Navigating Senior Services

In Washtenaw County, the 65-plus population is expected to double–from 43,000 to 92,000–over the next three decades. And while that’s great news on the whole, some people will live longer and healthier lives than others. How can we ensure that all of the county’s seniors, regardless of race, gender, or economic status, have access to the services they need for healthy aging?

In 2015, Washtenaw Health Initiative stakeholders assessed the range and availability of senior services across Washtenaw County to determine if the county was ready for the pending age wave.

Today, a Senior Services Work Group has conducted a more comprehensive analysis–getting at key service needs, root causes, and beginning to address priority issues for further action–and an Advance Care Planning Group is helping to ensure that the end-of-life wishes of seniors are known and respected.