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Young People Give to Meals on Wheels

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Traditions. They stitch us together. They help create a sense of family and a sense of community. The Dads Club from Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills solidified a tradition this fall when a group of roughly 15 sets of dads and sons got together for the second year in a row to help seniors from Pontiac Meals on Wheels with some much-needed home maintenance  and home repair projects. The ...

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Help Local Seniors Have a Happy Holiday

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Donate Now to Holiday Meals on Wheels Most of us know how important Meals on Wheels is. It's a safety net for vulnerable, homebound seniors. It brings hot food and a warm smile to their doorstep--making sure they have something to eat, someone to talk to and someone to check in on them every weekday. It's a critical service, providing not only a meal but that human connection that all of ...

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Get Help Understanding Your Options During Medicare Open Enrollment

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Open Enrollment runs annually October 15 through December 7. It’s the one time of year that you can make changes to your plan choices regarding Part D Prescription plans or Medicare Advantage plans. During Open Enrollment you can: Enroll in or switch Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan or switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan to original Medicare Switch Medicare Advantage Plans Plan ...

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Five Things You Should Do If You Are Caring for an Aging Parent or Loved One

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Caring for a loved one can be tough. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B's Information and Assistance telephone line often takes calls from family caregiverswho are overwhelmed and don't know where to turn for help. Perhaps they have been suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver after a health crisis hits an aging parent or other family member  (Maybe a parent has fallen and had a fracture; or been diagnosed ...

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Classes Give Caregiver the Knowledge She Needs to Cope with Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Working caregiver uses knowledge she's gained from the Creating Confident Caregivers class to care for her dad Megan, age 31, is the quintessential working caregiver. The Southfield resident holds down a demanding job in healthcare IT while trying to take care of her father who has Alzheimer’s disease. Megan’s work takes her well beyond the boundary of 9 to 5. She travels a lot—implementing systems and software in hospitals around the ...

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Legal Tips to Help People Caring for an Aging Loved One

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Guest blogger Christopher J. Berry, Certified Elder Law Attorney from the Elder Care Firm, helps walk family caregivers through some of the most common legal issues Note: Berry will be presenting at the Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo on Saturday, October 14 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. His presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. For more details on the event, visit our Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo page.  Becoming a caregiver ...

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Caregivers: Conquer Burnout with Resilience Training

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Guest Blogger Jane Felczak from Henry Ford Health System helps family caregivers learn to build the resilience they need as they tackle the tough job of caregiver.  by Jane Felczak, MSN, R.N., CPPS, Clinical Quality & Safety, Henry Ford Health System It’s a demanding job that comes with no pay and no benefits. Most workers average 24 hours per week, but some put in more than 40. Half of these workers say ...

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All AAA 1-B Offices Closed Friday, August 11

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

All offices of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) will be closed on Friday, August 11. Normal business hours will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 14. AAA 1-B program participants who need immediate assistance may call  (800) 852-7795 to reach the agency's after-hours answering service.

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Caregiver Isolation & Loneliness

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

If you’re caring for a loved one, today let’s not talk statistics about family caregiving. Today, let’s just focus on YOU. You probably don’t have a lot of time to call your own, and may not have the freedom to keep up the social ties that would help support you and keep you physically and mentally strong. Your “free time” is spent grocery shopping, paying bills, helping your loved one shower, ...

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Draft Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Implementation Plan Now Available

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

A draft of the Annual Implementation Plan for fiscal year 2018 in now available for review. A public forum will be held at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B Southfield Office (29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400, Southfield, MI) on Wednesday, May 10, at 9 a.m.  Older adults, family caregivers, professionals involved in caring for older adults, and all other interested parties are invited to attend. Those who cannot attend in person ...

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