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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is committed to serving seniors and communities. It’s our goal to be a first-line provider of resources, including information. Aging should be an adventure, not a scary trip!

In the PVM Blog, the experts at PVM will regularly publish articles and information. Topics may range from smart ways to age in place in your long-time home, to tips on how to shop for a senior community. We will have articles on transportation, wellness, nutrition, technology, activities, outlook-on-life, and more.

Once every ten years, the US Census Bureau does a complete population count, surveying every resident in the US. This count is mandated by the Constitution and requires reaching millions of households. Everyone who has established a residence in the US is counted, including individuals with work visas, international students, and unauthorized immigrants, but excluding temporary visitors such as tourists.

With the arrival of the New Year, like 100 million other Americans, you have probably made at least one New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, however, like most everyone else, by mid-April you will probably find that your resolutions are nothing but distant memories.  So, why is it that as easy as resolutions are to make, they seem to be even easier to break?

Finally our veterans appear to be receiving even greater recognition. I was pleased to see so many veterans ceremonies on this recent Veterans Day. As a daughter of two Navy veterans it warms my heart.

As the seasons change from fall to winter and the daylight hours shorten, it’s common to feel a little blue. If, however, these feelings persist and intensify you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that usually occurs between September and May. It’s characterized by constant sadness, extreme fatigue, social withdrawal, and cravings for starchy foods.

At times we all need the advice of experts. For seniors this is an opportune time to remember this. Fall not only brings out beautiful panoramas of fall colors, pumpkins and cider. It also attracts scam artists of all types. Do not respond to direct appeals by phone or mail. Unscrupulous people are standing in line to steal your money. Especially prevalent at this time of year are so-called contractors who will falsify needs that you could have for driveway and roof repair. Do not contract with anyone without seeking the advice of a trusted friend or family member.