Senior Services News

Holiday Happenings at the Centers

Our Activity & Dining Centers have lots of fun events and music planned for the holiday season. Here's what's going on the first full week in December. Click on the link for details. Christmas Gift Exchange Trim the Tree Music and Decorate Cookies Holiday Craft...

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Brain Exercises and Memory Loss

Can you help your brain stay healthy as you age by doing things that challenge your mind? Could that also help you avoid memory loss, or even prevent or delay dementia such as Alzheimer's? Scientists need to do more research to find out for sure. But a number of...

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Not Just Putting Around

By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant  “Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.” ~ Bobby Jones If that statement is true, then golf should indeed be very hard for ninety year old Larry Lage, a Senior Services volunteer driver....

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Aromatic Vegetables

Adding Flavor to Soups, Stews & Sauces By Carol Witte, RDN, Director of Nutrition Services and Senior Centers Soups, stews and delicious sauces are dishes that I enjoy cooking at home. A mixture of aromatic vegetables sautéed together form a strong foundation and...

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Joint Bank Accounts

Provided by Glenn Sweeney, 1st Vice President, Director of Business Continuity, Chemical Bank Risk Management Joint bank accounts are becoming increasingly common for multiple owners outside of a marriage relationship. This trend is more often seen when a spouse...

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Playing With Fire

Lessons on Protecting Your Home By Trena Winans, Director of Education & Outreach When we think of risks to older adults, fire related accidents may not immediately spring to mind, however, as of 2008, people age 65 and up accounted for 30% of all fire related...

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Begins

Annual enrollment for Medicare is October 15, 2016 through December 7, 2016 with coverage beginning January 1, 2017. The enrollment period is an opportunity for you to shop around for a plan that will best meet your needs in 2017. By completing a Medicare comparison,...

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Expect the Best

One Person’s View of Local Older Adults By Trena Winans, Director of Education & Outreach In preparation for his upcoming Lunchtime Learners talk, Chuck Cote posed several thought-provoking questions to me. Sitting back and rereading my answers, I find they offer...

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Eating Healthy with the Colors of Fall

By Carol Witte, RDN, Director of  Nutrition Services and Senior Centers Michigan is amazing with its four seasons and the variety of foods and activities available for each one! Fall is one of my favorites. Even though the sun sets sooner and the nights get cooler, I...

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