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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.

We are hearing from residents, their caregivers and board members how pleased they are with the rollout of Covid vaccines. They are most appreciative. Tom Wyllie, PVM Director of Wellness and Innovation, and Katrina Summersett, Director of Risk Management and Corporate Compliance, along with home office staff and leadership at our communities, deserve our gratitude for making this happen. Tremendous advocacy and attention to detail played an important role.

What a difference a year makes. Like me, at this time last year you were most likely gearing up to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You were looking forward to spending some quality time with family and friends or to spending the day snuggling up with that special someone. Little did either of us know that shortly thereafter a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic would hit that would keep us from being with our loved ones for months on end.

During this season there is a renewed emphasis on compassion. I am sharing this powerful story regarding the power of compassion in healing others. McFarlan Home has a resident who had shut out the entire world when she arrived. Her “family” consisted of four bears, stuffed animals which she had named. She would only communicate with them and through them.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of making things easier for Michigan constituents. They have taken note of the important part this can play for ease and convenience during these times. It appears that the office and many other government and service organizations will be doing the same well into the future. Here are some of these services which the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office has announced:

One life lesson which will probably stay with all of us forever from these times is how important it is to be prepared. Now with cold weather coming at us I decided to remind us all of some good survival tips. I hope your power stays on for the entire Winter. Just in case here are important tips: