Wrestling: 29-8, wins Kargel Classic
Boys varsity basketball: 6-3, Chelsea 48, Dexter 41
Boys JV basketball: Chelsea 69, Manchester 22
Boys frosh basketball: 4-0, Chelsea 63, Milan 25
Girls varsity basketball: 7-3, Chelsea 49, Dexter 29
Girls JV basketball: Chelsea 56. Skyline 36
Girls frosh basketball: Olivet 35, Chelsea 29
Boys varsity bowling: Adrian 26, Chelsea 4
Boys JV bowling: Adrian 19, Chelsea 11
Girls varsity bowling: Adrian 27, Chelsea 3
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Stephanie Van Koevering for the information in this story.)
Residents of the Towsley Village Memory Care Center, located in at southeast Michigan’s Chelsea Retirement Community, will soon benefit from a new, innovative, medically-proven caregiving program designed to improve quality of life and reduce stress for those with late-stage dementia and their caregivers.
The program is made possible by a $25,000 grant from the Chelsea Community Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The grant was made to the United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation, which provides support to Towsley Village and other senior living organizations in southeast Michigan.
“We are thrilled to have the tremendous support of the Chelsea Community Foundation to help launch this worthwhile project,” says UMRC Foundation president Wendy Brightman. “We look forward to partnering with them to provide the highest quality of care for our residents and their families, and to be a much-needed resource for dementia care in our area.”
Chelsea Community Foundation joins other local funders, including the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, in supporting the Positive Approach™ training at UMRC.
“Our staff is grateful and delighted to bring the Positive Approach™ training to our campus for the benefit of our residents and families,” said Ashley Martin, Chelsea Retirement Community executive director. “Adults with Alzheimer’s disease may experience behaviors that become more agitated as the disease progresses, sometimes even requiring hospitalization. By empowering our caregivers and families with this newly-funded Positive Approach™ training, we can reduce or avoid these behavioral challenges for our residents with dementia.”
Michigan currently ranks 10th in the country in terms of the number of older adults living in the state. While Alzheimer’s disease is not part of the normal aging process, the prevalence and likelihood of the disease increases with age.
In Michigan, the Alzheimer’s Association expects to see a 22-percent increase by 2025 in the number of adults who develop this disease, the 5th leading cause of death among adults 65 and older.
“This project is a game-changer for UMRC and our region,” said UMRC president and CEO John Thorhauer.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Dr.
The event is a chance to learn more about what the chamber does, meet the Board of Directors, network, and win prizes.
Bring your promo materials for the media table, enjoy delicious refreshments and a cash bar.
In addition, both the large and small business leadership awards are presented.
Please RSVP by Feb. 13 by calling the chamber at 734-475-1145.
This event is sponsored by Lake Trust Credit Union.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Uptown Coney Island, 1555 S. Main St.
Join your fellow members for breakfast, networking and a chance to speak about your business or organization.
Feel free to invite your business partners.
Please RSVP by Jan. 20 by calling the chamber at 734-475-1145.
Members: $12 with RSVP/ $15 at the door
Non-members: $15 with RSVP/ $20 at the door
Please note that there is limited seating and walk-ins may not always be accommodated.
This event is sponsored by Lake Trust Credit Union.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Parrish for the information in this story.)
The Washtenaw County Road Commission will impose seasonal weight restrictions effective 6 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 19.
Most of the roadways in Washtenaw County are seasonally restricted.
For more information about which roads are impacted, please refer to the current WCRC Truck Operator’s Map available on the Road Commission’s website: http://www.wcroads.org/Maps.
Additional information about Seasonal Weight Restrictions is available on the Road Commission’s website: http://www.wcroads.org/Roads/WeightRoads.
By Lisa Carolin
This Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, there will be a 150-mile run starting at Lake Michigan in Ludington and ending at Saginaw Bay in Essexville. It’s called the Veterans Memorial 150, Inc.
The event will benefit the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and developmental hockey programs for disabled veterans.
Among the board members of the VM150 is Brian Boos, a math and science teacher at Beach Middle School, who has been doing ultra-running since 2010.
“I am a trustee that helps with recruiting runners,” said Boos. “Our mission is to use ultra-marathon running to raise funds to directly help our community of veterans.”
Boos met Kurt Adams, the founder of the VM150, at a 50k run on the Waterloo Trail last April.
“We became friends and he asked me to help,” said Boos. “I was immediately drawn to the challenge of running across my home state. The combination of the distance and the opportunity to give back to local veterans was what pushed me to join VM150, Inc.,” he said.
Boos says that the 150-mile run follows the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, a paved trail that runs from Baldwin to Midland for nearly 85 miles.
“The Memorial Day Weekend provides a patriotic themed three days to enjoy the run from lake to lake,” said Boos. “We are looking for ultra-runners but also teams that have five to ten runners on them. This event will allow teams to divide the distance from Ludington to Saginaw Bay as they see fit.”
VM150, Inc. is also looking for volunteers to run with runners, work at aid stations, and provide support through the runs.
For more information, go to www.vm150.com.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Luman Strong for the photo and the information in this story.)
Meet last week’s North Creek Elementary School “Bucket Fillers” and the “North Creek Hero”.
These students were recognized by their teacher as an outstanding “Bucket Filler”.
A bucket filler is someone who says or does something kind to another.
If you recognize any of these children, make sure to recognize and encourage them for a job well done.