Adult Day Services Temporarily Closed

Due to the high risk population we serve, the agency has made the decision to close Adult Day Services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority is focused on minimizing transmission and protecting our guests and staff. Read our letter to Caregivers and Staff here »

We Miss You!

From all of us at Adult Day Services Oakland Center and Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, we hope you are safe and well. We are still here for you. Bookmark this site for resources to help you and your loved ones through this time of uncertainty. You will find links to helpful articles and websites. Expect things like videos from our staff, articles, tips, reminders, and opportunities to gather together online for support — and eventually to come once again to Adult Day Services!

Self-Care in a Pandemic

Self-Care in a Pandemic is a very inspiring TED Talk by a hospice doctor, BJ Miller. Weaving together his own personal story and experiences into his hospice career, he reminds us to be mindful and grateful for every moment. His talk is called “What Really Matters at the End of Life.”

Today’s Self-Care in a Pandemic is a unique, fun project/website called “365 Grateful.” The creator of the project thought of this idea years ago when she was feeling down, and decided to pay more attention to the little things that make her feel grateful. She decided to take a picture every day of something she’s grateful for, and she’s compiled her pictures (and other people’s pictures/stories) into a website.

She writes, “Taking one photo every day of something I was grateful for really re-programmed my brain. Seeing and celebrating the good in my life affected not only the way I felt spiritually and physically but it improved my relationships with others too. The idea has spread all over the world and it has been amazing to see how the practice of gratitude has helped people of all different walks of life.”

Here’s the website: http://365grateful.com

Enjoy!

Many people these days have so much to worry about and ruminate over, so this article offers a few practical tips to control this worry. Hopefully these tips will help ease your mind:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/202006/psychological-tricks-help-you-stop-worrying