Wellness 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 Wellness 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.

“Spring has sprung,the grass is riz; wonder where the flowers is?” -- Unknown

May is known as a month of transition. May is a time of change no matter where in the world you are. Perhaps it is one of the most beautiful months of the year for change with the rebirth of nature at every turn. What a perfect month to celebrate another one of our wellness dimensions—Environmental Wellness.

Environmental Wellness is the way you feel about, respect, and protect the world around you. It is how you interact with nature. Environmental wellness is a process that involves learning about and contributing to the health of the world around you.

In this month’s newsletter, we have two exciting presentations that speak to Environmental Wellness. We are beginning with a new biology series starting with “A Virtual Walk Through Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve.” (p2). John Farmer, biologist and Milanite, will lead us with slides and conversation through one on Milan’s most beautiful preserves. Consider coming to “Coffee With a Solar Farmer” (p3) and hear about solar energy and sustainability with APEX Clean Energy. Both programs promise to be exciting and informative.

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In-Person Programs

EHS SENIORS SERVICES

Wednesday, July 27th @11:00am

Sponsored by 
EHS Senior Solutions

Register by July 25th

Meet Lindsy Maap of EHS Senior Solutions as she speaks about Home Care, Outpatient and Sub Acute Rehab and how all three of these services work hand-in-hand with one another for a full continuum of care. Then plan to stay for a complimentary pizza lunch!

Call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

ASK THE EXPERT: OSTEOPOROSIS

Thursday, July 28th @11:15@am

Betty ChaffeePharmD of BetterMyMeds

Register by July 27th

The word ‘osteoporosis’ means ‘porous bone.’ It is a condition that weakens bones, putting you at greater risk for sudden and unexpected bone fractures of the hip, wrist and spine. Betty will bring her vast knowledge on the medications and treatments that manage this condition.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

PIE WITH THE PASTOR:

Wednesday, August 10 @ 12pm

Pastor John White

Retired pastor John White is known not only for his pie-making skills, but for his vast knowledge of theology and his deep spirituality. Come join the conversation, or if you prefer, use this opportunity for reflective listening. Please register Free!

Call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR

Wednesday, August 17 @ 1:00pm

Mayor Ed Kolar

Ed Kolar is a mover and shaker in Milan! Join him as he shares his vision for Milan and addresses your comments, concerns
and questions. There is always a pot of hot coffee on so come by and join in on the conversation. Please register. Free!

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

CRANIUM CRUNCH (Brain Games)

Every Wednesday in August @ 1:30 pm

MaryAnn Opal

Flex your brain muscles. Part of senior health is working to keep your brain healthy, active and sharp. Just as you exercise your body to keep it strong. Challenging your mind every day is your best tool to keep your brain healthy. Research suggests that brain-training activities can reduce your risk of dementia.
Anytime we learn something new, even a simple task, the brain is prompted to grow new neurons and make new connections.
Free!

Call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

GUIDED MEDITATION

Every Tuesday in August @ 1:30 pm

MaryAnn Opal

Studies show that there is something you can do to dramatically improve your intelligence as well as your overall IQ: meditate. That’s correct, meditation is not just good for your physiological health, reducing stress, improving mood, but it can also set you up for emotional equilibrium rather than reactivity. It can also make you significantly smarter.

Those who meditated show an average gain in
IQ of 23 percent.

Another astonishing study showed that after just four days of daily 20-minute meditation, participants demonstrated significant improvements in memory, cognition, and lowered stress levels. Please register at MSHL.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

BOOK CLUB

Every Tuesday in August @ 10:30 am

Carolyn Crane

Is there a story about your life that is particularly powerful? One that you find yourself telling over and over? Over this five-week course, you’ll develop a brief memoir to share with family and friends. Memoirs are a form of autobiography, but usually more specifically about a period or event in one’s life, one that holds particular power and meaning. You’ll share your process with your classmates, and end up with a finished product you can share with family and friends. Free! 

Call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

WRITING GROUP

Every Wednesday in August @ 10:30 am

Carolyn Crane

Join us for this five-week adventure of reading a fun and evocative novel together. During the first week, we’ll choose the book we’ll read. For the next three weeks, we’ll gather to discuss the book’s characters, setting, plot, and theme. Our choices of novels include comedy, mystery, and speculative fiction. Carolyn Crane is a writer, editor, writing coach, producer, and English Professor who recently moved from northern California to Milan. She has published poems and essays, and is a produced playwright. She will begin teaching at WCC this fall. Free!

