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December is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Awareness Month
As we approach the joys of the holiday season, some of us also experience the negative effects of shorter days and lack of sunshine during these gray days of winter. We may be feeling sluggish, experiencing problems sleeping, craving carbohydrates, losing interest in activities we enjoy, and feeling hopeless. These symptoms may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that affects an estimated 10 million Americans.
Celebrate Read a New Book Month in December!
December is commonly known as a month full of holidays, but did you know that it is also Read a New Book Month? The perfect way to combat that holiday stress is to pick up a good book and get lost in its pages. All those anxieties will melt away as you escape into another world.
As you gather with your older adult this holiday season, be on the lookout for these 10 signs.
The holidays can be one of the most fulfilling times of the year, with friends and loved ones gathering for exciting events. It’s not uncommon to notice things in an aging loved one throughout these times that may bring up concerns.
Brio Living Services Marks National Home Care & Hospice Month
November is National Home Care & Hospice Month and Brio Living Services has a lot of reasons to celebrate! This month, especially, we honor those care teams who make such a difference in serving older adults in their homes and communities.
Rep. Debbie Dingell and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Visit Huron Valley PACE
Brio’s Huron Valley PACE in Ypsilanti recently hosted a visit from U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) and Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). They led a Senior Town Hall at the day center to hear concerns of older adults, share updates on home- and community-based services, and answer questions during Medicare open enrollment. Said Huron Valley PACE Executive Director Sonja Felton, “Rep. Dingell is a fierce champion for older adults, especially those needing home- and community-based care such as PACE.”
UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation Hosts Giving Gratitude Events in Plymouth and Grand Rapids This Fall
The UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation will show its gratitude for YOU, our generous donors and supporters, with a pair of upcoming celebrations! Our Giving Gratitude: A Celebration of YOU events will be held on October 26 at Saint John’s Resort in Plymouth, and at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids on November 9. Both events begin at 6:00 p.m.