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
- Grocery shopping
- Laundry and light housekeeping
- Medication management
- Mental health support
The end of the year is normally when friends and families come together to share conversations, make memories, have fun and, of course, eat! Cooking and food have a way of connecting people, especially during Michigan’s cold winters. But, nothing sours a meal more than food poisoning. Whether you’re a seasoned home chef or are green to cooking, it’s important to follow food safety tips.
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and protected American citizens in times of war and peace. Many Oakland County cities, villages and townships host events to celebrate these brave people.
The spookiest and sweetest time of the year is here. Kids young and old from all over Oakland County will be celebrating Halloween. It’s important to stay safe while trick-or-treating in your local neighborhood or at trunk-or-treats. Check out these safety tips to ensure your Halloween outing is safe and filled with treats before you head out.
Summer is winding down and the new school year is approaching. Make sure your child has a safe and healthy school year by checking these items off your to-do list! The Oakland County Health Division has provided a few ways in which you can make sure your child is ready to learn.