Michiganders age 50 and over are expected to represent well over half of the voters that show up to the polls on November Fourth. That’s pretty typical of a non-presidential election, but seniors and retirees are playing an especially important role in this year’s election.
In the age of smart phones, and smart cars, perhaps it’s no surprise that AARP is offering a course for smart drivers.
The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging has partnered with AARP to host a driving class specifically designed for older drivers.
Georgia Durga is the Director of the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging. Continue reading
One Michigan project aims to connect seniors to fresh products at local farmers markets.
The former Fremont High School building is getting new life as affordable senior housing.
The Michigan State police are asking for the public’s help in fighting elder abuse.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are popping up at local farmer’s markets across Michigan, but in some parts of the state, good food is hard to find.
The term food desert is used to describe areas with little or no access to affordable and nutritious food. Places, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, like Saginaw and Cadillac. Continue reading
Central Michigan seniors are getting a chance to prove they still got it thanks to several local Commissions on Aging. Continue reading
The saying is that “familiarity breeds contempt”, but people who work with vulnerable populations say familiarity can lead to reassurance.
Experts say often nursing home residents prefer working with the same staff members consistently, and a conference Thursday in Mt Pleasant discussed a move to improve staffing consistency. Continue reading