Eat Fresh All Winter Long

With the holiday season upon us, you might—or might not—be grateful for the chill in the air, the fallen leaves, the cozy winter evenings ahead. Maybe you’re already missing the cherries and sweet corn, tomatoes and cucumbers, from the bountiful Michigan summer.

But as a visit to the Oakland County Farmers Market illustrated, there’s plenty of local produce to give thanks for when the snow is falling.

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Water Affordability in Oakland County

Welcome to the Water Resources Commissioner’s blog on Water Affordability. I am Demar Byas, and I’ve worked for WRC for the past 10 years. In March of 2022, I was promoted to be the office’s first Water Affordability Coordinator. In my role, I attend public meetings and events to educate residents, organizations, and community leaders about the affordability plans that are available to assist customers, as well as our continued efforts to create a statewide water affordability plan.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

joyful adult daughter greeting happy surprised senior mother in garden

It is common for family members to become the first and/or only source of support for older adults and adults living with disabilities. In fact, more than one in five people is a family caregiver for an adult, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP. Most family caregivers provide:

  • Help with bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Food preparation and feeding
  • Mobility assistance
  • Financial aid and money management
  • Transportation
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry and light housekeeping
  • Medication management
  • Mental health support
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