The Power of Collaboration
The Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative (The Senior Regional Collaborative) was established in 2008 to address the needs of the rapidly growing aging population in Southeast Michigan. Today, the Collaborative is a 30+ member organization - nonprofits and public sector entities - each individually, and collectively, dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to older adults. By working together, these organizations are able to reach a broader audience of policymakers, service professionals, family caregivers and older adults.
Our purpose is to develop a collective framework for advocacy, diversity, awareness and action in support of issues affecting the safety and quality of life of older adults in Southeast Michigan.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all older adults and people with disabilities in the region through capacity building and strategic leadership.
Our vision is a region where SRC members combine their collective strength to ensure older adults and people with disabilities live healthier, more fulfilling and productive lives.
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Robotic pets helping people combat loneliness during COVID-19 pandemic
It’s not a real dog, but the health benefits of a robotic companion pet are proving to be just as real. The pet was originally designed as a consumer product to inspire play, but the pandemic revealed an even more powerful use, a potential treatment for depression and anxiety, possibly even slowing or reversing dementia disorders, which are all proven to progress more rapidly in isolation. “I was a little skeptical at first, but the feedback we have gotten has just been so positive. I’m mean this has been a life changing experience for some folks,” says Dr. Thomas B. Jankowski, a research gerontologist at Wayne State University and Board of Director for the SRC.
The new issue of Urban Aging New is out! Check out the current issue for home repair resources and activities that can keep you active while isolated. Also, respond to the "What it's like to Grow Older in Detroit" survey.
Recognizing the SRC's funding supporters: Michigan Health Endowment Fund, The Jewish Fund, and United Way for Southeastern Michigan