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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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Virtual Public Hearing on Senior Spending May 17

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

AgeWays Nonprofit Senior Services is holding a virtual public hearing to gather input about the use of federal and state funding earmarked for senior services in the 2025 fiscal year. Public Hearing Details: DATE: Friday, May 17, 2024 TIME: 12:00 pm VIA ZOOM: tinyurl.com/AgeWaysListen PHONE IN: (312) 626-6799/ Meeting ID: 844 242 4714 The Annual Implementation Plan forum will take feedback on plans for spending $26 million during fiscal year 2025 in the six-county region served ...

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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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Scam Alert: “Eldercare” Callers Impersonating Administration for Community Living

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Both the Administration for Community Living and the Michigan Attorney General are warning seniors and people with disabilities about scam calls coming from people claiming to be from the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Eldercare Locator or the Disability Information & Access Line (DIAL). These callers are using the term “Eldercare” or “Eldercare Locator.” In some cases, they are also claiming to be from Social Security or Medicare. Callers are ...

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Public Hearing on FY 2024 Implementation Plan: May 11

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Virtual Public Hearing via Zoom May 11, 2023 1:00 pm AgeWays is holding a virtual public forum to gather comments on its implementation plan for approximately $26 million in annual federal and state funding earmarked for senior services in its six-county service region during fiscal year 2024, which runs from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024. The hearing will happen via Zoom on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. The AgeWays service ...

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Protect Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Michigan Needs to Expand its Ombudsman Program Michigan has 100,000-plus nursing home residents. A crew of 20 “ombudsmen” statewide are charged with advocating on their behalf. That’s 1 person for every 5,000 residents (the Institute of Medicine recommends a ratio of 1 to 2,000). To say that these champions for some of our most vulnerable citizens are stretched thin is a serious understatement. Last year alone, the three ombudsmen who cover 140 ...

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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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Financial Tips for Caregivers from Wayne State’s SAFE program

Friday, August 12th, 2022

On August 11, 2022 AgeWays and special guest LaToya Hall, Director of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology SAFE Program, shared important information on the financial aspects of caregiving. View this webinar to learn about: How to approach a conversation about finances with your loved one Practical tips for managing your loved one’s finances How to keep your loved one safe from financial exploitation If you missed the webinar, no problem. ...

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Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Stretched by Inflation? Save a Buck or Three with these Tips Everything seems to be more expensive today. And while you can’t fight inflation, you can find ways to substantially save money. There are assistance programs that can reduce utility costs, lessen the pinch at the supermarket, and offset Medicare costs. Find tips and resources below that can help you keep more of your money: Save on Medicare Costs You might be financially eligible ...

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Request for Proposals: Social and Nutrition Services

Monday, March 21st, 2022

AgeWays has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Social and Nutrition Services for fiscal years 2023-2025. Approximately $22 million (pending availability of state and federal funds) is available for Older Americans Act programs in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Washtenaw counties. Services, including: •   Home-Delivered Meals •  Congregate Meals •  Adult Day Services •  Home Injury Control Services •  Chore Services •  Home Repair •  Legal Assistance Mandatory Applicant Workshop (Must participate in order to submit ...

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