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November 2018A FREE PUBLICATION Volume 25-11 SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGANA Newspaper For And About Area Senior AdultsNational Caregivers Month | Engaging During HolidaysTMWhat's InsideCaregivers – You’re Not Alone - pg 2 Celebrating the Family Caregiver - pg 3 Engage This Holiday Season - pg 4Reduce Financial Burden of Caregiving - pg 5 Start the Caregiving Conversation - pgs 12-13Senior Dining Centers - pg 5Senior Support Groups - pg 6 Activities - pgs 20-21Birthdays & Senior Housing - pgs 22-23 Crossword Puzzle - pg 24Caregiving can be wonderfully rewarding but also tremendously stressful. Caregivers have reported an adverse impact on their personal health as they have neglected their own needs in favor of caring for their loved ones. This issue addresses how the caregiver can put themselves first and why it is important. Financial stress continues to be documented as well. AARP recently stated that there are 40 million unpaid family caregivers spending an average of $6,954 a year – nearly 20 percent of their income – on out-of-pocket (OOP) costs related to caregiving. For some it is much more. You will find money saving ideas in this issue. Sibling rivalry can also get in the way of finding the best caregiving solutions. Scheduling a family meeting that includes all siblings as well as the parents helps to start the process out with everyone on the same page. Look for answers that optimize strengths. Seek out soltuions that can compensate for challenges and concerns. Only add in support services that are needed for the mature adult to continue to live as independently as possible. And most important, caregivers, you must take care of yourself.To find out how advertising in the Senior Times can benefit your business call (269) 979-1479.ANSWERSSAC SAGA ACHE EGO THAW LOAD CALLIOPE KINDOILY DANDY SPREE SAUL PUFF CALLISTO EMU FOLLY MOW CALLOWAY ROLLAULD POOLS ANNUL EASTDOOR CALLAHAN ANTE APSE LYE MEAL REED YEWSENIOR TIMES4642 Capital Ave. SWBattle Creek, MI 49015-9350CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED

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