Creepy Old Men

by Misha Stallworth, Director of Arts & Culture In the face of the numerous sexual assault allegations in the news over the past few weeks I am affronted by the fact that the face of this news is that of an “old man.” Across the stories what is common is that

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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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Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning

by Pat Baldwin, Director HCLL The Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning is more popular than ever. HCLL registered 120 participants for the fall semester—a record! Additionally, 29 of those enrolled are new to Hannan. Our growing numbers support our belief that  diverse, creative programming is vital for seniors and their

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Medicare Open Enrollment

by Brenda Carney, Director of Social Work October ushers in the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, which starts on October 15th and runs through December 7th.  During this Open Enrollment period, individuals can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for 2017.  Everyone enrolled in a Medicare health

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The Impact of Aging

by Vincent Tilford, Executive Director While driving with my teenage son, we saw a bumper sticker that read, “I still blame Yoko.”  “What’s a yoko?” he asked. If I was ever in denial about my age, his question reminded me that statistically, I have way more years in my rearview

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