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.
Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for both seniors and family caregivers. Here are a few holiday caregiving tips from our team to reduce stress.
Falls threaten the independence and safety of seniors daily. We want our loved ones to be aware that falling does not have to be a normal part of aging; there are steps they can take to prevent falls. By spreading knowledge and building awareness about falls prevention, we hope to help seniors stay safe in their own homes for as long as possible.