Activity Center

There is a secret to remaining happy and independent while aging – social engagement. While you do not have control over your aging, you do have a say in how you live your life. MSHL is proud to empower healthy aging and enhance your quality of life through our Senior Activity Center. People who maintain an active and independent lifestyle gain benefits that boost their physical health, emotional well-being, and their ability to remain independent for longer.

Wow-we cannot believe it is July! It has been so nice to see people back at the center! The center has been buzzing with activity and we could not be happier! We look forward to seeing more of you in the next few months!

With that being said– Milan Seniors for Healthy Living as a non-profit will be celebrating our 12th year! Happy Anniversary MSHL! Please look on page 4 for more information on how we will be honoring this moment in time!

We also have some exciting news to share through our Treasure Sale Fundraiser—we made $804 in 6 hours! Amazing! Thank you for everyone who volunteered, who donated treasures and who made purchases! Thank you! Thank you!

This month we are starting to add more services and classes! With the addition, of many support groups-to assist You! Please see pages 2-5 for more information. Also, please note some changes in our procedures.

♦ We will no longer be screening to enter the building but if you have been ill or exposed to COVID, please refrain from coming to The Center.
♦ Fully vaccinated individuals have a choice to be unmasked in our facility. Please note that some programs are asking for participants to wear masks regardless of vaccine status.

We look forward to seeing and serving you!

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In-Person Programs

Tech Talk - Google Account

July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th (Tuesday) at 2 pm
Presented by: Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Limit of 5 people

Do you need some assistance with technology? Would
you like a series of classes that will provide hands-on
learning in technology? Then we have the series for
YOU! Each month we will be devoting a whole month
to a specific technology concern! The classes will build
on each other and provide a knowledge base on each
topic! The topic we will concentrating on this month is
your Google Account.

Week 1-What are the Features in your Google Account?
Week 2– Messaging, Video Chat and More!
Week 3– Sheets, Slides and Documents
Week 4– Bringing it all together!

Bring your own electronic device such as a laptop, ipad
or tablet. Please no phones for this class! We will
cover phones and apps in another class!
Register ASAP

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

Caregiver Support Group

Second Tuesday of Each Month (July 13th) @ 12:30
Presented by: Huron Valley PACE
Register by July 8th

Join us for our new monthly caregiver support!
This support group will meet monthly to support
and provide resources for caregivers!
Huron Valley Pace’s mission is o partner with
aging community members to provide integrative care and promote successful community living.

The Facilitator for this is program is Marketing
Director, Lindsay Mann-Shanahan, MHA
(Master’s in Health Administration) who is
passionate about seniors and what PACE can do
to help enhance their quality of life.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

Medicare, Finances & Scams! (Re-scheduled)

July 8th (Thursday) at 11 AM
Presented by: Edward Jones

Join Angie Leaser of Edward Jones Investments and Tim Dayney of Healthcare Solutions Team (dayneyagency.com) for an overview of Medicare options, their costs and how to plan for them. Angie will be providing an Edward Jones Market Update and together with Tim will walk the audience through the two types of Medicare (Traditional and Advantage Plan), pros and cons of each, including dental and vision options. They will both discuss Long Term Care and what Medicare will and won’t cover regarding Long Term Care.

Note: If you already have Medicare, but haven’t evaluated your plan in a few years, please join to learn
about how you may be able to save on your premiums!
Register ASAP

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

Keeping It Safe (Re-scheduled)

July 15 (Thursday) at 1 PM
Presented by: First Merchant’s Bank
Register by July 8th.

This Workshop “Keep it Safe” is designed to provide you with information and tips to prevent common frauds, scams and other types of financial exploitation
within our community. Participants will learn important points to consider in planning for a more secure financial future, including how to guard against identity theft and other forms of financial exploitation.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

Seniors At The Center

July 21st (Wednesday’s) at 9 AM
This is a 4 week Series
Presented by: Eastern Michigan University

Seniors at the Center is a series of stress management and problem-solving workshops, designed for adults in later life and tailored to your concerns. Do you have trouble navigating relationships? What about sleeping? Is maintaining a health regimen difficult? We will work together to ensure your wellbeing in challenging times.

