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Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session evidence-based program designed to equip caregivers with a range of self-care tools to help them reduce personal stress and communicate effectively with family members and healthcare providers. This is a FREE program to help the caregiver take care of themselves. To register contact 989.358.4616 or click here: https://www.nemcsa.org/…/register-for-education-workshop.ht…
Living at home as you age requires careful consideration and planning. Learn how you can make some changes to help maintain your independence.
Additional food assistance for 350,000 Michigan families in response to COVID-19 will be extended through April.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The benefits of physical activity include improved brain health, weight management, reducing diseases, strengthening your bones and muscles, and improving your ability to do everyday activities. It can also reduce your risk of depression and help you sleep better.
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to u...se language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Breast cancer is the number one most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with more than 250,000 women diagnosed each year in the United States.
The Alzheimer's Association education programs are designed to provide caregivers, families, health professionals, and the general community with valuable information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Click here, to register for an event: https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/education_programs
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service. Region 9 Area Agency on Aging would like to thank all its volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support to older adults in our community.
Are you over the age of 55 caring for a relative’s children? This Kinship Care program could assist you with relieving some of the financial burden. For more information about eligibility requirements contact your local County/Council on Aging. Limited funding is available. Click the link to find your local County/Council on Aging: https://www.nemcsa.org/.../filemanager/iremw3f76wkthj93oi6r/
Join us in this advocacy opportunity and help support older adults in northeast Michigan and across the state.
There is no out-of-pocket cost to get tested, however, please bring your ID and insurance card. Residents insured or not can get tested. Scan the QR code below to get pre-registered or register upon arrival.
Communication can be hard for a person with dementia and their caregiver. Learning the person with dementia's behaviors can help you determine what they are trying to communicate to you.
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Direct care workers have carried a heavy psychological burden throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, risking their own health as they care for others. Many are suffering from emotional distress because of this burden. A free, one-hour webinar may help those providing hands-on care to manage their feelings and regain hope. Register at https://bit.ly/3vSrvQ6.
More than 73,000 older adults in Michigan are victims of elder abuse.
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UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the COVID-19 testing event scheduled for Tuesday April 13th from 12 PM to 6 PM at McLaren Health at 2110 M-76 in West B...ranch will be CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience due to the short notice. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.