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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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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Honoring Family Caregivers During National Family Caregivers Month

A Special Message from Area Agency on Aging 1-B President and CEO, Michael Karson In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, I want to thank all family caregivers who make it possible for older adults to remain independent, secure and safe ...

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Profiles in Caregiving: Coping with Covid when Caring for an Aging Parent

Three Local Caregivers Share Their Stories Caregiving can be isolating and overwhelming in normal times. But during the Covid pandemic, it is even more so, upending the routines of family caregivers and creating barriers to connecting with their loved ones. The National ...

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