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS

Beginning Wednesday August 3rd @ 10am
Every Wednesday in August and September

Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) is 12 one-hour long classes held every Wednesday from 10a-11a starting August 3rd. It will be a “hybrid exercise class” – meaning it will be held both inperson and via Zoom. It is a Sun-style tai chi exercise class which is supportive of joint health because of the comfortable stepping patterns and is modifiable for standing or seated. Anyone may benefit from TCA, not just those with arthritis. The CDC has approved TCA as a fall prevention program because it emphasizes the importance of weight transference and balance moves. TCA helps to reduce pain, stiffness, and fear of falling. TCA helps to improve balance, muscular strength, fitness, stamina, flexibility, posture, body awareness, memory, and sleep. Registration required; space is limited. Please indicate in person or zoom.

Call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Ongoing Programs

Spanish Club

Next Session Begins: August 1st

Mondays @11am (5 weeks)

Presented by Eunice Pizarro

This group fosters interest in the Hispanic culture and provides the opportunity to speak Spanish in an informal setting. If you ever wanted to learn a new language and dabble in its culture with music, food and dance, look no further. Eunice is a native Spanish speaker who teaches both English and Spanish as a second language. She leads and inspires our Spanish Club with vibrant and positive energy. Join Eunice as she leads you through exciting and engaging activities to promote learning the Spanish language. While the goal is on learning, the emphasis is on FUN! Come be a part of our Spanish Club—Si? Newcomers are welcome!

Men's Hour

Every Tuesday from 9—11am

Hosted by Gary Bourdeau, MSHL’s Board Chair

A casual place for men only! Come “shoot the breeze”, solve the world’s problems, or simply enjoy the comradery of this great group of men. And if that’s not enough, there’s coffee and delicious treats to enjoy. We are looking for new faces this month! All are welcome!

No registration necessary.

Caregiver Support

Second Tuesday of the Month

Presented by Huron Valley PACE

Marketing Director, Lindsay Mann-Shanahan, MHA
While you are welcome to come and go as your schedule allows, we ask you register in advance to help us be prepared.

To register, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

WOMEN’S HOUR

Every Wednesday @11:00am

Hosted by Cindy Swope

This is a time for you to enjoy the company and comradery of other women. We gals can chat about whatever we like and steer the future of the group in whatever direction the wind fills our sails. Let’s have some fun, ladies! If you have not been a part of this group please plan on dropping by to check it out.

Quilting B's

Every Thursday at 10:00 am

This month, the project will be hand-stitched baby quilts. If you would enjoy a morning of stitching and friendly conversation, check this group out!

No registration necessary.

Grief Support Group

First Thursdays at 10:30 am

Presented by Ann Gerlach of Cabby’s Ladder

Support groups normalize the grief process. During periods of intense grief, it’s okay to feel a wide array of emotions. A grief support group will help guide you towards living life again. Ann will support you through the grieving process, as you walk towards healing and rebuilding your life within this “new normal”.

BRUSH TO CANVAS

Wednesday, August 17th @noon

Presented by Jolie Petticord

Register by August 12th

Express yourself with paint! Experience a relaxing and creative atmosphere to create without the pressure to be perfect. Jolie is very passionate about painting and leads you step-by-step with detail and patience as she guides you in creating your own masterpiece. This is a sample of what you paint in August.

Fitness Pass - For 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. Each Fitness Pass is good for 20 classes.

What a bargain!

Monday Morning Workout

Mondays 10:30—11:15 am

Come workout every Monday morning with SitFit and Dynamic Stretch & Strength. Join Andrea from Plymouth Physical Therapy as she guides you through a full-body workout from warm ups, to free weights, to stretches. Try out SitFit with Beverly Robinson as she gives a more comprehensive series of stretches followed by strengthening and toning using free weights and therabands.

The schedule is as follows:
Week 1: SitFit
Week 2: SitFit
Week 3: SitFit
Week 4: Dynamic Stretch & Strength

Stay tuned as we hope to add more fitness instructors to our morning rotation.

TUESDAY MORNINGS with KAIZEN

Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Instructor: Karen Frank

Back by popular demand, Karen from Kaizen Home Health returns on Tuesday mornings to lead you through exercises that target balance, stretch and strength conditioning using weights, balls and exercise bands.

INTRODUCTION TO CHAIR YOGA

Mondays & Wednesdays @1:15—July Only
Instructor: Janae LeBar

Yoga targets muscle strength, softness, and flexibility. It can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong. This series will introduce you to basic poses, postures and breath that will be the building blocks to take you to that next level.

One Day ONLY! GO-MAD FITNESS

Thursday, July 28th @10am

Join us for a weighted fitness class.

eXercise4U

Thursdays 10—11 am
Instructors: Jennifer Michalak

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

NOTICE THE TIME CHANGE!! We moved class back a half hour to make it easier for anyone who wishes to remain with us for lunch at our Senior Café or Curbside options.

