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“Serving Seniors & Communities” is Presbyterian Villages of Michigan’s tagline and our commitment. 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.

Father time plays tricks on us. We look in the mirror and ask: “Where did the time go?” Over the years as director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, an author, motivational speaker and now in my role with Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, I have been a long-time proponent of having an Aging Well Attitude. Just what is an Aging Well Attitude? In my definition it is a mindset which allows us to “Embrace the Possibilities” (our PVM motto) and look upon aging in a positive way. Yes, we will have some challenges as we age. However, it can be the best of times if we look for the positives. Now folks can live to see their grandchildren graduate and marry, and even experience the joy of welcoming great grandchildren into the world. They have a chance to take up interests and even second careers which allow them to follow their dreams and passions. Over the years I have observed several key components which many experts have noted. Simply utilizing the letters in the word AGE we can zero in on them:

Financial exploitation is the improper use of funds, property or resources by another individual. Thefts and scams are considered the most serious dimension of financial exploitation, but other types include abuse of trust, financial entitlement, coercion, and money management difficulties.

For the last few months, I have been writing about my experience living life without a car. As you might recall, to get groceries I used the app-based service Shipt. This month, in case you might want to try it for yourself, I am going to write in more detail about how it works.

Senior Living Communities Help Seniors Stay Healthy

According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) World Factbook, which tracks life expectancy at birth for every country in the world, a surprising truth is revealed: In 2016, with a life expectancy of 79.8 years, the United States was only ranked 42 out of 224 countries.

I am pleased to announce that we have launched a blog on the PVM website. Now you will be able to find very helpful information on everything from avoiding financial exploitation, housing and services, alternative transportation, on-line delivery services, family issues and fun topics such as creating memories with your grandchildren.