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By Lisa Carolin After months of waiting, Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) received the approval they’ve been waiting for from the Chelsea Planning Commission at its Jan. 21 meeting. After having its rezoning request tabled twice, the Commission voted 6-0 on two separate resolutions that give CRC permission to build housing for seniors on 54 acres […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 16th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Trinh Pifer for the information in this story.) Starting Monday, Jan. 18, residents of The Pines Senior Apartments and the Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) independent living, can get a free ride to the senior lunch program offered at the Chelsea Senior Center from Monday through Friday. Western-Washtenaw Area Value […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 17th, 2015

The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Holiday Business After Hours at the Chelsea Retirement Community on Dec. 2 from 5-7 p.m. The event will take place in the Dancey House Mezzanine, 805 W. Middle Street Enjoy festive fare, entertainment and lots of holiday cheer. Feel free to invite a friend or associate […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Trinh Pifer for the information in this story.) There will be an informational session about public transportation for older adults in Western Washtenaw County on Thursday, July 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Dancey House Theater Room at Chelsea Retirement Community, 805 West Middle St. The session is being […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 30th, 2015

About 15 officials from the City of Frankenmuth spent Monday, June 29 in Chelsea where they were scheduled to have a full day of tours and sightseeing during Mayor Exchange Day. The agenda for the day included a tour of the new police station, the Chelsea District Library, Purple Rose Theatre, St. Joseph Mercy-Chelsea hospital, […]

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  (Chelsea update would like to thank Lexi Cerilli and Matt Friedman for the information in this story.) Lori Herbig, Val McGuirt and Kori Rochefort  were recently recognized by LeadingAge Michigan. All of them work for United Methodist Retirement Communities. The ceremony, which took place on May 19, recognized Herbig with the 2015 Leadership in […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 22nd, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shawn Personke for the information and photo in this story.) Silver Maples is partnering with the Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Senior Center, Ascent Audiology, and the Chelsea Retirement Community to bring the life-changing Music and Memory project to Chelsea area residents with dementia and other debilitating diseases. The idea […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 9th, 2015

The Chelsea District Library has partnered with Silver Maples, Chelsea Senior Center, Chelsea Retirement Community, and Ascent Audiology to offer music therapy to Chelsea residents through the Chelsea Music and Memory Project. Music and Memory is a non-profit organization that teaches caregivers how to build personalized music playlists on iPods and other devices, with the […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Ann Kraft for the information in this story.) There will be a public information forum about the May ballot Proposal 1 today, April 8 at the Chelsea Retirement Community, Dancey House Theater at 7 p.m. The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area with Sue Smith, president, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 2nd, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lisa French for the information in this story.) Learn more about how you can protect yourself or a loved one from elder abuse on April 14 at Chelsea Retirement’s Community’s Dancey House Theatre from 6:30-8 p.m. United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) Foundation is sponsoring this free educational forum featuring […]

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