Does it seem silly that an adult would want a robotic cat or dog? Opinions vary, but the fact remains that people need companionship. Isolation can increase the risk of premature death due to any chronic condition. Our friends and loved ones who are living with dementia and mobility issues benefit from the presence of…

Read more

The annual Part D Deductible for 2023 may be as high as $505 for some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage with Part D drug plans. In 2022, the highest deductible was $450. An exciting change for 2023 is that the annual deductibles can no longer be charged against insulins. A regulation passed in July…

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the word “gratitude” becomes increasingly more prevalent. Many of us assume happier people are grateful, but that isn’t the correct order. It seems those that frequently relay their gratitude become the happy ones! So…what are you thankful for? I’ll start… I’m grateful for the beautiful fall colors and changing leaves. I’m grateful…

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Aging gracefully and with dignity, surrounded by loved ones and a known environment, and remaining connected to a community takes a village. For seniors and those with disabilities, caregiving encompasses more than just professionals providing the hands-on care needs; it expands into a multidimensional unit created and structured with the individual at the center.  Healthcare…

Read more

As we head into fall, the weather is changing and so are some things around Heritage Commons. Last month, Jen Rice transitioned into the role of Senior Center Program Coordinator at Heritage Commons. Rice moved to Marshall in 2015 and is very active in our community. Rice serves on the Marshall City Council representing Ward…

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From the Active Daily Living Newsletter FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 — Older adults who rise and shine early every day may have sharper minds and fewer depression symptoms, a new study suggests. The researchers found that U.S. adults aged 65 and older who typically got up early — before 7 a.m. — then stayed active…

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There is nothing better in the fall than a nice cozy campfire with family and friends. Bringing the best treat to the backyard bash makes the best even better. Though this is not my own personal recipe, I highly recommend it. I think the butterscotch chips are what really make these cookie bars stand out.…

Read more

October is National Fire Prevention Month. The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure everyone’s home and family is protected.  On October 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Tekonsha Fire Station and Calhoun County Senior Services will host a Senior Health and Safety Day. The…

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From October 15 through December 7, you can compare, verify, and change your medication coverage for the 2023 year.  There may have been changes to your plan that you want to check on. Keep an eye out for mailings coming from your current insurance company as they are required to notify you of coverage and…

Read more

I have been involved in senior activities and programming for nine years. Encouraging older adults to move, live their best lives, and seek joy is my passion. Beginning this month, I will be offering WERQ classes at Kool Family Community Center and Heritage Commons Senior Center through CareWell Services of Southwest Michigan. The CareWell Team…

Read more

Does it seem silly that an adult would want a robotic cat or dog? Opinions vary, but the fact remains that people need companionship. Isolation can increase the risk of premature death due to any chronic condition. Our friends and loved ones who are living with dementia and mobility issues benefit from the presence of…

Read more

The annual Part D Deductible for 2023 may be as high as $505 for some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage with Part D drug plans. In 2022, the highest deductible was $450. An exciting change for 2023 is that the annual deductibles can no longer be charged against insulins. A regulation passed in July…

Read more

As Thanksgiving approaches, the word “gratitude” becomes increasingly more prevalent. Many of us assume happier people are grateful, but that isn’t the correct order. It seems those that frequently relay their gratitude become the happy ones! So…what are you thankful for? I’ll start… I’m grateful for the beautiful fall colors and changing leaves. I’m grateful…

Read more

Aging gracefully and with dignity, surrounded by loved ones and a known environment, and remaining connected to a community takes a village. For seniors and those with disabilities, caregiving encompasses more than just professionals providing the hands-on care needs; it expands into a multidimensional unit created and structured with the individual at the center.  Healthcare…

Read more

As we head into fall, the weather is changing and so are some things around Heritage Commons. Last month, Jen Rice transitioned into the role of Senior Center Program Coordinator at Heritage Commons. Rice moved to Marshall in 2015 and is very active in our community. Rice serves on the Marshall City Council representing Ward…

Read more

From the Active Daily Living Newsletter FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 — Older adults who rise and shine early every day may have sharper minds and fewer depression symptoms, a new study suggests. The researchers found that U.S. adults aged 65 and older who typically got up early — before 7 a.m. — then stayed active…

Read more

There is nothing better in the fall than a nice cozy campfire with family and friends. Bringing the best treat to the backyard bash makes the best even better. Though this is not my own personal recipe, I highly recommend it. I think the butterscotch chips are what really make these cookie bars stand out.…

Read more

October is National Fire Prevention Month. The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure everyone’s home and family is protected.  On October 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Tekonsha Fire Station and Calhoun County Senior Services will host a Senior Health and Safety Day. The…

Read more

From October 15 through December 7, you can compare, verify, and change your medication coverage for the 2023 year.  There may have been changes to your plan that you want to check on. Keep an eye out for mailings coming from your current insurance company as they are required to notify you of coverage and…

Read more

I have been involved in senior activities and programming for nine years. Encouraging older adults to move, live their best lives, and seek joy is my passion. Beginning this month, I will be offering WERQ classes at Kool Family Community Center and Heritage Commons Senior Center through CareWell Services of Southwest Michigan. The CareWell Team…

Read more