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Program launched aimed at caregivers

By Rachael Dawson-Baglien Currently in the United States, 1 in 11 persons are age 65 and older, by 2050 that number will increase to 1 in 6. With this exponential growth comes an increased need for caregivers. Ahead of the Curve is an innovative new web-based program by Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County that […]

How do you know if you need an Aging Life Coach?

By Marie Gress, LMSW at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living When you think of a coach, you might think of the man or woman on the sidelines of a basketball game.  They are holding a clip board, watching the game intently, and encouraging their players to do the best they can in the situations they […]

5 Tips for Navigating Family Discussions

By Marie Gress, LMSW at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living Whether you love your family or you feel like you are constantly annoyed with them, navigating family discussions can be tense.  Here are a few tips before your next family meeting: 1)      Set Boundaries.  Knowing your limits and setting boundaries will give you freedom.  Your […]

Launching the Care Partner Network

By Marie Gress, LMSW at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living Generally, we talk about caregivers, but let’s shift our conversation to care partners. This may be “social worky” of me, but caregiving is seen as a one-way street whereas a partnership can be a two-way relationship, three-way, etc. The traditional view of caregiving is giving […]

Men who age well do these things

By Marie Gress, LMSW at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living My dad was a great man – wise, patient, smart.  He taught me about tennis, faith, writing, how to turn a living room into lava, and how to build bridges – both to get over the lava as well as bridges between people.  This Father’s […]

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