News & Notes - 12/6/23 Chronicles

C&G Newspapers | Published December 7, 2023

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Macomb Meals on Wheels seeking support
MACOMB COUNTY — As the holidays march on through December, Macomb County Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to deliver food throughout the county.

“We currently have a waiting list for seniors who need meals, especially for those who live in the north end of the County,” said Director Sheila Cote in a press release. “We are asking for our community to help support our seniors by delivering meals.”

Northern Macomb County communities in high need of volunteers include Richmond, Lenox, Memphis, Ray Township, Armada and New Haven. Volunteers are also needed in Clinton Township, Harrison Township, Warren and Sterling Heights. The Office of Senior Services runs 84 Meals on Wheels routes, each route requiring one volunteer a day. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to serve the about 1,700 seniors included in these routes.

Individuals interested in helping can apply today through the Office of Senior Services at Further information can be directed to


Sheriff’s Office hosting boater safety classes
MACOMB COUNTY — Though the lake is beginning to freeze over, the need for safe boating skills never sleeps. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is hosting free boater safety classes at 43565 Elizabeth Rd. in Mount Clemens. The two-day course will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13, and Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. Attendees who complete the course will leave with a boater safety card.  Registration for the classes is required and can be done through the Department of Natural Resources’ website at The class is limited to 50 people.


Karmanos Cancer Institute shares lung cancer facts
STATEWIDE — The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, along with cancer centers and other organizations nationwide, recognized November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer, not including skin cancer. For women, breast cancer is more common, while prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men.

The institute shared the following statistics about lung cancer.

• About 238,340 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2023.

• About 127,070 deaths will result from lung cancer in 2023.

• Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women.

• Lung cancer is responsible for about 1 in 5 of all cancer deaths.

• Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.

• The yearly number of lung cancer deaths is declining. The estimated number of deaths in 2022 was 130,180.

• The chance that a man will develop lung cancer in his lifetime is about 1 in 16. A woman’s lifetime chance of developing lung cancer is about 1 in 17.

• Around 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to be a result of smoking.

To learn more, visit