Welcome to the Blueprint for Aging!

MLK lecture to focus on seniors

Please consider joining the Turner African American Senior Council (TAASC) at their annual MLK, Jr. lecture.

This year they have invited Paul Bridgewater, CEO of the Metropolitan Detroit Area Agency on Aging to speak about his research (in collaboration with Wayne State University) on the health of seniors in the Metropolitan Detroit area.

The event will occur on January 31, 2015, at the Turner Senior Resource Center on Plymouth Road, at 1:00 P.M.

It’s Cold Outside!

Elderly people are much more vulnerable to cold weather for a number of reasons, including less body fat and the loss of shivering ability, which helps the body generate heat, experts say.

Check out the article in the Free Press on the risks and dangers associated with aging and cold weather here: http://www.freep.com/story/news/health/2015/01/07/cold-especially-dangerous-seniors/21384955/


 Upcoming Senior Network Resource Training Events

Sponsored by the Blueprint

If you are a service provider in Washtenaw County, consider attending one of our training workshops.

Our next workshop is just around the corner.

January 22

Senior Budgeting Assistance
Guest Speaker: 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.

February 5
Partners in Personal Assistance
Guest Speaker: Sharon Pedersen
Partners in Personal Assistance (PPA) is a nonprofit that provides in-home and community-based personal assistant services for elders and people with disabilities who wish to remain independent.

You can visit their website for more info at http://www.annarborppa.org/

All workshops are held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on the second floor conference room of the Washtenaw County Building at 705 N. Zeeb Rd.

Email vboyce@csswashtenaw.org if you plan on attending.


Check out Neighbor Senior Services!

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

Neighborhood Senior Services(NSS) 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.

Neighborhood Senior Services is now operating as a program of Ann Arbor-based Catholic Social Services and will work jointly with its Older Adult Services unit to offer services that supporting local seniors.

The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Growing Old

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Ann Arbor premiere of The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Growing Old. Make sure to check out the video below for a recap of the event!

If you missed the event and are still interested in checking out the documentary, the entire 13-part series of The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Growing Old can be viewed on Detroit Public Television, starting October 12th at 2:30 p.m., featuring host Desiree Cooper.


The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Growing Old

The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Growing Old


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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