Tag: Helping Hands Respite Care

Volunteer of the Year Award Shared

Volunteer of the Year Award Shared by Katie Donovan and Vicki Rakowski.

At a recent special gathering of the Helping Hands Board of Directors two special people were invited to attend. This is the meeting in which the Board of Directors announces and honors the Volunteer of the Year shared by two individuals this year. The two people were selected because together their efforts have had a […]

Driving and Dementia

Senior man behind the wheel. We explore driving and dementia

Learn about driving and dementia in the helpful article: Living with Dementia: When Does Driving Become Unsafe? By Ava M. Stinnett A friend or loved one is diagnosed with dementia. Among the many concerns for caregivers and family members is determining when it’s no longer safe for the individual to drive. There are various signs […]

Volunteer Opportunities at Adult Day Services

Two ladies exploring volunteer opportunities

If your interest is helping older adults, we have some wonderful volunteer opportunities in our Adult Day Services (ADS) program. We are proud to have a program which is a well-planned schedule of individual and group activities which meet the varied needs of our member participants. We would like to suggest a volunteer opportunity where […]

Meet Leah Gavin – MSW Intern

Leah Gavin shown with ADS member Lucille during end of the day sing-along.

My name is Leah Gavin and I am a native of Detroit, Michigan. I attended Adrian College where I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2015. During my time at Adrian, I realized that I would love to work with older adults. I was able to have my internship at the Lenawee County Department […]

Benefits of Social Wellness to Seniors

Social Wellness demonstrated with senior interacting with grand children

July is Social Wellness Awareness Month. Social wellness is defined as nurturing yourself by building healthy, supportive relationships with others. Making genuine connections with those around you is critical to physical and psychological health. Research shows that the physical risks of being socially isolated are comparable to the risks associated with heart disease, cigarette smoking, […]

Dementia and Using Clocks

Photo of a memory clock - Dementia and using clocks.

Losing Track of Time:The Benefits of Using Clocks for Dementia An article for the Alzheimer’s Association by Ava M. Stinnett How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? (Dr. […]

Extraordinary Program ADS Value

Participants in Adult Day Services , program ads value to life

Did you know that among the Adult Day Services programs in the State of Michigan there are just a handful that have an on-site nurse? Helping Hands Respite Care is one of those programs. Did you know that because Helping Hands Respite Care Adult Day Services (ADS) has an on-site nurse which means we are […]

Pancakes in the Mail

Stack of pancakes for Pancakes in the Park Free Tickets for Pancakes

Well, not the actual pancakes, but FREE tickets to Pancakes in the Park. Sunday June 12th is the Annual Pancakes in the Park event at Patriarch Park on Alton Rd. in East Lansing. Watch for the park sign off Saginaw Avenue near St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Pancakes in the Park are served from 8am to […]