Seniors

Published June 11, 2024

ROYAL OAK — “One kind word can change a life,” was the inspiration behind the colorful rock garden now located at Oak Ridge Elementary School on 13 Mile Road. The garden was created by both Oak Ridge Elementary students and Waltonwood senior residents.

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Published May 22, 2024

NOVI — In a turn of events, the Novi City Council reconsidered its previous decision and unanimously voted to fully subsidize the costs of People’s Express transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities during its regular meeting May 6.

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Published May 5, 2024

WARREN — Ed Malaga was “a dancin’ man.” On the late afternoon of April 24, he boogied onto the dance floor to the Bee Gees’ disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” during the Fitzgerald High School “senior” prom.

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Published April 11, 2024

MADISON HEIGHTS — A springtime tradition is returning to Madison Heights. For six years prior to the pandemic, the city would send interested seniors on a bus ride to the state capital in Lansing for Older Michiganians Day.

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Published April 4, 2024

NOVI — Curb-to-curb and door-to-door public transportation services throughout Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will soon be readily available to residents of the city of Novi, as the City Council narrowly approved a resolution March 18 to name the People’s Express as its mode of transportation services for the elderly, disabled and all others ages 14 and older.

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Published March 8, 2024

NOVI — The nonprofit Novi Youth Assistance is bringing back the Silver Lining Mentor Program this month and is in need of volunteers.

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Published February 21, 2024

NOVI — Sisters Joanne Arnold, 95, and Janice Randall, 89, of Novi, have each known their spouses for more than 75 years, but they have very different love stories.

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Published February 20, 2024

MADISON HEIGHTS — Con artists take many forms, using technology to pose as relatives, utility workers or government officials. An upcoming presentation by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will examine some of the most troubling scams targeting seniors.

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Published February 14, 2024

Sisters Joanne Arnold, 95, and Janice Randall, 89, of Novi, have each known their spouses for more than 75 years, but have very different love stories.

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Published February 7, 2024

SOUTHFIELD — The residents of Woodridge Apartments in Southfield really love to cook, according to the state fire marshal, and their culinary skills are a little safer thanks to a new safety program.

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Published December 18, 2023

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Senior Activity Center’s knitting and crocheting group makes projects for those in need, and also provides much needed social time for its members.

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Published November 8, 2023

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On Oct. 16, the St. Clair Shores City Council voted 6-0 to approve a new parking lot at the Senior Activity Center.

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Published October 23, 2023

METRO DETROIT — As the holidays are approaching many places are looking for extra help, particularly from seniors.

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Published October 4, 2023

ROCHESTER — The Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding this year with a new name and rebranding to mark the occasion.

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Published October 3, 2023

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When your loved ones have dementia, it can be challenging finding safe and meaningful things to do with them. But for about a year now, the Clinton-Macomb Public Library has provided a safe place for seniors with dementia and their caretakers to get out and socialize.

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Published September 19, 2023

METRO DETROIT — The majority of people look forward to retirement somewhere around the age of 65. However, for some, retirement is simply a boring separation from a career they love, and thus they choose to forgo it.

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Published September 16, 2023

ROSEVILLE — If you’ve ever visited American House East I on Common Road, you probably have come across resident Carol Huck.

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Published September 14, 2023

MADISON HEIGHTS — The new Active Adult Center has opened to the public, the final piece of the puzzle in the biggest capital improvement project in the history of Madison Heights.

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Published September 10, 2023

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Senior Expo will return 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Southfield Pavilion.

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Published August 22, 2023

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Thanks to grant funding, the Shelby Township Senior Center recently received a brand-new outdoor fitness park for local seniors to use.

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