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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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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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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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Medicare Annual Enrollment: Free, Unbiased Help

Friday, September 29th, 2023

Choosing a Medicare Plan Can Be Confusing. Choosing the Wrong Plan Can Be Costly. Medicare Annual Enrollment is happening from October 15 - December 7. It's the time of year when people already enrolled in Medicare can make changes and choice for the upcoming year. During this time, beneficiaries can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan, or vice versa Make choices about Part D Prescription plans During this time ...

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