Senior Services News

April Volunteers of the Month

by Allison Rossi Utter, Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager David and Mary Haslam are Senior Services’ Volunteers of the Month for their outstanding service as Meals on Wheels drivers. “They are dedicated and are here every week,” states Michele Burkett, Food...

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The Three Sisters

By Marie Bozer, Senior Services Dietetic Intern from Central Michigan University Who are the three sisters? They’re not really a who, but more of a what. The three sisters are crops native to North America and traditionally grown together by various indigenous peoples...

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Care Coordination Corner: Planning Well

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator Estate planning provides the ability to make your end-of-life wishes known. Planning ahead allows you to designate the person who will carry out your wishes to distribute your assets, the beneficiaries of your assets, and how you...

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Walking with Warriors Program

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services The Walking with Warriors program provides comprehensive navigation, peer-to-peer support, and advocacy for veterans, military members, and their families. The main focus is to connect these groups to behavioral health...

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Our Mind Matters: Anosognosia

When people living with dementia cannot recognize their impairment A monthly article brought to you by Senior Services Memory Support Programs Do people living with dementia recognize their cognitive changes? Family members and caregivers often ponder this question as...

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Happy National Nutrition Month

by Kylie Coffey, Senior Services Dietetic Intern from Central Michigan University National Nutrition Month, organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is celebrated each March. This year the theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” which encourages us to...

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Care Coordination Corner: Health Outcomes Start in Your Mind

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator While participating in a course called, “Flourishing in the Third Third of Life,” I learned of the book entitled Counter Clockwise by Ellen J Langer. The foundation is a 1979 Harvard psychological study in which a group of men ages...

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