If We’re All Aging Then Age-Friendly is For All of Us

By, Misha Stallworth, Director of Arts and Culture When you look in the mirror, when you think of yourself, how do you identify? How does the list of all the things that you are formulate? Are you a natural-haired woman? A queer man? An athlete? I see myself as Black,

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Some Thoughts On Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize the impact that seniors have had on our lives. It is also a time to ponder how future generations might judge how we have cared for those who used to care for us. In the early 2010s, property investors in Detroit

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Ellen Kayrod Fisher

It is with heavy hearts and immense gratitude that Hannan Center shares the passing of Ellen Kayrod Fisher who was a member of the Hannan team for more than forty years. Joining the organization as a social worker, Ellen was eventually promoted to executive director. Per her account, she did

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After-work Caregiving Means Working a Second Shift

When an older loved one needs care, those who step in may find themselves balancing the demands of full-time jobs with the demands of providing that care. Whether it’s calling for a doctor’s appointment, stocking the fridge or paying the bills, being there for a person in need means adding

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LGBTQ Ally and Aging Advocate

You may ask just how a woman who identifies as straight, is married to a man, and has four children and five grandchildren becomes an advocate for the LGBTQ community. She says she got her heart for the gay and transsexual communities from her mother’s example of openness and support.

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IS NOW A GOOD TIME?

“Influenza Outbreak – Worst in 15 years!”   “Children under Five and Senior Citizens are at Risk.” Almost daily, news reports have blared scary headlines. They have us thinking, oh no you didn’t when a co-worker sneezes without covering her mouth and holding our breath as we dart from the

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Creepy Old Men

by Misha Stallworth, Director of Arts & Culture In the face of the numerous sexual assault allegations in the news over the past few weeks I am affronted by the fact that the face of this news is that of an “old man.” Across the stories what is common is that

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Holiday Tips for Caregivers

by Ariel Kennedy, Hannan Center Social Work Intern While the holidays can be stressful for everyone, they are especially stressful for caregivers. Here are some tips to help you cope with the holiday stress: ASK FOR HELP – Adding holiday planning on top of your normal daily tasks is a

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There’s No Good Time for the Talk

by Vincent Tilford, Executive Director During Thanksgiving weekend, I had what I thought was a reasonable conversation with a relative who in so many words told me to mind my own business. My uncle, who is eighty-one-years- old, lives alone. His wife died many years ago, and his closest blood relative is

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I’m 28 and Planning My Retirement

by Misha LJ Stallworth, Director of Arts and Culture Of all the moments I should have known my last relationship wouldn’t work out, one of the most glaring is that while I have been thinking about retirement for years, he hadn’t even considered it yet. Perhaps he is more typical

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