Save the Date for Senior Living Week 2015

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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 www.med.umich.edu/seniors; 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.

EVHofMI Blog Post 2 ImageJOIN US AT OUR 2014 SENIOR LIVING WEEK OPEN HOUSE AT BRECON VILLAGE
200 BRECON DRIVE • SALINE, MI
10 A.M. ON SATURDAY, MAY 3RD
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 marketing@evangelicalhomes.org to register for an event.

See You at the 2014 Senior Living Week Expo

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

Evangelical Homes of Michigan welcomes the opportunity to share our continuum of care story with you. Please visit our booths at the 2014 Senior Living Week Expo on Friday, May 2 from 8:30am – 3:00pm.

We are also excited to bring you a new workshop topic: Faces of Aging: An Older Adult Couple’s Journey of Health & Wellness.

EHofMI Blog 1 photoOur Senior Vice President of Health Services & Solutions, Stephen H. Hopkins will take you on an uplifting journey of two people destined to be life-long soul mates. Told through a series of photographs that chronicle health challenges and wellness discovery at different stages of their lives. John and Linda face their health challenges in very different ways. Seen through the eyes and viewpoints of both John and Linda, together they confront the many trials and triumphs of aging. You’ll learn about the continuum of care and services available to them. Discover how you, like John and Linda, can confront aging challenges by maintaining your health through wellness at any age.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE EVENT SCHEDULE BELOW FOR MAY 2014 AND REGISTER FOR ONE TODAY!

  1. May 2nd, 10:45 a.m. Participate in our Faces of Aging Workshop at the Senior Living Week Expo
  2. May 3rd, 10 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.

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

Call 734-295-9292 or email us at marketing@evangelicalhomes.org to register for an event.

Since 1879, Evangelical Homes of Michigan has continued to provide compassionate care and innovative solutions to older adults. We are a 134-year old, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, faith-based organization that provides healthcare, senior housing and community services to 3200 older adults annually, employs nearly 1000 Michiganders, and has provided $11.5 million in charitable care over the past five years.

To learn more about Evangelical Homes of Michigan and our services, visit us online at ehmchoices.org.

 

Are You Ready?

ValDeskFlat-1_edited-2It’s time for Senior Living Week 2014 and this year there is more information and resources to offer our community than ever before! Thanks largely to the due diligence of the Housing Bureau for Seniors, this year’s offerings are a reflection of community feedback through the years about what our residents and families need. Care Response Home Care began participating in 2006 and can speak to the progressive event changes keeping pace with community needs. We are honored to be this year’s Event Sponsor, knowing there is something for everyone and admission is free!

Aging in Ann Arbor continues to make headlines. From the 2008 AARP ranking of the healthiest U.S. City for retirement, to the 2012 report released by the Milken Institute citing Ann Arbor among a number of cities for the community support of their aging population. Encouraging factors include public transportation, strong health care systems, wellness, and living arrangements. Also mentioned were financial well-being, employment, community engagement, multiple universities, education, and overall learning environment. It would appear the country is catching up with what we have always known!

Planning for retirement can be overwhelming, so gathering information from multiple sources is a great place to start. There are several considerations including financial, lifestyle preferences, and ultimately the health and well-being of you or your loved one. Using this ‘three legged stool’ approach, you begin to paint a unique picture for planning.

My experience helping clients and families determine their unique picture usually begins with lifestyle preferences which makes sense as we know where and how we want to live. Having a financial and healthcare overview is often not as clear but there are professionals who can help you navigate these sometimes complex pathways. As a certified Geriatric Care Manager, I have a duty and an obligation to those I serve to stay current with the new retirement frontier. The good news is we have many options here in Ann Arbor; the perhaps less than good news is there is an overwhelming amount of particulars to sift through to arrive at an informed decision!

Elder law attorneys, estate planning specialists, assisted living facilities, respite care, home medical equipment companies, organization and downsizing experts, and geriatric nursing services are a few of the resources available during Senior Living Week. If your preference is socializing and an array of activity choices, you may want to learn more about retirement communities and downsizing. If your preference is to safely age in place in your home, you may want to learn more about private duty care, home healthcare services, and home modification services available in Washtenaw County. If you are just beginning your quest and have limited time, you may want to attend the Expo and gather all pertinent information available. The Expo, Health Screenings, Workshops, and Open Houses really do offer something for everyone. There is a lot to see and do so take advantage of this annual opportunity. Planning for retirement and long term care can be challenging but you don’t have to navigate it alone.

Care Response Home Care has provided individualized private duty services and dementia care in and around Ann Arbor for more than 10 years. Owned and managed by Registered Nurses, we are proud to now offer certified Geriatric Care Management services. Our experienced nurses foster informed decision making by identifying risks and helping clients make smart home health care choices. We strive to respectfully and compassionately meet the needs of our clients and their families, by listening, planning, educating and delivering the highest standard of individualized care. Our goal is to offer dependable client-centered home care services, one client and one family at a time. We want to thank the Housing Bureau for Seniors once again for the opportunity to serve our community and look forward to this promising event. We look forward to seeing you there!

–Valerie Dockter

Linden Square Assisted Living Center – Online and Social

What’s the first thing you do when you are looking to buy something? Head straight for the keyboard and Google it, Facebook it, or ask your friends, relatives and coworkers for recommendations. Why? Even if it’s something we’re somewhat familiar with, we want to know what to expect, and what people are saying about that product or service.

The Internet continues to be a vast collection of information about anything you would ever want to know. Furthermore, caregivers use the web to find information on care options and resources, and to connect with other people who have had, or are dealing with, similar experiences for support.

The past several years of research results indicate that caregivers are using the Internet for information more so than any other group. Pew Internet’s latest survey shows that 8 out of 10 caregivers have access to the Web, and 90 percent of those with Internet access use it to find health information for someone other than themselves.

Are you a caregiver searching the web for a beautiful, new, caring, and premier assisted living center for a loved one? Don’t look any further; Linden Square Assisted Living Center is currently under construction at 650 Woodland Dr. E, in Saline. We are a sponsor of the UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors annual event, Senior Living Week. Stop by the Senior Living Week Expo at the Morris Lawrence Building on Washtenaw Community College’s campus on Friday, May 10th between 8:30am – 3:00pm. Or, if you can’t make it to the Expo, we will be hosting a workshop at our new facility on Tuesday, May 14th from 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Want to know more about Linden Square? Visit us at www.lindensquarealc.com, follow us on Facebook, or watch our virtual tour from a sister community, in Grand Haven, MI, Grand Pines Assisted Living Center.