Issue 19
Learn about Zoom and other Technologies
A free public workshop to learn the skills you need to stay connected and access information in the virtual world.

Thursdays, Mar 11-Apr 1
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Worried about Foreclosure?
Ask Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree your most critical questions about home foreclosure. Learn about payment plans, prevention and other resources. This Zoom event is especially for seniors.

Wednesday, March 17
6:00 pm

In partnership with AARP and the SAFE (Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment) program at Wayne State University
Free Resources
Brain Health for Caregivers & Older Adults
Of course you want to preserve your brain health as you age -- but how? Visit "Brain Health & Aging," the new section on for easy-to-understand info about brain aging and how to maintain your thinking skills and memory.
Featured upcoming programs and events:

  • Dementia Super Saturday / COVID-19 & Caregiving - Saturday. March 20, 9:30-11 a.m. | Register - COVID-19 Vaccine Update by Irving Vega, Ph.D., MSU College of Human Medicine, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

  • Effective Communication StrategiesCOVID-19 Vaccine Update   - Monday, March 22, 10-11 a.m. | Register - COVID-19 Vaccine Update by Henry Paulson, Ph.D., Michigan Medicine, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

  • Issues in Aging Conference: Team Approaches to Frailty - Monday, April 19, 9 a.m.-3:40 p.m. | Register
Events & Activities
Detroit Parkinson's Support Group
Zoom Meetings Every 3rd Tuesday
1:00 - 3:00 pm

The Detroit Parkinson’s Support Group provides information and support to anyone affected by Parkinson's disease. Support group discussions offer an amazing exchange of personal experiences and professional presentations. They welcome anyone personally affected by Parkinson’s or caring for someone with Parkinson's. To join, call 248-722-4085.

University of Michigan
Free Winter 2021 Programs
Attend via Zoom
Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
LaToya Hall of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology
March 23
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Registration required here.

Support for Those with
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Registration is now open for the next session of the Mitten Minds Dementia Education Series. This program is a free virtual dementia education series specifically for those with a recent diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or in the early stages of a dementia. The program will take place weekly from March 9 – April 13 from 10:00AM - Noon.

Registration is required.
Registration and additional information can be found here. Questions? Contact program facilitator Ashley Miller, MPH, at
Party Line
An Online Social Group for Detroit Elders

A virtual social group for anyone feeling isolated. Join by phone or computer. Hosted by the Healthier Black Elders Center at Wayne State. Icebreakers, games, poems, videos, and general topic discussions. Flier

From 1-2:00 pm on Zoom every Tuesday through April 20.

Zoom Link or call in at 1-646-876-9923 Meeting ID #438-691-8233
Senior Planet Free Classes
With 2021 upon us, you may want to try some new indoor activities to brighten your day. Senior Planet, a national organization, is open to anyone 60 years or older, with an interesting variety of mostly free online classes that are healthy, interesting and entertaining. 

All classes are on Zoom and easy to enter. You must have Zoom installed on your computer, iPad or mobile phone. Just go online to the class at the scheduled time and click on the link for that class. The Senior Planet Hotline can help you install Zoom technology for their classes at 1-920-666-1950.

News & Research
Help Plan the Future of Senior Housing
The School of Social Work at Wayne State invites you to attend the international virtual seniors housing conference:

May 11 & 12 from Noon to 4:00 pm
Free for Older Adults

Caring for My Mother
Now That I Care For Her, I Feel For Her
"Our relationship will always be an imperfect one, but it rests on the twin pedestals of her trust and my caring." This story is part of Taking Care, an ongoing series on the diverse lives of America's family caregivers. More Caring for Mom . . .

Free Virtual Memory Screening from Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Memory screening is a simple and safe “healthy brain check-up” that tests memory and other thinking skills. It is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a physician or other clinician. Screenings are one-on-one with a qualified professional through a secure video conference in real time. You need a computer, smartphone or tablet with webcam. Call 866-232-8484 or click Memory Screening Sign-Up