Seniors

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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Published August 21, 2023

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — U.S. Rep. John James met with seniors and employees at the Shelby Township Senior Center Aug. 10 to discuss potential improvements to the facility that could be funded by $1.5 million in Community Project Funding that James advocated for in the U.S. House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2024 for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and for related agencies.

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Published August 8, 2023

NOVI — George Freeman, of Novi, has qualified for and participated in every National Senior Games event since it was founded in 1985. At 91, he refuses to let age slow him down and is continuing to make strides in sports, particularly running and bowling.

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Published August 4, 2023

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Senior Center has a brand new spot for seniors who want to work out among their peers.

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Published July 26, 2023

STERLING HEIGHTS — As a retiree from a past career of clinical therapy and social work, Sterling Heights resident James Schmittdiel says he often spends his days going to the gym, bike riding, walking and running.

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Published June 20, 2023

OAKLAND/MACOMB COUNTIES — Since 1974, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, based in Southfield, has aimed to assist older adults and people with disabilities, as well as providing support to family caregivers in Southeast Michigan.

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Published June 19, 2023

METRO DETROIT — Karyn Curro, the CEO of Interfaith Volunteer Services, said she first noticed the need while working with people in nursing homes over 31 years ago.

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