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Caregiver Coaching

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Caregiver Coaching One-on-one mentorship and support for family caregivers Our free Caregiver Coaching program matches people who are caring for an aging or disabled loved one with a compassionate, trained volunteer who will work with them one-on-one. The needs of family caregivers can be very different, so our program focuses on flexibility and support. It’s built around you. Coaches will help you identify needs and obstacles, explore and select options, and offer ...

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Supporting Family Caregivers with Coaching, Training, Respite

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

We appreciate the critical work that family caregivers do year-round and often day after day. Along with advocating for public policies that offer more resources and support for family caregivers, AgeWays is an active partner in helping unpaid caregivers manage their loved ones and themselves. We hope you'll check out our programs for family caregivers: Caregiving Coaching Need a second opinion or advice on managing a tricky caregiving situation? Perhaps you've been-there-done-that and ...

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Coaching Provides Support for Family Caregivers

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Pre-pandemic, Denise called her mom three or four times a day to make sure she was okay. If she didn’t pick up the phone, Denise or her sister would drive over. They shopped for their mom and got her where she needed to go. In March 2020, a perfect storm rolled in: The Covid lockdown and her mom’s rising blood pressure. “She told me that her blood pressure was really high, and ...

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Unique Programs Help Family Caregivers and Seniors

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

Here at AgeWays, our communications team has been spending a lot of time working on the next edition of connect—our award-winning information and resource guide. It’s not quite ready for distribution yet, but we’re close (look for more information next month). We’ve spent the last few months writing articles and poring over the resources available to help older adults and family caregivers in our six-county region. This started us thinking about ...

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Supports for Family Caregivers in Southeast Michigan: The List

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

We know that caring for an aging parent, spouse or other loved one can be tough. We also know a little bit of help can go a long way. We put together a list of support resources available in our 6- county region of southeast Michigan to help spark some ideas: Meals on Wheels: Having a hot meal and a friendly visit for your loved one on weekdays might do a lot ...

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Volunteer to Help Seniors and Family Caregivers in Your Community

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Make a Difference in Your Community Work with us to make a difference in the lives of seniors and family caregivers in your community. We have lots of different ways to help! Whether it’s delivering meals to homebound seniors, helping seniors save money on medical costs, or being a shoulder to lean on for someone caring for an aging loved one—we’d love to have you join us. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels Work ...

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Are You a Caregiver Looking for Support?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Are You a Caregiver Looking for Support? One-on-one mentorship and support for family caregivers Caring for an aging loved one or a loved one with a disability can be hard. Challenges can seem endless and choices complex. It can be a hard journey, but you don’t have to walk it alone. Our Caregiver Coaching program will match you with a compassionate coach who can help you find help, sort through choices and ...

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Caregiver Volunteers

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Become a Volunteer Coach Help family members caring for loved ones get the support they need Our Caregiver Coaching program provides one-on-one, personal support for people who are caring for an aging or chronically ill family member or friend. Our volunteers help caregivers find resources, work through problems, and get the support they need. Our coaches can play many different roles—they can be guides, researchers, cheerleaders, sounding boards and listeners. It is work ...

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Thank You, Community Leaders

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Congratulations to AgeWays' six leadership award winners this year, the agency's 50th year serving older adults! The leadership awards recognize individuals and organizations for their efforts in promoting the health and well-being of older adults.  They were presented at our Annual Community Meeting earlier this month. Sandra K. Reminga Lifetime Achievement Award Jim McGuire (above), who retired from AgeWays Nonprofit Senior Services after 36 years leading our planning and advocacy department, received the ...

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We’ve Changed Our Name! And It’s Our Birthday!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is ringing in its 50th birthday with a name change! We are now known as AgeWays Nonprofit Senior Services, a name that reflects our mission: helping people to age in the ways they choose. Like other Area Agencies on Aging, ours was designated by the region we cover – “1B”: Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. Other AAAs have also changed their ...

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