Senior Services News

Diabetes Management: Why It’s So Crucial to Care

Diabetes is a complex disease that requires daily self-management—making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed. Successful self-management will help you feel better and can reduce your...

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What is Elder Abuse?

And What Can I Do About It? Anytime a person knowingly, intentionally or neglectfully causes harm or a significant risk of harm to a vulnerable adult, it is considered elder abuse. Often physical violence comes to mind, but it presents itself in many ways. It includes...

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An Unexpected Gardener

By Tom Lowrey, Senior Services Education Assistant Sometimes we surprise ourselves. Ben Franklin is known to many of us as a regular contributor to the Midland Daily News, where he uses his expertise as an Advanced Master Gardener in his Sunday column, but as a...

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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Are you spending much of your time and energy caring for a loved one who has physical or cognitive challenges that make them dependent on you? Do you find yourself feeling exhausted, frustrated, helpless, guilty or alone? Is all this caregiving putting your own...

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They Made Us Laugh…and Think!

They made us laugh. Oh, how they made us laugh! But while they were honing their comedic craft on stage and screen, they were also accumulating a good amount of wisdom. Here are some very short bios of three of our greatest comedians, followed by some of their...

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Outdoor Cooking in the Summertime

By Carol Witte, RDN, Program Director of Nutrition Services & Senior Centers Warmer weather means it's time to get outside! Whether you choose walking, gardening or enjoying the colors of nature, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors and move more! It is also a time...

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Restructuring Our Senior Centers

As responsible stewards of the public funds entrusted to us, Senior Services finds it necessary to streamline and consolidate our services to best serve the community. After much thought and consideration, we have decided to close the Happy Diners Activity &...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

By Barbara Zebley-Oldani LBSW Care Coordination Director World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2016 Elder abuse is the intentional act, by a caregiver or trusted individual, which causes harm or risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Elder abuse includes physical...

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6 Things You Should Know About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain often cannot be "fixed"—it continues despite any and all treatments you may have pursued. For anyone with chronic pain, here are 6 things to know: 1. Your pain is definitely real. If you have chronic pain you may sometimes be treated as if your pain is...

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