Senior Living

Helping our older readers keep active, healthy and informed

The art of helping

Alice von Hildebrand, DCSG | Special to The Michigan Catholic When one reaches a certain age, one becomes increasingly dependent on the help and kindness of others, whether family, friends or neighbors. Asking for help and receiving it, have taught me a few lessons which I wish to share. The art of helping is poignantly…

St. Clair Shores parish offers unique ministry designed for grandparents

Catholic Grandparents Association helps older adults minister to grandchildren, keep in touch with other grandparents ST. CLAIR SHORES — It was Divine Mercy Sunday, and St. Margaret of Scotland parishioner Celine LaTorre was watching a television program, when a woman on the screen caught her attention. The person was Catherine Wiley, talking about a ministry she…

Madonna University program offers students chance to rethink aging

Aging Studies program corrects misconceptions about elder care, gives students real-world experience Livonia — With the “Baby Boomer” generation entering into retirement, one out of five people in Michigan are 60 years or older. It’s no surprise that long-term care is becoming a critical job sector in the country, with more and more people needed…

Ste. Anne’s ‘Grandparents Day’ emphasizes family, community in city

Parish hopes inaugural event will become staple of southwest Detroit neighborhood Detroit — Playmate, mentor, teacher and friend: The role of grandparents is ever changing and ever vital. Setting aside a day to focus on the important role grandparents play in the lives of young Catholics, Detroit’s oldest parish is trying to start one of…