EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS AARP Foundation WorkSearch and the Senior Community Service Employment Program 15100 Northline Road Southgate MI 48195 Phone: 734-281-2470 Operation ABLE 4750 Woodward, Suite 201 Detroit MI 48201 Phone: 800-922-4473 Operation ABLE of Michigan has received a $200,000 grant from the AARP Foundation to provide job search and career services for older adults. This nonprofit provides counseling and skill-building workshops and helps people learn about job opportunities. The Information Center, Inc. The Family Resource Place 20500 Eureka Road Suite #110 Taylor, MI 48180 Phone: 734-282-7171 TTY: 734-282-7184 Michigan Relay Services: 800-649-3777 Detroit Area Agency on Aging/ Mature Workers Employment & Training Program 1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200 Detroit MI 48207-4544 Phone: 313-446-4444 This paid, on-the-job training program provides work experience for low-income adults who are 55 years of age or older and live in the Detroit area. It is designed to enhance or develop skills, allowing the return to gainful employment. Participants will be expected to participate in a training placement as an enrollee at 20 to 25 hours per week assignment and will be paid at least minimum wage. Benefits will vary, but may include job training, job-related counseling and assistance, job referral and placement. AND "Its Never Too Late" Computer Training Computer Training is provided in a class setting with a maximum of 15 participants and lasts 10 weeks. Training includes remedial keyboard and mouse skills, introduction to computers, Windows Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. During the 10 weeks, training participants are also provided other services: Job Search Assistance, Counseling, Resume Preparation, Attendance at Job Fairs, Job Interview Opportunities, and Job Clubs. INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES SENIOR PROGRAMS The Information Center, Inc. The Family Resource Place 20500 Eureka Road Suite #110 Taylor, MI 48180 Phone: 734-282-7171 TTY: 734-282-7184 Michigan Relay Services: 800-649-3777 Has a variety of Senior resources including Caregiver Support Groups. Adult Well-Being Services Administrative Offices: 1423 Field Ave. Detroit MI 48214 Phone: 313-924-7860 Offices throughout Wayne County. Matrix Human Services Bridging the Gap--A Program for Adults 50+ 450 Eliot Street Detroit MI 48201 Phone: 313-831-8650 ext. 1222 Deondra Hale-King This FREE program will provide you assistance with: Transportation, Welnness services, food resources, financial planning, benefit screening, job skills training, home care support. Lutheran Social Services of Michigan 8131 E. Jefferson Ave. Detroit, MI 48214 Phone: 313-823-7700 Provides home care services to people of all ages living in their own homes as well as statewide counseling on medical and non-medical home care services. Also provides subsidized apartments for seniors and persons with disabilities. Also operates senior & nursing homes. Caregivers Ministry 1725 Caniff Hamtramck MI 48212 Phone: 313-866-1443 Various services for seniors including respite care, personal and homemaking chore services, budget counseling, employment readiness training, etc. Catholic Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC) 9851 Hamilton Avenue Detroit MI 48202 Phone: 313-883-2100 The Senior Companion Program (SCP) trains older adults to provide a range of services to seniors who may be homebound, developmentally challenged or emotionally impaired. The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) brings generations together as older adults provide one-to-one mentoring, support and care to children with special needs. FGP serves Wayne and Macomb counties. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (VSP) provides older adults (55+) an opportunity to serve the community through volunteerism in various non-profit organ- izations throughout the county. Transportation assistance is available. Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) 220 Bagley Avenue Suite 1100 Detroit MI 48226 Phone: 313-961-7990 NSO Older Adult Services (OAS) is a nationally recognized mental health program for Wayne and Oakland County residents age 60 and over and for adult nursing home residents age 18 and over. Services are community/outreach-based, not office-based. Offers outreach and psychiatric services, specialized training related to caring for individuals with mental illness, respite services, emergency screenings, hospital services, PASARR screenings and assessments for Wayne & Oakland counties, geriatric assessment center, consultation services, and nursing home monitoring and specialized services for individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities for Wayne and Oakland counties. Also: Residential Care Program offers independent and dependent lifestyles for adults 60 and over and OBRA consumers 18 and over. A full range of clinical, psychiatric, nursing, and occupational therapy services are provided for residents in supported living settings. Also, Community Placement and AFC Home Monitoring for the CareLink and ConsumerLink Networks. Bridging Communities, Inc. 6900 McGraw Detroit MI 48210 Phone: 313-361-6377 A non-profit grassroots collaborative consisting of local unions, businesses, faith-based organizations and residents working together to create caring communities where people of all ages