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Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Scams, Fraud and Older Adults: Tips to Keep Safe

By Kathleen Yanik, Area Agency on Aging 1-B Senior Commumications Manager Scammers are busy people. Just when you think you’ve got their number—they think of a new, terrible twist. Older adults are some of their favorite targets. The FBI estimates that ...

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

Respite Care: Why You Need It—Where to Get It

For family caregivers, getting some time to themselves to rest and recharge is crucial—but it can also be difficult. There can be barriers, including cost and getting your loved one to accept care delivered by someone other than you. Knowing what ...

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Supports for Family Caregivers in Southeast Michigan: The List

We know that caring for an aging parent, spouse or other loved one can be tough. We also know a little bit of help can go a long way. We put together a list of support resources available in our ...

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Handling the Holidays as a Caregiver

The holidays are upon us again. (How did that happen so fast?) If you are a caregiver, the season might be a crazy emotional mix—equal parts stress, joy, sticky family dynamics, nostalgia, and maybe a sprinkle of anticipatory grief. So ...

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Friday, August 12th, 2022

Financial Tips for Caregivers from Wayne State’s SAFE program

On August 11, 2022 The Area Agency on Aging 1-B and special guest LaToya Hall, Director of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology SAFE Program, shared important information on the financial aspects of caregiving. View this webinar to learn about: ...

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Monday, August 1st, 2022

Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Stretched by Inflation? Save a Buck or Three with these Tips Everything seems to be more expensive today. And while you can’t fight inflation, you can find ways to substantially save money. There are assistance programs that can reduce utility costs, ...

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