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Phone Scam Targeting Seniors

Friday, September 11th, 2015

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – November 24, 2015 –It has been reported to the Area Agency on Aging 1-B that recorded calls are being made to local seniors with the recording stating it is the Area Agency on Aging I-B.  Consumers are than asked to press 1 if they would like to receive a free medical alert button.   These calls are NOT from Area Agency on Aging.  Remember, never give your personal ...

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Senior Health and Wellness Programs Expanded

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Southfield, Mich. (September 8, 2015) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is expanding proven and successful “Great at Any Age” health and wellness programming for older adults, age 60 +, at locations throughout southeastern Michigan.  Two specific evidence-based programs, one to help seniors prevent falls and increase confidence and safety – A Matter of BalanceTM – and the second to help individuals manage diabetes – Diabetes PATH ...

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SameAddress Helps Seniors Age in Place Safely and Comfortably

Monday, July 20th, 2015

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – July 20, 2015 – SameAddress, a first-of-its-kind, one-source service providing contemporary and comprehensive lifestyle solutions for seniors who live at home, is now available to consumers throughout several Southeast Michigan counties.  The launch announcement was made by Tina Abbate Marzolf, CEO of both SameAddress, and Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B), its parent company. An innovative aging solution for today’s growing senior population, SameAddress delivers safety, daily ...

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Area Agency on Aging 1-B Seeks Feedback on Implementation Plan

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Annual Implementation Plan outlines how federal and state funding for seniors services will be utilized during the 2016 Fiscal Year Southfield, Michigan (April 14, 2015) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is seeking public comment on its Draft Area Implementation Plan (AIP) for the Fiscal Year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015 and ends September 30, 2016. The plan indicates how more than $21 million in federal Older ...

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AAA 1-B Expands Health & Wellness Programs for Older Adults

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

For Immediate Release: AAA 1-B Expands Fall Prevention and Diabetes Wellness Programs for Older Adults Classes Start Now! Southfield, Mich. (April 2, 2015) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is expanding proven and successful “Great at Any Age” health and wellness programming for older adults, age 60 +, at locations throughout southeastern Michigan.  Two specific evidence-based programs, one to help seniors prevent falls and increase confidence and safety - A ...

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Judith Walhberg Professional Training April 1st

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

For Immediate Release: AAA 1-B Hosts 4.5 CE Conference for Aging & Human Service Professionals Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Troy, Michigan Southfield, Mich. (March 4, 2015) -- The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) will host the Sixth Annual Judith J. Wahlberg Memorial Lecture “Myth Busting Common Concerns about Aging” on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083). Three ...

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Agency Hires New CFO

Friday, November 7th, 2014

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B), a Southfield nonprofit  serving seniors and adults with disabilities in a six-county region of southeast Michigan, announced the recent hiring of William R. (Bill) Walsh as the Chief Financial Officer. Bill brings extensive financial and operational leadership experience to the AAA 1-B. He began his career at General Motors Corporation in finance before moving on as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer ...

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Silver Key Coalition Receives AARP Stephen J. Gools Award

Friday, November 7th, 2014

The Silver Key Coalition, an organization formed a year ago to advocate for a remedy to Michigan’s chronic wait list problem for senior in-home services, has been named the winner of the 2014 Stephen J. Gools Award for Social Change sponsored by AARP Michigan. The award is given annually to the individual, couple, group or non-profit organization that has significantly contributed to positive social change. The award is named for former ...

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Oakland County encourages neighbors to check on elderly and vulnerable after flooding

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

  Aug. 14, 2014, Pontiac, Mich. – Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges residents to check on vulnerable family members and neighbors in the aftermath of Monday night’s storms. Vulnerable individuals include seniors and those living with a disability or chronic illness. “We have received reports from some of our impacted communities letting us know they are getting calls from elderly residents looking for assistance. They are in need of help ...

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Thank You Legislature and Governor For Making Michigan a “No Wait” State

Monday, June 16th, 2014

State Budget Increases Key Senior Services Funding by $20 Million I want to draw attention to, and express our sincerest gratitude for the commitment made to support seniors by Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan’s 97th Legislature. In 2014 nearly 4,500 seniors languished on long wait lists for basic in-home services that would enable them to remain independent and in the communities they call home. These services such as home-delivered meals, personal care ...

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