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Spread Love: Free Valentine’s Day Printables from AgeWays!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Love isn't just a word; it's a language spoken through actions. At AgeWays, we believe in celebrating love not just on Valentine's Day but every day. That's why we're excited to share our collection of free Valentine's Day printables with you! Whether you're expressing gratitude to a significant other, showing appreciation to a friend, or simply spreading kindness to those around you, our printables are designed to help you convey your ...

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Public Hearing: Helping Hospital and Nursing Home Patients Return to the Community

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

AgeWays Nonprofit Senior Services is looking for public input on a program that would assist nursing home and hospital patients transition back into the community. A public hearing by Zoom is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. The Annual Implementation Plan requires input from the public, as it will amend AgeWays’ budget for fiscal year 2024. Person-Centered Planning The goal of the Care Transitions Service is to prevent re-institutionalization. Discharge planning will ...

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Grant Will Expand Advocacy for Nursing Home Residents

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

A Healthy Aging grant of nearly $400,000 will allow AgeWays Nonprofit Senior Services to double the number of advocates who fight on behalf of nursing home residents and their families. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF) awarded $386,188 to AgeWays, which houses the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) program for the six counties in its service region. The grant will “address the chronic underfunding of Michigan’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, aiming to ...

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Holiday Resources for Seniors in Southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit

Monday, November 6th, 2023

The inflation squeeze means this holiday season may be especially tough for many seniors in southeast Michigan and metro Detroit. Our Information and Assistance team has gathered a list of resources available for seniors during Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season. We have divided the information according to each of the six counties we serve: Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw. Find your county to connect with resources in ...

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Tax Help Available for Southeast Michigan Seniors

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Older Adults Should Plan to Get Help Early This Tax Season Many seniors turn to their senior center or other community resources for help with their taxes. This year, many centers still have limited appointments available, making it critical for seniors and family caregivers to reach out early to get an appointment booked. Kelly Elswick, an AgeWays Resource Specialist who manages our Resource Database, has been busy contacting local organizations to understand ...

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Shelter from the Cold (and Other Tips)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

Winter has arrived in lower Michigan, and will most certainly bring snowstorms, icy road conditions, power outages and other inconveniences. It pays to be prepared for emergencies. If you have a generator, keep it outside because of the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning from the unit. Make sure you've got three days' worth of canned goods to eat and 1 gallon of water per person for at least three days. Keep a flashlight and ...

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Celebrating Family Caregivers

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

  From Our Family to Yours   Caring for an older loved one can often involve sacrifice.  We know that every hour given to unpaid caregiving is one less hour you can give to earning a living and one less hour you have for your other responsibilities. It means less time for yourself. Family caregivers suffer from stress and illnesses in far greater numbers than those who are not caring for a loved ...

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Is Your Prescription Drug Plan Working for You? We Can Help.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

If you have Part D Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, it’s a good idea to review your drug coverage to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck – and your health. Open Enrollment, from Oct 15-Dec. 7, is the period of the year when you can switch your plans. Certified counselors from the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) at AgeWays are taking appointments to help review your plan, ...

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Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Michigan fortunately doesn’t get earthquakes, hurricanes, massive snowstorms, wildfires and other disasters that hit other parts of the country with regularity nowadays. But boring stuff like water main breaks (that left thousands of homes in Macomb County without clean water last month), power outages and pounding rainstorms can be catastrophic for older adults. Bottom line: It’s good for you and your caregiver to be prepared for emergencies, whether that's a boil-water advisory ...

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Dementia Conversations: The Alzheimer’s Association Shares Tips

Friday, July 1st, 2022

An On-Demand Educational Video for Family Caregivers Who Are Caring for a Loved One with Dementia or Alzheimer's Jim Mangi, a volunteer from the Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter, recently presented the webinar: Dementia Conversation—Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning. This educational workshop offered offered helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop reinforces the need to plan ahead and build ...

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