Senior Services News

New Program for Caregivers Offered at Senior Services

Senior Services will be presenting an innovative workshop for individuals who provide care for a family member with dementia. The two-part series, Working Through Challenges, will be held from 1:00pm-3:00pm on Tuesday, February 17 and Tuesday, March 3 at Senior...

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Lessons on Aging

By Trena Winans, Senior Services Education & Community Outreach Director In a recent Tuesdays with TED program held at Senior Services in Midland, those present enjoyed two wonderful speakers who addressed lessons gained with age and participated in a rich...

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The Herta & Siegfried Story Part 1

A Three-Part Series About a Fascinating Midland County Couple By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant Part One: Herta’s Story When Herta Gerden was still a young child growing up in northern Germany, a short distance from the Dutch border, the National Socialist German...

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Medicare Covered Hospital Services

Observation (Outpatient) and Inpatient Hospital Care By Barb Zebley-Oldani, LBSW, Care Coordination Program Director With the start of the New Year, it seems like a good time to review your Medicare benefits related to the care received at a hospital. Did you know...

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Have You Heard? Find Out What People are Saying about Birchwood

Birchwood is Senior Services’ newest day program for people who are experiencing minor changes in physical health or memory as they age. Whether you are living with memory changes, stroke, Parkinson’s disease or other physical changes, Birchwood is where people like...

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Food Safety at Home: What You Can Do

By Carol Witte, RDN, Senior Services Nutrition Program Director Food borne illnesses are caused by ingesting pathogens like bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, toxins or other harmful substances from contaminated food. Roughly a million people in the United States...

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Welcoming the New Year 2015

By Carol Witte, RDN, Director of Nutrition Services and Senior Centers As each new year begins, resolutions are made and often include issues related to diet, exercise and health. I believe you should always have goals in life, and the most important is to enjoy life...

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A Wartime Romance

By Tom Lowrey, Senior Services Education Assistant Nowadays it is very common for people to meet their future spouses on the Internet. But long before there were such things as Match.com or eHarmony, there were ministers and their wives. In 1941, Margaret Tovey had...

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Success in Aging

By Trena Winans, Senior Services Education & Community Outreach Director It seems every time you turn around, you hear the terms “Successful Aging” or “Graceful Aging.” A question emerges—what defines success in later years? All too often “Successful Aging” refers...

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