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7 Signs That It’s Time for Assisted Living

Posted at Jun 15, 2016 | 7 Comments

A concern we often hear from adult children who call The Brook Retirement Communities across northern Michigan with questions, is how to tell if it is time to encourage their senior loved one to move. How can you tell when an older family member’s need for socialization or concerns for their safety outweigh their wishRead more


Safely Disposing of Old Medications

Posted at Jun 08, 2016 | 8 Comments

You probably have them in your own northern Michigan home: older medication bottles that you are no longer using. We all get busy and forget to dispose of them or keep them around “just in case” we need them again. But keeping old medications can create problems for people of all ages. The most commonRead more


Is it Time for Dad to Get Help?

Posted at May 25, 2016 | 4 Comments

Dear Sandy: My father is 87 years old and lives alone in a house on a small lake near Grayling, Michigan. It is a place he and my mom spent summers at until Dad retired about twenty years ago. Now he lives there full-time. I know he loves living out there even though he isn’tRead more


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