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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.

Research shows that writing about emotional experiences can be good for your health. Given the events of the past year, there is unfortunately plenty to write about. The good news is that writing about such experiences can decrease anxiety, improve immune function, increase working memory, and improve sleep.

For many years PVM staff have been providing leadership at the national level to create policies and services which enhance senior living and services. One recent example of this comes via Tom Wyllie, PVM’s Director of Innovation & Wellness. Tom has been serving on a variety of initiatives for the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). Since 2001 ICAA has been an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry. It supports organizations and professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over the age of 50. In addition to presenting for ICAA, Tom has been instrumental in providing policy recommendations and innovative thinking.

Now that spring has finally sprung, it is time to get outdoors! Especially during this pandemic. It’s one of the safer things you can do. If you’re going to be around other people, make sure to mask up and stay at least 6 feet apart.

Recently in honor of Black History Month, one of our colleagues on the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology Board of Visitors sent a poem she authored about her experiences as a young girl of color in our segregated society at the time. Fir her it has had a happy ending with a full life:

Watch It!  Learn It!  Make It!  Eat It!

March is national nutrition month and to help celebrate the occasion, Village of Oakland Woods Wellness Coordinator Joelle Baughman has created a unique program called “How ‘bout Lunch?”. Every two weeks, starting March 11 through April 8, Joelle invites you to join her for lunch. But there’s a catch! For each lunch date, there is a specific dish (and beverage) Joelle would like you to make.