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Tuesday, June 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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Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Recorded Webinar: Communicating with a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. People with Alzheimer's disease can lose their communications abilities as the disease progresses. Families ...

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Recorded Webinar: Five Tips for Family Caregivers

This recorded presentation walks caregivers through some things that can make caring for an elderly or ill loved one easier. Topics include: 1) Assessing needs and building knowledge, Finding organizations that can help, 3) Building legal knowledge, 4) Finding outside ...

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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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