Senior Services News

Care Coordination Corner: Don’t Go On The Journey Alone

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, we would love to join in your journey and walk alongside to provide supports. Support may be needed short-term or long-term, and needs may come and...

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September Volunteer of the Month

by Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Outreach Manager Our September Volunteer of the Month is Marty McGuire for his work as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Marty was one of many people who answered our plea for help at the beginning of the pandemic when we were...

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Our Mind Matters: When a Loved One No Longer Recognizes You

A monthly article brought to you by Senior Services Memory Support Programs As an individual’s dementia progresses, some people may stop recognizing people they know, even close family members. This can be upsetting for families as well as the person themselves....

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Senior Services adds new staff

Senior Services is announcing the addition of new staff to their agency. Zack Greening has joined the Care Coordination / Information and Access team at Senior Services. Zack has had experience working with adults of all ages providing Case Management through...

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Rebuilding social connections in a post-COVID world

When you become too comfortable with your routine after being closed off for a year, you may be avoiding getting back out there. Senior Services wants its clients to feel safe and comfortable attending programs again that will help them re-connect with others. By...

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Care Coordination Corner: The Shame of Scams

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator Dr. Peter Lichtenburg of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University states that 1 out of 20 older adults in the U.S. is a victim of financial exploitation, losing an average of $80,000 to $186,000. Right here in Midland...

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Healthy Kitchen Hacks: Breakfast Enhancers

by Deanna Segrave-Daly and Serena Ball Bump up the nutrients — and the flavor — in your basic breakfast. According to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, many of us don’t consume enough calcium, potassium, dietary fiber and vitamin D. Use these tips to add...

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Our Mind Matters: I Want To Go Home

A monthly article brought to you by Senior Services Memory Support Programs Have you ever been faced with the statement, “I want to go home,” from a loved one with dementia who is already at home? Perhaps even the home that they have lived in for over 50 years. Here...

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Justice in Aging – Fighting Senior Poverty Through Law

This June, the IRS launched a new Non-filer Sign-up tool on its website, www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/child-tax-credit-non-filer-sign-up-tool. Although this non-filer portal is labeled as for non-filers claiming advance payments of the child tax credit, it is also...

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