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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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Keeping Older Drivers Safe

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Learn what to look out for, how to have a conversation, and how to help seniors prepare for driving retirement. Driving is often seen as a key to our independence. With the keys comes the ability to get to all the places we need to go. The grocery store, pharmacy, doctor, or even out to the mall or the movies. The thought of no longer being able to drive can, naturally, ...

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Help Us Further Our Mission This Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that started in 2012. It's a day dedicated to kindness and contribution. This Giving Tuesday, we hope you'll consider a gift to the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Ask yourself: Where would seniors be without the Area Agency on Aging 1-B? Our mission is more important than ever. We help seniors access the services and programs they need to ...

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Holiday Resources for Seniors in Southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

This holiday season is going to be different for almost all of us—and it may be a difficult one for many seniors and their families. Over the last eight months, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B's Information & Assistance team has been gathering information on resources to help older adults and family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (You can find these on our coronavirus updates page.) We have now turned ...

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Drive Up Food Distribution Events: November 18 in Ypsilanti and November 20 in Farmington Hills

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) will be distributing free food boxes for people 60 and older at various locations during the month of November: Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 301 W. Michigan Avenue (at Adams St.) in Ypsilanti Noon-2 pm Friday, Nov. 20, at the Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road in Farmington Hills (Parking Lot A – enter Gate 3) The boxes will be placed ...

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