Chair Yoga

Mondays & 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.
What are some benefits of participating in yoga?

• Helps ease symptoms of arthritis
• Improves balance, strength, and flexibility
• Helps manage and relieve stress
• Boosts energy levels and brightens your mood
• Helps ease back pain
• Improves your heart health
• Relieves anxiety and depression
• Helps you maintain a healthy metabolism

Experience some of these benefits for yourself and sign up for the class today!

MONDAY EXERCISE

Mondays @ 10:30am
Instructors: Plymouth Physical Therapy

Come workout every Monday morning as Plymouth Physical Therapy guides you through a fullbody workout from warm ups, to free weights, to stretches. 

TUESDAY EXERCISE

Tuesdays @ 10:00am
Instructors: Milan Physical Therapy

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

THURSDAY EXERCISE

THURSDAYS @ 10:00 AM
Instructors: Sue Collins

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.

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!

Fun & Food

Birthday Celebration

Join us for a birthday celebration on
Thursday, August 11 @11:30am
Please join us to honor these individuals.

August Birthdays

Thanks to a donation from Mullins Auto, all MSHL members whose birthday is in August will receive a complimentary lunch.

If you are a member whose birthdate is in August and your name is not listed, please call the office

RUMMAGE SALES HAVE RETURNED!

Do some spring cleaning and donate your gently used items for our rummage sale! Items may be dropped off the second week in July. Then come shop on the day of our birthday celebration and find some treasure you can’t live without!

Eat Well! Live Healthy!

Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part
of wellness as you age. It can help you maintain a
healthy weight, stay energized, get the nutrients
you need, and lower your risk of developing
chronic health conditions.

To that end, we partner with AAA1-B, OCED, and
MCCOA to bring you several meal options:
 enjoy a meal with friends at our Senior Café,
 pick up a meal to go (Curbside Cuisine),
 or receive a ready-to-eat meal (Meals on
Wheels) delivered to your door.

Reserve your meal 48 hrs. in advance by calling 734-508-6229 

Menus available at the office or on our nutrition page.

Senior Café

Tuesday and Thursday @11:45 am For a suggested donation of $3 per meal you may have a delicious, nutritious lunch, and enjoy some of the best company in town! (Younger than 60 requires a $5.50 charge per meal)

Curbside Cuisine

Monday thru Friday Pick-up between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. For those times when you need the convenience of just grabbing a meal on the go.

Meals on Wheels

Monday thru Friday Meals on Wheels is specially designed to come alongside those who are homebound. Registration is simple, can be done over the phone and can be implemented within 48 hours of registration.


Check our nutrition page or give us a call for additional in-formation

Call MSHL to reserve your meal

734-508-6229

Support Services

Transportation

By MSHL

Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4pm

For those 60+, living in the 48160 zip code. We can take you up to 20 miles outside of Milan. Visit our website for additional information or call us for a brochure. We can even bring you to our Wellness Center so you can enjoy our great variety of activities! 

Resource Advocacy

By Diane London By Appointment

Diane is a retired RN and brings her passion for help-ing 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 vac-cine assistance, etc).

In-person 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

Library In Motion

Stop by and get your new library card. Then stay and take a look at the cart of books and movies you can check out.

Podiatry Services

By Dr. Felhandler, DPME by appointment

Monday, August 29th @1:45pm

Dr. Felhandler is a Foot Specialist and Surgeon. He will be on hand twice a month for MSHL members.

Dr. Felhandler specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of:
Thick Nails * Ingrown Toenails * Neuropathy
Corns & Callouses * Arthritis * Swelling *
Bunions * Hammer Toes * Conditions of the
Foot & Ankle

Blood Pressure Checks

Every Thursday from 10:30—11:30am

Come get your blood pressure checked by IHA’s paramedic. Walk–ins are welcomed. Free!

Technology Assistance

Third Monday of each month
12:30—2:30 pm
By: James Giordani, Clear Computing

CEO of Clear Computing, James Giordani, MSHL
Alternate Board Member, and his team are here to
assist you with your technology needs.
 Call MSHL to reserve your spot.
•$20 for 30 mins (non-members $25)
•$40 for 1 HR (non-members $45)
•$10 for no shows.
•One person at a time.
•Pay at time of service with
check or credit card. 

TECH TALK

Monday, August 15 @ 2:30pm
James Giordani, Clear Computing
The topic will be “upgrades and updates.”
Come with questions, James will have answers!
Please register. Free! 

Looking for Services?

During Covid there has been a lot of move-ment in our Services Department. If you know anyone in these services PLEASE let us know:

Massage Therapy | Acupuncturist | Reflexologist