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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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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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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AGE OUT LOUD: Mr. Vito Valdez

Mr. Vito Valdez Studio Instructor at Detroit Institute of Arts and frequent contributor to Ellen Kayrod Gallery Vito Valdez has been an artist since he was a teenager producing commercial signs. He first exhibited his work while serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict and then went on

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Director’s Corner

Shortly after the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) a couple months ago, I read a poll that asked the question, “Will the repeal of Obamacare affect you?” Sixty-percent of the respondents shared that revoking the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) would not have an impact on them.

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Are you ever too old to whip and nae nae?

by Vincent Tilford, Executive Director As a parent of an eleven-year-old, I’m his preferred target when it comes to jokes about getting older.  Recently while watching my attempts to learn a dance that had gone viral he said, “You’re too old to learn how to whip and nae-nae.  You look

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