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A fulfilling senior lifestyle is key to making those “golden years” truly golden. Discover activities for – and examples of – older citizens living engaged, fulfilling lives in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.
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Building the Grandparent and Grandkid Connection from Afar

Here are tips to bridge the gap between your children and their grandma and grandpa, especially if you live far away from each other.

Grocery Shopping Coronavirus: Hours for Pregnant Women and the Elderly

Grocery shopping during coronavirus is especially risky for those who are elderly, pregnant or high-risk, so many grocery stores have adopted special hours for them.
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Gray Divorce Rate for Couples 50 and Older Doubles in the Last Three Decades

As the national divorce rate declines, gray divorce rates – that's divorce among couples 50 and older – have increased twofold since the 1990s.
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How a Cat-Loving Senior’s Life Was Changed by an Adopted Shelter Dog

After the loss of her mom, Cindy La Ferle found solace in an adopted shelter dog named Coco. Here, she tells that story.
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How Exoskeletons Are Helping an Aging Workforce in Japan

Find out what "mechanical exoskeletons" are and how they help Japan's aging workforce. Plus, what can help local seniors stay on the job.

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.

Finding Care for Your Aging Parent

As your loved one ages and needs additional care, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Here, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B offers insight on tools and resources offered in southeast Michigan.

Keeping Seniors Independent With SMART

Two local families share how SMART Bus has kept their aging loved ones active and independent.
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Improving Driving Skills in Senior Citizens

Your aging parent's driving days don't have to end at the first sign of issues. Consider these expert tips on improving driving skills in senior citizens.
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Top Spots to Celebrate Grandparents Day and Month in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Celebrate Grandparents Day on Sept. 8, 2019 – or any time of year! – at one of these fun southeast Michigan family destinations.