Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels 

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels logo Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels (AAMOW) 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.

AAMOW staff and volunteers are committed to supporting the dignity and independence of our homebound community members. We provide 1-2 meals per day, Monday-Saturday, and offer an extra meal on Saturday for Sunday. Meal options include Western, Asian, Kosher, vegetarian, liquid and sack lunches. Clients can self-refer or be referred by a loved one and/or medical provider for services. All AAMOW clients are able to receive meals regardless of age or financial status. Each year, more than 400 volunteers partner with us to deliver nutritiously balanced meals and carry out safety and wellness checks for our clients.

To learn more about AAMOW, make a referral, or volunteer:

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
           Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Phone: 734-998-6686
Email: aamealsonwheels@umich.edu
Web: www.med.umich.edu/aamealsonwheels

Housing Bureau for Seniors

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels logo Housing Bureau for Seniors is a resource for older adults in search of sustainable housing. Staff social workers conduct assessments, provide information and offer decision- making tools to help find and maintain stable, affordable housing.

HomeShare is a shared housing program that pairs senior homeowners with tenants who assist them with household chores in exchange for a modest rent.

Housing Counseling offers decision-making support to assess a range of living arrangements, including staying at home or moving to a new location, with attention to affordability and personal fit.

Eviction Prevention helps renters maintain safe and affordable housing by action planning and mediating with landlords to eliminate, reduce, or stabilize threats to housing.

Foreclosure Prevention helps seniors avoid losing their homes to property tax or mortgage foreclosure by assessing their financial situation and providing intervention and resources to avoid foreclosure.

To get support from HBS, access to resources, address 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

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan (OLLI-UM) is a program established in 1987 by a group of Turner Geriatric Clinic volunteers for people who share a love of learning. OLLI’s active volunteers develop an extensive program of top quality lectures and offer a wide variety of study groups, travel excursions, evening events, and social/cultural gatherings.

OLLI members enjoying a lecture

OLLI members are drawn from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and surrounding communities. Membership is intended for all enthusiastic learners over age 50 who are approaching or living in retirement, regardless of their previous education. OLLI-UM is dedicated to challenging minds and stimulating the spirit to maintain healthy bodies.

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

Silver Club (SC) Memory Programs provide meaningful, adult-focused, and engaging activities for older adults living with memory challenges.

SC offers seamless transition through our programs. Weekly Early Stage Programs offer members the opportunity to keep their minds active through brain games, topical and learning-based discussions, cultural outings, and a sense of community and support. The Silver Club Day Enrichment Program is available for those with moderate memory loss and offers engaging activities including art, music, fitness, games and lively discussion with a supportive and inclusive community.

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

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 relies heavily on the skills and talents of many volunteers who also help to shape programming.

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: tswp.info@umich.edu
Web: www.med.umich.edu/geriatrics/community/tswp