Recognizing the Symptoms of Diabetes

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member What is diabetes? Diabetes is the inability of your body to use blood glucose for energy. There are several types of this disease, however I will address Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1…

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Grandparents’ Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018

By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Did you know September 9th is National Grandparents’ Day? Everyone should learn about this special day so we can honor and celebrate our grandparents. President Jimmy Carter signed the bill for Grandparents’ Day in…

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Tips on How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Surgery

By Ellen Mason, J.D., Hotline Attorney Anne recently had hip replacement surgery. Because she had two total knee replacements, she thought she was prepared. While she is not a medical doctor, she…

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Caregivers Guide to Driving Issues – Part Two

By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This post is the second part of a previous blog post on Caregivers Guide to Driving Issues. The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives phone calls every week from loved ones and…

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Caregiver’s Guide to Driving Issues

By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives phone calls each week from loved ones and caregivers asking what he or she can do when…

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The Importance of Older Adults Quitting Smoking

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member Even though you may have smoked for years and had no difficulties that you know of, it would benefit you greatly to quit. It…

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