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Government Programs That Can Pay for Long-term Care for the Elderly

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

If you or a loved one has financial constraints but needs long-term care, there are government-funded options. The programs have different eligibility requirements which are based on income, assets, the kind and level of care needed, marital status and age. MEDICAID-FUNDED HOME-CARE PROGRAMS Medicaid is a state/federal program for low-income families and individuals. Eligibility is determined by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. There are four types of long-term Medicaid ...

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AAA 1-B Holding Food Distribution for Seniors: Monday, April 27

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is holding a pop-up pantry in Warren on Monday, April 27, to distribute 400 free emergency food boxes to seniors. From noon to 2 p.m., the “Q boxes” (quarantine boxes) will be available at 21919 Schoenherr, between 9 Mile and Toepfer. The boxes are available on a first come-first served basis to adults 60 and older who live in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, ...

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AAA 1-B Hosting Virtual Public Hearing to Get Senior Spending Feedback

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Public Invited to Give Input on Spending for Aging Services  The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is holding a public hearing to get feedback on a draft of its Area Implementation Plan that maps out how almost $22 million federal and state funding earmarked for senior services in its six-county service region will be spent in the  2021 fiscal year. The agency’s service region includes much of southeast Michigan, ...

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AAA 1-B Distributes Emergency Food Boxes to Seniors

Friday, April 17th, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) will begin distributing over 1,000 emergency food boxes to seniors in its six-county region this week. The nonprofit serves seniors in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.   AAA 1-B is using three different methods to make sure it can get food out quickly to the seniors who need it. Seniors can either pick up the food at distribution events ...

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Caring for Seniors During the Time of Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Keeping Connected and Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe When You Can’t Visit For many of us, keeping our older loved ones safe in the time of coronavirus can mean keeping our distance. Whether your loved one lives in their own home or an assisted living or nursing facility, it can be difficult. So how do you keep connected to the seniors in your life when you can’t physically be there, and ...

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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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Survey Helps Agency Understand the Needs of Southeast Michigan Seniors

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Results are in: Some 1,800 seniors surveyed in the six counties served by Area Agency on Aging 1-B told us what they’re thinking when it comes to health care and transportation, in-home care and social isolation, addiction and physical challenges they face every day, and more. The results are interesting – even surprising – and mirror trends reported in a new statewide report that surveyed the needs of older Michiganders. More ...

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Practical Tips for Dealing with Isolation as a Caregiver

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Don’t be an island. That’s good advice for anybody – but especially for millions of caregivers who have let friendships and acquaintances slide as a result of caregiving obligations. It doesn’t have to be that way. Maintaining a social life is easier said than done, for sure, but there are strategies to avoid being cut off from the world outside. Isolation and Depression According to a study published in 2017 in Frontiers in Psychology, social ...

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Helps Metro Detroit Families

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

The New Family Tree: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren   Diane and Mark Saincome of Novi were looking forward to a comfortable retirement. She had practiced as a registered nurse, he had been an iron worker. They had some savings they planned to use to travel the country. And then their middle child Amy died, leaving them with four children to raise – and a fifth that she had brought into the family’s life. Today, the ...

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