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Senior Health & Wellness

As our parents get older, the need for senior health and wellness services becomes very important. Discover tips and advice from resources in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan to help you give your aging parents the best care.
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Protecting The Elderly From COVID

Everyone is at risk of contracting coronavirus, but seniors are especially vulnerable. Here, we offer a rundown on protecting the elderly from COVID.

Programs and Services for Seniors in Macomb County

The director and program manager of the Macomb County Office of Senior Services share insight on resources for seniors and caregivers in Macomb County.
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Huron Valley Home Care Agency Expands to Livingston County

Ypsilanti's Huron Valley Home Care Agency is expanding. Find out what this local organization can offer vulnerable, older adults in southeast Michigan.
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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.
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Study Finds that Strict Glycemic Control May Not Be Effective for the Elderly

Experts have mixed opinions on glycemic control and if it's helpful to older adults. Find out why and learn which glucose monitors to consider if you want to keep track.
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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.
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How Music is Helping Alzheimer’s Patients – And Where to Find Local Programs

Recent reports found that music can have benefits for those who have Alzheimer's or dementia. Find out how and get details on local programs.
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Caregiver Support Groups in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Caring for an aging parent can put some serious stress on a child. These caregiver support groups in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can help.
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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.

The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse Among Seniors

Awareness and treatment can help support seniors who abuse alcohol. Here, the executive director of Hegira Health, Inc. offers insight.

5 Ways to Care for the Health of Your Aging Loved One – and...

Tips and advice from the Community Wellness Program Coordinator at the Detroit Area Agency on Aging.

Signs & Symptoms of Early Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

The director of Advantage Living Centers in Southfield offers insight, next steps and help for family caregivers.