housing bureau for seniors

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For the second year, the "Big Hearts For Seniors" event, which supports five community-supported programs of Michigan Medicine that serve older adults, is taking place online.

Lisa Barry talks with one of the storytellers, "Dr. Red Shoe" Dr. Margarita Gurri, and event co-chair and one of the directors of a program that benefits from this event, Jennifer Howard, about how stories can connect us, inspire us, and help.

Big Hearts for Seniors
Michigan Medicine / med.umich.edu

Big Hearts For Seniors serves older adults in Washtenaw County and, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, plans to hold an upcoming storytelling event online.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Shannon Etcheverry, director of Silver Club Programs, and local storyteller Breeda Miller about the planned "Big Hearted Stories: Experiences of Aging" event.

Susan Smith / United Way of Washtenaw County

Providing affordable housing for low-income residents can be difficult, especially those who are senior citizens.  Fortunately, Michigan Medicine created the HomeShare program, which allows seniors to share housing with other individuals.  In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair has a conversation about this amazing program with Janet Hunko, director of the Housing Bureau for Seniors at Michigan Medicine, and Judy Slater, who volunteers regularly with HomeShare.