Detroit man uses 4-wheeler to help seniors keep driveways, sidewalks clear of snow
Throughout the state today, people were digging out, clearing driveways, and working to get things back to normal. We’re also seeing the kindness of neighbors shining through by helping seniors who can’t get out and shovel the snow themselves.
Washtenaw Community College invites area residents to virtually ‘attend’ Free College Week
ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw Community College has expanded its annual Free College Day -- a full day of classes for members of the community of all ages -- to Free College Week. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the school shifted its event online April 12-16. Residents of Washtenaw County and beyond are welcome to “attend” the biannual event that shares student experiences with the broader community. Designed for K-8 and high school students as well as adults and seniors, participants can elect to attend 82 different classes throughout the week. AdFor more information about Washtenaw Community College, visit www.wccnet.edu.
Senior citizens at Elmcroft of Downriver in Brownstown Township receive dose of COVID-19 vaccine
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Senior citizens living at the Elmcroft of Downriver in Brownstown Township were able to receive a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. READ: Local senior shares success story on making appointment to get COVID-19 vaccineMyra Mcquiston is a resident at the Elmcroft. She and more than 70 other senior residents and staff at the Elmcroft were able to receive either their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. READ: Helping senior citizens in Michigan navigate the COVID-19 vaccination processAdJake Tutle is the executive director. READ: Michigan’s race to get everyone vaccinated leaves some senior citizens behind
Ann Arbor Senior Center launches digital initiatives to keep older residents engaged
GRANADA, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Mari Carmen 79, kisses via videocall her family during her first family visit in DomusVii El Serrallo nursing home on June 01, 2020 in Granada, Spain. The Ann Arbor Senior Center will be hosting a series of virtual events starting in January to help senior residents connect with one another. Virtual TriviaOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, staff at the center will be hosting live trivia via Zoom. Free Lunch Break ClubLike the trivia, the Ann Arbor Senior Center’s Lunch Break Club will be held via Zoom. Here are the weekly topics:Jan. 7: New year, new goalsJan. 14: Welcome to my kitchenJan. 21: Best vacation experienceJan. 28: Let’s doodle togetherThe Ann Arbor Senior Center will be posting future weekly themes on its website and Facebook page.
Oakland County provides free home delivery grocery service membership for seniors to limit COVID-19 exposure
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Senior adults in Oakland County are able to obtain a free membership for a home delivery grocery service so their exposure to COVID-19 is limited. Oakland County seniors age 60 and older are able to get the membership. The membership allows residents to get free delivery for orders worth more than $35. The account must be in the senior’s name and the address for delivery must be in Oakland County. Registration assistance is available by calling the Oakland County Help Hotline on weekdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at 248-858-1000.
Metro Detroit group helps keep seniors safe, healthy during COVID-19 pandemic
The Area Agency on Aging 1B is stepping up to keep seniors safe and healthy. Area Agency on Aging sounds very official, but in simple terms, the group helps take care of the most vulnerable members of the community. The Area Agency on Aging 1B covers most of the area. Our biggest goal is to keep seniors safe in their homes for as long theyre comfortable," said Katie Brennan, director of philanthropy for Area Agency on Aging 1B. Area Agency on Aging 1B serves a six-county region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.