Calling all storytellers: Participate in upcoming Big Hearts for Seniors event

December 8, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Do you have a story to tell? Big Hearts for Seniors (BHS) is searching for storytellers of all ages to share their true stories.

On May 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. Big Hearts for Seniors will present Big Hearted Stories: Generations, a free virtual event. Applications for storytellers are being accepted until Feb. 1, 2021. Individual coaching will be provided to those selected. Optional virtual storytelling workshops are being hosted by storytelling veterans on Dec. 13 and Jan. 16. Click here for more information.

Special guests for the May 27 event include emcee Vic Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of health behavior and health education in the U-M School of Public Health, and former U-M men’s basketball coach John Beilein.

BHS is comprised of five community-supported programs of Michigan Medicine that serve older adults. Together, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs, and the Turner Senior Wellness Program help seniors seeking access to 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 funds through various events including the Big House/Big Heart races, silent auctions and documentary film screenings.

On July 30, BHS presented its first virtual fundraiser, Big Hearted Stories: Experiences of Aging. The attendance broke all prior Big Hearts for Seniors event records with more than 800 households registered and over 500 watching live. To view that event, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jennifer Howard, Director of the Turner Senior Wellness Program, 734-998-9350 or jwhoward@umich.edu

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