Our Blog

Public Hearing on AAA 1-B 2023-2025 Multi-Year Plan

Monday, April 4th, 2022

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is holding public hearings to review and hear comment on its Multi-year Plan covering fiscal years 2023-2025. This plan details use of federal and state funding earmarked for use by the agency to serve older adults in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties during this 3-year period. Two hearings options are available: Virtual Hearing via Zoom Thursday, May 5: 11:00 am- noon Join via ...

Continue Reading

Tax Help Available for Southeast Michigan Seniors

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Older Adults Should Plan to Get Help Early This Tax Season Many seniors turn to their senior center or other community resources for help with their taxes. This year, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to make getting help more complicated. While more help will be delivered in-person this year, many centers still have limited appointments available—making it critical for seniors and family caregivers to reach out early to get an ...

Continue Reading

Holidays Offer a Chance to Assess Care Needs of Older Loved Ones

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Seeing an older loved one after a long time apart can bring lots of joy, but it can also bring some unpleasant surprises. You might notice they're having more trouble caring for themselves. Perhaps the house isn’t as tidy as usual, or you notice that clothes haven’t been cleaned  or changed in a while. Maybe the refrigerator and cupboards are close to empty or the bills have piled up. Here are ...

Continue Reading

Tackling the Holidays When Caring for a Loved One

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

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), many of the things that make the holidays a special time can also make them challenging. Here are a few tips to make sure the holidays are fun, manageable and ...

Continue Reading

Helping Grandparents Understand Safe Sleep

Friday, November 12th, 2021

A special message from the Oakland County Health Department for grandparents caring for infant grandchildren County Health Departments, including the Oakland County Health Division, are working to make sure everyone in a baby’s life (including grandparents) is aware of the dangers of unsafe sleep and ways to reduce the risk of SIDS. In Michigan a baby dies due to an unsafe sleep position or environment every 2-3 days, and in Oakland ...

Continue Reading

Aging in Place: Modifications Keep Homes Safe for Seniors

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

High-tech Gadgets Mix with Low-tech Modifications Most of us will need to make some adjustments to our home and lifestyle if we plan to stay put into old age. And most of us intend to do so: Over 75% of adults 50 and older want to stay in their homes as long as possible, according to a 2018 AARP study. Along with some minor tweaks that will reduce the risk of falling ...

Continue Reading

AAA 1-B Bringing Joy to Nursing Home Residents with Robotic Pets

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Pets, Amazon Echoes and Other Technology Helps Reduce Social Isolation During Covid Research shows that pets can reduce stress and anxiety and increase feelings of well-being. In fact, pet ownership has been on the rise during the pandemic, with many people adding a new cat or dog to their household to help ease the long months of Covid solitude. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is trying to bring that ...

Continue Reading

Ombudsmen Advocate for Nursing Home Residents–Help Families

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Addressing Issues and Serving as a Voice for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities A trio of ombudsmen that works out of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B are among 21 ombudsmen statewide whose job it is to protect and advocate for residents in Michigan’s long-term care communities like nursing homes and licensed assisted living facilities. They typically work in person, talking to residents and staff to make sure facilities are following state ...

Continue Reading

Information to Help Southeast Michigan Seniors Access the Covid-19 Vaccine

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

There are three types  of organizations where older adults in the Area Agency on Aging 1-B's six-county Michigan region will be able to get the vaccine: Your county health department Your health care system/hospital Pharmacies (including Meijer, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart and Kroger) We have listed Covid-19 vaccine information below for county health departments in each of the six counties in the AAA 1-B service area. This includes links to online ...

Continue Reading

Guide to Hospice Care: Recorded Webinar

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Watch this webinar recorded as part of our "Conversations for Caregivers" series. Hospice of Michigan takes us through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, hospice care, palliative care and important end-of-life decisions.

Continue Reading
Older Posts