From the desk of Tammy Roehrs, Division on Aging Director ~
Making Sense of Memory Loss - A guide to community resources for people with memory loss in Bay County.
The Secrets of Aging Well - Live long and prosper is something we all want to achieve especially as we age. The Web MD article talks about ways you can fight off Father Time.The Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most comprehensive examinations of aging ever conducted have sited six bullet points to help realize the secret of aging well. continue the storySource: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/secrets-of-aging-well
Benefits of Yoga - Ann Pizer, Yoga Expert, http://yoga.about.com/od/beginningyoga/a/benefits.htm, talks about the many benefits experienced to the participant when practicing this stretching, breathing and calming technique. Check out our own Senior Yoga Class offered in coordination with the Bay County Community Center on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. starting in September, 2015.
For more information call the main office at 895-4100 and receive a registration flyer.
Exercise Class Levels: Starting in January all exercise classes sponsored by Division on Aging and the Bay County Community Center will be rating the class activity with a 1, 2 or 3 level. For a better definition of each level click on to the title Exercise Class Level.
Become a Division on Aging Volunteer ~ you choose the program and how often you want to give of your time and talent. We utilize volunteers to help carry out our mission of maintaining independence, offering social opportunities and enhancing quality of life to our Bay County Seniors who need the assistance. Our volunteer core play an enormous effort in achieving that goal. Volunteering has surprising benefits to make it a win-win situation. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/work-career/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm. For more information on how you can become a volunteer call the main office at 895-4100.
Osteoporsis Strength Exercise Class -taking names for the Fall, 2015 class session. This class concentrates on the bones and muscles that deteriorate due to age, disease and lack of use. An award winning class for ages 60 and over with or without limitations. Our instructor is from the In Patient Rehabilitation Unit at McLaren's West Campus. She brings an enormous amout of knowledge and humor to the class. Classes are held twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks.
Call Division on Aging main office at 895-4100 to be put on the wait list for Fall, 2015.
Elder Abuse Program Grant Update - August 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. a program will be held called, Over 50? Protect Yourself & Your Money as You Age. The seminar will be held at the Bay Arenac iSD Educational Service Center, 4228 Two Mile Rd, Bay City, MI. Call 895-4100 to reserve your spot! Bill Knight from Lakeshore Legal Aid will provide you with tips on protecting yourself and your money. Troy Cunningham, Bay County Undersheriff will explain how to recognize who you can and can't trust. There is no charge for this program. Please see the August 6, Seminar flyer.
Over 50? Mistreated? Help is available. Call the Bay County Division on Aging at 989-895-4100 for information and to learn about available services. If you suspect abuse, call 1-855-444-3911 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Take the quiz and learn more.
Bay County Health Department - 2013 Annual Report
Bay County pharmacies participating in the Yellow Jug/Old Drugs program - for more information and disposal sites see flyer. Special note: Bay City Police Department collects in the months of April and October. Watch for announcement in the Bay City Times.
Kitchen Grand Opening Slide Show
Senior Olympic 2015 Slide Show - Aging Well with the Senior Olympic Games - Thanks to all 263 Olympians who participated in this years event. You all are winners. 37 Gold, 36 Silver, 36 Bronze medals were awarded to those lucky and skillful enough this year to be among the best. If you are not on our mailing list for the 2016 games call the office at 895-4100 to make that happen. We have a blast. See you all next year.
Senior Olympic Awards Ceremony and Banquet - Thanks to our officials for presenting medals to the winners: Joel Strasz, Heath Director, Cindy Luczak, County Clerk, Kurt Asbury, Prosecutor, Bob Anderson, Gena Gates, Dian Behmlander, all Senior Advisory Board Committee Members, Jim McLoskey Representative from Senator Mike Green's office, Jacob Bennett, Representative from Congressman Dan Kildee's office.