can live in dignity in S.W. Detroit. They assist the elderly to live independently through case management and volunteer services such as home visits, medical transportation, holiday meals and remembrances, minor home repairs, friendly phone calls and housing development. MACOMB COUNTY Macomb County Office of Senior Services 21885 Dunham Rd. Suite 6 Clinton Twp., MI 48036 Phone: (586) 469-6313 Website: Offers referrals to the Prescription Resource Network (a program for seniors to help them get assistance in paying for their medicine), Medicare D enrollment, Medicaid/Medicare applications/enrollment, Food Pantries help applying for a Bridge Card, a Loan Closet with walkers, shower chairs, wheelchairs, etc., Adult Day Care for seniors, including Alzheimer's and those who have medical needs . MONROE COUNTY United Way First Call for Help 216 N. Monroe Street Monroe MI 48161 Phone: 734-242-1331 Faith in Action for Monroe County 6724 N. Monroe Street Monroe MI 48162 Phone: 734-243-2233 Provides volunteer chore service Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE) 14930 LaPlaisance Rd. Monroe MI 48161 Phone: 734-242-6800 Monroe County Opportunity Program (M.C.O.P.) 1140 S. Telegraph Road Monroe MI 48161 Phone: 734-241-2775 Home Chore Dept., Home Care Dept. that helps with homemaking and personal care tasks so that clients can remain living independently in their own homes. OAKLAND COUNTY Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency CENTRAL OFFICE: 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. PO Box 430598 Pontiac MI 48343 Phone: 248-209-2600 AND SOUTH OFFICE: 345 E. Nine Mile Road Ferndale MI 48220 Phone: 248-542-5860 Lighthouse of Oakland County 46156 Woodward Ave. Pontiac MI 48342 Phone: 248-920-6100 (new phone number) Serves senior citizens throughout all of Oakland county. WASHTENAW COUNTY Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County 2245 S. State Street Ann Arbor MI 48104 Phone: 734-769-0209 Aging in Place Services: Navigating the complex array of services available to older adults who may have chronic, progressive illnesses and those in need can be confusing and frustrating. JFS Older Adult Services staff can help families and individuals find appropriate, available resources and alleviate barriers to access – including lack of knowledge, language skills, etc. We partner with community agencies, hospitals, pharmacies and attorneys to ensure our clients receive just the right services and support to maintain independence and dignity throughout their lives. FOSTER GRANDPARENT VOLUNTEERS/GET PAID FOR BEING A VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are needed for the Foster Grandparent Program which pairs up Seniors with special-needs children. They are also working in local schools, teen detention centers, etc. In exchange for this service, Foster Grandparents receive a non-taxable stipend, transportation reimbursement and other benefits. MI Seniors / Foster Grandparent Program 18310 W. 12 MIle Road Southfield MI 48076 Phone: 248-559-1147 For information for the Foster Grandparent Program of Lennawee, Monroe, and Hillsdale Counties at 734-242-5799, ext. 1422. SENIOR DRIVING WORKSHOPS Please see under "Transportation" for special Senior services! AARP Driver Safety Program is geared for motorists 50 and older, although anyone can take it. The classroom course is offered in two four-hour sessions periodically at a variety of locations for $10. Call toll-free 1-888-227-7669 to find a class. This course is also offered online! The non-profit Traffic Improvement Association offers mature-driver workshops for $20. For more details or to find a workshop in your area, visit their website at www.tiami.us. 261 E. Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009 Phone: 248-334-4971 AAA Michigan offers different programs as well. Contact Jack Peet, Manager of Community Michigan Dept. of State teamed with AAA Michigan to create the free CarFit Program to assist licensed drivers 65 and older who own a registered vehicle. Professionals will adjust their vehicle's controls , mirrors and seats based on their height and size. To schedule an appointment, call AAA Community Safety Services at 800-646-4222. Materials also are available at www.michigan.gov/sos. NOTE: Some insurance companies will give you a discount on your auto insurance if you take a course! MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS: FRIENDLY REASSURANCE/TELEPHONE REASSURANCE / FRIENDLY VISITS BY VOLUNTEERS This includes programs that make regular phone contact with homebound handicapped or senior citizens to safeguard their well-being and safety. Many communities also host their own programs--check with your local senior center as well! Wayne County Senior Citizens Services Phone: 734-727-7374 Service Area: Belleville, Canton Twp., Garden City, Huron Twp., Inkster, Plymouth, Plymouth Twp., Romulus, Sumpter Twp., Van Buren Twp., and Westland SERVICE WITH LOVE Phone: 313-278-7796 If you are 55 or older, you can sign up to receive a FREE daily telephone reassurance call from a Volunteer. The purpose of the weekday phone call is to provide dependable telephone contact to older persons to check on their well-being. Calls are made Monday- Friday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A program of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Catholic Social Services of Wayne County. MI SENIORS Must be age 55 and older!
