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Ann Arbor Community Center

Social activities, health information, outreach, counseling, and health screening. Seniors meet Thurs. 10 a.m., lunch 11:45. Outreach for homebound seniors Mon., Wed., & Fri. ywhiten@aacc1923.org, annarbor-communitycenter.org S, V

625 N. Main [map]
(734) 662-3128


Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Information, assistance, and referrals for older adults and persons with disabilities, and their caregivers and families. Also answers Medicare and Medicaid questions. aaa1b.com

3941 Research Park, Suite B [map]
(734) 213-6704, (800) 852-7795


Foster Grandparents Program (Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development)

Senior volunteers age 55 and older work with children and youth in day care centers, Head Start programs, schools, and youth facilities throughout Washtenaw County. Volunteers receive a nontaxable stipend ($2.65/hour), transportation assistance for program-related activities, one meal each day of service, orientation and on-going training, and an annual wellness exam. Volunteers must meet low-income guidelines and work a minimum of 20 hours/week. ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community-and-economic-development/human-services/foster-grandparent-program S, V


(734) 222-3767


Housing Bureau for Seniors, (U-M Health System)

Services include coordinating shared housing arrangements, preventing elderly eviction and foreclosure, and counseling about housing options. Referrals to community senior services. Tax preparation program. Speakers available. housingbureauseniors@umich.edu, med.umich.edu/seniors S, V

2401 Plymouth, Suite C [map]
(734) 998-9339


JCC Active Adults (Jewish Community Center)

Weekly Tues. and Thurs. lunch series features gourmet lunch for purchase at noon (special pricing for age 60+), musical performances, guest speakers, topical presentations, issue-based discussions. Friday afternoon "Music with Friends" concerts feature musicians from the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (tickets available at A2SO.org). Sunday morning brunch concerts feature local solo and chamber musicians. Also film screenings, evening guest speakers, weekly current events Circle, Friday Yiddish literature Circle, Games Circle, Theater Circle, day-trips to regional venues. Fitness offerings include low-impact/mobility sensitive exercise classes, and Zumba. leahzaas@jccannarbor.org, jccannarbor.org S, V

2935 Birch Hollow [map]
(734) 971-0990


Medicaid/Medicare Assistance (Catholic Social Services)

Seniors and adults with disabilities receive assistance in making informed decisions regarding health insurance and prescription drug coverage to best meet their needs. All Medicare recipients are eligible. csswashtenaw.org (click on seniors) S, U, V

5361 McAuley, Towsley Health Bldg. [map]
(734) 712-7774


Neighborhood Senior Services (Catholic Social Services)

Individuals or groups help older adults with companionship, shopping, and errands, seasonal outdoor chores, home repairs, safety installations and ramp building. csswashtenaw.org (click on seniors). S, V

5361 McAuley, Towsley Health Bldg. [map]
(734) 712-7774


New American Community Club (Jewish Family Services)

Social services, activities, and assistance for foreign-born older adults. info@jfsannarbor.org S, U, V

2245 S. State [map]
Marina, (734) 769-0209


Older Adult Services (Jewish Family Services)

Provides case management, counseling, home visits, crisis intervention, medical accompaniment, and referrals for older adults and their families. Expertise with foreign-born older adults. Medicare and Medicaid navigation assistance. S, U

2245 S. State [map]
(734) 769-0209


Senior Nutrition Program (Office of Community & Economic Development)

The Home Delivered Meals Program and Congregate Meals Program deliver nutritious noontime meals to homes and public places, such as senior centers and churches, for county residents age 60 & over. $3 donation; no one is turned away for inability to pay. ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community-and-economic-development/human-services/senior-nutrition-program S, V

415 W. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 544-2977


Silver Club Memory Loss Program

Five groups for older adults with mild to moderate memory loss, cognitive impairment, or early stages of Alzheimer's. Groups include the Mind Works gaming group for those concerned about memory loss and cognition; members meet Thurs. to work on group and individual games and mental exercises. The Coffeehouse group for those with mild memory loss meets Thurs. for educational activities such as lectures and discussions. The Elderberry Club group for women with some memory loss meets Tues. for discussion, education, and social activities. The Wisdom Keepers for those with mild memory loss and good long-term memories meets Wed. to socialize and share memories. The Silver Club Enrichment Program for those with moderate memory loss is a structured, activity-based program that meets Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (includes lunch). Prescreening of prospective members required for all groups. Sliding scale fee. GerMedSilverClub@umich.edu, med.umich.edu/geriatrics/community/silverclub.htm S, V

2401 Plymouth, Suite C [map]
(734) 998-9352


Turner Senior Wellness Center (U-M Health System)

Turner Senior Wellness Program improves quality of life for older adults and their families by providing health lectures, exercise classes, information about community resources, support groups, technology mentoring, and more. Throughout the building, Gallery 55+ displays the art of those age 55 & over. Lunch served Tues. & Fri. noon; $3 donation for those age 60 & over; $5 for others. med.umich.edu/geriatrics/community/turner.htmS

2401 Plymouth [map]
(734) 998-9353



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