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Longform Amy Nichols, campus coordinator for the Region IV Area Agency on Aging, at the Campus for Creative Aging's booth in the South Haven Art Fair. She shows an example of the Window to Our World art project for care partners.

Campus for Creative Aging helps Southwest Michigan seniors find purpose after retirement

Since 2017, the Campus for Creative Aging has been offering a variety of innovative opportunities for older adults in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass counties – and helping younger residents understand and respect their older neighbors.

Feature Story Evadney Clark, a Brightmoor senior, wanted a place to go and a space to belong

Seniors A Go-Go keeps Brightmoor seniors engagedResilient Neighborhoods Feature

Led by seniors, Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood Seniors A Go-Go program is keeping seniors safe, active and connected -- and, just as important, having fun.

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Meet the 85-year-old Michigan skydiver going for 1000 jumps

Would you skydive at 85? This pioneering legend from Michigan is going for her Gold Wings with 1000 jumps! She takes another leap near Lansing today.

Feature Story The Farmington Farmers Market is held each Saturday at Riley Park in downtown Farmington.

PHOTOS: The Farmington Farmers Market anchors Saturdays in downtown Farmington

Photographer David Lewinski documents Saturdays in downtown Farmington at their award-winning farmers market.

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African World Festival returns to Hart Plaza for 41st year

Detroit’s own Charity will captivate audiences with her unique fusion of R&B, neo-soul, and hip-hop, contributing to a diverse lineup of performances at Detroit's Hart Plaza. 

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BUILD expands startup services for small businesses into the City of Flint

The program doesn’t only provide participants with the necessary knowledge to grow their businesses, but will provide them with an immense networking system at no cost to participants. Upon completion, the participants will become a part of BUILD’s more than 2,600 alumni. 

Feature Story Jimmie Smith, 16, works at LifeBUILDERS

Northeast Detroit teens essential to summer day camp successResilient Neighborhoods Feature

A positive work environment brings out the best in summer youth employees who help deliver a fun day camp experience to more than 100 children on Detroit’s northeast side.

Longform A new dock at Pontiac Oaks park, funded by Oakland County's Healthy Communities plan.

$20m Oakland County project will improve parks in county's underserved southern side

The Healthy Communities plan will bring five existing city parks into the county parks system, leading to improved infrastructure and maintenance, and support improvements at several other parks in the county. 

Longform The Inclusive Health Care Taskforce hosted an information and resource fair on June 13.

Michigan coalition works to address health disparities for older adults

A broad coalition of Michigan organizations has come together to address health disparities that affect Michigan's rapidly growing population of older adults.

Feature Story Deneweth’s Garden Center 

Thriving: Meet some of the longest-standing plant nurseries in Macomb County

In Macomb County, products from nurseries, greenhouses, floriculture, and sod, make more than $35 million in annual sales. We take a closer look at the people growing the industry.   

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