Caregiver Fair 2015
Our 7th Annual Caregiver Fair was held Saturday, May 16 at Brighton High School. And by all involved, was deemed a great event and valued offering to our community of caregivers.
Governmental and private companies were on site to share information on assistance for caregivers, be they spouse, sibling, children, disabled, or neighbor in need. We also had three breakout sessions for more detailed information. Watch this site for updates and we'll plan to see you there! ☺
Senior Power Day 2015
Our 28th Annual Senior Power Day is scheduled for Friday, August 7th at Pinckney High School.
Format will be similar to previous years, with vendors sharing information, speakers, lunch, entertainment and lots of door prizes. Watch this site for updates and registration information.
Consortium Member Mark Swanson designates award
In a new collaborative effort between the Consortium and local attorney Nancy Nawrocki, Mark Swanson was awarded the first annual Livingston County Commitment to Caring Award for "commitment, care and service to the Livingston County Senior Community." Along with the award, Ms. Nawrocki presented a check for $500 to be directed to a charity of Swanson's choice. Swanson reported he has designated the award to the county senior nutrition program to facilitate medical care for homebound senior's pets. "Many of our homebound seniors have pets. We have two great networks in place to assist with their pets nutritional needs. I saw medical care an unmet need."
Consortium and Nawrocki Center to award 2015 Commitment to Caring Award
The Consortium is accepting nominations for its second annual Commitment to Caring Award. Nominations are due by May 1st. See the More, then Grants and Awards section above for information.
Consortium Fall 2014 Grants
The Consortium awarded $6,692.70 to seven applicants in it's 2014 Fall grant cycle.
This Fall's awardees included:
Brighton District Library $400
Hartland Senior Center $1,125
VINA Dental Clinic $1,500
Visually Impaired and Blind Of Livingston County $1,000
Livingston Catholic Charities $1,000
Putnam Township Senior Center $967.70
Big Brothers & Sisters of Livingston County $700
Summary: Seven applications were received, requesting $9352.70. Four applicants received full funding, three received partial funding. Including this cycle, the Consortium has now awarded over $50,000 to 25 area agencies in four years.
Regular meetings of the Consortium on Aging
The Consortium meets the third Thursday of most months.
2:30-4:00 pm Business at hand 4:00-4:30 pm Networking
Next meeti Thursday, June 18 , 2015
Location: Wellbridge of Brighton
2200 Dorr Rd, Howell, MI
The Livingston County Consortium on Aging provides for collaboration, advocacy and communication between agencies and persons concerned with the provision of services to all aging adults.
Who We Are
The Consortium is a 501(c)3 non-profit collaborative group representing public agencies, private businesses and individuals interested in addressing the needs of the county’s aging citizens.
Membership is open to any interested parties, at no cost, with a common goal of supporting our mission.
Outreach efforts include sponsoring two annual events, publication of two resource guides, and the awarding of grants to area nonprofits addressing identified needs for area seniors.