- Healthy living presentations, exercise, healthful cooking demonstrations, Senior Nutrition Program (lunch 2 days), and blood pressure screening.
- Services such as Medicare counseling and assistance with Advance Directives.
- Support groups.
- Social and cultural activities including a therapeutic writing group, weekly open bridge and chess, and special events.
- Caregiver Resource Center is located in the TSRC lobby with contact information for local agencies and organizations, as well as a lending library on a variety of topics related to caregiving.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, TSWP will be operating completely virtually for now. See our Events & Activities below to learn more and register for upcoming programming. We continue to be here for you so call or email with any questions 734-998-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Fundraiser - Big Hearts for Seniors!
Big Hearts for Seniors was formed to support critical services for our aging community members. This collaborative is comprised of five community non-profit programs serving older adults: Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs, and the Turner Senior Wellness Program. These programs help seniors access home-delivered meals, sustainable housing options, support to remain independent, learning in retirement opportunities, relief from social isolation, and programs for those with dementia.
Since 2006, Big Hearts for Seniors has raised sponsor support funds and generous community donations through various events including the Big House/Big Heart races, silent auctions, and documentary film screenings. All funds raised are used to provide needed services to older adults.
Our Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles
Turner Senior Wellness Program promotes quality of life among older adults through social connection, wellness activities, health education, and community resources.
A community where the value and vitality of every older adult will be enhanced.
- We strive for a culture of warmth, vitality, and belonging where all are welcome.
- We design programs that are informative, healthy, and fun.
- We are quality-driven yet cost-conscious with our resources.
- We operate with empathy, respect, and integrity.
- We encourage an environment where volunteers contribute, have fun, and ‘do good.’
List of Local Resources
View our comprehensive resource guide to learn about services and supports available in the community. View them here- Resources for Older Adults in Washtenaw County.pdf
Email Maire DeLand at email@example.com to receive these electronically.
Turner Senior Wellness Program (TSWP)
TSWP is staffed with social workers and other professionals who specialize in working with older adults. Stop in to learn more about area resources and supports available in the community or call to set up a care consultation:
Rachel Dewees, LLMSW
Assistant Director of Geriatrics Center Community Programs
Rachel holds a Masters of Social Work from Syracuse University with a Certificate in Gerontology. Her experience in human services spans over 25 years and includes work with people of all ages including families of at-risk children and school-aged pregnant teens. However, much of her practice and education has focused on older adults. She is most passionate about maximizing wellbeing and independence among elders through access to information, community resources and social connectedness. Her role at Turner Senior Wellness Program includes program development and implementation, community education, field instruction, facility management, event planning, fundraising, and outreach.
Maire DeLand, LMSW
Assistant Director, TSWP
Maire is a licensed social worker with a geriatric specialty from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. At the Turner Senior Wellness Program (TSWP), she assists with programming as well as meets with individuals and families to help them navigate community resources. Her desk is in the middle of the center so she’s a friendly and welcoming face to all who enter the building. Prior to coming to TSWP, she worked as a program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter providing community education and support for individuals impacted by some form of dementia.
Randy provides light clerical support to the program and creates a welcoming atmosphere for all who visit TSWP. Key components of her position are promoting upcoming health and wellness events and helping visitors connect with resources and programs in the building to best meet their needs. In addition to the satisfaction of serving others, Randy says that TSWP has given her the opportunity to “age gracefully surrounded by many role models, meet new friends, and gather a support system in Ann Arbor.”
Group Therapy - Important information!
For information, registration, and to schedule an initial assessment, call (734) 764-2556. Therapy groups and assessments are covered by Medicare and most secondary insurances.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Group
This is an evidence-based therapy group to prevent future relapse of depression/anxiety.
8 Weekly Sessions: Fridays, February 19 – April 9, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Mariko Foulk, LMSW; Halla Motawi, LMSW. To schedule the initial orientation-assessment, please call (734) 764-2556. Location: Virtual
Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Group & Mindfulness- Based Forgiveness Group
These groups are TBD based on the demand. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending either group. Each group is an eight week session.
The Turner Senior Wellness Program is proud to be part of the Geriatrics Center at Michigan Medicine, which provides substantial support. Yet to cover the full cost of these community services, we rely on gifts, donations, and grants. To help us continue the important work we do with older adults in our community consider making a gift.