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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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Learning Opportunities Abound!

Friday, October 20th, 2023

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering GetSetUp, an online live learning program that offers hundreds of free classes to adults 55 and older. Explore your interests, from bread baking to basic computing to financial wellness to traveling to our national parks - and much more. All classes are taught by older adults. How it works Students can learn from the comfort of their living room or a local library - ...

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Aging Mastery

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Get the Tools You Need to Age Gracefully An evidence-based program developed by the National Council on Aging, Aging Mastery is designed to help build a pathway to better aging through lifestyle changes, smarter financial decisions and deeper community involvement. The 10-week program (1 ½ hours per session) combines education with goal-setting, daily practices and peer support. The core subjects covered each week and delivered by trained leaders and subject matter experts ...

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Guide to Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions suffered by older adults. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study indicates that nearly 53% of seniors, over the age of 65 experience persistent pain. Untreated or undertreated chronic pain can lead to a variety of negative consequences - avoidance of activity, reduced mobility, increased risk of falls, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and isolation. As a caregiver, understanding of the unique ...

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