Ann Arbor Senior Center

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​




header image
Skip Navigation LinksHome » Departments » Parks and Recreation » Parks and Places » Ann Arbor Senior Center

About the Facili​ty

The Ann Arbor Senior Center offers a range of programs, services and social activities to empower and engage older adults in healthy and meaningful ways. Our goal is to provide programs and services that promote fitness and activity, reduce the risk of adverse health events, and provide recreational and cultural activities that can improve physical stamina and maintain cognitive functioning. We strive to make healthy activities fun while providing access to wellness information and support for older people and their families. We are proud to be a part of this community and we would be honored to have you join us. ​Programs and services for all ages are offered at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, and also in Burns Park. ​​​​

1320 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104


734.794.6250​​​

Brittany Patton,
Director

Heather Nordenbrock,
Assistant Director/Rental Supervisor

  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​

Amenities

Drinking Fountain

Drinking Fountain

Natural Area

Natural Area

Parking

Parking

Restrooms

Restrooms

​​
  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​


 ​​​​​​​​
​​
Gorgeous.jpgDSC_2439.JPG

 

2023 Notices

Check back regularly as these notices are updated. 

  • Hours
    • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ​
    • Friday: Noon-4 p.m. 

  • Monthly Drive-Through Events: The second Wednesday of every month: Feb. 14


​​ Membership

A year long membership is $25, and a family annual membership is $35. Memberships are required to participate in no-cost programs.​ No-cost memberships are available to income eligible families that apply for the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Scholarship program.​Nonmembers may try each program, once, at no cost, prior to making their determination to join. Participation in a program following the free trial will cost $2 per person for nonmembers.

​​

​​ Rent the Senior Center

Our space is the perfect place to connect with your community: convenient, accessible and available for rent! The Ann Arbor Senior Center offers a variety of amenities for your family celebration, club meetings and public classes.​ For additional information or to setup a time to view the facility, please call ​734.794.6250.


​​ Community Resources

Senior Center staff are available via phone to help find local resources for older adults. We can help you with a variety​​ of topics including home health care, food assistance, home repairs and maintenance, transportation, assistance for veterans, medicare/medicaid help, housing information and more. Give us a call at 734.794.6250 and we will do our best to point you in the right direction. ​​​

​ 

Calendar

See Full Calendar

​ New Programming

Lunch & Learn.png


Special Events


​​Travel March 2024.pngTravels With George: Hawaii

Thursday, March 7, 1:30-4 p.m. Our travelogue host, George Jabol, has visited Hawaii more than once, and for this slideshow he decided to unite several of his trips to the Hawaiian Islands into one presentation. Highlights of ​these trips include the Volcanoes National Park, Fanning Island near the equator, the Haleakala National Park, several visits to the Polynesian Cultural Center, the USS Arizona Memorial, the Nani Mau Gardens, the Maui Ocean Center, a whale-watching and sunset boat trip, a drive along Maui’s scenic road to Hana, the Waimea Canyon and the National Botanical Garden on Kaua’i, and a full day’s bus tour covering 120 miles around the island of Oahu. So, there’s no lack of splendid places to see and arm-chair adventures to experience, especially in icy Michigan, where this travelogue may help remind us what warmer weather is like. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Please call 734.794.6250 or email [email protected] to register. Free of charge.​​​








Care by Natalie 2024.pngCare Management by Natalie – Senior Support

Wednesday, March 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. A Care Manager is a senior resources expert that can assist clients with: Discharging from the hospital, starting, or stabilizing caregiving structure in the home, remaining independent at home, choosing, and preparing to move to a senior community, creating medical stability or a new diagnosis roadmap, and support, education, and future planning. Together with Care Management by Natalie we can help find your right path through the aging process. To learn more about Care Management by Natalie click here. Sign up for a free 1-hour initial consultation, free of charge. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Visit a2gov.org/senior. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250. Free of charge. 










March Drive Through 2024.jpgMarch Drive-Through: St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza!

Wednesday, March 13, noon-1 p.m. Join the Ann Arbor Senior Center and Visiting Angels for this St. Patrick's day themed event! Senior geared goodie bags will be given out to patrons that sign up; limited spots available. Enjoy snacks, pick up information and socialize! Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Visit a2gov.org/senior. To RSVP, contact [email protected] or 734.794.6250 to reserve your spot today! Free for members; $5 nonmembers. 












