Summer is pretty fantastic in Michigan. Not only do we have wonderful weather, but there are lots of walking paths, outdoor activities, and beautiful lakes to admire. In addition to all those wonderful things, Michigan’s summer produce is pretty great as well.  Whether you have your own little garden, you visit the summer farmer’s markets…

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Living independently is important for many individuals. There are many types of devices that can help you maintain your independence as your ability changes. Assistive Technology does not have to be costly or high tech. There are simple devices that can be used to ease daily activities, such as using rubber gloves to take a…

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ALBION, Mich. – Effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Forks Senior Center (FSC) will reopen to the public. Masks will be required for the month of July. We are not requiring everyone to have a vaccination, but we are asking who has been vaccinated for our own data collection. Once we know 80% of our…

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If you are like me, your vehicle is just a mode of transportation that takes you from point A to point B. I know to change the oil and rotate my tires, but how often should that be done and what else am I missing?  Since getting a new (to me) car six months ago,…

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Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, is seeking input from the public about the needs of and available services for seniors in Barry and Calhoun counties as a part of its Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) with the Michigan Aging & Adult Services Agency. All interested parties are invited…

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Even if you have insurance coverage through current employment, you may still need to make some important Medicare enrollment decisions about Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) when you are turning 65. It’s important to understand how your current coverage works with Medicare before making any enrollment decisions. If your workplace offers…

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After over a year of restrictions, travel is on many people’s minds. Despite the pandemic, many US travelers are eager to take a vacation, but safely. Safety matters more than ever. What should you expect when you hit the road this summer? Travel will feel different. Americans will be visiting the same places, but in…

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Summer is here and opportunities to get outside our homes and into the community are opening back up. You might find that you are experiencing a little more difficulty getting settled in your vehicle this year. Don’t worry! There are devices out there to make your travels safer and allow independent living while enjoying your…

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Who doesn’t love summertime? Working or lazing in the sun, you can enjoy all the delights that summer has to offer especially if you keep in mind a few tips for sun safety. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, aging skin is more likely to develop skin cancer. In part, this is due to…

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As a caregiver or family member of a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, you can take steps to make the home a safer place. Removing hazards and adding safety features around the home can help give your loved one more freedom to move around independently and safely. Try these tips: If you have stairs,…

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