Background 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.
Purpose 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, people with disabilities, and caregivers in Southeast Michigan.
Mission Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers in the region through capacity building and strategic leadership.
Vision Our vision is a region where informed SRC members combine their collective strength to ensure older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers live healthier, more fulfilling and productive lives.
Kristie King Creates a Framework for Advocacy, Diversity, and Action for Older Adults
Kristie King the Executive Director of the SRC, discusses our work around advocacy, diversity, the Eldercaring Coordination Program, and how we're working to improve the quality of life for older adults.
Heterogeneity of Aging & Issues in Aging Presentations
Be sure to check out the Heterogeneity of Aging, Issues in Aging, and other presentations on our YouTube channel!
The National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of 67 national organizations – applauds the release of the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services but urges strong accountability and implementation efforts to turn the strategy into action.
The National Strategy includes potential government actions that address issues that family caregivers say are most important, including: 1) Access to Respite Services 2) Support with Day-to-Day and Complex Medical Tasks 3) Inclusion of Caregivers in Care Teams 4) Financial Education on Caregiving Costs 5) Better Identification of Family Caregivers 6) Research on the Needs of Family Caregivers
The Strategy will be updated biennially, informed in part by public feedback, ensuring it continues to meet the needs of family caregivers and those they care for as they evolve.
The COVID-19 Vaccine helps protect you from getting COVID-19. Get a COVID-19 vaccine once available, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands to protect against COVID-19.
Urban Aging News reports on all things aging in the Metro Detroit area and provide you with resources to help make aging easier. The new issue is out now, so go and check it out!