CareConsultingMarch.jpgCare Consulting: Senior Caregiving Resources & How to Decide What's Best

Friday, March 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Miriam Vincent, care specialist of Ann Arbor Care Consulting, will teach about different caregiving resources and options in Washtenaw County. Topics will include in-home care, respite, assisted living, long term, memory care, palliative, and hospice care. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. For questions and to RSVP contact [email protected] or 734.972.1074. Free of charge.












Cinderella 2024.pngLive Sneak Peak of Ballet Chelsea's Cinderella at the Senior Center!

Friday, April 5, 11 a.m. Come watch a short live performance of Ballet Chelsea's Cinderella at the Ann Arbor Senior Center! Ballet Chelsea's premiere production of Cinderella with new Artistic Director Michelle Quenon at the helm, this timeless classic promises to captivate audiences of all ages. Join Cinderella on her enchanting journey filled with breathtaking music, exquisite dancing, and, of course, lots of magic! This production will showcase the exceptional talent of Ballet Chelsea's dedicated students and professional artists. The actual show will debut April 20 and 21 at Chelsea High School. Visit https://balletchelsea.org/tickets/ for tickets. The sneak peek at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin, is free of charge, and does not require registration. Visit a2gov.org/senior. To contact the senior center, call 734.794.6250. We hope to see you at both events!​









Mall Walks 2024.jpgWinter Mall Walks ​

Fridays, 10-11 a.m. (Brunch will be held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center on Friday, March 1​) Walks will run through April, and in May we return outdoors to the parks! Meet staff from the Ann Arbor Senior Center at Briarwood Mall, near the Panda Express entrance (between JCPenney and Macy's) and walk one-mile together indoors. These will take place every Friday except the first Friday of the month (when there will be a brunch at the Senior Center) and on holidays. Preregistration required to ensure all waivers are completed. Call 734.794.6250. Free for members; $2 for non-members.​











Move & Groove Winter 2024.pngMove and Groove for Seniors

Wednesdays through June 12, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ballet Chelsea's Adaptive Dance Program (ADP) brings movement classes to residents ages 3 to 93. This Move and Groove class for Seniors, taught by Kari Becker, is tailor made to the needs and abilities of the participants and aims to improve coordination and balance, endurance, flexibility, self-confidence and for students - teamwork. Call 734.794.6250 or email [email protected] to register. Free of charge. ​










Worksho​ps

​​Join us for a new hands-on learning experience! Workshops provide an opportunity for members to learn from specialists in our community. Each week we invite a different local organization to come and share a presentation about their expertise and new ways to become involved in the community. ​​Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.


Wednesday Workshop: Natural Area Preservation

NAP Workshop Feb 2024.png

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Presented by Eleva Potter of Natural Area Preservation (Eleva is a familiar face and has hosted the Nature Journaling and Birch Bark Ornament activities at the Center this past Dec.). Come learn all about the Natural Area Preserve unit of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. We manage the unmowed parks that are forest, prairie, and wetlands. We'll cover stewardship, prescribed burns, environmental education and how you can be involved! Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.

 











Workshop.pngTechnology Workshop: Online Safety

RESCHEDULED to Thursday, Feb. 29, 2 p.m. Join James Giordani, Owner of Clear Computing for this educational workshop about online safety. How does someone get hacked? How do viruses really work? Let's demystify these spooky tech concepts and learn some ways to stay safe online. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.

 











EMU Feb Workshop2024.pngWednesday Workshop: Successful Aging and Brain Health

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Presented by Sam Zohr of EMU Contextual Behavioral Science Lab. Aging is a process we all experience; however, there are common myths and misconceptions about aging and brain health that many people believe to be true. Did you know that memory loss is not a normal part of healthy aging? The current workshop aims to distinguish between normal aging processes and more complicated aging processes, which are impacted by medical conditions, lifestyle factors, behavioral concerns, and more. We will also spend time reviewing common lifestyle factors, like regular exercise and social connections with friends, that contribute to successful aging and promote overall brain health. Finally, we will review the common myths and misconceptions about aging that exist among the public. We hope to see you there! . Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.​​









Clear Computing 2024.pngTechnology Workshop: 4 Essential Phone Skills for Older Adults

Thursday, March 28, 2 p.m. Join James Giordani, Owner of Clear Computing for this educational workshop. How does someone get hacked? For better or for worse, we've gotta use these pesky phones. Come learn some tricks to help you use your Android or iPhone more independently and confidently. Visit a2gov.org/senior. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.











