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Authoring Your Life Story

By Trena Winans and Marilyn Brooks Life is what happens when you are busy making plans. Perhaps you’ve heard that saying. We have all had events in our lives that have been unexpected; things we didn’t anticipate; things that didn’t fit “the plan.” Death of a loved...

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Facing Fall

It is hard to believe, but summer will soon be coming to a close and we will be facing a new fall season. Along with hot apple cider and pumpkin spice, we hope you’ll take the start of fall as an opportunity to reflect and take action on an important topic: fall...

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Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

10 Myths About Older Adults and Falls National Council on Aging | NCOA Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having...

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Easy Sweetcorn Fritters

SERVES 4 (MAKES 10-12) | HANDS-ON TIME 30 MIN These sweetcorn fritters, served with an avocado salsa, make a perfect weekend brunch. These are really easy to prepare and very quick to make – so if you find yourself with a crowd to feed… Ingredients 3/4 cups flour 1...

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Do you need a Handyman?

Senior Services offers a handyman program for seniors in Midland County. A volunteer team helps seniors maintain their homes by making them safe and secure. Many older adults have to give up the independence of living in their home simply because the home has not been...

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Safely Managing Your Medications

From helping us lower blood pressure to controlling heart burn, medications can be extremely useful to manage our health and quality of life. Sometimes, taking too many medications can cause more harm than good. Each year, millions of older Americans are injured due...

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Care Coordination Corner: Don’t Go On The Journey Alone

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, we would love to join in your journey and walk alongside to provide supports. Support may be needed short-term or long-term, and needs may come and...

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September Volunteer of the Month

by Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Outreach Manager Our September Volunteer of the Month is Marty McGuire for his work as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Marty was one of many people who answered our plea for help at the beginning of the pandemic when we were...

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Our Mind Matters: When a Loved One No Longer Recognizes You

A monthly article brought to you by Senior Services Memory Support Programs As an individual’s dementia progresses, some people may stop recognizing people they know, even close family members. This can be upsetting for families as well as the person themselves....

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