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Heat Warnings Issued: List of Cooling Centers

Friday, June 14th, 2024

Dangerous heat is moving into Michigan next week. Temperatures are expected to move into the upper 90's in southeast Michigan from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21. We are urging older adults to take precautions to keep themselves safe, and we are urging people to check on older friends, family, and neighbors — especially those who do not have air conditioning. If your older loved one does not have air ...

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2023 Annual Report Reflects Our Growth, Our Priorities

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Check out our latest Annual Report to learn more about AgeWays’ financial health and the innovative ways we are assisting older adults and family caregivers. The 2023 report reflects our growth: We were able to double the number of advocates for residents of nursing homes and we now offer vouchers to families to hire temporary caregivers when they need a break for self-care. AgeWays is proud to serve as a leader in ...

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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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Senior Housing: Understanding Your Options

Friday, March 29th, 2024

Older adults in Michigan have an array of choices when it comes to where they want to live — facilities offer "independent living," "assisted living," and "memory care." Understanding what these senior-living terms mean and what kind of care you or your loved one can expect to receive in each can help when sorting through your options.  Independent Living Independent living communities are designed for seniors who are generally healthy and ...

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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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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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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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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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