Welcome to the Blueprint for Aging!

Welcome to our site! As an organization dedicated to helping older adults maintain their independence and quality of life in Washtenaw County, we have created this site for residents, service providers, and policy-makers interested in topics relevant to older adults.

Here you will find information and links to agencies and resources for older adults, data and current research on older adults, as well as topics of interest to older adults.

We are very pleased that you are visiting our site, and we hope that you find it useful!  


Check out “6 Ways to Eat Well As You Get Older” from the National Council on Aging

The definition of healthy eating does change a little as you age. For example, as you grow older, your metabolism slows down, so you need fewer calories than before.  Your body also needs more of certain nutrients. That means it’s more important than ever to choose foods that give you the best nutritional value.

Click here to read the 6 tips to help you find the best foods for your body and your budget.

  Upcoming Senior Network Resource Training Events

Sponsored by the Blueprint

April 23rd –

Senior Budgeting Assistance
Guest Presenter: Marshall Averill
Americorps Financial Empowerment Coach

Marshall Averill, an AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Coach based at the United Way of Washtenaw County, will give an overview of the services he provides for clients, such as individual budgeting advice.

All training events will take place in the second floor conference room of the Washtenaw County Bldg, located at 705 Zeeb Rd, from 10 am – 11 am unless otherwise stated.

Email vboyce@csswashtenaw.org if you plan to attend.

The State of Michigan’s plan on services for the aging population

Are you interested in how Michigan intends to provide services for older adults?

If so, the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging has a plan in place. This plan – required for federal funding – proposes a policy and program framework for services and supports for Michigan’s older adult population for fiscal years (FY) 2014-2016.

Read the plan here.

Check out Senior Services!

Worried about maintaining your independence as you age in Washtenaw County?

Senior Services, a division of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw may be able to help. For over 30 years, NSS has been helping older adults find reliable and affordable assistance with home maintenance, home injury prevention, access ramps, and transportation.

Call 734-712-7775 for information and check out our webpage at http://www.nssweb.org.

The Blueprint for Aging strives to create and maintain positive community change to increase quality of life and independence for older adults and their allies in Washtenaw County through a community collaborative process.


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