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Monday, January 31st, 2022

Housing and Care Options for Seniors

Living independently can be less expensive than moving into an assisted living or other form of senior community, especially if you’re independent and healthy. And more seniors are choosing to stay in their homes for as long as possible, according ...

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Friday, January 28th, 2022

KN95 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 KN95 masks to ...

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

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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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Tips for Choosing the Right Nursing Home

There are several key factors to consider when you are contemplating a nursing home for yourself or a loved one.   Covid Considerations The COVID pandemic has made it more challenging to judge a home—most nursing homes won’t allow walk-throughs and staff shortages ...

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Seniors Who Have 3G Cell Service Urged to Upgrade

If you are among the few Americans still using a medical alert device, smartphone, smart watch, tablet, or home security system that uses a 3G network, it’s time to upgrade. 3G Networks Being Retired in 2022 Next year, the main cell service ...

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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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