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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.

The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can have serious health consequences, especially for older adults. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control more than 60% of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 or older.  In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. It starts as early as October, peaks in January or February, and ends as late as May.

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! That’s one of the earliest (and corniest) jokes I remember from childhood that still makes me chuckle, which as it turns out is a good thing.  Numerous studies have shown a link between laughter and better health.  A good, hearty laugh can boost the immune system, elevate mood, lower stress levels, reduce pain, relax tense muscles, and improve heart and brain function.  As a result, in addition to exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet, health experts are now beginning to recommend we add some humor to our daily routines.

Dear PVM Supporters: Please note this Action Alert from The Senior Alliance. The Older Americans Act is crucial to the work of the aging services network. Please help us raise the voices of seniors with policy influencers. Thanks for all you do for PVM and Michigan seniors.

We are pleased to share this article with reference to our esteemed colleague, Dr. Peter Lichtenberg. We partner with the Wayne State Institute of Gerontology where he is the director.

For some time now the State of Michigan and providers have focused on the rampant crime of elder abuse. Thus, we created a slogan which is easy to remember with a hotline to call. No Excuse For Elder Abuse can be reached at the toll free number (855) 444-3911. Presbyterian Villages of Michigan has played a role in developing protocols for reporting and prosecuting at the state level. We have also supported the publishing of materials and hosted major trainings in our area.