Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels logoAnn Arbor Meals on Wheels reduces hunger and food insecurity for the homebound in Ann Arbor who, because of their health, are unable to shop and prepare complete, nutritious meals.

Volunteers deliver the majority of the meals. In 2013, over 500 volunteers drove 82,000 miles (from Key West, FL to Deadhorse, AK 15 times!) and provided over 10,000 hours of service. Last year, Meals on Wheels delivered over 134,000 meals to 385 clients, and over 2 million since 1989.

To learn more, make a referral or volunteer:

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
              Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 734-998-6686
Email: aamealsonwheels@umich.edu
Web: www.med.umich.edu/aamealsonwheels

Housing Bureau for Seniors

Housing Bureau for Seniors is a resource for those seeking sustainable housing for older adults (55+). We are the "go to" place in Washtenaw County for older adults and their caregivers.

Eviction Prevention - Helps stabilize the housing of senior renters who have financial and other difficulties that violate lease agreements, including hoarding related tendencies

Foreclosure Prevention - Assists seniors avoid losing their homes to foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes or mortgages

Bureau volunteer aiding a senior

HomeShare - Matches homeowners with persons seeking housing, offering affordable rent in exchange for chores, companionship and/or other non-medical support

Housing & Caregiver Counseling - Provides counseling, assessment tools and resources to caregivers and seniors to assist with decision making

To get support, access to resources, address other senior housing-related issues or volunteer:

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 734-998-9339
Email: housingbureauseniors@umich.edu
Web: www.med.umich.edu/seniors

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Since 1987, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has drawn on rich resources from the U of M and the community to serve those 50 and over who share a love of learning.

OLLI members enjoying a lecture

We aim to enhance the understanding of historic, cultural, scientific, technological, and social aspects of the world through monthly lectures, weekly lectures, study groups and field trips. In 2013-2014, volunteers planned and offered 40 lectures and more than 120 courses to over 1,250 members.

To become a member, find out more about OLLI programs and lectures, or volunteer:

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 734-998-9351
Email: olli.info@umich.edu
Web: www.olli-umich.org

Silver Club Memory Programs

For over 15 years, Silver Club Programs (SC) have been providing meaningful, adult focused and engaging activities in a safe, nurturing environment for persons living with mild to moderate memory loss or other cognitive changes.

SC is a community where people with memory loss can make friends, share joys and fears, and participate in fun and meaningful activities. SC also offers caregivers educational, social, and respite opportunities. SC serves over 100 individuals and their caregivers annually.

To learn more about the Silver Club benefits, programs or volunteer:

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 734-998-9352
Email: GerMedSilverClub@umich.edu
Web: www.med.umich.edu/geriatrics/community/silverclub.htm

Big Hearts for Seniors marathoners at 2013 fundraiser

Turner Senior Wellness Program

The Turner Senior Wellness Program (TSWP) enhances health and wellness for older adults and their families through access to activities, services, and information.

TSWP members enjoying an exercise class

TSWP offers healthy living presentations, free blood pressure screenings, exercise classes, support groups, a lunch program, technology mentoring and more. Visitors can learn about available resources for caregiving, counseling, dementia services, depression, legal issues, and insurance questions, among other topics.

To get involved with programs, learn more about the TSWP or volunteer:

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 734-998-9353
Email: barbaraz@med.umich.edu
Web: www.med.umich.edu/geriatrics/community/turner.htm