​Lunch & Learn

​​Join us every Wednesday for a new hands-on learning experience! Workshops provide an opportunity for members to learn from specialists in our community. Each week we invite a different local organization to come and share a presentation about their expertise and new ways to become involved in the community. ​​A light lunch will be provided. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.​


Trinity_March2024.pngLunch & Learn: Medicare Navigation
Friday, March 8, noon-1 p.m. Presented by Harvey Shaw of Trinity Health. Harvey will explain the different Medicare Plans, timelines for registering, what Medicare covers, and how you can obtain additional coverage. A fried chicken dinner will be provided. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.











March 6 2024.pngBrunch & Learn: Steps to Prevent Fraud

Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m.-noon. Join Shannon McIntosh, Consumer Education Specialist from Michigan School and Government Credit Union, for this informative presentation. Learn tips and action steps you can take right now to safeguard your sensitive information. A light brunch will be provided to workshop participants. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.











VegMichigan March 2024.pngLunch & Learn: Plant-Based Eating - Eating to Improve Your Health and Protect the Environment
Wednesday, March 20, noon-1 p.m. Hosted by Veg Michigan. Learn how you can make small changes to your diet that will benefit your health, protect the environment, and improve animal welfare while still enjoying foods you love. We will share practical tips on how to incorporate more plant-based meals into your life. A delicious, sustainable lunch will be provided. You can also sign up for VegMichigan's 30-Day Pledge to eat more plant-based meals and receive a free bag of delicious, popular plant-based items! If you'd like to participate in the 30-Day Pledge, please click here to sign up and choose your items. A light lunch will be provided to workshop participants. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Visit a2gov.org/senior. Call 734.794.6250. Preregistration required for the workshop by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.










Oasis March 2024.pngLunch & Learn: Meeting Resource Needs

Wednesday, March 27, noon-1 p.m. Hosted by Oasis Senior Advisors. Oasis Senior Advisors Greater Ann Arbor will be providing lunch and a presentation describing the free services we provide to the Senior community.  We will discuss the importance of having a plan A and a plan B, as well as points to ponder as we age, such as: Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance policies, and provide Alzheimer's/Dementia awareness and signs to know, and much more. A light lunch will be provided to workshop participants. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Visit a2gov.org/senior. Preregistration required by calling 734.794.6250 or emailing [email protected]. Free of charge.









Featured Artists 


Bridget Fleming.pngBridget Fleming

Senior Center Gallery Room. Bridget has done a lot of different things, including watercolor and acrylic and enjoys the arts very much. Most of her stained-glass creations are her own design. Bridget started out taking stained glass classes at Linden Art Glass, which was very helpful, until they closed due to Covid. Now she takes continued classes at Delphi Glass in Lansing.

She has had a great experience showing her work in a few craft shows. Currently, she has a booth at the Sunday Ann Arbor Artisan Market, where she enjoys chatting with the patrons. She stays busy with different projects, including large pieces of artwork, art panels, garden art, and some small sun catchers. This past year (2023) she showcased at Eastern Market (Detroit), The Celtic Festival (Washtenaw County Fairgrounds), Ann Arbor Kindlefest, and Cobblestone Farm. Bridget also loves to do commission work and enjoys the process of working with customers during its entirety, from the initial design to the finished product. Please stop by the show at the Ann Arbor Senior Center (9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday) to browse the panels of stained glass and enter Bridget's crazy world of loving color and stained glass! ​​​




5.jpgSara Mayman

Little Tiny Art Gallery. On display through April, available to view any time of day. Outside of the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Come enjoy Sara Mayman's Tiny Art Gallery installation of knitted and crocheted characters which celebrates Ann Arbor's new early in-person voting and serves as a reminder to REGISTER and VOTE! It is so easy and there is no reason not to cast your ballot! Let's be the city with the largest voter turnout in the state of Michigan! Sara volunteers with groups such as Feel Better Friends who crochet "look alike" dolls with the same medical conditions and devices as the child who receives it. Currently she is knitting flowers and B-17 bombers for a display in Normandy, France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Visit The Longest Yarn to learn more. Sara also makes stuffed animals, Christmas stockings, mittens, and flowers; and almost anything you can imagine out of yarn. You may have seen Sara's booth at Tiny Expo, the Garden and DIY Festival or Forestbrook Holiday Market. Interested in hosting an installation? Contact [email protected] or 734.794.6250.  


