Senior Services News


Contact from the government gets your attention. Criminals use real government references and the threat of government action to trick you into taking action that will help them steal from you. The initial contact could come in any form—letter, phone call, email, or...

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New Love in Later Years

by Trena Winans, Director of Education & Community Outreach It is not uncommon to hear people at the Centers wishing they had a love interest in their lives. They are far from alone. With the burgeoning population of people above the age of 60, higher rates of...

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One Person Can Make a Difference

I recently came across The Starfish Story, by Loren Eiseley, while cleaning out leftover files from my predecessor. This story shows how just one person doing a good deed can make a difference in someone’s life. It reminded me how on a daily basis the volunteers at...

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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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