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ONLINE Consumer Quality Group Meeting

The Consumer Quality Group tells us how we can improve the Medicaid Waiver services in Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee counties.
We are made up of the people who use the MI Choice Waiver program, including family members, caregivers, and service providers.
Come provide your ideas and suggestions on program improvement. Hear guest speakers, meet new friends!
 

JOIN US ON-LINE for our August meeting
Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 to 1:30pm


Due to COVID-19, we are running our next meeting on-line using ZOOM. We have staff available to help you with the technology needed if you’ve never used Zoom before. You can join us on a home computer, an ipad, or a smartphone. Ask us for assistance if you need help with getting the free app and knowing how to use it. Glen Ashlock will present his Assistive Technology gadgets, tools, and tricks to use to help you maintain independence at home.

Caregivers or significant others are welcome, too! You must register to get the link to join us:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Download the Flyer here: Consumer Quality Group Meeting Flyer

Confident Dementia Caregiving Workshop

Are you caring for a loved one with memory loss?


Confident Dementia Caregiving is a 3-part Webinar to help caregivers better understand what works best when taking care of someone with dementia.
This
FREE WORKSHOP can help reduce your caregiving stress by:

  • Improving your confidence through better understanding of the effects of
    dementia on the brain and behaviors
  • Helping you create a positive caregiving environment
  • Learning how to manage / redirect challenging behaviors
  • Sharing ideas for daily activities for your loved one based on their strengths

2 options for a 3-part Confident Dementia Caregiving workshop via ZOOM:
This event is FREE but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

A) TUESDAY MORNING ON-LINE SERIES (Parts I, II, & III)
August 4, 11, and 18, 2020 from 10-11:30am
Register in advance for the Tuesday Morning Series: 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE TUESDAY MORNING SERIES

OR

B) WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ON-LINE SERIES (Parts I, II, & III)
August 5, 12, and 19, 2020 from 2-3:30pm
Register in advance for this Wednesday Afternoon Series:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SERIES

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NOTE: This workshop is designed for caregivers, CLS workers, Self-Determination Workers,
professionals, and family members caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimers’.
Funding Provided By: the Developing Dementia Dexterity Project

Download the flyer here:  Confident Dementia Caregiving Workshop Flyer

Senior Action Day - June 24

June 24, 2020 has been designated Senior Action Day in Michigan.  Sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging Association and Michigan’s sixteen Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Action Day is a call to advocate for maintaining a strong aging network in the midst of the pandemic and state budget crisis. 

“It is more important than ever that Michigan seniors have continued access to effective in-home and community-based services to remain independent in their homes, said Area Agencies on Aging Association President Laura Sutter. Senior Action Day is an opportunity for seniors and advocates to speak to the Governor and Legislators with one voice about the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.”

“We are urging the Governor and Legislature to maintain essential aging network services and to provide direct care workers with a premium pay increase to recognize their essential contribution to the health and safety of Michigan seniors, said David LaLumia, Executive Director of the Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan.  Part of our strategy to re-engage the economy and transition beyond lockdowns must include adequate protections and care for vulnerable populations.” 

While persons 60 and older are 24% of the total Michigan population, they make up 34% of the MDHHS reported COVID-19 cases.  Most tragically, persons 60 plus represent 84% of the pandemic deaths reported.  Michigan seniors remain at high risk of infection and death and are facing a much longer period of social isolation, difficulty in securing food and access to in-home and community-based care than the rest of the population

 

Please take a moment to contact your legislators by calling them or sending a letter using the contact information provided:

Letter to Representative

Letter to Senator

Region 2 Representatives and Senators Contact Information

 

Upcoming Public Meetings

The Region 2 Area Agency on Aging will hold the following meetings:

 

Personnel Committee on September 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., meeting ID: 810 9422 9734

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81094229734

 

Advisory Council on September 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., meeting ID: 824 8096 6032

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82480966032

 

Building Committee on September 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., meeting ID: 840 3435 9665

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84034359665

 

Finance Committee on September 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., meeting ID: 830 3764 0301

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83037640301

 

Compliance Committee on September 24, 2020 at 12:30 p.m., meeting ID: 841 6301 7578

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84163017578

 

Board of Directors on September 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., meeting ID: 868 8422 2973

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86884222973

 

All meetings are open to the public and will be held virtually. Call (312) 626-6799, and enter the respective meeting ID, to join a meeting with audio only. Please contact the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging at (517) 592-1974 or www.r2aaa.net for additional information.