We​​ekly Activit​ies


Blueg​​rass Jam​​

Tuesdays, March 12 and 26, 7-9 p.m. Every second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The A2 Bluegrass participants, from expert to novice, come from all over southeast Michigan to have fun with bluegrass jamming and singing. We draw a wide variety of musical Instruments including banjos, fiddles, standup and electronic bass, percussion, washboard, dobro, mandolin and the occasional harmonica. All ages are welcome.​ Visit the Bluegrass website for more information. Cost is $5.​​​​

​Move and G​​roove​

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. In cooperation with Ballet Chelsea's Adaptive Dance Program (ADP), and with support from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, this Move and Groove class for Seniors, taught by Kari Becker, is tailor made to the needs and abilities of the participants and aims to improve coordination and balance, endurance, flexibility, self-confidence and, for students, teamwork. Call to register.​ Free of charge.

Scrabble (New Time!)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m. What has 100 tiles, 225 squares, a multi-colored board and millions of fans of all ages, backgrounds, and locales? Calling all Scrabble lovers! Easy to teach, easy to learn and fun to play: this group is for people who like a little friendly competition and riotous conversation. All experience levels are welcome, so if you like the occasional game of Scrabble, then join us! Friends encouraged. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Call 734.794.6250. Free for members; $2 for nonmembers.​

Trivia Over Zoom!

Wednesday, Feb. 21, March 6 and 20,​ 1-2 p.m. Join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Invite your friends, grandchildren and neighbors to login and play with you, or be placed on a team with others. We will keep a tally of winners and at the end, will have prizes that you can pick up. Join Zoom Meeting URL by clicking here.​ Zoom Meeting ID: 979 1239 9740 Passcode: 194912. ​Questions? Contact [email protected]. ​Free for members; $2 nonmembers.​ 

Mind Matters

Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Join us for fun brain exercises that are designed to keep your brain young, strong, agile and ​​​​​​adaptable. No experience necessary – just bring a pen, paper and an open mind! Join Zoom Meeting URL by clicking here. ​Meeting ID: 947 2633 1603 Passcode: 739714. Free for members; $5 nonmembers.​

Artist's Open Studio​

Thursdays,​ 9:30-11 a.m. Calling all artists and craft enthusiasts! Join us for a weekly open studio where we invite you to bring your own projects and art equipment to work on in a creative, and supportive environment. Don't have your hands on a project or equipment? Not to worry – we have a collection of materials and craft projects that you can choose from. Friends encouraged. Please call ahead of time to learn what materials we have on hand. Free for members, $2 for nonmembers.​

Introduction to French

REGISTRATION IS FULL Thursdays starting Jan. 11-April 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Melissa Levesque in this fun, interactive Introduction to French class! Students will develop the ability to understand and speak everyday conversational French within the context of French-speaking cultures and through introduction of vocabulary, basic grammatical structures, and idioms. Listening activities and some reading/writing activities will be included. Students are expected to spend considerable time outside of class practicing with materials provided. Students must bring their own copy of the required text "French for Dummies, 2nd Edition" (ISBN-13: 978-1118004647)​. Located at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Call 734.794.6250 to register. Free for members; $2 per class for nonmembers.​​

​​​​Bridge


WinterACBLBridge.png ACBL Sanctioned Game​s

Thursdays, 12-3:30 p.m. Join us for sanctioned bridge at the Ann Arbor Senior Center with director, Matt Evett! No partner? No problem! Arrive by 11:30 a.m. and tell the director. Cost is members, $8; nonmembers, $9. ​​

Non-sanctioned Duplicate B​ridge Games

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Directed by Ray Gentz, attracts players of all ages with varied levels of expertise including life masters to beginners. Members, $2; nonmembers, $3.​​

Instructional Bridge

Instructional bridge classes are directed by Ray Gentz and are open to all ages. Each class requires its own registration. Call to register. For more information, contact the instructor Ray Gentz at [email protected]. Cost of each course is: $130, member; $156 nonmembers (drop-in option members, $15; nonmembers, $17). ​

  • Bridge II, Play of the Hand, Part II: Mondays, Jan. 15-April 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (No class on Feb. 19). This course focuses on declarer play using methods described in the required textbook. Also covered will be smaller sections on bidding review, defense and more. Each class consists of 90 minutes of presentation including a brief break. The last 30 minutes will be for students to play hands which will be analyzed with an emphasis on declarer techniques. ​Required text: “Play of Hand in the 21st Century” by Audrey Grant (ISBN-10: 0939460947). 

