If you’re tasked with taking care of a family member or have a career in the healthcare industry your own safety should be a top priority as well. To prevent injuries while caregiving it is important to take the proper precautions to prevent injuries to your musculoskeletal system. Elders’ Helpers recently held a workshop for our caregivers to learn a few occupational ergonomics tips from an expert in the field. Here are 6 ergonomics tips you may be able to apply at home while caring for your loved ones.
Senior centers promote healthy aging by giving seniors access to multiple resources available to help them stay active and independent. They serve as a meeting center for older adults to connect with peers, families and their community. They feature exciting activities to keep seniors active as well as provide fulfilling volunteer opportunities.
August Is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The purpose of NIAM is to remind people of all ages about the importance and benefits of vaccinations. You may be aware of the various vaccinations for infants and school aged children if you have grandkids. However, it is also imperative that adults and seniors stay up-to-date on the current immunizations and recommendations.
Do I Need a Will? The simple answer, yes. A will is the legal document that allows you to direct how your assets will be distributed after your death. Even if your estate plan requires more than a will, the will is the foundation of your estate plan.
UMCH has a history of innovation, ranging from establishment of the first child care center in Grand Rapids to the first senior meals program. UMCH also serves as the first agency to offer meal services to senior citizens; initially funded by private donations, Senior Meals became part of a federal network of senior meals programs in 1975.