Senior Advocate Award Recipient
Adult Well-Being Services' role in providing services to older adults has greatly expanded since it was founded in 1953 on Detroit's east side. It offers several excellent projects such as:
- Senior companionship and recreational opportunities for residents in senior housing facilities
- Co-facilitating evidence-based disease self-management training workshops
- Serving as peer mentors for adults with mental illness or substance abuse disorders
Adult Well-Being Services promotes the health, well-being and independence of adults through advocacy, services, family and community support. It has provided paid and unpaid services to older adults in southeast Michigan for 61 years and has accomplished many firsts as a senior services provider. It was one of the first agencies in Michigan licensed to provide substance abuse services to older adults. It's completing a five-year program in which it's the only federal grantee to provide HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention services to older women of color.
Adult Well-Being Services, led by President and CEO Karen Schrock, M.S., reaches 18,000 people each year in 21 Michigan counties.