As a part of our ongoing series of reports on homelessness, Ben Thorp went to a Saginaw soup kitchen to talk about the services they offer. He wound up speaking to a CMU professor about poverty, its persistence, and what we can do to eradicate it.
The rate of elderly abuse in Michigan is roughly 3 times more than the national average. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue the Stern Law Group has sponsored a website that lists nursing homes and their violations nationwide. Continue reading
November is National Alzheimer’s Month, and a new study shows the disease takes a heavy toll on family finances.
The study conducted by the National Institute on Aging shows that caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s can become more costly than cancer or heart disease. Continue reading
Home to one of the biggest toy collections in the world, The Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum is every kids worst nightmare. Thousands of toys, but you can’t touch them! Jimmie Dobson is the the man behind the museum, and it’s his collection that makes up most of the exhibits. Continue reading
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.
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