Senior Services News

Care Coordination Corner: Recliners and Decline

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordination Manager It is reported that the enterprising dentist, Josiah Flagg, invented the first reclining chair in 1790. Historians also suggest that the French Military created a recliner as a mobile bed for camp in 1850. Daniel F....

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December Volunteer of the Month

by Allison Rossi Utter, Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager Brian Habeck has been chosen as Volunteer of the Month for December. Brian has been volunteering for Team Handyman since November 2021. When asked why he volunteers, Brian said, “It feels good to help...

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Our Mind Matters: Normal Aging or MCI?

A monthly article brought to you by Senior Services’ Memory Support Programs. Have you ever wondered if your forgetfulness is “normal” for your age or if you are truly experiencing changes in your brain? How do you determine what “normal aging” is? Well, let’s explore...

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Welcome Vera Haller, Trailside Site Manager!

We are excited to welcome Vera Haller as the new Trailside Site Manager! Vera comes to us from the Saginaw County Commission on Aging, where she has had many responsibilities over the past 14 years. She is very excited to put her experience and expertise with older...

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Welcome Lance Redwantz, Nutrition Program Director!

Hello Midland, I’m Lance Redwantz a local Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and your new Nutrition Program Director for Senior Services. I’ve worked in the fields of nutrition and dietetics for fifteen years in both a healthcare and educational capacity. My previous work...

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New Foot Care Provider

With our current foot care provider moving on to new opportunities, we are happy to report that starting in December, Gateway Healthcare will take over foot and nail care for local older adults. All foot care clients are encouraged to call Gateway Healthcare directly...

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Care Coordination Corner: The Shame of Scams

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordination Manager Dr. Peter Lichtenburg of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University states that 1 out of 20 older adults in the U.S. is a victim of financial exploitation, losing an average of $80,000 to $186,000. Right here in...

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

Did you know that there are numerous ways for you to show your support for Senior Services this holiday season? Show your spirit by making a donation to help older adults in Midland County today. Ways to Give Annual One-Time Gift: Gifts can be made to Senior Services...

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