, ...

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Phone Scam Targeting Seniors

Friday, September 11th, 2015

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – November 24, 2015 –It has been reported to the Area Agency on Aging 1-B that recorded calls are being made to local seniors with the recording stating it is the Area Agency on Aging I-B.  Consumers are than asked to press 1 if they would like to receive a free medical alert button.   These calls are NOT from Area Agency on Aging.  Remember, never give your personal ...

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Senior Health and Wellness Programs Expanded

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Southfield, Mich. (September 8, 2015) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is expanding proven and successful “Great at Any Age” health and wellness programming for older adults, age 60 +, at locations throughout southeastern Michigan.  Two specific evidence-based programs, one to help seniors prevent falls and increase confidence and safety – A Matter of BalanceTM – and the second to help individuals manage diabetes – Diabetes PATH ...

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A Day of Fun and Fitness at Kensington Metropark

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Thursday, June 25 10 a.m. - 3 p.m Fitness Activities Free Bus Transportation from AAA 1-B offices Free Park Admission Complimentary Lunch The Area Agency on Aging 1-B, the Disability Network of Michigan and the Michigan Fitness Foundation are sponsoring a day of fitness and fun for older adults on Thursday,  June 25. Buses will leave from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B offices at 10 a.m. In addition to the fitness activities, you'll also have ...

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Register for the 28th Annual Area Agency on Aging Association of Michigan Conference

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The 28th Annual Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan Conference will be held on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University in Lansing. The conference includes keynote speakers, luncheon presentations and workshops, several offering CEUs. New this year is a tract for practitioners and a tract for leadership development. Below is a summary of the conference. For more information on the conference ...

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