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Golf, Fun and Meals: PGA’s Rocket Mortgage Classic Lets You Donate to Holiday Meals on Wheels

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is excited to be have been chosen as one of the nonprofits supported by the PGA Rocket Mortgage Classic Birdies for Charity Program. You can join in the excitement of the PGA Tour's stop here in Detroit on June 27 - 30 and support Holiday Meals on Wheels at the same time. Donating is easy and fun. Just use the designated AAA 1-B Birdies for ...

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Complete Guide to Senior Meal Delivery

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

No one questions the importance of nutritious meals to a healthy lifestyle. However, as we age, consistently getting these meals can become challenging. Declining mobility, depression, fatigue, or cognitive impairment can make it difficult for older adults to maintain a healthy diet. Caregivers often take on more and more of the shopping and preparation of meals, which can be a struggle. Fortunately, grocery and meal delivery services have never been more accessible ...

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Guide to Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions suffered by older adults. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study indicates that nearly 53% of seniors, over the age of 65 experience persistent pain. Untreated or undertreated chronic pain can lead to a variety of negative consequences - avoidance of activity, reduced mobility, increased risk of falls, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and isolation. As a caregiver, understanding of the unique ...

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Ideas for Celebrating Father’s Day with Your Senior Dad

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Father's Day is a time to honor your Dad - returning all of the love, admiration, and generosity that he’s given you over the years. This year, take a little extra time to plan some special activities and gifts that will create incredible memories. When planning your Father's Day activities, first consider Dad's needs and preferences. Is he the type that wants to go and do, or stay and relax? Think ...

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AAA 1-B Honors People and Organizations at its Annual Community Meeting

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B)  will hold its Annual Community Meeting May 10.  This year, the event will include a silent auction to raise funds for our Holiday Meals on Wheels Program. Five individuals and companies will also be honored for their tireless advocacy and work on behalf of the aging community. Federal funding helps Meals on Wheels provide hot meals to thousands of homebound seniors every weekday ...

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AAA 1-B Featured In WDIV Story on Critical Need for Paid Caregivers

Monday, March 11th, 2019

  Michigan will need an additional 34,000 home health aides by 2026 to meet the needs of a growing senior population, according to data collected by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B). The 65-plus population in the U.S. is expected to double from 49 million in 2016 to 98 million in 2060, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AAA 1-B works with local home care agencies ...

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Request for Proposals: Contracted Services Fiscal Years 2020-2022

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is now accepting proposals for contracted services delivered via the Older Americans Act for Fiscal Years 2020-2022. An Application Workshop will be held on April 3 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Troy Community Center. Attendance is required for any organization planning to submit a proposal. Approximately $26 million (pending availability of state and federal funds) is available for Older Americans Act ...

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Community Listening Sessions Seek Input for Aging Services

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B will hold community  forums in each of the six southeastern Michigan counties that it serves to hear from older adults and community partners about prioritizing older adult services for the next three years. Older adults, family caregivers, service providers and advocates are welcome, as is the general public. The forums are  intended to gather comments on the use of more than $20 million of federal and ...

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Aging Mastery Classes Help People Age Well

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Classes Coming to Sterling Heights in March; Farmington Hills in April We’re all getting older, but could we be doing it better? Yes, we could. Aging Mastery, a 10-week program AAA 1-B is offering for the first time beginning in March and again in late April, is designed as a pathway to better aging through lifestyle changes, smarter financial decisions and deeper community involvement. The program (1 ½ hours per weekly session), developed ...

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Donate Now to Help Seniors in Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Help AAA 1-B Meet Its Match! We’re thrilled to announce that several generous businesses have stepped up to support the assistance we provide to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. From now until December 31, Excellacare, LaJoy Group, and Imperial Senior Suites are each committed to matching donations, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Guardian Medical Monitoring has agreed to match dollars up to $5,000. Serenity Health and Harmony Transportation Services ...

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