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Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Tackling the Holidays When Caring for a Loved One

When we think of the holidays, we often think of family traditions, special foods and family visits—all the things that make a holiday special. Unfortunately for family caregivers (those who are caring for an aging or chronically ill loved one), ...

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Volunteer Counselors Ready to Help During Medicare Open Enrollment

George Wojdacki calls himself the “piece of cheese at the end of the maze,” the guy you reach after bumping into walls trying to understand your Medicare benefits. Wojdacki, a certified Medicare counselor who volunteers with the Area Agency on Aging ...

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

AAA 1-B Partners With Oakland County to Understand Seniors’ Needs

Four Townhall Events Planned in Four Oakland County Communities--Attend In-person or Virtually The Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Healthy Aging Oakland County Ad Hoc Committee will be hosting four town halls throughout Oakland County, in partnership with the Area Agency on ...

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Myride2 Connects Southeast Michigan Seniors to Transportation

Helping seniors find rides in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties Transportation can be challenging for seniors in southeast Michigan. Public bus service is patchy and private transportation services are expensive. Not all senior centers offer free or low-cost rides to doctor ...

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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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