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Interest: Seniors & Caregivers

Help for Veterans is Available

Published: November 14, 2019

Did you know that as of 2019, 11.7 million veterans are over the age of 65, which is about 61% of all veterans (U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics)? The Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs can help veterans, their survivors and dependents, file claims for benefits from Federal, State, and Local governments and receive help with VA Pension, life insurance and health care, financial assistance with food, transportation, and housing, and funeral and burial reimbursements. Their mission is to provide accurate, efficient and timely services to ensure delivery of benefits to veterans and their families.  If …


Senior Living Week

Published: August 22, 2019

Looking for a new place to live?  Need some legal advice?  Senior Living Week brings answers to these and many more questions for those aging in our community.  The Expo on Saturday, September 14 at Washtenaw Community College will feature exhibitors, educational workshops, free legal advice and annual flu shots. Other workshops on a variety of topics will take place during the week of Sept 14-21 at various locations around the area.  See this flyer for more information.


Have Questions about Medicare or Medicaid?

Published: June 10, 2019

Get unbiased advice to make the right decisions about your health care. Schedule a one-on-one conversation with an experienced health counselor, provided by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.  Counselors are available at the Michigan Avenue branch of YDL June 8, 22, July 13, 27, August 10, and 24.  Make an appointment by calling 800-803-7174.


Nature and History Tours With Your County Parks

Published: May 20, 2019

Spring has sprung and it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy nature.  Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation offers nature and history programs for all to enjoy.  Programs are free for Washtenaw county residents.Feed your mind and spirit with Washtenaw County Parks!


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VISIONS Fair Showcases Disability Access Products

Published: May 8, 2019

The 2019 VISIONS Vendor Fair is on Wednesday, May 15th from 11-4pm at the Ann Arbor District Library and features a variety of Michigan exhibitors who will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled.


Legal Advice
Free Legal Advice Day

Published: April 15, 2019

Get twenty minutes of free legal advice from the New Lawyers Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association in celebration of National Law Day on Wednesday, May 1st.  Consultations will take place at YDL-Michigan between 10am and 3:30pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 734-996-3229, starting April 16th.  Walk-ins welcome as time allows.


TheRide for Seniors

Published: February 27, 2019

Getting around town can be challenging for seniors who don’t or can’t drive themselves.  The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), a not-for-profit unit of government, operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. This service enables the area’s residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives. The Ride offers several unique programs and services for individuals ages 60 and older. AAATA representative Tracy Byrd will share details about ARide, GoldRide, and GroceryRide on Thursday, March 7 at 3:00 pm at YDL-Whittaker. Come and find out how TheRide might help you …


Help make the Library more welcoming to seniors!

Published: February 5, 2019

Join the Senior Advisory Board and give your input on programs, services, and other resources the library offers to those age 55 and over.


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Free Tax Prep at YDL & Beyond

Published: January 9, 2019

It is tax season once again, but don’t despair! If you are a local resident with low income, you have many options available for free tax preparation. Local organizations including the AARP Foundation, United Way of Washtenaw County, and the Eastern Michigan University Accounting Society have partnered with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs to help taxpayers receive more of their tax refund. A detailed list of sites, dates, and times is available by clicking here. YDL’s Michigan Avenue branch is one of AARP’s tax preparation sites. To learn more about getting your …


Back to school is not just for kids

Published: October 1, 2018

Its never too late to learn new skills, expand your knowledge, and keep your brain healthy.