Big Hearts for Seniors
Big Hearts for Seniors attendees enjoying snacks and conversation at a round table

Support Programs for Seniors

Six U-M Health Department of Community Health Services Programs that serve older adults

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Established in 2006, Big Hearts for Seniors (BHS) is an annual fundraising event that benefits six programs within the University of Michigan Health Department of Community Health Services which provide a variety of mission-critical services to older adults in our community. 

The beneficiaries include Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs, Turner African American Services Council, and Turner Senior Wellness Program.

Big Hearts for Seniors began as a grassroots collaboration between staff and volunteers. Volunteers continue to be integral to fundraising and awareness efforts as they participate in committees including sponsorship, silent auction, and marketing. To date (2006-2024), Big Hearts for Seniors has raised nearly $1,000,000 to support the nutritional, social, housing, and educational needs of older adults. 

Stay tuned for information about our 20th Big Hearts for Seniors event! For more event information, please contact [email protected].


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Past Events

2024 Big Hearts for Seniors

Big Hearted Stories: Love Stories

May 30, 2024

Online Silent Auction May 23rd-30th

The 2024 event will features emcee, Vic Strecher, MD, PhD, Professor U-M School of Public Health, and featured storyteller, John U. Bacon, a best-selling author

Learn about the 2023 Big Hearts for Seniors Event

Learn about the 2022 Big Hearts for Seniors Event

Learn about the 2021 Big Hearts for Seniors Event

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