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Virtual Public Hearing on Senior Service Spending: May 13 at 1 pm

Friday, April 9th, 2021

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B has scheduled a public hearing at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, to gather input about the use of federal and state funding earmarked for senior services over the next year. The Annual Implementation Plan public hearing will consider ideas for spending $23 million earmarked for fiscal year 2021-22 in the six-county region served by the agency (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties). ...

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Recorded Webinar: Five Tips for Family Caregivers

Monday, February 8th, 2021

This recorded presentation walks caregivers through some things that can make caring for an elderly or ill loved one easier. Topics include: 1) Assessing needs and building knowledge, Finding organizations that can help, 3) Building legal knowledge, 4) Finding outside help, and 5) Taking care of yourself while caring for your loved one. Practical tips on what to look for when hiring outside help and asking family members for help. To ...

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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 ...

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Tax Help Available for Southeast Michigan Seniors

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

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, Covid-19 has made getting help a little more complicated, with many centers turning to document scan-and-drop options instead of in-person appointments. Kelly Elswick, an Area Agency on Aging 1-B Resource Specialist, recommends reaching out for help now. Kelly manages our Resource Database and ...

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Masks Available Through the MI Mask Aid Program

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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 masks to Michigan residents so they can better protect themselves from Covid-19. Where to Find Masks Through the MI Mask Aid Program We are planning several distribution events in February and will announce details soon. ...

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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.

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Washtenaw Out-of-Home Respite Care Program Helps Family Caregivers

Monday, January 11th, 2021

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B will be able to help more family caregivers find space for themselves – and feel secure that their loved one is in good hands – thanks to a grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Vital Seniors Initiative. The $50,000 grant will fund up to 14 days (and nights) of out-of-home respite care per person per calendar year at Memory Lane, a 6-bed licensed ...

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Medicare Advantage Q & A: Unbiased Answers from a Michigan Nonprofit

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

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 31. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) has certified counselors who can help you explore your options and enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan that works ...

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Adult Day Programs in Southeast Michigan: An Alternative to Long-term Care

Monday, January 4th, 2021

The adult day program her mother attends every day is keeping everyone happier in Lisa Jacques’ home. SarahCare - Lakeside in Sterling Heights provides 85-year-old Jean, who lives with Lisa and her husband, a place to hang out, engage in crafts and music, eat lunch and make friends. Jean has dementia and the daily routine is key to her functioning. Lisa and Ed, in the meantime, get a break for themselves. With ...

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Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Our Meals on Wheels providers are seeing an increased need during the pandemic and are in need of volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of the Meals on Wheels Program. You’ll help bring a nutritious meal and a little bit of happiness to the doors of seniors in your community and make sure seniors can stay fed and stay safe. Keep in mind that most of our programs are already set ...

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