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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Tuesday August 15, 2017: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Monday June 12, 2017: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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Public Event

Super Seniors: Independent, Engaged, Connected

Tuesday July 14, 2015: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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Blog Post

Lurie Terrace Celebrates 50 Years

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:54am

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On a cold and windy [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19641010-lurie_terrace_rites|October 9, 1964], a small group of [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0495_003|speakers and community members] gathered in front of the new senior citizen apartment high-rise, [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/19400|Lurie Terrace], to celebrate its completion. No one was more instrumental in bringing Lurie Terrace to completion than [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/20412|Shata Ling]. Mrs. Ling founded the Ann Arbor Senior Citizens Guild in 1956 and worked tirelessly on behalf of seniors throughout her active career in Ann Arbor. Lurie Terrace was named in honor of Mrs. Ling's mother, Ann Przzan Lurie.

Lurie was [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19610527-city_may_get|one of the first] affordable senior housing projects proposed in the U.S. In 1961 a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19610905-w_huron_st_site|site on W. Huron] was selected and demolition of [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19630809-old_homestead|four homes] began. Bricks from the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0488_001|Lorin Mills House] were used to construct the patio at Lurie. Designed by local architect James H. Livingston the building featured twin [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0491_007|Pentagon] towers. The first resident to [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0492_002|sign a lease] at Lurie Terrace came from a family with a long history in Ann Arbor, Pearl McOmber.

From the beginning, Lurie Terrace emphasized a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19650807-living_at_lurie|vibrant and varied lifestyle] for seniors with a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0498_018|workshop], a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0498_008|plant conservatory], small dining halls, library, [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0498_010|men's club], even an in-house [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N016_0497_002|"Newsboy"].

Lurie was not without controversy and in February, 1982, three years after a woman was denied admission because she was handicapped, the Michigan Court of Appeals [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19820209-woman_wins_suit|struck down] Lurie's residency requirements that prohibited handicapped persons. Over the years, Lurie developed programs and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19960927-seniors_at_lurie|social events] that aimed at expanding [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_20021129-music_memoir|horizons] of all seniors in their community of apartments. Happy Birthday Lurie Terrace!

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Tonight: Maximize Your Medicare

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 4:44pm

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Jae Oh, author of [http:www.maximizeyourmedicare.com/|Maximize Your Medicare], will discuss Medicare and its impact on the consumer. Learn what [http://www.medicare.gov/|Medicare] is, what to do with it, and how to save money when using it. Issues related to Medicare and the Affordable Care Act will be addressed. Books will be available for purchase following the program.

[http://www.aadl.org/events/list?id=18570/|ABCs of Medicare] | Jae W. Oh, MBA | Tuesday, July 9, 7-8:30 pm | Downtown Library

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The Affordable Care Act: Evolution of Senior Health

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 4:46pm

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The idea of [http://mlksymposium.umich.edu/2012/11/15/affordable-care-act-evolution-of-senior-health|Senior Health] has evolved since the creation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_%28United_States%29|Medicare] in 1965. The passing of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act|Affordable Care Act] has further changed health care for seniors. Part of the [http://mlksymposium.umich.edu|2013 MLK symposium], this presentation will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at: the [http://www.med.umich.edu/geriatrics/community/turner.htm|Turner Senior Resource Center]. Jacquetta Hinton will be presenting and this free event includes lunch.

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Caregiver Support

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 2:35pm

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[http://www.interimhealthcare.com/|Interim HealthCare] in partnership with [http://www.csswashtenaw.org/|Catholic Social Services], [http://www.blueprintforaging.org/|Blueprint for Aging], and [http://www.thebestofaging.com/|The Best of Aging Magazine] are hosting the First Annual National Family Caregivers Recognition Event on Sunday November 11, 2012 from 2:00-4:30pm at the Senior Health Building at 5361 McAuley Dr. on the campus of St. Joe's Hospital. [http://www.maryellengeist.com/|Mary Ellen Geist], author of A Measure of the Heart: A Father’s Alzheimer’s, a Daughter’s Return, a Michigan Notable Book of 2009, will speak. Interim HealthCare will be providing Certified Nurse Assistants to provide respite care to allow family caregivers to attend this event. Call 734-468-3746 to arrange for this service.

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Financial Awareness for Older Adults

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 10:57am

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As adults over 55 with low income and disabilities strive to stay in their homes, the threat of theft, fraud, and other forms of financial exploitation increase. To become more educated about this, they, their caregivers and service agencies who assist them, [http://www.mapagency.org/|Michigan Ability Partners] (MAP) is offering training to increase financial management skills. This is made possible by a grant from [http://www.aaacf.org/grants/anna-botsford-bach-fund-seniors/|The Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation]. MAP will promote this service through the organizations in the Washtenaw Elder Justice Coalition. For more information call Misty Hendershot, MAP Payee Supervisor at 734-975-6880.

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The Future of Ann Arbor Senior Center

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 9:53am

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A few years ago the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dept. began an evaluation of the social and recreational programming at the Ann Arbor Senior Center in Burns Park. The [http://www.a2gov.org/government/communityservices/ParksandRecreation/seniors/Pages/seniors.aspx/|strategic recommendations] finalized in 2011 contain some interesting findings. With more than 30,000 people over 50 living in Ann Arbor, only 250 actively use the AASC, and most of them are over 70. Some reasons given for this are the many offerings this culturally rich area provides that mature adults participate in as well as the general good health and wealth the [http://www.asaging.org/|mature population] who live here enjoy. Even the term “senior” is questioned because it’s a label many don’t care for.