Issue 20
Free Help with Scams & Identity Theft
Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment (SAFE) provides free financial coaching to older adults and caregivers to help them manage money securely and accurately.

Schedule an appointment with Program Director LaToya Hall by phone or computer now: or 313-664-2608. Assistance is safe, confidential and free. Brochure
Hear LaToya explain the SAFE program and how it helped dozens of people on this podcast from Great Lakes Legal Mediation.
Avoid Vaccine Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) toll-free number for tips on how to avoid COVID vaccine scams:


  1. You cannot ever pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. That’s a scam.
  2. You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine. That’s a scam.
  3. Nobody legitimate will call, text, or email about the vaccine and ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. That’s a scam.

Also visit these CFPB’s resources on how to prevent coronavirus-related scams and protect your finances during the pandemic.
Free Resources
Brain Health for Caregivers & Older Adults
Of course you want to preserve your brain health as you age -- but how? Visit "Brain Health & Aging," the new section on for easy-to-understand info about brain aging and how to maintain your thinking skills and memory.
  • Issues in Aging Conference: Team Approaches to Frailty - Monday, April 19, 9 a.m.-3:40 p.m. | Register

  • Living with Middle Stage Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers | 3-Part Series
  • Part 1: Tuesday, April 20, 1-2:30 p.m. | Register
  • Part 2: Wednesday, April 21, 1-2:30 p.m. | Register
  • Part 3: Thursday, April 22, 1-2:30 p.m. | Register
  • Living with Late Stage Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers | 2-Part Series
  • Part 1: Monday, April 19, 8-9:30 a.m. | Register
  • Part 2: Monday, April 26, 8-9:30 a.m. | Register
  • Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
  • Lunch & Learn | Friday, April 30, 12:30-1 p.m. | Register

Events & Activities
Detroit Parkinson's Support Group
Zoom Meetings Every 3rd Tuesday
1:00 - 3:00 pm

The Detroit Parkinson’s Support Group provides information and support to anyone affected by Parkinson's disease. Support group discussions offer an amazing exchange of personal experiences and professional presentations. They welcome anyone personally affected by Parkinson’s or caring for someone with Parkinson's. To join, call 248-722-4085.

News & Programs
from the
Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center
Environmental chemicals and dementia, how to improve thinking skills without medication, breakthrough in the gene that can cause dementia, participate in a new research study, advocate for Alzheimer's research, more . . .

Detroit and Ann Arbor
VA Medical Center
Caregiver Resource Fair
Tuesday, May 11 and May 18
Thursday, May 13 and May 20

1:00 – 3:00pm EST

Topics include mental health, aging services, legal, social security, substance abuse, spiritual health, homeless services, transitional care management, hospital caregiver programs, Veterans Benefit Administration, suicide prevention and more. Presentations from VA programs, state government agencies and community organizations.
Party Line
An Online Social Group for Detroit Elders

A virtual social group for anyone feeling isolated. Join by phone or computer. Hosted by the Healthier Black Elders Center at Wayne State. Icebreakers, games, poems, videos, and general topic discussions. Flier

From 1-2:00 pm on Zoom every Tuesday through April 20.

Zoom Link or call in at 1-646-876-9923 Meeting ID #438-691-8233
Walk & Talk with Denise Austin

Follow these fitness prompts outside or in your living room. Fitness expert Denise Austin helps you gain all round fitness in these walking exercise videos. Fun, fit and fabulous. From AARP.

News & Research
Help Plan the Future of Senior Housing
The School of Social Work at Wayne State invites you to attend the international virtual seniors housing conference:

May 11 & 12 from Noon to 4:00 pm
Free for Older Adults

Nature Deficit Disorder
It's a term coined by journalist Richard Louv in 2005 that describes the physical, mental and emotional problems that develop without a relationship to the outdoors. Sarah White says her mother nearly died before transferring to an assisted living room with a view.
Free Virtual Memory Screening from Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Memory screening is a simple and safe “healthy brain check-up” that tests memory and other thinking skills. It is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a physician or other clinician. Screenings are one-on-one with a qualified professional through a secure video conference in real time. You need a computer, smartphone or tablet with webcam. Call 866-232-8484 or click Memory Screening Sign-Up