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Community

A 5-Step Action Plan for Caregivers of Aging Parents or Loved Ones

Caring for a loved one can be tough. This simple action plan for caregivers can help you get your bearings and make your caregiving role a little easier.

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Prevention

Tips for Preventing Senior Falls

Falls are a leading cause of injury and loss of independence among older adults but there are many ways to avoid them.

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Community

10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Seniors

Find out which habits keep residents of Ikaria, a Greek Island, living well into their 90s.

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Fitness

Encouraging Exercise for an Aging Loved One

Fear, fatigue, chronic pain or just plain lack of motivation might be keeping your loved one stationary. So how do you get them off the couch and on to healthy…

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Home and Family

Caregiving During Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers are finding new ways to navigate their daily responsibilities.

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Community

Even Heroes Need Encouragement

In this post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, find out why caregivers deserve our respect as the heroes they are.

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Home and Family

Protect Your Kids from Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying takes bullying to a new level because it’s far more public and has the capacity to spread fast, far and wide. Find out how to protect your kids.

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Prevention

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Prevention

Living a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of many illnesses, including breast cancer.

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Home and Family

Remembering Brandon Michael: A Story of Infant Loss

Guest blogger Lindsey Clair shares her experience with infant loss in this moving post.

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Home and Family

Combating Caregiver Isolation and Loneliness

In this post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, caregivers can learn how their duties can lead to isolation and what they can do to stay connected.

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Home and Family

Why Safe Routes to Schools Matter

In this guest post from Ty Schmidt, executive director of Traverse City-based non-profit organization Norte, learn why walkable communities are good for health.

Caregiver looking at calendar.
Mind

Caregivers: Tips on How to Say “No” and When to Say “Yes”

For some caregivers, it’s hard to find balance between taking care of yourself and the person you’re caring for. Read up on these tips to protect your time.

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Community

Housing Options for Seniors Who Can’t (Or Don’t Want) to Live Alone

What are the options when it comes to senior housing? This guest post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B provides tips and considerations for choosing wisely.

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Home and Family

What to Expect During Back-to-School Check-Ups

Annual physicals are an important measure in preventing child illness.

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Mind

Things You Might Not Expect on Your Caregiving Journey

If you’re caring for a loved one, there could be aspects of caregiving that will surprise you. Read on for what to expect and how to cope.

Prevention

Avoiding Summertime Dehydration

Throughout summer, it’s important to keep in mind the dangers of dehydration and how to enjoy the warmer weather safely.

Grandfather and grandson working together in the garden.
Mind

Seven Ways to Avoid the Post-Retirement Blues

As they enter retirement, seniors may struggle with their value or sense of purpose. Here are seven meaningful activities for post-retirement life.

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Mind

How to Help Your Mental Health

Regardless of mental health history, practicing self-care on a regular basis ensures a healthy mind, body and spirit throughout life.

Elderly woman using Skype to talk to her family.
Community

Long-Distance Caregiving: How Can You Help a Loved One?

Experts from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B share tips on caring for a loved one from afar, including warning signs they might need more help and how to find it.

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Community

Keeping Older Drivers Safe

Worried about an older loved one’s ability to drive? Read up on how to approach this delicate subject with tips from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

Senior woman in her kitchen.
Community

5 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Independent for as Long as Possible

If you have aging parents or are a senior wanting to stay in your home independently, this post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B is full of helpful tips.

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Mind

Tips for Effective Communication in a Relationship

Just because you’re in love doesn’t mean you won’t sometimes disagree. Learn how to keep the lines of communication open without saying something you’ll regret.

Little girl playing tennis on an indoor court.
Community

Midland’s Dow Tennis Classic Inspires Next Generation of Players

Visit Midland during the Dow Tennis Classic, which hosts high-caliber professionals and offers plenty of opportunities for kids and adults to get in the game.

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Home and Family

Healthier Halloween Treats Your Kids Will Love

Here are a few helpful tips to make this Halloween a bit healthier for your trick-or-treaters.

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Community

3 Ways to Reduce Your Impact at ArtPrize

An event the size of ArtPrize is bound to create some waste. ArtPrize’s Communications Manager shares tips on how to make your visit environmentally friendly.

Mind

Educate Yourself About Mental Health Stigmas

Help stop the stigma surrounding mental health by educating yourself on the topic.

Salt shakers
Prevention

Breaking Down the Numbers: Hypertension 101

Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels is important to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Prevention

Clearing Up Misconceptions About Heart Disease

Test your heart disease knowledge as we bust these popular myths.

Prevention

7 Health Conditions That Most Commonly Affect Men

Men's Health Month each November is recognized as a wake-up call for men to get smart about their health. Learn about 7 common conditions that affect men.

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Prevention

Is Your Child’s School Prepared for a Cardiac Arrest?

Nov. 6-10, 2017 and Feb. 5-9, 2018 are weeks designated for CPR/AED drills in Michigan schools. Make sure your local schools are participating.

Mind

Understanding Mental Health Care Stigmas in African American and Latino Communities

African Americans and Latinos are less likely to seek mental health treatment. Find out why and how to help combat the stigma of mental illness.

Community

Pulse3 Foundation to Host “Sidewalk CPR” Events

Join Pulse3 Foundation to become trained in CPR/AED at one of their "sidewalk CPR" events this year.

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Prevention

Eye Health and Safety 101

Get to know the risk factors, methods of prevention and warning signs associated with common eye injuries.

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