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Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) is a program for adults aged 60 and older looking to stay healthy and meet new people. WISE’s interactive lessons are designed to provide valuable education on topics including health and wellness, medication use, stress management, depression, and substance use. To register, click here: https://events.anr.msu.edu/wisefeb2021/
Finding ways to stay busy at home during the Coronavirus pandemic can be challenging. Here are some fresh ideas to get you inspired.
Join us for our first Dementia Friends session of the year this Thursday at 10:30 am via Zoom! You'll learn about dementia and then how to turn that understandi...ng into action. We all have a part to play in creating dementia-friendly communities! See the flyer below for registration info and future dates:
Michiganders age 60 and over represent 89% of confirmed COVID-19 deaths. The individualized approach that defines CV19 CheckUp will deliver much-needed support to the more than 2.4 million Michiganders age 60 and older, as well as those with underlying health conditions and/or compromised immune systems. It is encouraged that all Michiganders, especially those 60 and over, to visit michigan.cv19checkup.org receive a free, personal assessment.
Do you provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? Do you support a loved one who is an Alzheimer's family caregiver? Click here for more information or to register for this free Virtual Caregiver Conference: https://mailchi.mp/…/join-us-on-national-caregivers-day-for…
Learn stress management techniques that you can do anywhere. This one-hour workshop can help teach you how to take immediate steps to learn how to release stress by deep breathing, simple chair yoga techniques, and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) anchoring techniques. Join this free GetSetUp session on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021, at 6:00pm or February 3, 2021, at 6:00pm. Click here, for more information or to register: https://getsetup.io/…/stress-management-techniques/ia_PhkQhh
Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam that is making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service. In the scheme, taxpayers receive a letter about an overdue tax bill, asking individuals to immediately contact the toll-free number listed on the letter, to resolve an outstanding state tax debt.
Taxpayers who receive a letter from a scammer or have questions about their state debts should call Treasury’s Collections Service Center at 517-636-5265. A customer service representative can log the scam, verify outstanding state debts and provide flexible payment options. For more information, click here: https://www.michigan.gov/…/0,4679,7-121-1755_1963-515819--,…
Check with your local County Council/Commission on Aging to see if they have an exercise program running. Click here to find your local COA: https://www.nemcsa.org/…/councils-commissions-on-agings.html
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sadness and suffering to older adults across the country. As a caregiver, what can you do to help them cope? A behavioral health team from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has some answers for you. Join the Michigan Stay Well grant team to learn how to recognize anxiety, depression, and other emotional distress in older adults—and find out how the state’s confidential Stay Well counseling line can provide relief. To register email email@example.com or call 616-222-7032.
Stress Less with Mindfulness teaches and encourages the use of mindfulness self-care skills to help one feel better and enjoy life more. The program covers mindful breathing, mindful eating, physical processes in the brain and body, and mindful laughter.Click here to register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/slmjan21/
Are you a dementia caregiver? Attend this free one-hour virtual class on Friday, January 22, 2021, at 11:00am or January 29, 2021, at 10:00 am. The Dementia: Conquering the Challenges of Caregiving class offers basic knowledge about dementia, and how to lower your risk of caregiver burnout while increasing the quality of life for you and the person with dementia. Click here to register for the workshop: https://getsetup.io/…/dementia-conquering-the-cha…/FEqVXtAno
If you or someone you know needs help with opioid use disorder, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) National Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit www.michigan.gov/opioids
Today Region 9 Area Agency on Aging celebrates the life, legacy, and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay
Do you live in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw or Oscoda Counties? Here is some helpful information from District Health Department #2 regarding Covid-19 vaccines.
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Don't be a victim to scam emails! Learn about 'phishing' emails and how to identify them to help prevent you from falling victim to one. Join this free GetSetUp session tomorrow Tuesday, Jan 19, at 6:00 PM. To register click here: https://getsetup.io/…/email-scams-and-how-to-reco…/e7FqV3sra
If you are an older adult 65+ or an essential worker wanting to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment contact your local Health Department. Click here to find your local District Health Department: https://www.nemcsa.org/us…/filemanager/pvwiak9hqsufyav68wx7/
Cancer PATH is an interactive workshop designed to help individuals with any kind of cancer improve their health and feel better. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond It, this program helps survivors cope with the concerns, thoughts, and health conditions that accompany having a cancer diagnosis. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZcrcuitpjIqGNdN3Qhhxd_IGl1BUR0WO…
The University of Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is offering a free educational series for people recently diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s. To register, click here: https://alzheimers.med.umich.edu/mitten-minds-education-se…/