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Contact your local Department of Human Services listed in the white pages of your local telephone directory. Services provided through the Adult Protective Services Programs are varied. They respond to the array of problems experienced by adults in need of protection. The Program provides the following services: State number: 1-800-996-6228 Protection Protective services investigation Social protection, Family Planning, Home Help, Housing Family Planning Financial management , Money Management Conservatorship/guardianship/civil commitment Counseling, Information & Referral Education and training Volunteer Services FINDING INFORMATION: Michigan Office of Services to the Aging Phone: 517-373-8230 Michigan Medicare / Medicaid Assistance Program Phone: 800-803-7174 A.A.R.P. National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Phone: 202-332-2275 To reach your local Ombudsman: Phone: 866-485-9393 Website: www.itcombudsman.org/ombudsman/michigan SENIOR AGENCIES: The Senior Alliance (Area Agency on Aging) (1-C) 3850 Second Street, Suite 201 Wayne, Michigan 48184 Phone: 734-722-2830 OR 800-815-1112 Fax: 734-722-2836 The Senior Alliance (TSA) is a nonprofit agency designated as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the 34 western and southern cities of Wayne County. Funding for agency services are provided primarily by the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) and the Michigan Department of Community Health. While many programs have different qualification requirements, the information offered primarily addresses the needs of persons age 60 and older. Eldercare Locator To search for information or assistance for older adults in other areas of the state or nation can be initiated by contacting the Area Agency on Aging that serves that region. Information about AAA services nationwide can be obtained by calling the toll-free Eldercare Locator at Detroit Area Agency on Aging (1-A) Senior Solution Radio Program Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. 1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200 WGPR 107.5 F.M. Detroit MI 48207-4544 Phone: 313-446-4444 Serves the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, & Harper Woods. Services are provided to individuals age 60 years and older (55 years old in the case of employment and training services) who reside in the service area. It makes a variety of home and community-based services available to older persons, adults with disabilities, caregivers and service providers through public and private funding. Area Agency on Aging (1-B) 29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400 Southfield MI 48034 Phone: 248-357-2255 OR 800-852-7795 Serves: Counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and St. Clair. Offers a large variety of services including these 2 NEW programs! AND Veterans Community Living Program A joint program, called the Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Service Program , has been launched by the Veteran’s Administration and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. The program is available to help veterans of any age who are at risk of nursing home placement. This program helps provide home and community-based support services that help older or disabled veterans remain living safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Light housekeeping, home-delivered meals, personal care (help with bathing, dressing, etc.), and personal emergency response systems are just some examples of services that may help an individual remain living in their own home. Veterans also have the option of directing and managing their own care. AND Phone: 855-myride2 OR 855-697-4332 toll free Has a new senior/disabled transportation resource! Myride2 helps coordinate transportation for older adults and disabled adults. Call the above number or book a ride online at the website above. We will work with both non-profit and private transportation companies to help find a ride option appropriate to the caller situation. Alzheimer's Association--Greater Michigan Chapter Phone: 800-272-3900 Harry L. Nelson Helpline The Alzheimer's Association is here to help Persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers. Respite Day Programs Care Consultation Local Support Groups & Dial-In Support Group Wraparound Early Stage Social Club Minds on Art , a free 6-week program for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care-partners. This is a unique opportunity for individuals in the early and mid stages of the disease to create meaningful memories through art. Regardless if you are an experienced artist or only a beginner, join us for DIA gallery tours & art studio time. Education Programs for caregivers Professional Training Clinical Study MedicAlert + Safe Return, a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing. Local resources and referrals Please call the Harry L. Nelson Helpline as they can give you times and locations for support groups and education workshops in your area. Please note, most of the programs and services are either low-cost or free. Center for Senior Independence P.A.C.E. Program 7800 W. Outer Drive, Suite 240 Detroit, MI 48235 Phone: 313-543-6320 Cecili Reynolds Office: 313-543-6367 Website: Under Development P.A.C.E stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly , is designed to help frail elderly individuals stay in the community by providing health services