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National Senior Independence Month is a Time to Celebrate Your Age

by Ron Tatro, Vice President Independence is a wonderful thing. Throughout our lives it comes to us in many different forms. As children, independence allows us to explore new sites, sounds, smells, and meet new mostly older people. In our teen years, driving brings independence for many along with new social experiences like attending a prom and meeting more new friends. In those middle years, … Continue reading National Senior Independence Month is a Time to Celebrate Your Age

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Caring for a Loved One – Five Questions to Determine if you are a Caregiver

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives many calls each week regarding caregivers. There comes a time in many people’s lives when they are unable to take care of themselves and may need to seek the help of others. It may be as simple as having someone come in and help prepare meals or go food shopping. Or, it … Continue reading Caring for a Loved One – Five Questions to Determine if you are a Caregiver

The Issues Facing an Aging LGBT Population: Aging Together

WDET, MLive and Model D are all collaborating together this summer to focus one topic: aging together. As part of this summer series, WDET continued to look at older adults and the issues they face aging in Detroit, this time turning their eye to the LGBT community. Of the 39 million Americans that are 65 years of age or older, it is estimated that 1.75 to … Continue reading The Issues Facing an Aging LGBT Population: Aging Together