Category Archives: Sr Citizens

MSP fights elder abuse

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The Michigan State police are asking for the public’s help in fighting elder abuse.
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Michigan food deserts continue to impact residents

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. Read more

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A new program is underway to help mid-Michigan seniors stay active

trailCentral Michigan seniors are getting a chance to prove they still got it thanks to several local Commissions on Aging. Read more

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Consistent assignment can make nursing homes more comforting

nursing homeThe 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. Read more

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