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.
"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.
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.
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 Senior Center Services
Has a medical equipment loan closet, 9-1-1 cell phone redistribution program, Help for Hire (a referral program for self-employed people who perform indoor/outdoor tasks), shelter & housing information, Adult Day Care services, discount programs for businesses and prescription drugs.
In-home assessments with development of a customized Plan of Care, Eldercare Case Management, consultation with family and service providers, crisis intervention and advocacy, counseling, support groups, transportation and Friendly Visitors or Phone Reassurance.
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.
Michigan Dept. of Stateteamed with AAA Michiganto create the freeCarFit 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 CommunitySafety Services at 800-646-4222. Materials also are available atwww.michigan.gov/sos.
NOTE: Some insurance companies will give you a discount on your auto insurance if you take a
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
Service Area: Belleville, Canton Twp., Garden City, Huron Twp., Inkster, Plymouth, Plymouth Twp., Romulus, Sumpter Twp., Van Buren Twp., and Westland
Contact your local Department of Human Services listed in the white pages of yourlocal 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
Protective services investigation
Social protection, Family Planning, Home Help, Housing
The Senior Alliance (TSA) is a nonprofit agency designated as the Area Agency on Aging
(AAA) for the 34western 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
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
Serves: Counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and St. Clair.
Offers a large variety of services including these 2 NEW programs!
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.
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.
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 psychosocial, 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.
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.
Provides services to disabled and seniors as well as respite programs. Offers personal care, homemaking services, respite care, transportation, counseling and Benefits Coordination &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.
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, AARPTax-Aide Service, MiCafe which will help you get a Bridge Card for food assistance, and a variety of support groups.
To find out about the guaranteed rights afforded to people who are incapacitated and need the protection of a conservator or guardian, contact your state or local bar association and you can learn more by visiting these reliable websites: