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Senior Services News

Adult Day Services

A Growing Source of Long-Term Community Care September 13-19 is Adult Day Services Week. This special week has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed on September 27, 1983, by former President Ronald Reagan. The week is set aside to raise awareness of the...

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Celebrate LIFE at Your Activity & Dining Center

September is National Senior Center Month The National Theme of Senior Center Month is “Celebrate LIFE at Your Senior Center” L = Learning – Expand your knowledge I = Independence – Live on your terms F = Friends – Enjoy life E = Energy – Discover health &...

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Grandparents Day Parties

Several Activity & Dining Centers will be having Grandparents Day festivities in September. Find a party that fits your schedule and come celebrate! Coleman Friday, September 11 at 11:00am. Music with PaulWilkinson and Root Beer Floats! Happy Diners Friday,...

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Interesting History

Get schooled by attending one of these interesting programs about historic topics. Michigan’s One Room Schoolhouses with Kyle Bagnall Wednesday, September 9 at 12:30pm at Mills Center Many of you know of Kyle’s wonderful presentations, but this is one you may not have...

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When Parents Resist Children’s Help

When one of your parents is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease it can be very traumatic for both of them. Your parents may want to try to handle things by themselves. Here are some ways to be an effective adult child caregiver: Call or visit often and try to be...

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Fall Fruits & Vegetables

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

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How Safe Are You from a Fall?

By Trena Winans, Education & Community Outreach Director We all know that older adults sometimes have falls that land them in the hospital, but I would guess most of you are not aware of the prevalence of fall-related injuries in our local community. On average,...

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Emotions in Alzheimer’s Caregiving

When caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), understanding your emotions will help you successfully cope with the challenges as they are presented. The following are some emotions you may experience. Grief Grief is a natural response for someone who has...

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Fresh Herbs & the Farmers Market

By Carol Witte, RDN, Program Director of Nutrition Services and Senior Centers The smell of fresh herbs is amazing! When paired with the Farmers Market and colorful vegetables, the results are extraordinary! My 92 year old mom reminded me of this when she was visiting...

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