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Tips for Supporting Loved Ones during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Caring for an older adult at home during COVID-19 comes with new challenges, even for experienced caregivers. Try some of the tips below to change things up for the better! Talk about it: Have a conversation to find out what your loved one knows and feels about the current COVID-19 situation. Feeling heard helps reduce stress. The goal is to provide a fear-free space to educate and reassure your loved one about the virus. Depending on your loved one, it…

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LifeCircles COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

LifeCircles PACE serves individuals at the highest risk of severe and life-threatening reactions to the COVID-19 virus. Our goals are to: Prevent the spread of COVID-19; Ensure appropriate access to our exceedingly taxed acute healthcare resources; Protect all patients, health care workers, and human services workers from exposure; and Respond quickly and effectively to health and safety threats to our participants. Upon learning of this crisis, LifeCircles implemented our emergency preparedness protocols and has been monitoring COVID-19 data and updates…

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The kind smile of a senior bus driver

Heroes of Senior Transportation

Senior transportation services are a significant part of LifeCircles operations. LifeCircles’ provides transportation to and from our day centers and to some medical appointments for the participants in our program. The drivers of our buses and vans are a crucial part of each senior care team. Drivers have a genuine interest in getting to know our participants. Our drivers spend a substantial amount of time with the people who ride with them. They develop supportive relationships that help the larger…

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Simple ways to improve your heart health

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that no matter your age there are simple things you can do TODAY to help improve your heart’s health? Move more – even the most inactive couch potato can do chair exercises during commercial breaks. Eat for your heart – eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, eat less fatty, salty and fried foods Reduce your stress – make time to do things that you find relaxing, like listening to soft jazz if…

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Think you are too old for fitness in the New Year?

Think again. No matter your age, no matter your health, you too can work on improving your fitness. At LifeCircles PACE we take a team based approach to help our participants work on meeting their personal goals. Each center has Physical, Occupational, Speech and Recreational Therapists that help our participants work on improving strength and independence. Over the next few weeks LifeCircles will be highlighting some ways to add some fun exercises into your own daily routine. Even if you…

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Caregiver Tip: Communicating with Doctors

If you are currently a caregiver of a family member, you might be feeling a little stressed, or in some cases, a lot stressed. LifeCircles PACE wants to help you and your loved ones celebrate National Family Caregivers Month. Throughout the month of November LifeCircles will highlight some simple tips to help caregivers in their important work. Communicating with doctors as a caregiver can be challenging. At LifeCircles PACE our entire team prides itself on good communication with individuals and their…

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Honoring our Veterans

Veterans day serves as a small reminder for us to gather in celebration of those who have served our country. One day is not enough.  Please remember to show appreciation to the Veterans in your life all year long.  Don’t forget to appreciate the families of service men and women – they have made sacrifices for their loved ones service as well. LifeCircles wishes to recognize the service of the men, women, and families in our West Michigan communities. The…

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Caregiving tip: make a list and check it twice.

If you are currently a caregiver of a family member, you might be feeling a little stressed, or in some cases, a lot stressed. LifeCircles PACE wants to help you and your loved ones celebrate National Family Caregivers Month. Throughout the month of November LifeCircles will be highlighting some simple tips to help caregivers find ways to care for themselves. Often times caregivers get stuck in such an around the clock routine that it is difficult for them even imagine…

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Community Choice Volunteers with Participants at LifeCircles

  LifeCircles participants recently enjoyed reminiscing with special guests from Community Choice Credit Union.  Seven members of Community Choice Credit Union from Holland, Muskegon and Farmington Hills devoted an afternoon to capturing stories of participants at the Holland Center for older adults. This special day kicked off the beginning of a book project that will highlight the unique life stories of participants in the program.  The project spun out of a request by the LifeCircles Participant Council to celebrate and…

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