Triathlete with Cerebral Palsy Writes about “Impossible Mile”
Johnny Agar, who competes in triathlons with his dad, is the author of the bestseller, "The Impossible Mile: The Power in Living Life One Step at a Time."
Preventing Falls at Home: Ways to Reduce the Risk for Seniors
Understanding why seniors are at risk of falling can help individuals, caregivers, friends and families prevent them from happening in the first place.
Ways to Protect Your Brain Health Through a Healthy Lifestyle
Aging experts say diet, exercise, sleep and social habits play a big role in protecting brain health and preventing mental declines and dementia.
Life and Basketball: Senior Detroit Women Play to Stay Young
For two hours every Monday afternoon at the Lasky Recreation Center in northeast Detroit, time doesn’t matter – only basketball.
Winning Pickleball Tournaments in their 70s: How the Sport Keeps Seniors Young
Staying active and making new friends: these seniors are reaping the benefits from pickleball, a sport that surged in popularity during the pandemic.
Boost Your Brain with These Healthy Foods and Habits
It’s never too early to think about your brain health. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, these tips can help keep your mind young.
Diving into Competitive Swimming During Retirement
Ask Donna Mc Minn why she took up competitive swimming during her retirement and she’ll grin and say: “In the pool, no one can see you sweat."
Cardio Doesn’t Have to Hurt: The Best Low-Impact Workouts
Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age, but as you get older, regular exercise becomes more important than ever.
Table Tennis Helps Michigan Man Lose Weight, Stay Active in Retirement
Don’t call it ping pong. This is table tennis. On a recent weekday afternoon several men, aged 50-plus, are breaking a sweat.
Caregiving During the Holidays: Tips to Navigate Gatherings
Contributor Julie Edgar of the AAA 1-B offers advice on how caregivers of older adults can navigate holiday family gatherings to make them fun and manageable.
Ways to Encourage Seniors in Your Life to Maintain Independence
As people get older, it can become difficult for some to keep the lifestyle they want. But there are ways for seniors to preserve much of their independence.
Checking In On the Mental Health of Older Loved Ones
Seniors staying safe by staying at home have lost normal social connections, increasing their risk for isolation and depression. Listen for warning signs.
Aging with Attitude: Michigan Seniors Living with Vitality
People are living longer, healthier lives. These seniors say finding activities you're passionate about can help you live out your senior years with vigor.
Q&A with a Dermatologist: Real Advice for Great Skin
Dermatologist Dr. Brittany Carter-Snell answers the most common skincare questions and offers us insight on the best practices for maintaining healthy skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four Strategies for Boosting Your Retirement Readiness
If you’re north of age 40, retirement planning takes on more financial urgency than it did in your 20s and 30s. Learn strategies to boost your nest egg now.
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.
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.
Taking Care of Your Heart in Your 40s, 50s and 60s
Healthy habits are crucial for your heart during the middle-age decades. Whatever decade you’re in, take some simple steps to show your heart a lot of love.
Everything You Need to Know About Healthy Earbud Use
Wear earbuds at work, the gym or in your car? Here are some trustworthy answers to frequently asked earbud questions to keep your ears healthy.
Understanding Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs and Risk
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest reproductive cancer for women. Learn about subtle warning signs to pay attention to, as well as factors that could up your risk.
Vision Disorders and Aging: The Implications for Seniors
Without even knowing it, your health choices today could impact your vision health later in life. Most eye disorders develop painlessly over time.
Beyond Belief: Theatre Encourages Friendship and Senior Health
Carol Holland, 85 and Marion Cowan, 92 are best friends who love to sing and dance onstage through Beyond Belief Senior Theatre in Novi.
Sunscreen Dispensers: Healthy Trend Spreading Through Michigan’s U.P.
An organization called Just Believe is working to spread sunscreen dispensers throughout U.P. communities, in memory of a loved one lost to skin cancer.
This Association is Fighting Alzheimer’s Head On: How You Can Get Involved
The Alzheimer’s Association has many support groups and events for Michiganders impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Share the Facts and Join the Fight to End Alzheimer’s
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing. It's important to understand the disease to detect and provide accurate diagnosis earlier.
The Truth Behind Brain Games: Do They Really Work?
There is a growing market for games that supposedly improve your brain’s function. But before you buy one, there are some things you should know.
Prediabetes: Recognizing the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Most people don't realize they're in danger of developing type 2 diabetes until it's too late. Learn how to manage this risk to live a happy and healthy life.