“A recent study found that nearly a third of the ER visits by seniors to hospitals deal specifically with falls or similar emergencies.”
“Ensuring that more older adults have the opportunity to be healthy, independent and productive individuals in age-friendly communities that support their needs will be critical as the state plans for the future,” Snyder said.
Aaron Levine of the Bank of America says that children are often a priority put ahead of preparing for old age.
“Our elder population, they’re more vulnerable,” says Virgil Smith,
The Better Business Bureau has established a program called Senior Scene which encourages senior citizens to be on the lookout for scams targeting seniors and to report them to authorities.
Redford police are looking for a man who’s been pretending to be a cop to rip off local seniors.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for all of Southeast Michigan beginning at noon Tuesday through midnight Wednesday.
A new scam involves telemarketer-type calls to elderly people with medical issues.
NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon visited Detroit to kick off a month-long food drive with Gleaners and Quicken Loans.
Senior citizens living in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a free day at the Detroit Zoo on Senior Day, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.