The workshops will be hosted by Sam Zohr, M.S., and Kayla Rinna, M.S., two doctoral trainees in EMU’s Community Behavioral Health Clinic. Sam and Kayla address behavioral health concerns for older adults, advocate for older adult patients, and provide caregiver training and support.

***This class will meet outside if it does meet inside we are asking participants to wear masks!

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

Grief Recovery Method Workshop

July 22nd, July 29th, Aug 5th and Aug 12th
1:30 – 3:00Pm
Presented by: Gabby’s Ladder
Facilitated by: Ann Gerlach, Grief Recovery Specialist

Register by: July 8th to receive free workbook !!

Join us for this 4-week series open to everyone
grieving the loss of a loved one. The Grief Recovery
Method (which will be utilized with this program)
goes beyond a “best practice” or “promising approach”
in dealing with the emotional pain of loss.
This means there is high confidence that those
who follow the Grief Recovery Method Action Plan
can find happiness in their lives despite the loss
they suffered. The Grief Recovery Method helps
grievers deal with those things they wish might
have been different or better. It gives them the
chance to address their dreams and hopes for the
future, which is not the future they had planned. It
helps them address words left unspoken. It helps
them with the lost relationship that they thought
would cause them pain for the rest of their lives.
All these things may sound too good to be true,
but this research shows that this dream of a better
tomorrow is very possible, thanks to the Grief Recovery Method Action Plan!

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

History Of The Senior Center

July 26th (Monday) at Noon
Presented by: Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Register by: July 22nd
Happy-Anniversary

Help us celebrate Milan Seniors for Healthy Living in a
Unique way this year with learning about the history of the Senior Center! How did Milan Seniors for Healthy Living become a non-profit? Why did we become a nonprofit? What was the center like before? Take this journey with us and discover the answer to these questions and more! We are also going to be inviting past staff members to join in with this celebration and hear from
them about their experiences at the center! If you would like to speak about why you joined the center or why it is important to you –please email Jenni @jennig@milanseniors.org to be a speaker at this celebration!

**Dessert and Coffee will be served after the presentation.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

Solo Seniors

July 28th (Wednesday) at 11 AM
Facilitated by: Wendy Tobler
A support group peer-led by Wendy Tobler
The Last Wednesday of the Month at 11 a.m

Join us for this 4-week series open to everyone
grieving the loss of a loved one. The Grief Recovery
Method (which will be utilized with this program)
goes beyond a “best practice” or “promising approach”
in dealing with the emotional pain of loss.
This means there is high confidence that those
who follow the Grief Recovery Method Action Plan
can find happiness in their lives despite the loss
they suffered. The Grief Recovery Method helps
grievers deal with those things they wish might
have been different or better. It gives them the
chance to address their dreams and hopes for the
future, which is not the future they had planned. It
helps them address words left unspoken. It helps
them with the lost relationship that they thought
would cause them pain for the rest of their lives.
All these things may sound too good to be true,
but this research shows that this dream of a better
tomorrow is very possible, thanks to the Grief Recovery Method Action Plan!

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our facility

Carving Club

Hosted by MSHL
Every Monday from 8—9am

Carve out some time every Monday to join us for our Carving Club! Just bring your tools and other materials and sit around and carve with fellow wood smithers! No set projects or facilitator just a relaxed atmosphere to share your love of carving together!

Men's Hour

Hosted by Gary Bourdeau, MSHL’s Board Chair
Every Tuesday from 9—11am

A casual place for men only! Come “shoot the breeze”, solve the world’s problems, or just enjoy the comradery of this group of men. Weather permitting, we’ll meet outside on the back patio.

Fitness Pass - For In-Person Exercise Programs

Mix and Match your favorite exercise classes marking off a square for each class you attend. When your card is used up, buy another! The pass equals out to $2.00 a class-what a great deal! In addition, we will be adding additional classes as we continue to phase in!

eXercise4U In-Person

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30 AM
Instructor: Jennifer Michalak/Beverly Robinson

This one-hour exercise class is designed to challenge the mature adult of any fitness level, maintain abilities to perform day-to-day activities through low-impact cardio, strength conditioning, and stretching movements, with balance exercises sprinkled throughout.

