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Lack of Understanding on How to Navigate Health Care System a Common Issue for Caregivers
There’s also the factor of navigating the complex caregiving system, and the toll that takes on caregivers. GuestPatricia Rencher is the publisher of Urban Aging News and a member of the Michigan State Advisory Council on Aging. She says one of the most common issues she finds is that many people lack an understanding of how to navigate government health programs. “Many adult children didn’t have a clue about the caregiving health care system: Medicare, Medicaid, Home Health, none of that,” she says. Another common issue, according to Rencher, is that many families do not have all children helping with care for elderly parents.wdet.org
U-M Penny Stamps Speaker Series goes virtual through Detroit Public Television, PBS Books partnerships
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan’s beloved Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series is back, but this year it’s virtual. Previously held in Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater, the speakers series can now be watched through partnerships with Detroit Public Television and PBS Books. “While we’ve worked with DPTV in the past, I am thrilled about our partnership this year,” Chrisstina Hamilton, director of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series, told Michigan News. Watch the events here, on the Penny Stamps Series Facebook page and on Detroit Public Television. Here’s the upcoming schedule:During their talks, speakers and their content are not censored and is intended for adult audiences.
Watch: These Detroit teens have big dreams and a big goal: To graduate from college
Earlier this week we introduced you to Demetrius Robinson, Kashia Perkins, Joseph Thomas, and Marqell McClendon and the beginning of their journey as college students. Now you can tune into a video produced by Detroit Public Television that takes a close look at several of the students and the challenges theyll face in their first year. Chalkbeat Detroit is partnering with Detroit Public Television to spend the year following the four students. As we reported earlier this week, the first year of college for any student is difficult. Only 60% graduate in six years, and the proportion is lower for black and low-income students, like many of those who graduate from Detroit high schools.chalkbeat.org