STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

Improving Health Care Access and Outcomes

Arranging transportation to and from medical appointments. Understanding medical directions. Filling prescriptions. Implementing treatment plans. Scheduling follow-up visits. For most of us, these tasks are just a routine part of...

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Reinventing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

No report on the state of aging in America today can be complete without a discussion of memory loss and dementia. An estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have...

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Helping Seniors Remain at Home

Making life more comfortable for the more than 80 percent of seniors who want to remain in their own homes is the goal of an experimental collaborative project undertaken by...

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Supporting Healthy Aging in Southeast Michigan

By the year 2030, nearly 37 percent of Michigan’s population will be over 50 years old. Generally, a statistic like that prefaces a list of the disadvantages of an aging...

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Schools Promote Healthy Habits

Helping schools in Detroit solidify the health outcomes achieved by Project Healthy Schools Reducing childhood obesity and its long-term cardio-vascular health risks is the goal of Project Healthy Schools, a...

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Music, Art and Memory

Harnessing the power of art and music to help seniors affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Community Foundation recently funded two programs in the region that are harnessing the...

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CPR Training for Firefighters

With help from a DMC Foundation grant of $51,000, a program at the Detroit Medical Center is training hundreds of firefighters in adult and infant CPR and basic lifesaving, including...

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Reducing Pre-Term Births In Detroit

Infant mortality, measured as infant deaths before the age of 1 year per 1,000 live births, is higher in the United States than in most developed countries. The problem is...

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Regional Youth Leadership Update

Training and Research Helps Develop Youth Today into Leaders of Tomorrow How do we best foster civic engagement and community service among young people? What are their interests and needs,...

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Agency Endowment Offers Many Advantages

Building a Stable Financial Future Building a long-term, revenue-producing endowment is one of the best ways a nonprofit organization can build a stable financial future for their work. That’s why...

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