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Senior Services News

Christmas Curbside Celebration

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is here already! As you may have guessed, our Christmas dinners will look a little different this year, similar to last year. We have been eagerly planning this special holiday curbside event to best serve you. We will only...

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

Did you know that there are numerous ways for you to show your support for Senior Services this holiday season? Show your spirit by making a donation to help older adults in Midland County today. Ways to Give Annual One-Time Gift: Gifts can be made to Senior Services...

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Welcome Allison Rossi Utter!

Senior Services is thrilled to announce that at the end of our search for the perfect person to fill the essential role of Volunteer and Outreach Manager as Tina retires, we came right back home! The best candidate was here all along, and we are excited to welcome...

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Tina Podboy Laughner is Retiring in December

I’m retiring at the end of December! So by now it’s sort of sinking in that soon I won’t have to wake up to an alarm and leave my toasty, woodstove-heated home to venture to work in the cold! How can this be? How can I have worked for Senior Services for 20 years? How...

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December Volunteer of the Month

by Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Outreach Manager Carolyn McLaughlin has been chosen as December’s Volunteer of the Month for her years of service as a Sanford Center volunteer. Why does she volunteer? “I have the time,” she says, “A lot of people don’t. It...

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Health Benefits Assistance Volunteer receives Regional Award

Kay Burton has been a Health Benefits Assistance Volunteer since 2016. Many of you may have talked with Kay during the year or during Medicare Open Enrollment. Kay is knowledgeable and practical, providing clear information so an individual can make an informed...

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Our Mind Matters: Holiday Traditions and Gatherings

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for families with loved ones who have dementia, the holidays are not always wonderful. Living with dementia can make socializing with family and friends uncomfortable. Decorations, music, and...

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The Potato, Good or Bad?

By Melissa Heires, Central Michigan University Dietetic Student The potato. One of the most controversial “bad” foods. But why? Why do many think the potato is something that should be feared and only eaten as a treat or for a “cheat day.” Potatoes are root vegetables...

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