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The Balancing Act: Preventing Falls in Seniors

Falling happens and it can be particularly scary for seniors. These 8 tips will help your aging loved one improve their balance and help prevent falls from happening.

What is Power of Attorney or POA? A Checklist for Parents

As parents tackle the task of estate planning for their aging parents, power of attorney is a key component. Here's what to have in order as you begin.

Organizing Essential Documents and Contacts for Aging Parents

Start organizing essential documents, contacts and accounts for your aging mom or dad before she or he experiences health issues. These checklists can help.

Are You a Helicopter Child?

Find out what a helicopter child is and why hovering over your aging parents can cause trouble. Plus, take a quiz to find out if you are one.

What You Need to Know About the ‘Enhanced’ Flu Vaccine

Learn more about the 'enhanced' flu vaccine, why it can be beneficial for your aging loved ones and where to get vaccinated in southeast Michigan.

Watching Out for Aging Parents During the Holiday Season

As you and your kids are visiting with your mom and dad, here's what to watch for when it comes to your aging parents during the holiday season.

My Dad Took Out a Reverse Mortgage on His Home

A local mom talks about how her elderly father had to take out a reverse mortgage to cover his necessities – and how this decision has impacted her.

How a Cat Named Max Helped With the Loss of Mom

A local mom tells the story of a cat named Max – a former stray who helped her husband cope when his mom was sick and comforted him after she passed away.

Making the Call of Moving Mom to Assisted Living

A Royal Oak mom reflects back on the difficult decision of moving mom to assisted living – and why it ultimately wound up being the right decision.

A Look at Senior Dating in Metro Detroit

Does your aging mom or dad have a new romantic interest? For the lovebirds' grown children, it can pose some challenges. Here's a closer look at senior dating in metro Detroit.

When My 82-Year-Old Mom Joined Facebook

Is your aging parent heading into the wilds of social media? This Farmington mom reflects on when her mom joined Facebook – and taught her a thing or two.

Checklist for Taking an Emotional Inventory With Your Aging Parents

As your parent ages and may rely on you more, your dynamics will change. Be mindful of taking an emotional inventory with your aging parents.
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MSU Research Reports Sagging Areas in Pandemic Teaching

A survey from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative found teachers are struggling to find students and maintain attendance during virtual school.

Michigan Science Center Welcomes New Earth. Wind. Weather. Exhibit

Detroit's science hub is set to teach kids the wonders of our planet's weather systems with its latest exhibit.

The Importance of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Knowing how to handle money responsibly is a key skill. An expert with Macomb County's Michigan State University Extension Center explains why and how to teach it.

Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.