Sixty Seconds Newsletter 
A Monthly Update from Senior Resources of West Michigan  
An Area Agency on Aging Serving Muskegon, Oceana & Ottawa counties
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Senior Resources will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, and December 31 and January 1.
Learn about Options Counseling in new video

Curious about what Options Counseling is? Senior Resources has new 4-minute long video explains what an Options Counselor does, what information they'll need, and why you should call them when looking for information about services for older adults in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties.

Click here to view the video:  Options Counseling Video

Thanks to Mike Vogas of Benchmark Productions for his work on this video!

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855-444-3911

Senior Resources' Elder Care Specialists are available to assist with Options for Long Term Care
Call: 231-733-3585
or Toll Free:  1-800-442-0054. In Oceana: 231-559-0331.
December 2018
The first group of Dementia Friends in Muskegon County was trained in August of 2018.








Dementia Friendly movement underway 
in Muskegon  County

Senior Resources of West Michigan, the area agency on aging for Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties, is launching a new public awareness initiative, Dementia Friendly Muskegon. Dementia Friendly Muskegon (DFM) is part of the Dementia Friends international movement, which began in the United Kingdom several years ago. The Dementia Friendly movement will also expand into Oceana and Ottawa counties later in 2019.

People with dementia sometimes need help going about their daily lives and to feel included in their communities. To assist with this, Dementia Friends works to give people an understanding of dementia, and the small things they can do to make a difference. It may be helping someone find something in a grocery store, or spreading the word about dementia on social media or to friends and family - every action counts!

The Dementia Friends program focuses on five key messages that we believe everyone should know about dementia:
  • Dementia is not a natural part of aging.
  • Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
  • It is not just about losing your memory.
  • It's possible to live well with dementia.
  • There is more to the person than the dementia.
To become a Dementia Friend, a person needs to understand these five key messages and then commit to at least one dementia-friendly action.

There are monthly 1-hour Dementia Friends sessions at Tanglewood Park, 560 Seminole Road, Muskegon. To sign up for the December 12 session, 10-11 a.m., visit:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dementia-friend-session-tickets-52541176072?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. You can also sign up for future monthly sessions through eventbrite.

For more information, contact Lisa Tyler at ltyler@seniorresourceswmi.org, or call 231-733-3509.



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