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ABCs of Medicare


This Tuesday night from 7:00-8:30 PM, visit the Ann Arbor District Library as author Jae W. Oh, author of the bestselling book “Maximize Your Medicare” discusses such topics as: How Medicare Works; What To Do And When and How To Save Money.

Jae W. Oh, MBA, CLU, ChFC is a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Consultant, and a licensed insurance agent with Bankers Life and Casualty Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group Inc. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

To learn more about this free event, visit here.

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Senior Living Week 2013


What: An annual event that brings together the people who provide senior living, housing and support services with those who need them! Seniors and their family members are given the chance to explore the variety of senior living, housing, and care options available in our area, to interact with service professionals, to visit senior housing communities, and to participate in numerous activities, including relevant educational programming on home & personal services, health and wellness, social services, home design and remodeling, financial services, and legal services. A list of just a few of the events at the expo:

  • Friday, 9-10:15 AM: Navigating Long Term Care
  • Tuesday, 10:30-12 PM: The Dos & Don’t of Dementia Care
  • Wednesaday, 10-11 AM: Protecting Seniors from Fraud
  • and MORE!

When: May 10th- May 19th with the event kicking off at 8:30 AM this Friday!

Where: Various Locations with kick off at the Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building (map)

Who: This event is free and open to ALL seniors in the area who are looking for housing and care options

Why: Whether you are an older adult looking to transition to a new living arrangement, have recently retired and are exploring options for the future, or are a caregiver caring for a spouse, a child, a parent, or a friend, you will not want to miss this important and FREE event.

To learn more about this event and to register for the workshops, please visit here.

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Healthy Vision Month: Free Vision Screening!

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By: neuroticcamel

How is your sight? Take advantage of this opportunity to have your sight, and the sight of your children, tested!

This Saturday, May 4th from 10 AM – 1 PM in the 4th floor Atrium of the Ann Arbor Downtown Library free vision screenings for all ages will be given!

May is Healthy Vision Month! Drop in for a screening – at no charge. This event is co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Host Lions Club and the Michigan Eye Bank to remind everyone in the community how important it is to protect your vision!


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New Direction for Health & Health Informatics


Don’t miss the Google Lecture Series with Dr. Vic Strecher today from 3:30-5 at the North Quad, Room 2435.

This presentation takes a journey through ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and Egyptology, where you will be introduced to an unlikely role model: a six-legged superhero with a unique relationship to a ball of excrement. In the presentation, Dr. Strecher will also preview a platform of multimedia strategies designed to help people make meaningful changes in their lives.

Dr. Strecher received his PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1983. Since 1995, he has been a Professor in the UM School of Public Health and until 2009, Director of Cancer Prevention and Control at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Strecher founded the UM Center for Health Communications Research, a collaborative research-focused organization of health and behavioral scientists, educators, software engineers, and artists.

To learn more about this presentation, which is sponsored by the School of Information, please visit here.

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Can Mobile Health Services Bridge the Gap Between the Have and Have Nots?


On Tuesday, March 26th, Dr. John Piette will present on the use of mobile health care services in addressing health disparities. This talk will take place in  the School of Public Health Building I, Room 1655 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

John D. Piette, Ph.D., is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan (UM), Director of the UM Center for Quality Improvement for Complex Chronic Conditions, and Senior Research Scientist in the Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research. His research includes studies aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of chronic illness care, with an emphasis on: self-management support, mobile health interventions, vulnerable populations, and resource-limited environments. Dr. Piette has written extensively on problems of medication adherence, emphasizing the health beliefs and other co-factors that
modify patients’ adherence behavior in the context of out-of-pocket cost pressures.

For more information, contact Jenny Crawford at 734- 764-9494

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Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health & Social Justice


The 3rd Annual Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health & Social Justice will take place this Saturday and Sunday in the Biomedical Sciences Research Building (map).

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Examining the Why, Discovering the How”. Sessions will take place all day Saturday, with registration and breakfast starting at 7:45 AM, on a variety of public health and social justice topics. To list just a few of the sessions:

  • Dr. Suzan Song: Self-awareness in Global Health Initiatives
  • Dr. Marc ZimmermanViolence Prevention Through Community Change
  • Panel Discussion: Challenges and Successes in Veteran Care
  • Dr. Matt Davis, Elizabeth Lamoste & Dr. Jane Turner: The State of Affairs of Domestic Access to Care
  • Sal Calo Street Medicine Detroit: a student-led mobile medical outreach model for the unreached, service resistant homeless of Detroit
  • Panel Discussion: The roles of faith-based vs. government and public initiatives in global health

The Symposium will conclude on Sunday with a breakfast and symposium follow up at 10 AM. To see the full schedule of events please visit here.  To register for this wonderful event, please visit here.

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2013 Henry Russel Lecture: Beyond Obamacare


Attend the 2013 Henry Russel Lecture this Thursday, March 14th from 4-5PM in the Rackham Ampitheatre (map).

The presenter for this esteemed lecture will be Dr. James S. House. Dr. House is a Research Professor for the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research and a Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is also a Professor of Sociology at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and a Research Professor for the School of Public Health.

Dr. House will present on the social determinants and disparities of health in relation to America’s paradoxical crisis of health care and health. This event is sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

To learn more, visit here.

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