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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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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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What Questions Should You Ask When Hiring a Home Care Agency to Care for an Aging Parent?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Hiring someone to come into your home to care for your elderly parents or loved one can be daunting. How will you know if they’re up to the task? How do you know if they will be the right fit? Will they understand your parent’s needs and, most importantly, will your loved one be safe in their care? Create a job description Start by assessing your needs. Gather your thoughts and jot ...

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10 Essential Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Seniors

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

The residents of Ikaria, a Greek Island for whom the mythical Icarus is named, are among the healthiest, longest-lived people on Earth. Is it something in the water? How can American seniors achieve similar results? There's no great mystery to the Ikarians' longevity. They eat a healthy Mediterranean diet (no processed foods!), have strong community ties, and are insulated from most modern conveniences. They also get plenty of exercise in ways ...

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