Corporate and Community Sponsors

The IOG is committed to translating current research knowledge into information every member of the aging community can understand and use. The generous support of our corporate and community partners enables us to engage and impact large numbers of professionals, caregivers and seniors in the Detroit community and beyond.

For more information please contact Donna MacDonald at 248-719-0640 or

Legacy Partner

The Balwin Society (previously known as the Amercian House Foundation) is dedicated to addressing the gaps between government subsidy programs and services, and what seniors atually need to remain independent. The Foundation also seeks long-term solutions to the problems that plague our seniors by supporting the research and educational programming of the WSU Institute of Gerontology.
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Platinum Sponsors

​ Heart to Heart Hospice provides comfort, preserves dignity and enhances the quality of life for patients with advanced illness, so they can focus on living well. It provides hospice services to patients and families in cities throughout Texas, Michigan and Indiana, and strives to continuously exceed expectations. Heart to Heart believes everyone should be able to control the direction of their care and make decisions about things that matter most to them. Their experienced and professional care team members provide comprehensive care that meets each person's needs and wishes, while reflecting their values and beliefs.

Waltonwood offers best-in-class senior living communities where people come to enjoy life. With elegant housing and a wide spectrum of services and care options, Waltonwood communities provide residents with a worry- and maintenance-free lifestyle where they enjoy all the comforts of home. Waltonwood offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite Care services in Michigan and North Carolina. Waltonwood's Michigan communities are in Novi, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights and Canton.

BrightStar Care's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of those entrusted to our care. From industry-leading employment standards to RN oversight on every Plan of Care, they are committed to the highest levels of quality, support, and customer satisfaction. As a result of this ongoing commitment to quality, BrightStar Care has earned Enterprise Champion for Quality from The Joint Commission, the same organization that accredits the nation's best hospitals, five straight years, as well as the Endorsed National Provider from Home Care Pulse, a national quality and satisfaction research firm. No other national home care brand can match this amount of recognition.

Gold Sponsors

Ciena Healthcare is a leading innovator and provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitation care services. Their Centers offer a full spectrum of post-hospital stay services that you may need following a hospital discharge, from a short-term rehabilitation stay to long term nursing care. Ciena's clinical programs are designed to reduce hospitalizations so you can focus on achieving your individual care plan goals whether it's returning home or staying with us for your long term care needs.

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Community Partners

Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan Chapter

John & Margrite Davis Foundation

Michigan Alzheimer's Dementia Coalition

Detroit Area Agency on Aging
Jewish Senior Life

Speir Financial

Westerman Foundation

For information on becoming an IOG partner, please contact Donna MacDonald,
 at 248-719-0640 or