Video: Senior Living Week 2021 coming Sept. 27-30
Senior Living Week is a series of events that play an important role in informing older adults — including their families and caregivers — about aging services/products, housing options, volunteering, health and wellness. It offers workshops and practical information to emphasize the many aspects of aging. Senior Living Week also provides the attendees access to a wide variety of services and products dedicated to helping older adults.
Senior Living Week’s Grab & Go Bag Distribution events kicked off last month to educate the community about Senior Living Week, housing options and services for seniors.
With the help of volunteers from Michigan Medicine, Housing Bureau for Seniors (HBS) stuffed 750 bags filled with information and giveaways from sponsors. They were handed out curbside in front of local senior centers and farmer’s markets.
“It was great to get into the community to educate everyone about Senior Living Week,” said Janet Hunko, director of HBS. “We distributed over 400 bags so far to seniors.”
Due to COVID-19, the Senior Living Week educational presentations will be adopting a hybrid model of virtual presentations, open houses and live presentations on various days throughout the week of Sept. 27-30.
Virtual Senior Living Week presentations:
- When I’m 64…make that 84! Considerations As We Age
- On the Road again with The Ride and A-Ride
- Grief, Loss and Social Isolation*
- Silver Maples of Chelsea Retirement Neighborhood (Virtual Open House)
Open house events
- Hillside Terrace
- StoryPoint Senior Living
- Cambrian Memory Care and Assisted Living
- Huron Valley PACE
- All Seasons Ann Arbor
- Brookhaven Manor Senior Living
- Scams Targeting Seniors with special guest Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel**
- Caring for an Aging Brain at Hillside Terrace
- What Should Be in My Legal First Aid Kit When Planning for Uncertain Times at StoryPoint Senior Living
**Older adults are threatened with scams every day. According to Crime Stoppers of Michigan, “older American lose $27.4 billion each year to financial scams and abuse” and according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), “Michigan alone accounts for $718,124,389 in losses due to this fraud.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will be giving a live presentation covering Scams Targeting Seniors.
As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Nessel launched Michigan’s Elder Abuse Task Force, in partnership with the Michigan Supreme Court, to stop the rise of crimes against one of our most vulnerable populations. Her presentation will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Senior Center (registration is required and limited to 70 participants).
Along with Senior Living Week, the Housing Bureau for Seniors offers several free programs that serve the older adult community. They provide housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, eviction prevention, tax preparation services and educational presentations regarding senior wellness to older adults, caregivers and the community at large. They also work in collaboration with many social service partners and Michigan Medicine.
To register for Senior Living Week, click here.
For more information call 734-998-9338 or email 2021.HBS.Senior.Living.Week@umich.edu