  • Bridge Defense Class Part II: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 16-April 16 (13 weeks. No class February 27).​ This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their defensive play. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 90 minutes. Students will then shuffle, deal and play about three hands during the last 30 minutes. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. Required text: Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant (ISBN-10: ‎0939460653​​).

  • Bridge for Beginners Part II: Tuesdays, Jan. 16 – April 16, 1-3 p.m. (13 weeks. No class February 27).​  Prerequisite: Part I or Instructor permission. A beginning course focusing on basic aspects of bridge featuring bidding using the Standard American system taught using the required textbook. Also included are sections on scoring, defense and more. Each class consists of 90 minutes of presentation including a brief break. The last 30 minutes will be for students to play pre-dealt hands that deal with the material from the lecture.​ Required text: “Bidding in the 21st Century” by Audrey Grant (ISBN-10: ‎ 0939460939​​).

Winter 24 Senior Focus.pngSenior Focused Classes: Wellness and ​Enrichment​

​Sign Up for Winter 2024 Classes! Senior Focus classes are offered in partnership with Washtenaw Community College​ for adults 65 and older. Classes are held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Preregistration required. If after registering, you find you are unable to attend, please let us know so that we may open spots for other participants. Please note that all WCC senior-focused classes are free of charge regardless of membership status. 

Tai Chi (All Leve​​ls) 

Tuesdays, Jan. 9-March 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ​This free Tai Chi class combines martial arts movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing and stretching techniques. This class helps improve balance and overall health. Instructed by Karla Groesbeck. Class is open to all ages and abilities. 

Intermediate T​​ai Chi      

​Wednesdays, Jan. 10-March 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ​This free Tai Chi class combines martial arts movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing and stretching techniques. This class helps improve balance and overall health and is suitable for intermediate level Tai Chi students. Instructed by Karla Groesbeck. Class is open to all ages. 

Senior Focus Yoga

REGISTRATION IS FULL. Wednesdays, Jan. 17-March 20, 2-3 p.m. This gentle, fun Yoga practice welcomes folks of all mobility levels and experience. Senior Focus Yoga is led by Tammy Wingfoote and includes modifications for individual needs and safe transitions in and out of yoga postures. Motor planning and fall prevention awareness is woven throughout the class to help improve mobility. Explore yoga postures in seated, mid plane, and standing positions, finishing the class in reclined peaceful relaxation. Enjoy the benefits of improved alignment, balance, strength, flexibility, and breath awareness through the ancient practice of Yoga. The use of props; chair, straps, or yoga blocks to support your practice is welcome. Students may use one of the limited number of mats at the Senior Center; it is suggested to bring your own mat. ​

Line Dancing for Seniors

Tuesdays, Jan. 16-March 26, noon-1 p.m.​ ​A line dance is a choreographed dance where everyone dances a repeating sequence of steps while arranged in one or more lines. This class provides low impact exercise and socializing. Instructed by Deliena Grantham.​ 

Adventures in Watercolor

REGISTRATION IS FULL. Tuesdays, Jan. 9-March 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. ​Join this mindful community of painters for artistic inspiration, painting demos, art history, lively discussion and fun. All skill levels welcome. Participants will be required to provide their own materials. Instructed by Debra Golden. 

Strength and Conditioning for Seniors

REGISTRATION IS FULL.​ Fridays, Jan. 12-March 22, 1-2 p.m. ​This fun and energetic class will improve your quality of life by providing training that will improve your strength, balance and mobility. We will keep it moving with easy-to-follow cardio moves. Classes are taught by fitness expert Michele Williams. Join us and let's get this fitness party started! ​

Italian Language C​lass​

REGISTRATION IS FULL Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 21, 10-11 a.m. ​Planning a trip to Italy? Or are you passionate about the riches of this beautiful country known for its scenic landscape, excellent cuisine, operas, art, history and most important, its warm, fun, loving people? Come join native speaker, Nicola Parravano in learning to speak the language of love – Italian! The class will also explore the many wonderful characteristics of Italian culture.  Class will be held in a supportive, friendly and fun place to learn this beautiful language. Required book: “Italian for Dummies” 2nd Edition, ISBN-10: ‎111​8004655​.​ All levels are welcome. ​​

​​​​​​Community Resources​​

Catholic Social Services

  • A “go to” place for a comprehensive Senior Resource Connect Program including a list​ of phone numbers of the services seniors need. No religious affiliation necessary.

Jewish Family Services 

  • ​Providing expertise, compassion and personalized support through the aging experience.​ No religious affiliation necessary.

