In the year 2030 it is estimated thatGroup of seniors more than 20 percent of people will be 65 years of age or older. Individuals over the age of 65 have an average of two or more chronic conditions. With upcoming demographic changes, our health care costs will continue to increase if people do not begin to take more responsibility for their health now. Because of the increased prevelance of chronic disease, MSU Extension strives to educate Michigan residents on healthy lifestyle choices so as they age, they have a stronger health and are able to self-manage any health conditions that may arise.

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  • Grandma’s yellow pie plate

    July 30, 2014 | Joan Vinette | Later life decisions include planning for transferring non-titled property (your personal belongings and treasures) as well as titled financial assets (home, vehicles and investments).

  • Building resilience in homesick children

    July 25, 2014 | Denise Aungst | There are some supportive and nurturing ways to build a child’s security and confidence.

  • Reducing falls

    July 20, 2014 | Sheilah Hebert | Falling can cause life altering conditions, dramatically changing a person’s lifestyle. Take these simple precautions to avoid falls.

  • Understanding Social Security benefits

    July 18, 2014 | Scott Matteson | What you should know before starting retirement benefits.

  • Seven simple rules to understand beneficiary forms

    July 15, 2014 | Scott Matteson | Keeping up-to-date and routinely checking your beneficiary forms will prevent heartache.

  • Veterans and diabetes

    July 14, 2014 | Pamela Daniels | The link between diabetes Type 2 mellitus and veterans.

  • Do you live in a walkable community?

    July 13, 2014 | Sarah Eichberger | Active communities promote health and show positive steps towards chronic disease prevention.

  • Caring for older adults

    July 11, 2014 | Diana Fair | If you’re visiting or caring for an adult in their later years, there is information that you need to know.

  • Sign up for Senior Market FRESH

    July 7, 2014 | Laurie Messing | Income eligible seniors over age 60 may be eligible for free coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Our elderly need our watchful eye

    June 30, 2014 | Scott Matteson | Six ways to protect the elderly from exploitation.

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