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!  


Upcoming Events

Training to Prevent Adult Abuse & Neglect ~ August 26, 2014

The Blueprint For Aging, in association with the State of Michigan and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, is offering a free one-day training on preventing abuse and neglect of older adults.

The curriculum is designed to equip Direct Access Staff (which includes direct-care workers, caregivers, and others who provide services and support to older adults) with the skills needed to prevent, identify and report adult abuse and neglect – with an emphasis on prevention through staff empowerment, person-centered care and skill building.

Participants will learn to:

Recognize the triggers and signals that lead to adult abuse/neglect
Build relationships that prevent abuse and neglect
De-escalate tension and conflict before abuse happens

People who should attend:

People who work with older adults (60 or older) in home- and community-based settings, including volunteers.

The training is going to take place on August 26th at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor) from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Lunch and a morning snack will be provided for attendees.

Please email Virginia Boyce at vboyce@csswashtenaw.org to register.

Prior Events

On July 30th, the BFA (in collaboration with the Chelsea Senior Center & Chelsea Retirement Community) hosted an information session on transportation options for older adults in Western Washtenaw County. The info session was held in the Dancey House Theater at Chelsea Retirement Community.

Speakers included

  • Deb Freer – Ann Arbor Area Transportation Agency
  • Michaelene Pawlak – Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express
  • Mackenzie Pfeiffer – Chelsea Community Services
  • Andy Savage – Huron Valley Ambulance: Mobility Transportation

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Upcoming Senior Network Resource Training Events

Sponsored by the Blueprint


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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