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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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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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