Each one of us is unique, and how we age is unique to each of us as well. What better way to celebrate Older Americans Month than with this year’s theme: Age My Way.
Every May, the Administration for Community Living, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads the celebration of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible and participating in life in the ways they choose.
At Brio Living Services, formerly UMRC & Porter Hills, we are always seeking to ensure the highest level of independence and vibrancy for the older adults we serve so they can continue to live their best lives. With its vision of “a world in which all are empowered to age well,” Brio Living Services serves the most economically diverse population of older adults in Michigan through its mission of “welcoming all, partnering together, enriching lives.”
We promote healthy living to “Age My Way” for older adults like Connie who leads Bible study with other residents at The Thome Rivertown Assisted Living in Detroit; and Miriam who recently published a book of stories she penned in the Chelsea Retirement Community Creative Writing class; and Robert and Carol who volunteer in the YMCA Generations Childcare Center located on the campus of Porter Hills Village in Grand Rapids.
Through myriad activities including: the arts and creative outlets; wellness activities that engage mind, body, and spirit; volunteer opportunities; chances to socialize; home visits and meals; we strive to create opportunities for joy, vigor, and healthy aging at each of our 24 locations and service lines. As a faith-based, nonprofit organization, Brio Living Services and its affiliates serve more than 8,000 older adults each year across 22 counties in Michigan’s lower peninsula.
Whether a traditional residential community is right for you, or you wish to live independently in your home and community for as long as possible with the assistance of PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) or Home Health services, Brio Living Services offers a wide variety of options to “Age My Way.” Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits all of us.
Visit MyBrio.org to learn more about Brio Living Services and our communities and programs. Or to learn more about Older Americans Month, visit https://acl.gov/oam/2022/older-americans-month-2022