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Thursday, April 1st, 2021

MI Choice: A Michigan Long-term Care Option

Help at Home and Independence for Katy Katy K. is fiercely independent. Despite relying on a wheelchair because of multiple sclerosis and requiring in-home help, she does as much on her own as she can. That includes motoring to a nearby Kroger ...

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Masks Available Through the MI Mask Aid Program

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is proud to be a distribution partner for the MI Mask Aid Program. This initiative of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Community Service Commission provides free masks to Michigan ...

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Washtenaw Out-of-Home Respite Care Program Helps Family Caregivers

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B will be able to help more family caregivers find space for themselves – and feel secure that their loved one is in good hands – thanks to a grant from the Ann Arbor Area ...

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Medicare Advantage Q & A: Unbiased Answers from a Michigan Nonprofit

The window is open for Medicare beneficiaries to sign up for a different Medicare Advantage plan or switch back to Original Medicare (Parts A and B) and select a prescription drug plan (Part D). The enrollment period goes through March ...

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Adult Day Programs in Southeast Michigan: An Alternative to Long-term Care

The adult day program her mother attends every day is keeping everyone happier in Lisa Jacques’ home. SarahCare - Lakeside in Sterling Heights provides 85-year-old Jean, who lives with Lisa and her husband, a place to hang out, engage in crafts ...

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Keeping Older Drivers Safe

Learn what to look out for, how to have a conversation, and how to help seniors prepare for driving retirement. Driving is often seen as a key to our independence. With the keys comes the ability to get to all the ...

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