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Text Box: Special Study
"Drs. Carla Groh and Mitzi Saunders, faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy, are conducting a study on the transition from spousal caregiver to widowhood. We are actively recruiting women over the age of 65 years who assumed the caregiver role for their husband/partner who was diagnosed with dementia (any type) and who passed within the last 3 years. We are focusing on women who live in rural counties of Michigan. The study is longitudinal: women will be interviewed three times over 12-14 months. The women receive a stipend for each interview with the interviews lasting 60-90 minutes. We will come to their community for the interview (their home or a location of their choice). The first interview must be completed by the end of December 2017.  If you know any women who meet the inclusion criteria (e.g. >65 years, caregiver for husband/partner diagnosed with dementia, husband/partner died within the past 3 years), please give them my phone number: 989-912-3739 or 313-993-2487. They are also welcome to email me at grohcj@udmercy.edu. I am also happy to contact them if they prefer to give you their number and you forward their contact information to me. Thank you so much for your support of this research effort with rural women.
Carla J. Groh, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor, College of Health Professions
Project Director, McAuley Health Center
Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)
Women's and Gender Studies
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Rd, CHP Room 233
Detroit, MI 48221
313-993-2487   grohcj@udmercy.edu"

Adult Coloring
Fridays 1:00 – 2:30

Come join the fun of the adult coloring trend.  Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types.  It helps lower your stress and anxiety levels, reduce negative thoughts and keep you focused on the present.  It is a hobby you can take with you wherever you go.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring your own pencils and book or page, or use the group pencils and pages




Water Painting

Wed., January 24th

 12:30 - 3:30


Come join Roy and Peg Hruska who are both Madden Certified Teachers.  This is a monthly activity and each class will focus on a different technique and subject.  Classes are geared to those who have never tried watercolor before or who like the “loose” paintings of T.V. teacher Terry Madden.  Create something beautiful in a relaxed, positive and fun atmosphere.  You will amaze yourself! You can do it!

Cost is $15 per session and everything you need is provided  for your finished painting.  As class size is limited please call for reservations at 469-4556.


Exercise Equipment Available for Use at the Center


Come in any time and use the  exercise equipment  workout.  Please note that you must sign a waiver before using the exercise equipment.



Writer Group


Writing group will resume May 2018


Foot Clinic

Fri. Jan. 26th and Mon. Jan 29th


Lakeland Help at Home will be here on Friday January 26th and Monday January 29th to trim and file toenails.  Initial cost is $30.00 which includes a reusable foot care kit and  $25.00 per visit thereafter.  Please bring a towel for your appointments.. Call for appointment at 469-4556.


Singing  Group

Mondays at 1:30


Come join America Schmaltz and Dorothy Simmons and their singing group.  If you would like to join the fun and sing, come to the Center on Mondays at 1:30.  See America or Dorothy or call 469-4556



 Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.


T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is  meeting at the Senior Center. Please feel free to come and join. Note: Please enter thru the lower level rear door.



Tues. & Thurs. at 1:30


Come join Charlie Simmons and a group that plays cribbage on Tuesdays and Thursdays.