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Senior Services News

February Volunteer of the Month

by Allison Rossi Utter, Volunteer & Outreach Manager Steve Passmore has been chosen as Volunteer of the Month for February. Steve has been volunteering for Team Handyman since November 2019. When asked why he volunteers, Steve said, “I enjoy doing it. It is very...

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Care Coordination Corner: Challenges of Winter Weather

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator Senior Services receives many calls during the winter months requesting assistance clearing snow and ice from driveways, ramps, walkways, and porches. Senior Services does not provide this type of service. Essential home maintenance...

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Blueberries and Heart Health

By Melissa Heires, Central Michigan University Dietetic Student Intern Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, causing 1 out of every 4 deaths. After hearing statistics like that, we should all consider improving our heart health. Making...

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Our Mind Matters: Delirium

A monthly article brought to you by Senior Services Memory Support Programs Delirium is a sudden change or disturbance in a person’s mental ability. For someone with dementia, you might notice worsened confusion, irritability or agitation beyond their typical levels...

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Senior Services Serves Hope

What a year! At the start of 2021, we were at the peak of a winter surge of COVID, forcing many older adults to remain home and isolated. Between mobility challenges, loneliness, and a greater risk of becoming seriously ill, they found themselves struggling....

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Care Coordination Corner: Here to Help You

by Julie Randolph, Care Coordinator Care Coordination of Senior Services connects Midland County residents who are 60 years of age or older with supportive services and resources that can enhance quality of life and promote independence. In addition, a Care...

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January Volunteer of the Month

by Allison Rossi Utter, Volunteer & Outreach Manager Joyce Tafel has been named January Volunteer of the Month. Joyce has been volunteering since June 2018 as a Transportation Driver, logging over 435 hours as a transportation driver. Trish Brown, Transportation...

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Thank You, Health Benefit Volunteers!

We would like to extend a big thank you to our Health Benefits volunteers, Larry Ault, Grace Daines, Kay Burton, Holly Schaeffer, Tracy Perry and Yog Dhingra. Without their knowledge, time, and expertise, we would not have been able to serve 265 individuals during...

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The Best Easy Chili Recipe

Ingredients 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1 small green bell pepper, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 (16-ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon...

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