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Help Us Further Our Mission This Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that started in 2012. It's a day dedicated to kindness and contribution. This Giving Tuesday, we hope you'll consider a gift to the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Ask yourself: Where would seniors be without the Area Agency on Aging 1-B? Our mission is more important than ever. We help seniors access the services and programs they need to ...

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Holiday Resources for Seniors in Southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

This holiday season is going to be different for almost all of us—and it may be a difficult one for many seniors and their families. Over the last eight months, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B's Information & Assistance team has been gathering information on resources to help older adults and family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (You can find these on our coronavirus updates page.) We have now turned ...

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Drive Up Food Distribution Events: November 18 in Ypsilanti and November 20 in Farmington Hills

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) will be distributing free food boxes for people 60 and older at various locations during the month of November: Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 301 W. Michigan Avenue (at Adams St.) in Ypsilanti Noon-2 pm Friday, Nov. 20, at the Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road in Farmington Hills (Parking Lot A – enter Gate 3) The boxes will be placed ...

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AAA 1-B’s MMAP Program Ready to Help Beneficiaries During Open Enrollment

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

You may be paying too much for your Medicare plan. Or you may want prescription drug coverage that works better for you. During Medicare Open Enrollment, from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, you can change your prescription drug plan - or just have it reviewed at no cost by a certified, unbiased Medicare counselor to make sure it fits your health care needs and your wallet. It is the only time ...

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Elderly More Vulnerable to Heat: Check in Often

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

When summer temperatures begin to climb, it’s dangerous for everyone. But what many people don't realize is that the elderly are especially vulnerable and are more prone to heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. They don’t adjust as well to changes in temperature, and chronic medical conditions or medications can interfere with their body’s ability to regulate temperature. What to Do Keep a close eye on older adults when temperatures start ...

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AAA 1-B Participating in Senior Day of Action to Protect Senior Funding

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 has been designated Senior Action Day in Michigan. Sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging Association and Michigan’s sixteen Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Action Day is a call to advocate for maintaining a strong aging network in the midst of the pandemic and state budget crisis. “It is more important than ever that Michigan seniors have continued access to effective in-home and community-based services to remain ...

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An Important Update from Area Agency on Aging 1-B President and CEO, Michael Karson

Friday, March 13th, 2020

For the most recent information on AAA 1-B's Coronavirus reponse, please visit our Coronavirus Updates page.  March 13, 2020 The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is committed to the health and well-being of seniors, adults with disabilities, family caregivers and our staff. With the increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in our region, the AAA 1-B will continue to operate, however, we have moved our staff to a remote-based workforce and have closed ...

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Notice: March Board of Directors Meeting Being Held By Phone

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

In light of concerns regarding the Coronavirus, the Area on Aging 1-B Advisory Board of Directors meeting scheduled for March 27 will be held via phone. The public can participate by dialing 630-869-1015 and using the access code: 252-604-143. Please contact the Executive Services Manager at 248-262-9956 with questions or for further information.

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Meet Our Caregiver Champions

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Caregiver Champions Contest Recognizes and Honors Family Caregivers Great caregivers know that taking care of themselves gives them the energy and patience needed to be the very best at helping their loved one. They exercise or meditate, they draw on resources like support groups and caregiving classes. They use adult day programs as a way of stimulating their loved one and providing themselves with a break. They reach out to friends ...

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AAA 1-B Staff Work to Help Other Nonprofits

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

 Day of Giving Strengthens Agency's Community Bonds From weeding and mowing to shredding old office documents to packing frozen veggies to delivering meals to homebound seniors, 122 staffers from Area Agency on Agency 1-B rolled up their sleeves and got busy volunteering in October for community partners that included Lighthouse, Meals on Wheels, Gleaners Food Bank Distribution Center and Hope Clinic. The Agency Give-Back was part of an initiative to foster camaraderie ...

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