Senior Living

Helping our older readers keep active, healthy and informed

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…

Life insurance: A useful charitable giving tool

Stewardship Thoughts: Life insurance is an important building block in a family’s financial plan at various life stages — and can eventually provide an easy way to make a generous charitable gift. For young families, insurance provides a ready source of funds for living expenses and children’s education in the event that one parent dies.…

St. Fabian’s ‘Quilters Block’ supplies youth group with blankets for missions

Farmington Hills — It’s a social club, workshop and ministry all stitched together into one. Every Tuesday during the school year, ladies from St. Fabian Parish in Farmington Hills meet for the Quilters Block, a group that’s been a fixture for the parish for more than 16 years, providing a creative outlet for experienced quilters…

A house where all can dwell

Henry Ford Village Catholic community cultivates faith in full-service chapel Dearborn — It’s no small secret that people tend to become more religious as they age. Whether it’s because they have more time for God as career and family obligations ease, or the passing of time gives them greater spiritual perspective, seniors often find solace…