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Senior Times - January 2016
January Caregiver
Battle Creek Manor
675 Wagner Drive Battle Creek, MI 49017
• Short Term Rehab
• Spacious Private Rooms
• Specialized Alzheimer’s /
Dementia Unit
• Most Insurances Accepted Including Medicare
& Medicaid
Celebrating 2015
National Quality Award
“Sylvia is a truly deserving indi- vidual,” said Christi Vaughn.
Sylvia is a live-in caregiver for the elderly parents of Christi. “She is warm, caring and smart,” added Vaughn. Christi’s parents both suf- fer from serious chronic conditions. Her mother is dealing with fragile health. Her father is living with dementia with Lewy bodies.
Sylvia ultimately moved in with them to better manage their financ- es, medications, appointments, and senior activities all while working a full-time job at the Albion District Library. She has done this nearly five years now.
Using her experience in caregiv- ing for her own parents and her skills as a programming assistant she has developed and implemented a program at the library she has called, “Caring for the Caregiver.” “The group is about a year old now and has been a life-line to me,” added Christi. “Every month my knowledge increases about available
resources, programs, elder legal issues and finances, and so much more.”
Not surprisingly Sylvia is giving care to other caregivers as well.
The Caring for the Caregiver pro- gram is a monthly program offered at the Albion District Library. This free event is open to anyone caring for a loved one with memory chal- lenges, such as dementia. A light supper is offered for those attend- ing. A movie and supervised care is offered to loved ones of caregivers attending the discussion.
The Albion District Library
is located at 501 S. Superior St., Albion, MI, 49224. For more infor- mation about their program please call (517) 629-3993 or visit www.
Sylvia Benavidez was nominated by Christi Vaughn. She will receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers of thanks as well. Thank you Sylvia for all you do!
Of The Month
Battle Creek’s newest assisted living choice for seniors, owned and operated by Cretsinger Care Homes, Ltd. Offering supported
or full care for a fixed rate. Please contact Renee Kelly for information.
(269) 964-8292
Pennfield Premier Living
632 North Avenue Battle Creek MI 49017
Licensed Adult Foster Care
Calhoun County’s ONLY Authorized Armstrong
269-963-7910 • 466 Main St. Battle Creek, MI • License # Electrical – 6112007 • License # Mechanical – 7103902
Publisher’s Note: Senior Times would like to thank all caregivers for what they do for loved ones and we will recognize a caregiver each month in 2016. Eligible caregivers can work in a facility, provide professional in-home care or be a family caregiver. A nomination form can be downloaded at
To nominate your caregiver to be recognized by Senior Times send details to Sherii Sherban, Publisher, at or by mail at 4642 Capital Avenue SW, Battle Creek, MI, 49015.

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