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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is committed to serving seniors and communities. It’s our goal to be a first-line provider of resources, including information. Aging should be an adventure, not a scary trip!

In the PVM Blog, the experts at PVM will regularly publish articles and information. Topics may range from smart ways to age in place in your long-time home, to tips on how to shop for a senior community. We will have articles on transportation, wellness, nutrition, technology, activities, outlook-on-life, and more.

“Spring has Sprung! The Grass has Riz! Do You Know When the Village Victory Cup is?”

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to get ready for the 14th Annual PVM Village Victory Cup. Like last year, we will be hosting this year’s event at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The date is Friday, June 21, 2019.

May 1st has been known for centuries as May Day and has celebrated at the beginning of spring with a dance around a Maypole. As a centerpiece for an ancient European spring festival, Maypoles are known for being colorful and festive while decorated with ribbons. Springtime is known for celebrating renewal.

This is the final article in a series of articles I have been writing about living life without a car when my car was in the shop for some minor repairs. Last month I wrote about what you need to have in place to use the online grocery shopping and delivery service Shipt. This month I am writing about how it works.

With the busy holidays in the past, the spring season offers a sense of renewal and opportunity; it’s a great time to make a fresh start!

Perhaps, after discussions with loved ones over the holidays, you've begun considering a move to a senior living retirement community this year. There’s no doubt that it’s a big decision to make, but many people feel a great sense of relief once the choice is made. There are lifestyle options which are right for each senior, depending on their needs now and in the future.  In a Life Plan community, like The Village of East Harbor and Vista Grande Villa retirement community, all of your needs along the continuum of care will be provided in one location.  For many residents, knowing that they can stay in their home community, provides comfort and peace of mind.

A recent special edition of Time Magazine is titled Friendship: “The Bonds That Shape Us at Every Age”. This publication further supports the notion that friendship and connecting with others is the bond that makes life sweeter no matter what stage we are in. There is documented evidence that children fair better in school if they have developed strong friendships. Often these friendships last for a lifetime.

Whether it happens at the barber or beauty shop, a religious setting, a yoga class or being with neighbors and friends at a PVM village these bonds endure and help us to celebrate or problem solve our way through life - good times and bad. Many times PVM residents have remarked that they and their fellow residents look out for each other daily; and this brings joy and comfort to their lives.

Our annual Village Victory Cup is coming up on June 21st. This is a great way to celebrate the joy of life and is also a good way to make new friends as well as bond with the ones you have now. Come join in the fun. Talk to your village staff about becoming a member of your village team. Hope to see you there!