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June 24 – JVS Human Services Launches Book Club on Zoom for Seniors

June 24 – JVS Human Services Launches Book Club on Zoom for Seniors

The Covid-19 pandemic has left many seniors feeling isolated, with so many of their enjoyable activities halted. Local seniors who like to read now have the opportunity to take part in a virtual Book Club on Zoom! The program is supported by a grant from United Way Southeastern Michigan, and is organized by JVS Human Services.

“As the state is opening up and activities for younger people are freeing up, the older population is still asked to shelter in place because it is more vulnerable,” said Debi Banooni, Director of Senior Adult Services. “It is so important for seniors to continually exercise their brains – as well as exercise their bodies – and our programs are providing an educational and supportive content, with an important socializing component too.”

Book Club will meet every other Wednesday at 11 am, starting on June 24, via zoom

Participants will read the book and discuss in sections as they go along – plus time for socializing

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, a novel about white women who travel to the western prairies in 1875 to marry Cheyenne Indians, is the current book choice

Subsequent books will be chosen with input from participants

The book club is facilitated by Debi Banooni, Director of Senior Adult Services at JVS Human Services

Other programs being offered are:

a virtual exercise group that was bi-monthly but is now starting to go weekly

Gray Matters – once a month virtual meetings, where speakers talk about different areas of brain health

a Connections Group weekly (no topic, no therapy, just a good excuse to interact with others, run by a JVS Human Services social worker)

Caregiver Support Group for those that need to provide care to another person regardless of what or why

For info and to sign up for any of these programs contact Debi Banooni at, or call 248.320.5417.

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