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Page 4 Senior Times - June 2019 Caregiver'sNEWSCHEDULESenior Fit & Fun 13 Locations(Senior Fit & Fun is supported by the Calhoun County Senior Millage.)CORNERAnne Clark, Special to Senior Times CHANGES COMINGHONORING AND(Funded by Calhoun County Senior Millage and CareWell Services/AAA)Homer Public Library Mon BC YMCA Studio 1 Fri9:00am 11:00amFamily caregivers are incredible people; they are the unsung heroesof our community and we want to do everything possible to make the journey better for all who are walking it. After all, we are in this journey called life together!In the month of May, there was a wonderful tribute in the family care- giver world to Jane Chappell. She has been an advocate for caregivers, built support groups and really taught many of us in the aging system how to work with and advocate for family caregiv-BC YMCA Multi-Sports ComplexUrbandale-Christ UMCClarence Twp. HallHomer 1st Pres ChurchTekonsha Twp HallBC YMCA Studio 1Hickory Hills VillageBattle Creek Eagles #299NHBP ReservationVillage of Mill CreekMarshall Trinity EpiscopalAthens – The LighthouseAlbion – Forks Senior CenterMon &WedMonMonTuesTuesTuesTuesTuesWedWedWedThursThurs10:00am10:30am10:30am9:00am10:00am1:00pm10:00am1:00pm11:00am10:30am1:30pm10:00am11:00amers.Jane’s love for nursing (yes she was a nurse in our area for 60+ years) and educating the community about differ- ent chronic conditions, how to speak up for services that are needed, how to talk with our health care professionals, and how to handle family caregiving has been incredible. The guidance in my life alone – I just do not know what I would have done or what I would do without my mentor helping along this journey. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you Jane.opportunity for family caregivers to work with our Family Caregiver Coach, Alice Richmond, to offer practical help managing the challenges of caring for an older adult with a chronic illness. Alice will work with you to identify practical solutions for managing your caregiver responsibilities withoutlosing yourself. This is a free service provided through the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.AND THERE’S MORE ▼Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall PreventionThank you Jane Chappell for your love, support, and helping our community grow and become more educated. Those of us who have been family caregivers and work with them are forever indebted to you for your wisdom!With that said, there is one change that is occurring with the Senior Health Partners Support Group. For years, this group has met on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am at different loca- tions, most recently at the SHP spaceat the Battle Creek Family Y Center. This is changing in June of 2019. This group will now meet from 1-2:30pmon the 4th Wednesday of the month as Senior Health Partners teams up with Senior Care Partners PACE in order to serve more family caregivers. We hope this change will allow us to providea much-needed service to many more walking the caregiver journey at a more convenient time.The importance of focusing on not losing yourself in this journey cannot be overstated and self-care plays a criti- cal role. Self-care is the most important gift you can give to the person you are caring for as this will allow you to pro- vide much better care for them.New For Family CaregiversCaregiver Support GroupMeets Monthly • 4th Wednesday • 1:00–2:30pmKool Family Center/Senior Care Partners Meeting Room 200 W. Michigan Ave. Battle CreekFree and Open to the PublicFamily Caregiver CoachPractical help to manage the challenges of caring for an older adult with a chronic illness and the issues of aging. Our family caregiver coach will help you identify solutions, manage stress and care for yourself while caring for another. Free. Funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.With this change, we again offer theHappy Spring and thank you to Jane and all of you for everything you do. You are my Heroes!Legal Advice &Services for SeniorsBy: Alisa Parker, Managing AttorneyThe Legal Services of South Central Michigan, will conduct interviews for legal advice and possible representation, without charge, to interested seniors.• Tue, June 11, 2-4pm, Bedford Manor, 100 S. Bedford Road, Battle Creek• Wed, June 19, 11am-12pm, Marshall House, 200 E. Spruce, Marshall• Wed, June 26, 10am-12:30pm, Burnside Senior Center, 65 Grahl, ColdwaterLegal Services of South Central Michigan, serving Calhoun, Branch, and Barry Counties, is located at 123 West Territorial Road, Battle Creek, MI, 49015. For more information call (269) 965-3951.RON MALLERNEEAssociate Broker / G.R.I. SRES269.209.8027Broker/Owners with over 55 years experience.“Changing lives one home at a time.”LAURIE PAULAssociate Broker / G.R.I. SRESHomework Is WhatWe Do Best!Call HomeStyle Realty Today!We’re your Senior Real Estate Specialist Team!883 Capital Ave., SW in Battle Creek269.317.2324A community partnership of Bronson Battle Creek, Calhoun County Senior Senior Services, Battle Creek Family YMCA, Senior Care Partners PACE and Summit PointeFind us on Facebook and on the web at seniorhealthpartners.comFOR MORE INFORMATION (269) 441-0948

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