Call AgeWays to Get Connected with Resources and Programs

  • The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2024 with a name change! The nonprofit is now known as AgeWays Nonprofit Senior Services, a name that reflects its mission: helping people to age in the ways they choose. Call 800-852-7795 to learn about services, resources and classes for older adults and family caregivers. ​

Solo Learning: Aging In Place and Healthy Aging Highlights

  • As people age, they tend to want the same things: to stay in their homes, maintain independence, and turn to family and friends when they need help. If living at home is important to you, you may worry about getting around, staying safe, and keeping connected. Information on healthy aging and more tips from the National Institute on Aging at NIH is available here​.​​

Trualta: New Skills-Building Platform Offered for Family Caregivers

  • Ageways is now offering Trualta, a free online platform designed to help family caregivers navigate challenges, find local resources, and connect with other caregivers. Trualta’s learning modules, on subjects ranging from handling a loved one’s resistance to taking medications to managing pressure wounds, to taking care of oneself, can be read, listened to, or watched. There are resources, articles, checklists, videos, quizzes, and webinars to choose from. ​

NEW! LGBTQ+ Pride In Aging

  • The Turner Senior Wellness Program at Michigan Medicine and MiGen are teaming up to create a welcoming and inclusive space for older and maturing LGBTQ+ individuals and allies in Washtenaw County and the surrounding areas to connect, share resources, and support each other. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with other older adults in the community who share similar experiences. To sign up and receive communications about upcoming offerings click here. Contact [email protected] or call 734-998-9353.​

Donations & Equipment Lending

  • ​Looking to donate medical equipment? Looking to borrow equipment? The Ann Arbor Senior Center will take and lend gently used ADL equipment such as shower chairs, walkers, canes, and more. Call us at 734.794.6250. If you have other types of medical equipment to donate, please click here​ for a list of places that accept varying types of medical supplies. ​​​

395823019_733067878857953_3067236892989599987_n.jpgSnow M​​atch

  • The City of Ann Arbor's Snow Match​ Program pairs residents with nearby neighbors who volunteer to assist them with snow removal on their sidewalks. Recipients of the volunteer services must be City residents 55+ years of age OR self-identify as having a disability; AND do not have resources (financial such as a hired service, or family, friends, neighbor, other) nearby to assist with snow removal.​ Click here to register if you want to be a volunteer shoveler or you are a homeowner/tenant that would like to have your home shoveled.​​







Senior Moments

Senior Moments Logo

CTN's monthly series, Senior Moments, provides valuable information for senior citizens on such issues as health, wealth, finance and entertainment by covering events and activities at senior centers in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Click below to watch the series and catch it on Comcast CTN Channel 16, on the last Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. Reruns Sundays at 5 p.m., Mondays at 8 a.m., Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 5 p.m.  To access the series online, visit Senior Moments - YouTube.  The January segment features a year in review of previous guests - Watch the episode below!​​​​​​​​​

 


Monthly Featured Article

Here at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, we welcome our members to engage with one another through their creative outlets. This month we are featuring an article by Annabelle Harris. Annabelle is the creator of the website https://elders.center/​. Her goal is to help soon-to-be-seniors and already-seniors move gracefully into their golden years with less fear and more confidence. The site features a plethora of resources to help answer common and not-so-common questions about aging. This month's article is “A Family Senior Caregiver's Guide to Utilizing Supportive Services". Interested in submitting an article for our website? Contact 734.794.6250 or [email protected]

Picture1.jpgA Family Senior Caregiver's Guide to Utili​zing Supportive Services​

Caring for an elderly loved one is a profound responsibility, filled with unique challenges and decisions. One of the most crucial of these decisions is determining what aspects of care to outsource and how to effectively secure these services. This comprehensive guide, presented by the City of Ann Arbor, aims to empower caregivers in making informed choices, ensuring that their loved ones receive the best possible care while maintaining a balanced life.

Conduct a Thorough Assessment: The journey of caregiving begins with a deep understanding of your loved one's needs. This comprehensive assessment encompasses not only physical health but also emotional and cognitive 

aspects. It's important to observe daily routines, identify any struggles or changes in behavior, and understand their medical history. This assessment is not a one-time task but an ongoing process. Engaging with healthcare professionals adds a layer of expertise to your observations. They can offer guidance on managing chronic conditions, suggest modifications to the living environment, and provide insights into the psychological needs of your senior loved one.... Click here to continue reading.