Thank You for Supporting Senior Living Week 2014

On behalf of the UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors, I would sincerely like to thank you for the sponsorship you provided for the 2014 Senior Living Week event held from May 2 – 10, 2014, during Older Americans Month. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise awareness among boomers, seniors, and their adult children about a variety of senior issues from How to Downsize to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias and the Implications for Care, and introduce them to the variety and scope of senior housing and lifestyle options available in our community.

Thanks to your support, we were able to educate over 300 families, many of whom participated in Open Houses at area senior residences and at Workshops throughout the week. These participants also provided us with some new ideas for workshop topics for the future.

This event would not have been a success without the generous support you have provided us throughout. We deeply appreciate your willingness to take part and your commitment to the success of the Housing Bureau for Seniors and this annual event. We sincerely hope you continue to your involvement with our efforts to make our community a healthier, happier place for seniors to live in.

Thank you.

Event Sponsor

Expo Sponsors

Workshop Sponsors


Caregiver Support                    Health Screenings                   Transportation 
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Thank you 2014 Senior Living Week Expo Vendors!

Adaptive Environments
American House
Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Ashford Court
Bassett & Associate, P.L.L.C.
Brookhaven Manor Apartments
Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Care Response Home Health
Comfort Keepers
Jayna Eckler Real Estate
Encore Online Resale
Ester Guest Home
Evangelical Homes of Michigan
Fairfax Manor
Four Paws Veterinary Wellness
Gilbert Residence
Glacier Hills Senior Living Community
Henry Ford Village Senior Living
Hillside Terrace
Home Instead Senior Care
Horizons Planning Corporation
Hospice Compassus
Hospice of Michigan
Housing Bureau for Seniors
Huron Valley Ambulance
Huron Valley PACE
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw
Kennedy Care
LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Legacy Assisted Living Center
Legacy Law Center
Lexington Club at Ann Arbor
Linden Square Assisted Living Center
Lurie Terrace Apartments
Michigan Department of Attorney General – Senior Brigade
Michigan Otolaryngology Surgery Associates
Mitchell Home Medical
Muehlig Funeral Chapel & Hosmer Muehlig Funeral Chapel
National Home Care
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UofM
Professional Resource Alliance of Greater Michigan
Regency at Bluffs Park
Sanctuary at St. Joseph’s Village
Senior Helpers
Silver Maples of Chelsea
Social Security Administration
Towne Centre Place
United Methodist Retirement Communities
University Living
UM Geriatrics Center
University of Michigan Health System
Visiting Angels
WellsBrooke Premium Home Health Care

Big Hearts for Seniors Fundraiser – May 29, 2014

Check out the trailer for this feature-length documentary film about a group of senior athletes chasing gold at the National Senior Olympics.

See you at 7pm on May 29th at The Michigan Theater!

Age of Champions Flyer

Counting Down to the 2014 Senior Living Week Expo

170082953Senior Living Week – Bringing together the people who provide senior living, housing and support services with seniors and their adult children!

The Senior Living Week Expo will take place on Friday, May 2nd from 8:30am – 3:00pm at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest (1275 S. Huron, Ypsilanti). This is an opportunity for you and your family members to interact with service professionals, to visit senior housing communities, and to participate in numerous activities, including relevant educational programming on home & personal services, health and wellness, social services, home design and remodeling, financial services, and legal services. Information and resources are available to help you, and your family, make informed decisions that fit your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

DSC_1172Workshops at the Senior Living Week Expo

☐ 9:30 – 10:30 AM – Moving Made Easy – Addressing the Dynamics of Moving and Downsizing

☐ 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM – Faces of Aging: An Older Adult Couple’s Journey of Health & Wellness

☐ 1:15 – 2:30 PM – Behaviors & Health Issues Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters all events are offered free to the public. Whether you are an older adult looking to transition to a new living arrangement, have recently retired and are exploring options for the future, or are a caregiver caring for a spouse, a child, a parent, or a friend, you will not want to miss this important and FREE event.

The 2014 Senior Living Week Expo is made possible by these generous sponsors: Care Response Home Care; Evangelical Homes of Michigan; Glacier Hills Senior Living Community; United Methodist Retirement Communities; Brookhaven Manor Apartments; Hillside Terrace Retirement Community; Horizons Planning Corporation; Legacy Law Center; Linden Square Assisted Living Center; Sanctuary at St. Joseph’s Village; Silver Maples of Chelsea; UM Geriatrics Center; University of Michigan Health System; Home Instead Senior Care; Legacy Assisted Living Center; LifeChoices®; Gilbert Residence; Lurie Terrace Senior Apartments; and Towne Center Place.

For more information about the Expo, visit; or call De Bora McIntosh at (734) 998-9338.

See you at the Open House!

Contributed by Paula Love, MA, Vice President, Brand Identity and Product Discovery, Evangelical Homes of Michigan

The UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors annual event Senior Living Week will again offer a variety of Open Houses at area senior living communities. The Open Houses are intended to provide seniors, their families, and their caregivers a closer look at the available housing options and lifestyle and care choices so they can make more informed decisions.

Call to register 734-295-9292

Brecon Village, located among the rolling hills of Saline, puts our residents in the heart of a city with a vibrant social and cultural community. Brecon Village offers enticing options for Independent Living, Condominiums & Cottages, Assisted Living, Memory Support Center and Adult Day Care all with the comfort of knowing that should your needs change, 24-hour nursing and short-term rehabilitation are available just blocks away at Evangelical Home – Saline.

We encourage you to visit Brecon Village during our Senior Living Week 2014 Open House and experience the difference for yourself. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with residents and speak with our staff. To help plan for your open house visit, take a virtual tour of Brecon Village here.

Open House visitors will enjoy:
• Refreshments
• Tours of our campus
• Wellness activities
• Free gifts
• A chance to win our Grand Prize drawing

We look forward to seeing you at our Open House!

Also, please check out the May 2014 event schedule below and register today!

Senior Living Week 2014

  1. Friday, May 2nd, 10:45 a.m. – Participate in our Faces of Aging Workshop at the Senior Living Week Expo
  2. Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – Attend our Open House in Saline at Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive

Call De Bora McIntosh at 734-998-9338 to register for a Senior Living Week event.

Other Workshops in Washtenaw County in May

  1. Wednesday, May 14th, 2:00 p.m. – Register for our Retirement Discovery Workshop at Weber’s Inn
  2. Saturday, May 17th, 10:00 a.m. – Register for our Retirement Discovery Workshop at Weber’s Inn

Call 734-295-9292 or email us at to register for an event.

2104 Senior Living Week Workshops

Senior Living Week is a FREE opportunity to gather information and resources to help you and your loved ones make decisions for better living as you age. This year, there will be 13 workshops – 3 at the Senior Living Week Expo on Friday, May 2nd and 10 throughout Senior Living Week. This is your chance to hear from and speak with experts in health, memory loss, downsizing and moving, financial issues, legal issues, inter-generational communications, and more. Click on the dates below to learn more about the workshop topics and where they will be held.

Friday, May 2

Monday, May 5

Tuesday, May 6

Wednesday, May 7

Thursday, May 8

Friday, May 9

Registration is encouraged as some locations have limited seating. Please contact         De Bora McIntosh at (734) 998-9338 for more information.

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