Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Creating Confident Caregivers
A program for family members caring for a loved onesuffering from dementia and/or memory loss.

About the program -
Creating Confident Caregivers utilizes the Savvy Caregiver Program, a university tested program for family members caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Two hour sessions are held once a week for six weeks and lead by dementia care specialists. This program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective caregiving skills.

Free Respite Care -
Care for your family member with memory loss can be provided free of charge so you may attend the sessions.*Ask for details when you register.*

Classes Offered -
Attend FREE! 2 hour session once a week for six weeks

Classes being held

Day & Dates: Tuesday February 23 & March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


Address: 1040 Walnut Street Traverse City, MI 49686

To register contact Alzheimer’s Association at (231) 929-3804

This program is supported, in part, by the U.S. Administration on Aging through its Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program, (#90AE0322) and the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging.Read more: http://alz-org-northern-mi.blogspot.com/#ixzz0firGfr8q

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In its effort to improve and expedite the disability determination process, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it will add early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease to its Compassionate Allowances Initiative. The initiative identifies debilitating diseases and medical conditions that meet the SSA’s disability standards for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Inclusion in the initiative allows for faster payment of Social Security benefits to individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.The Alzheimer’s Association applauds Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and the SSA for understanding that the cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer’s Disease leaves individuals unable to maintain gainful employment and deserving of an expedited disability determination.

Learn more about the Compassionate Allowances Initiative by clicking here.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

13th Annual Benefit 9-Ball Pool Tournaments

It's that time again! This year the volunteers from Hillman have expanded into a 2nd Atlanta location. Come and join the fun!

Pool Tournament Schedule for 2010:

Feb 21 - Know Good Pub & Grub - Atlanta
Feb 28 - Atlanta Eagles - Atlanta
Mar 7 - Hoppe's Hut - Lachine
Mar 14 - Avalon Bar - Hillman
Mar 21 - Hi Way Inn - Hillman
Mar 28 - Chauncey's - Hillman

All Pool Tournaments begin promptly at noon
Cost is $5.00 per player and includes lunch
Single or Double Elimination depending on the number of players registered

Wild Game Dinner & Pool Tournament
April 11 - Hillman Senior Center - Hillman
Pool Tournament starts at noon
Dinner served at 3:00pm
Cost is $10.00 per person (pool participation optional)

Included in the fun:
Cash Bar
Barrel of Booze Raffle
50/50 Raffle
Prize Balloons
Chinese Raffle
Silent Auction

Join us for fun and support a great cause - helping families in northern Michigan!