Chair Yoga In-Person

Mondays 2-3 PM
Wednesdays 2-3 PM
Instructor: Janae LeBar

Yoga targets muscle strength, softness, and flexibility. It can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong. This class can be done standing up or sitting down.

Member's Exercise Room

The Exercise Room is open! Members can use the exercise room with a medical release form on file. We have treadmills, elliptical, recumbent bike and free weights. For your safety there are additional hygiene protocols so be sure to check! Thank you!
Medical release forms & membership need to be resubmitted annually.

Fun & Food

Birthday Celebration

Due to COVID-19, we are not holding large group events like birthdays or holidays until Phase III of our Reopening Plan. We will celebrate ALL missed birthdays at a safer time.

If you don’t see your birthday listed it’s time to renew your Membership!!!

Senior Cafe and Other Lunches

Enjoy a meal through MSHL’s Senior Nutrition Program, partially funded by Washtenaw County’s Office of Community and Economic Development! All are welcome, regardless of residency.

Senior Café (Looking to resume in Aug)

As a federally funded program, we are required to comply with funder restrictions which prohibit in-person dining at this point in time. We’ll be sure to let you know when this program may resume. In the meantime, stay tuned for some other fun in-person activities you may wish to participate in.

Curbside Cuisine—Monday—Friday

Would you like a hot, delicious lunch? You can swing by the center and pick up a meal. Call the center to reserve your meal (we request 48 hours in advance to ensure availability). Meal pickup takes place in front of the center between 11:30 and 12:30. Please wear a mask when you come to pick up your meal. There is a suggested $3 donation for anyone 60+, and a $5.50 fee for anyone under 60. Your donation may be given at time of pick-up or pre-paid (we encourage prepayment when possible). 

Meals on Wheels —Monday—Friday

If you are homebound and find it difficult to shop and prepare your own meals, MSHL is able to deliver you a hot meal up to five days a week. Call us to register for this program.

Call MSHL to reserve your meal

734-508-6229

Support & Services

Transportation

By MSHL

Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM –4 PM

For those 50+ living in the 48160 zip code. We can take you up to 20 miles out of Milan for medical and non-medical rides.

Acupuncture

By Ron Hough of Ronald J. Hough, LLC
Wednesday from 1-3 pm.
10 people max: call to reserve your spot
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. MSHL’s acupuncturist, Ron Hough, is a certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn this designation which indicates that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession.

What can acupuncture do for you?

Research has linked various forms of acupuncture to improvements with pain management, migraines, carpal tunnel symptoms, urinary incontinence, hot flashes, anxiety, and more.
To schedule your visit with Ron, call MSHL at 734-508-6229 to reserve your spot!
$20 at time of service (+$5 fee for future members.)

Resource Advocacy

By Diane London

Diane is a retired RN and brings her passion for helping people and sharing her resource advocacy skills in several of our newer service areas. She is available to help members discuss and plan for the care you want to receive when faced with serious health problems, and to assist you with the completion of the Advance Care Planning (Living Will) document. She can also help you find resources to improve your quality of life (in-home care, podiatrist for home visits, Covid vaccine assistance, etc).

Inperson meetings are not necessary as this information can be discussed over the phone. If you need resource assistance please call the office at 734-508-6229

Technology Assistance

By Kovir, LLC

Second Thursday of the Month from 9am-2pm (July 8th)
Appointment Needed

Kovir, LLC Kovir LLC (pronounced “Cover”) is a woman-owned social enterprise leveraging systems-based and
strength-based approaches to increase an agency’s effectiveness, efficiency, and impact in the aging sector.
The CEO of Kovir, LLC is Marie Gress, LMSW (formerly of MSHL) and she is here to assist you with your technology
needs.

• $20 for 30 mins (non-members $25)
• $40 for 1 hr (non-members $45)
• No shows – $10
• Please only one person at a time. Pay with check or card payable directly to Marie at time of service. No cash accepted.
• 10% of the income will be donated to the center as a thank you

To schedule your visit with Marie call 734-508-6229 to reserve your spot!