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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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How caregivers classes make a difference

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

  Take a breath If you’re a caregiver, there’s a very good chance you take care of your loved one first and think of yourself last. However, as anyone who’s been on a flight somewhere will tell you, when the oxygen mask drops from the overhead you’re supposed to take breath yourself before you try to help someone else. The same applies to caregiving; this isn’t the time to stop taking ...

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Public Invited to Forum on May 10

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Forum Gives Public a Voice on Spending for Aging Services AAA 1-B seeks recommendations on the distribution of state and federal dollars during Fiscal Year 2018 The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is holding a public forum in order to get feedback on how approximately $22 million in annual federal and state funding earmarked for senior services in its six-county service region during Fiscal Year 2018 should be spent. The ...

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Government Programs and Agencies that Can Help Seniors in Southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Many seniors will reach a point where they need some extra support to help them stay living at home. Maybe they need some financial support because they are having trouble making ends meet. Or maybe they need help at home with some of those day-to-day activities that they can no longer do for themselves. Maybe driving is no longer an option and they need help finding transportation. Whatever their need might ...

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Classes for those caring for an aging parent

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Are you an unpaid caregiver providing care for a loved one? When was the last time you took time for yourself and went to a movie, had lunch with a friend, worked out … did anything just for you? If you can’t remember, or if your answer is that you’re only giving yourself 15 minutes a day to eat breakfast or lunch, that’s not enough. It may seem insurmountable, however, you ...

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Special Meeting of Board of Directors Scheduled for January 5, 2017 Cancelled

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Public notification of nonregularly scheduled public meetings: Special Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled for January 5, 2017 has been cancelled.

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Donate Now to Holiday Meals on Wheels

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Holiday Meals on Wheels Homebound seniors like 96-year old Bence rely on Meals on Wheels year-round, however, there are some times that may be more important to him and others like him—the holidays. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas, a special holiday meal and the warmth of a visit does a person good. That’s what Holiday Meals on Wheels provides—a warm-hearted volunteer with a smile and a delicious and nutritious meal for ...

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Yearly Review Important for Medicare Part D Prescription Plan

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

It’s an important time of year for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare’s “Coordinated Election Period” or “Open Enrollment Period” is in full swing. It started on Saturday, October 15 and continues through Wednesday, December 7, 2016. This Open Enrollment Period happens on these same dates every year—October 15 to December 7. What Is Open Enrollment? Open Enrollment is the time that Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans, especially when it comes to ...

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AAA 1-B Receives AIRS Accreditation

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Area Agency on Aging 1-B Receives Accreditation for Its Information and Assistance Services Southfield, MI (June 13, 2016) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) has received accreditation from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) for its Information and Assistance referral service. The AAA 1-B is a nonprofit that helps seniors and people with disabilities in six counties in southeast Michigan (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair and ...

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