Washtenaw Support Network for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one? Want some support? Looking for a chance to breathe?

Everyone needs a break from time to time. The Washtenaw Support Network for Caregivers is open to anyone who cares for an older adult (age 60+) in your life – be it a parent, spouse, neighbor, or anyone else.

About Our Program

All WSNFC offerings are FREE of charge to caregivers! Our program includes:

  • Caregiver social outings offering a chance to relax, have fun, and connect with a community of people who understand.
  • Educational programs to help you learn more about caregiving… and caring for yourself.
  • Respite care available during every caregiver activity, to ensure your loved one is safe and comfortable.
  • Group transportation to and from caregiver outings.
  • Individualized care-planning consultations with a social worker specializing in caregiving.
  • Home chore and handyman services to take a weight off your mind.

PAID focus groups providing an opportunity for caregivers to share your thoughts and experiences to help improve the program and be compensated for your time.


Wednesday, April 17th, 1:00 PM: Lunch & Learn with Dementia Minds

Location: Turner Senior Resource Center or via Zoom

Join the Washtenaw Support Network for Caregivers for a free luncheon and presentation from the National Council of Dementia Minds! This program will include a screening of a video of people living with dementia discussing the question "What do we want care partners to know?" The video will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers. In addition, lunch will be provided and there will be time for caregivers to meet and connect with one another.

Although the presentation is focused on those who care for someone with dementia, anyone caring for an older adult in their life is welcome to attend. Those who cannot join the luncheon in person are welcome to register to watch the presentation via Zoom.

Free respite care is available for the person you care for. Pre-registration for this activity is required. Please contact [email protected] or (734) 998-9352 to RSVP

For more information and to register, please contact WSNFC coordinator Sarah Weiss at [email protected] or call (734) 998-9352. Or fill out our online intake form and we will reach out to you!

This program is collaboratively provided by Silver Club Memory Programs, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, and Exhale, the Family Caregiver Initiative.

Funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and managed by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), the 2022 Exhale initiative involves a total of 60+ partner organizations across Washtenaw County and Western New York who will work in teams led by the 13 grantees including Silver Club Memory Programs. Exhale is dedicated to offering innovative solutions that give caregivers of older adults an opportunity to breathe a little easier. Visit www.exhaleforcaregivers.orgto learn more.