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World Heart Day: 9/29

By Karen Flores, JD As Americans, we are bombarded with information on how smoking, obesity, and unhealthy habits result in a large number of deaths related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, premature death by heart disease and stroke is not just a problem in the US, it is the world’s number one killer. To combat this global killer, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is zealously … Continue reading World Heart Day: 9/29

Protecting Your Social Security

By Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist at Social Security Administration At Social Security, protecting your personal information is more important than ever. We continue to evaluate and improve our robust cyber-security program to safeguard your information. The thing is, we can’t do it alone. You can help us secure your information by taking one of these steps: Open your personal my Social Security account. A … Continue reading Protecting Your Social Security

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Home Heating Tax Credit

By Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, Managing Hotline Attorney One thing Michiganders love most about living in the beautiful state of Michigan is the ability to experience all four seasons in their full glory. Sometimes, we even get to experience them all in one day. However, the drawback to this is that the winters can be bitter, miserable and even dangerously cold, especially for many low-income families and households who … Continue reading Home Heating Tax Credit

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Secondhand Wardrobe

by Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant Are you a budget conscious senior who still has a passion for fashion? Do you have a closet or two that needs a good decluttering? Are you committed to reducing your carbon footprint and preserving this earth for future generations? Are you someone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt…searching for buried treasures? If you answered yes to any, or all, … Continue reading Secondhand Wardrobe

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September is Healthy Aging Month

By Rachael Savoie, Office Manager September is Healthy Aging Month! Healthy Aging Month was first introduced about two decades ago when baby boomers were about to turn 50. Healthy Aging Month is centered around adults ages 45-plus, to provide information and practical ideas to help improve physical, mental, social, and financial well-being. The creator of September is Healthy Aging Month is Carolyn Worthington. She is also the … Continue reading September is Healthy Aging Month

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Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them

Via Governing.com BY J.B. WOGAN | AUGUST 31, 2017 More than half (three out of five) of the seniors who qualify for food stamps don’t get them. They either don’t know they’re eligible, feel too embarrassed to sign up or face transportation barriers getting to the enrollment office, say anti-hunger advocates. Read the full article. Continue reading Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them

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Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Many of us hope that when we are older, we are surrounded by those who love us and care for us. We also hope to live in a safe, warm, and comfortable place to call home. We look forward to having loved ones come to visit and to keep us company. Even though this goal doesn’t seem difficult to achieve, … Continue reading Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year