Turner Senior Wellness Program

      
TSWP will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am-5:00 pm starting on June 15. Please check our calendar for up-to-date information. We continue to be here for you so call or email with any questions (734) 998-9353 or tswp.info@umich.edu.
 
The Turner Senior Wellness Program (TSWP) at the Turner Resource Center is a vital learning, health, and wellness program enhancing quality of life for older adults and their families. The program offers an array of high quality, low cost programs and resources:
  • 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.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Turner Senior Wellness Program requires masks regardless of vaccination status and plans to fully re-open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00pm starting on Tuesday, September 7th. 
Please check our calendar for up-to-date information. Please call or email with any questions at (734) 998-9353 or tswp.info@umich.edu.

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.

Learn more about the May 27, 2021 event!  

Our Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles

MISSION

Turner Senior Wellness Program promotes quality of life among older adults through social connection, wellness activities, health education, and community resources. 

VISION

A community where the value and vitality of every older adult will be enhanced.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • 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.’    

Gallery 55+

Gallery 55+ exhibits two-dimensional art created by gifted artists aged fifty-five and older. New artists show four times each year. The gallery welcomes community members of any age to view the art and to participate in special gallery events as they are scheduled. Learn more.
FEATURING - Mickey Taylor

FEATURING - Pam Hoffer

FEATURING - Helga Haller

FEATURING - Kay Gould Caskey, Artist and Writer

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

E-Newsletters

Email Maire DeLand at delandm@med.umich.edu to receive these electronically.

Contact Us

Turner Senior Wellness Program (TSWP)

(734) 998-9353    |    tswp.info@umich.edu              

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:

Maire DeLand, LMSW
Assistant Director, TSWP
delandm@med.umich.edu

Maire DeLand 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 Thackston
Administrative Support
ranberg@med.umich.edu

Randy Thackston 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.”                               

 
 
              
View our September - December 2021 Classes, Events, and Ongoing Services Brochure!

Donate

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.

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