as well as psycho- social, spiritual, and emotional support to our participants. This is a Medicaid Waiver program for Seniors partially owned by Henry Ford Health System and Presbyterian Villages. Wayne County Friendly Reassurance Program The Program provides a telephone contact five days a week, Monday through Friday, to homebound persons residing in the following communities: Belleville, Canton, Huron Township, Garden City, Inkster, Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Romulus, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township and Westland. The program has an emergency response plan in the event a participant does not answer. There is no fee for this service, however, donations are accepted. This program is funded through a grant from The Senior Alliance and contributions. Citizens for Better Care Ombudsman: 866-485-9393 Lansing Office: 5303 S. Cedar Street Lansing MI 48911 Phone: 517-393-9405 OR 800-833-9548 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. An independent, nonprofit organization that provides information and advocacy to enhance the self-determination and well-being of long-term care consumers in Michigan. This office serves Lenawee County among others. AND Detroit Office: 4750 Woodward #410 Detroit MI 48201 Phone: 313-832-6387 OR 800-833-9548 This office serves Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties among others. ALSO: Elder Abuse Services Phone: 800-292-7852 OR 313-832-6387 Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services Lansing Office: 4095 Legacy Parkway #500 Lansing MI 48911 Phone: 517-487-1755 OR 800-288-5923 AND Livonia Office: 29200 Vassar Blvd. #200 Livonia MI 48152 Phone 248-473-2990 OR 800-414-3956 Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM) 3815 W. St. Joseph #C200 Lansing MI 48917 Phone: 866-400-9164 AARP, Department of Homeland Security, American Red Cross and the National Organization on Disability worked together to develop brochures that can help older Americans or people with disabilities prepare for emergencies. To download the brochures, go to www.ready.gov . METRO DETROIT NON-PROFIT AGENCIES: Community Living Services MetroPlace Center 35425 Michigan Ave. W. Suite 1 Wayne MI 48184 Phone: 734-722-6389 Provides services to disabled and seniors as well as respite programs . Offers personal care, homemaking services, respite care, transportation, counseling and Benefits Coord- ination & Assistance. ** Has a new FREE Adult Day Services Program in Taylor called Parkside Pioneers from Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with skilled personal care and community outings. Also has a new block grant to provide FREE in-home homemaking services and personal care to low-income seniors in Allen Park. Hartford Agape House 18700 James Couzens Hwy. Detroit MI 48235 Phone: 313-861-1200 Provides various services including senior services, to the following zip code areas: 48221, 48219, 48235. Call for additional information. Community & Home Supports Inc. 2111 Woodward Suite 608 Detroit MI 48201 Phone: 313-964-2566 #202 Offers in-home care for seniors through the Area Agencies on Aging and United Way funding. The Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation 4750 Woodward Avenue Detroit MI 48201 Phone: 313-833-1300 A non-profit service center with Partner agencies providing a range of services to older people in the Detroit Metro area. The Center supports individuals as they develop new strengths and satisfactions to enrich daily life and maintain independence. Some activities include the Hannan Center for Senior Learning (transportation is available to seniors enrolled in classes on Wednesdays and Fridays), University of Detroit Mercy Urban Law Clinic, AARP Tax-Aide Service, MiCafe which will help you get a Bridge Card for food assistance, and a variety of support groups. In-Home Companion Services 21245 Constitution Street Southfield MI 48076 Phone: 248-943-3739 Viola 248-631-7940 Carol The Mission of In-Home Companion Services is to provide in-home respite companion services to senior citizens & disabled adults including Veterans receiving rehabilitation after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and to relieve Caregivers of their daily routine to improve their quality of life. South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc. 26641 Lawrence Center Line, MI 48015 Phone: 586-756-1350 Assistance with locating resources or providing direct services with legal services, chore services, applying for the bridge card through MICAFE, tax assistance, utility assistance, transportation, food, home repairs, Medicare D and many others. MORE AGENCIES ARE LISTED BELOW!
FINDING HELP IN REGARDS TO NURSING HOMES: To file complaints with the Michigan Bureau of Health Systems , which overseas nursing homes, go to: www.michigan.gov/bhs Under BHS programs, click on "Health Facility Complaints and Investigations" OR call 800-882-6006 To request an inspection report under the Freedom of Information Act, email OR call 517-241-2650. FINDING NURSING HOME ALTERNATIVES: Michigan Office of Services to the Aging Phone: 517-373-8230 Website: www.michigan.gov/miseniors choose "Michigan Medicaid Waiver Program" in the Helpful Senior Programs box, OR call 517-373-8230 The U.S. Admnistration on Aging provides an Eldercare Locator to connect users with information and service: For a four-page checklist to help with nursing home selection, visit:
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