Big Hearts for Seniors to virtually host ‘Experiences of Aging’ storytelling program
On July 30, Big Hearts for Seniors (BHS) will virtually present Big Hearted Stories: Experiences of Aging. This free, engaging program will provide a platform for talented storytellers to share their powerful, true life experiences. These compelling stories will bring laughter, inspiration and maybe even a few tears.
The stories will begin at 7 p.m.
Big Hearts for Seniors was formed to support critical services for aging community members. This collaborative is comprised of five community non-profit programs serving older adults: Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs and the Turner Senior Wellness Program.
These programs help seniors access home-delivered meals, sustainable housing options, support to remain independent, learning in retirement opportunities, relief from social isolation, and programs for those with dementia.
Since 2006, Big Hearts for Seniors has raised sponsor support funds and generous community donations through various events including the Big House/Big Heart races, silent auctions, and documentary film screenings. All funds raised are used to provide needed services to older adults.
The storytellers scheduled to present are:
- Emcee: Victor J. Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor, U-M Schools of Public Health, founder and CEO, Kumanu, Inc.
- Roger Parker, Salt and Pepper
- Margaret Flannery, Lake Rara
- Marc Holland, A Dysfunctional Situation
- CarolynRose Stone, Singing to Strangers
- Betty Brown-Chappell Ph.D., M.S.W., The Matriarch
- Breeda Miller, Apple Pie