Seniors

Published September 13, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — No one knows exactly when it began, but it’s been a tradition now for as long as anyone can remember — Apple Pie Week at the St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center.

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Published September 10, 2019

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel recently appointed a new director of the Macomb County Office of Senior Services.

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Published September 10, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — If you’re a senior who engages in social isolation, you’re not alone.

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Published August 29, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — An annual tradition that brings senior health front and center is adding another year to its history in Sterling Heights.

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Published August 27, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe and its senior center are welcoming the public to join them for a resource fair, which is a chance to see what RARE and its partnering agencies can provide.

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Published August 9, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Active Adult Center not only offers opportunities for recreation and socializing, but it also continues to support a congregate meal program open to anyone ages 50 and older.

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Published July 25, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Whether you’ve been gardening all your life or you just want to get out of the house, the Southfield Senior Garden has a plot for you. 

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Published July 15, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — An 88-year-old local man commemorated his visit to Shelby — A Beaumont Affiliated Health & Rehabilitation Center recently with a cute poem, and a lot of people liked it on social media.

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Published July 15, 2019

UTICA — Christmas is a holiday of cheer and lovely gifts. However, some do not have family and friends to share the special holiday with, and seniors are often those who experience loneliness during these types of holidays.

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Published July 12, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Highlighting the fact that caregivers are at a greater risk for health problems because of the stress they carry with them from taking care of their elderly relatives, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B is presenting a caregiving survival seminar July 19 at the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center, 20100 Stephens St.

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Published July 12, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Helm at the Boll Life Center is expanding its evening programming so that older adults have access to additional programs and more chances to take part in them.

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Published July 12, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council is raising awareness for those with dementia and their caregivers, making Madison Heights what the Michigan Dementia Coalition calls a “dementia-friendly community.”  

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Published July 5, 2019

WARREN — An 85-year-old Warren man thought he won a $1.2 million sweepstakes cash prize last month. But police said he really ended up getting scammed out of the $34,600.50 he apparently sent by personal checks to cover taxes on the mythical prize money.

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Published July 5, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights is considering the development of a luxury senior living community on Dequindre Road, between 12 Mile and 13 Mile roads. The proposal, by developer Cypress Partners, is for a 120-unit housing development that includes affordable options for moderate- and low-income individuals, to be constructed across three parcels located at 30021, 30031 and 30071 Dequindre Road.

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Published June 26, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield Township continues to be a popular destination for senior citizens — so much so that the township board previously had to issue a moratorium on the opening of new senior living facilities there due to an oversaturated market.

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Published June 17, 2019

UTICA — The Utica City Council in a 6-1 vote approved the sale of the Riverside 175 senior housing complex to a local real estate acquisitions firm that was the high bidder at the June 13 council meeting.

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Published June 11, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Words that adorn a sign at the entrance of the Clinton Township Senior Center Garden read, “We plant, water and sow; love makes it grow.”

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Published June 11, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Is Grandma’s glass bowl a kitschy classic or a source of cash? Is that old painting in the attic a masterpiece masquerading as discount store décor? Get the answers to questions like these during Treasure Uncovered, an appraisal event from 3 to 7 p.m. June 20 at The Helm at the Boll Life Center in Grosse Pointe Farms. Attendees are invited to bring up to three items to be evaluated, at a cost of $7 per item, with proceeds supporting the work of the nonprofit Helm, formerly Services for Older Citizens.

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Published May 28, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An independent living community, as well as an assisted living community, may be coming to Macomb Township.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Throughout her life, Warren resident Barbara Young was a saver. She was determined to have enough money to hire help and live out her days in her own home, and Young’s children estimate that she saved somewhere around $100,000. But when she passed away a few years ago, that savings was gone.

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