Senior Services

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

Katie Peil, LLMSW and Program Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, will discuss healthy living tips based on the latest research.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This event is cosponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

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

Katie Peil, LLMSW and Program Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, will discuss healthy living tips based on the latest research.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This event is cosponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

Super Seniors: Independent, Engaged, Connected

Want to be a “super senior”? If you are approaching the senior years, or have an aging parent, here is a wonderful opportunity to learn and discuss several complex issues that seniors are facing: Independent and Assisted Living, Estate Planning, and Rehabilitation.

Join us as four local experts discuss these issues and offer answers to your questions:

• Assisted Living -Beth Conway, Sales & Business Development Consultant with StoryPoint Senior Living.
Beth has been involved in senior living for several years with special dedication to Assisted Living and Memory Care. She is an active committee member with the Alzheimer's association and truly feels that research is getting close to help stop the progression of the disease. She is an activist for seniors and enjoys being able to help and educate them on all options that are available for their wellbeing.

• Estate Planning - Kyra Sims, Attorney Legacy Law
Kyra was particularly drawn to the Estate Planning practice area as a result of her father being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Witnessing firsthand the negative effects that result from not having a comprehensive plan in place motivates her to go the extra mile for our clients. By working at Legacy Law Center, she is able to aid individuals in making complex and meaningful decisions for themselves and their families. Kyra is an Ann Arbor native who received her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan. Upon graduation, she attended Howard University School of Law where she received her J.D. She is currently an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Bar Association.

• Independent Living - Debbie Adams, Director American House Carpenter
Debbie has been the Director of American House Carpenter for seven years. She enjoys both the residents and their families. She has been an advocate for seniors in many roles and has a background as a rehab social worker, activities director, and as a caregiver. The aging process is often complex and sometimes scary, and she believes it is her role to offer each senior an opportunity to experience joy, understanding, and solutions and to honor their beautiful human spirit.

• Rehabilitation - Courtney Hayes, Heartland Admissions Coordinator
Courtney is an Eastern Michigan graduate majoring in Marketing and Communications. She started her journey with Heartland Health Care Center a little over four years ago. She enjoys being an advocate for patients and has watched patients who she never thought would walk again, walk out Heartland’s doors and return home to their lives.

Lurie Terrace Celebrates 50 Years

On a cold and windy October 9, 1964, a small group of speakers and community members gathered in front of the new senior citizen apartment high-rise, Lurie Terrace, to celebrate its completion. No one was more instrumental in bringing Lurie Terrace to completion than 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 one of the first affordable senior housing projects proposed in the U.S. In 1961 a site on W. Huron was selected and demolition of four homes began. Bricks from the Lorin Mills House were used to construct the patio at Lurie. Designed by local architect James H. Livingston the building featured twin Pentagon towers. The first resident to 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 vibrant and varied lifestyle for seniors with a workshop, a plant conservatory, small dining halls, library, men's club, even an in-house "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 struck down Lurie's residency requirements that prohibited handicapped persons. Over the years, Lurie developed programs and social events that aimed at expanding horizons of all seniors in their community of apartments. Happy Birthday Lurie Terrace!

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