Senior Services News

Our Mind Matters: Conversation Tips

A monthly article brought to you by Senior Services Memory Support Programs Do you struggle in conversing with a friend or family member that is living with dementia? Perhaps the conversation used to flow easily, but now the conversation dries up quickly. Or perhaps...

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Be a Savvy Farmers Market Shopper

By Esther Ellis, MS, RDN, LDN Farmers' markets have become more commonplace in neighborhoods around the country, and with this increase in popularity, there is an increase in vendors and consumer choices. When it comes to buying produce, start small — buy salad...

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Care Coordination Corner: Hydration Helps

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator Fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation, decreased clarity of thought, dry and itchy skin, decreased endurance, and maybe most importantly, dizziness and lack of balance with increased fall risk can be reduced or prevented by...

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Open Enrollment Medicare Part D and Advantage Plans

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage is October 15 through December 7 with coverage beginning January 1st. The open enrollment period is an opportunity for you to shop around for a plan that will best meet your needs next year. By completing a...

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Simply Stellar Awards

The following are Senior Services staff members who have gone above and beyond to offer YOU the best experience with the agency! You may nominate a staff member online! Marissa Mason-Anders: Marissa came to my parents’ home to discuss their needs. She went through the...

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What is Seasons?

Seasons Adult Day Health Services is a therapeutic enrichment program held during the day in a group setting. It is for individuals living with a chronic illness, changes in memory or with a dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. The environment is comfortable, safe,...

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Plums: A Sweet Fruit with a Juicy History

By Bethany Oxender, MS, RDN, based in Ann Arbor, MI Succulent plums, the muse of fruits. Plum remains have been found in archaeologic sites traced to the Neolithic age. Over time, they’ve transcended the table and infiltrated culture, are linked to good fortune in...

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