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Life has been a little overwhelming for everyone lately… 1000 1000 Hannan Center

Life has been a little overwhelming for everyone lately…

by Daniel Horrigan, LLMSW For many, the new year provides an opportunity for self -reflection, goal setting, resolutions, and positive change. In 2021 this might seem more challenging. Many of us have not “shaken off” 2020 and are still experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re still isolating and we’re still trying to stay…

Hannan Players Holiday Radio: The Regift 150 150 Hannan Center

Hannan Players Holiday Radio: The Regift

Take a trip back in time to when people gathered around the radio to listen to stories!  Grab a cup of hot cocoa or eggnog and join Patricia Beard and Christine Lawson of the Hannan Players as they bring several characters to life in “The Regift.”  A little holiday present from Hannan Center!

Interview with artist Ira Russell 800 523 Hannan Center

Interview with artist Ira Russell

The Hannan Center Director of Arts and Culture Richard Reeves recently sat down and did a Zoom interview with artist Ira Russell. Have a look! [grve_video video_link=”https://vimeo.com/425147457″]

Interview with Artist Rosemary Summers 800 523 Hannan Center

Interview with Artist Rosemary Summers

The Hannan Center Director of Arts and Culture Richard Reeves recently sat down and did a Zoom interview with artist Rosemary Summers. Have a look! [grve_video video_link=”https://vimeo.com/422984283″]

Interview with Artist Carol Cook Reid 800 523 Hannan Center

Interview with Artist Carol Cook Reid

The Hannan Center Director of Arts and Culture Richard Reeves recently sat down and did a Zoom interview with artist Carol Cook Reid. Have a look! [grve_video video_link=”https://vimeo.com/420776251″][grve_single_image image_type=”image-video-popup” image=”6185″ video_link=”https://vimeo.com/420776251″]

Mood Boards, Playtime, and Music Therapy 1200 723 Hannan Center

Mood Boards, Playtime, and Music Therapy

Karolen Coleman Executive Assistant How are you doing? Are you finding ways to maintain your sanity and have fun during this time of quarantine? How’s your physical and mental health? I’ll admit it – after several weeks of social distancing, it’s becoming a little difficult to come up with positive, fun and healthy ideas to…

My COVID-19 Survival Toolbox 1200 723 Hannan Center

My COVID-19 Survival Toolbox

My COVID-19 Survival Toolbox   Richard Reeves, Jr. Director of Arts and Culture I am an artist.  I have created art since my schooldays, in graphite, pastel and watercolor, and as a photographer and videographer.  All along I have sought out and been open to new forms of artistic expression, especially involving new technology.  I…

COVID-19 and Higher Risk Individuals 1200 723 Hannan Center

COVID-19 and Higher Risk Individuals

By Melissa Draughn, LMSW, Director of Social Work I have been diagnosed with two autoimmune disorders, hyperthyroidism and Multiple Sclerosis. It has been a long, difficult journey that ultimately taught me to be more mindful of my health. I won’t say I have been perfect about it but I have definitely become more careful and consistent.…

A Note From A Millennial
 1200 723 Hannan Center

A Note From A Millennial


By Corey Achambault AmeriCorps Program Director Full disclosure: I am, in fact, a Millennial. Born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, I grew up watching cable TV, am skilled with a smartphone, and have no real memories of a time before the internet. I’m also an avid reader, love dogs, and consider volunteering to be my favorite…

Living with Health Anxiety 1200 723 Hannan Center

Living with Health Anxiety

By Tara Franey, Director of Development Hello from my new “office” – my dining room table!  I set up shop here last Wednesday and given yesterday’s announcement from Governor Whitmer, it looks like I’m going to be here for a while… The only one happy about this situation is my little chihuahua, Chili. We are…

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know  1000 1000 Hannan Center

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know 

By Seema Verma – Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic. We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this emergency to steal their Medicare…

Ageism and Privilege 1000 1000 Hannan Center

Ageism and Privilege

For the third time in as many months, I took my mom out to enjoy a live show.  The first show was at Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the second at the new Little Caesar’s Arena (LCA), and the third one was at Flint’s Capitol Theatre.  Constructed in the 1920s, the Masonic Temple and the Capitol Theatre…