You’re invited: ‘Big Hearted Stories: Generations’ virtual event
On Thursday, May 27, Big Hearts for Seniors will present Big Hearted Stories: Generations, a free (donations welcome) virtual event.
This engaging program will provide a platform for talented local storytellers to share their heart-warming, true-life experiences. These compelling stories will bring laughter, inspiration and maybe even a few tears.
The event will begin at 7 p.m.
Special guests 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 head 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.
All funds raised during the event are used to provide needed services to older adults.
Since its inception in 2006, Big Hearts for Seniors has raised more than $500,000 through various events, including the Big House/Big Heart races, silent auctions and documentary film screenings. On July 30, 2020, 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 more than 500 watching live. At last count, the event has more than 2,000 views from people around the globe.
In addition to the event May 27, BHS is hosting a virtual silent auction from May 20-June 3. Dozens of items will be available, including gift cards, art, jewelry and more. Registrants will be emailed an event link and also will emailed the silent auction information on May 20.