Red heart decoration.

National Wear Red Day

by Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist When you go to the store during the month of February, you will see lots of red and pink decorations for Valentine’s Day. However, the red decorations can be used for another special event. That special event is American Heart Health Month. During the month of February, the American Heart Association raises awareness throughout the whole month to express … Continue reading National Wear Red Day

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Today is American Diabetes Alert Day

by Miles Morley, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Alert Day is today, March 22. The purpose of Alert Day is to help inform individuals about the risks of developing diabetes. The ADA facilitates this with their risk assessment. The ADA reports that one in four people who have diabetes are undiagnosed or unaware of their condition. The complications from diabetes, described below, are … Continue reading Today is American Diabetes Alert Day

Grandmother and granddaughter cooking

National Nutrition Month – Part 1

by Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member March is National Nutrition Month! MiCAFE, a program of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., will be celebrating this important month by raising awareness of the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This post is the first in a series of posts this month highlighting this important initiative. Welcome March with good news about nutrition! Here … Continue reading National Nutrition Month – Part 1

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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

A couple riding bicycles.

This week is Healthy Weight Week

by Natalie Pearce, L.M.S.W., Director of Economic Security January 20-26, 2016 is Healthy Weight Week. What is a healthy weight? We all want to know the answer to this question!  The truth is that one size does not fit all, literally and figuratively. Numerous factors play into what constitutes a healthy weight for each individual, including height, age, and bone structure, amongst others. After reviewing sources of … Continue reading This week is Healthy Weight Week

Use Your Farmers’ Market to Eat Healthy This Summer

by Christopher Jackson, JD While most think of Michigan as a manufacturing state, Michigan’s agricultural production continues to be a substantial economic contributor to the state. Although much of the agricultural products produced in Michigan are exported to other states and countries, this agricultural production still plays a vital role in supplying food to Michiganders. Farmers’ markets play a vital role in connecting consumers directly … Continue reading Use Your Farmers’ Market to Eat Healthy This Summer