SENIOR CITIZEN RESOURCES
  





























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.
State number:  1-800-996-6228
The Program provides the following services:               


FINDING INFORMATION:

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Phone:  517-373-8230
Website:  www.michigan.gov/miseniors

Michigan Medicare / Medicaid Assistance Program
Phone: 800-803-7174
Website:  www.mmapinc.org

A.A.R.P.
Website:  www.aarp.org/decide

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


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:

www.guardianship.org

www.eldersandcourts.org

www.americanbar.org/aging




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
Email:  info@tsalink.org
Website: www.TheSeniorAlliance.org
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 1-800-677-1116.  Their website is www.eldercare.gov.


Detroit Area Agency on Aging   (1-A ) / THE SENIOR SOLUTION       
Senior Solution Radio Program
                   Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. / WGPR107.5  FM .
1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200                                                
Detroit, MI  48207-4544
Phone:  313-446-4444
Website: www.daaa1a.org
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
Website: www.aaa1b.org
Serves:  Counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and St. Clair.
Offers a large variety of services!
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
Website: www.myride2.com
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
Website: www.alz.org/gmc
The Alzheimer's Association is here to help Persons with Alzheimer's disease and
related dementias and their caregivers. 
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 ifyou are an experienced artist
or only a beginner, join us for DIA gallery tours & art studio time. 
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.


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.
Website:  www.cbcmi.org
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
Website: www.cbcmi.org
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
Email: molson@mpas.org
Website: www.mpas.org


Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.  (ELM)
3815 W. St. Joseph  #C200
Lansing, MI  48917
Phone:  866-400-9164
Email: info@elderlawofmi.org                        
Website:  www.elderlawofmi.org



METRO DETROIT NON-PROFIT AGENCIES:

Community Living Services            
MetroPlace Center
35425 Michigan Ave. W.  Suite 1
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone:  734-467-7600
Free interpreter services are available. If special accommodations are needed to acquire services, please contact 734-722-6364.   
&
4200 Woodward
Pleasant Ridge, MI  48069
Phone: 248-547-2668
Email:  publicrelations@comlivserv.com
Website:   www.comlivserv.com
People who live in Wayne County and meet the criteria listed in the Michigan Mental Health Code for persons with a developmental disability are eligible for services and supports. The Code describes a developmental disability as a severe, chronic condition that is due to a mental or physical impairment or combination of impairments. These impairments must occur before the age of 22, be likely to continue forever and seriously limit you, or not allow you to do things in three or more of the following activities:
&
How to Access Services for Individuals – Birth to Six Years
For children up to age six, call CLS Customer Services at 734-722-6364 during normal business hours to schedule an Intake appointment. At the appointment, an Intake Representative will meet with the child and their family members. During this meeting, natural supports are identified, required forms are signed, emergency needs are identified, Medicaid eligibility is discussed and eligibility for services is determined. If the child is found eligible for services, the Intake Representative will contact the Detroit Wayne Centralized Access Center and facilitate enrollment with CLS.
&
How to Access Services for Individuals-Age Six and Older
A person has to enroll with the DWMHA to receive services from any Wayne County Mental Health Provider including Community Living Services. For people, six years and older, this is done by contacting the Centralized Access Center at 1-800-241-4949, or TDD: (866) 870-2599. The Centralized Access Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At that time, a clinical screening will be completed to determine if the person is eligible for an Intake appointment. If a person is eligible, an appointment will be scheduled with the provider of choice within 14 days. If the person is not eligible for an Intake appointment, they will be referred to another organization that may assist them.


Hartford Agape House
18700 James Couzens Hwy.
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone:  313-861-1200
Website:  www.hartfordchurchdetroit.org
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
Website: www.chsinc.org
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
Website: www.hannan.org
The mission of Hannan Center is to preserve the dignity and enhance the quality of life for seniors
in MI. Established in 1925, Hannan continues to ensure that seniors are respected, valued, & empowered to reach their potential and connected to community. Through creative aging classees and workshops, social work care coordination, and support for caregivers, Hannan Center assists older adults with their social, educational, medical, financial, and housing needs. 


Franklin Wright Settlements Inc.
Main Office:
3360 Charlevoix
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone:  313-579-1000
Email: info@franklinwright.org
Website: http://franklinwright.org
SOS offers a menu of services to the elderly to assist in daily activities and support their basic needs. Seniors are offered hot meals, transportation, assistance with household duties and educational support services. On a daily basis FWS offers enhanced physical fitness, Respite, Kinship,Food and Friendship fellowship, Widow’s Club and space for aquatic physical therapy when necessary.
Senior Outreach Services (SOS)
       to learn about Medicaid/Medicare programs and what benefits are available to them.


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
Email:  dhale-king@matrixhs.org
Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org
This FREE program will provide you assistance with: Transportation, Welnness services, food resources, financial planning, benefit screening, job skills training, home care support. 


SAMARITAS  (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan)        
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: 313-823-7700
Email:  info@lssm.org
Website: www.lssm.org
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
Email:  patricia@caregiversministry.org
Website: www.caregiversministry.org
Various services for seniors including respite care, personal and homemaking chore
services, budget counseling, employment readiness training, etc.


Community Social Services of Wayne County  (CSSWC)
9851 Hamilton Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
Email:  csswc@csswayne.org
Website: www.csswayne.org
The Senior Companion Program (SCP)
A national older adult volunteer program designed for Seniors to help other Seniors
maintain independent living.
Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
Foster Grandparents devote their volunteer service entirely toward disadvantaged
or disabled youth.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP connects volunteers age 55 and over with service opportunities in their
ommunities that match their skills and availability. 


Neighborhood Service Organization  (NSO)
220 Bagley Avenue   Suite 1100
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-961-7990
Website: www.nso-mi.org
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
Email: bcigeneral@bridgingcommunities.org
Website: www.BridgingCommunities.org
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.


Peoples Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit
Administrative Office:
420 South Leigh Street
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-554-3111
Email:  info@pecose.org
Website:  http://www.pecose.org/Home
SeniorProgram Location:
2339 Caniff Avenue
Hamtramck, MI  48212
Phone: 313-365-6260
Contact:
Grace Holness / Seniors Program Manager
Email:  g.holness@pecose.org
Senior Day Time Center:
The Senior Day Time Center opened in 1977 and is owned by PCS. The center is a full service day-
care agency staffed by caring medical and social work professionals. The center offers daytime care for seniors who need a little extra help with meals, showering, and monitoring of medication as well
as those experiencing Alzheimer's disease or dementia.This location also offers a wellness center for senior citizens to promote healthy lifestyles and habits.
Adult Day Services:


LENAWEE COUNTY:

Lenawee Dept on Aging
1040 S. Winter St.  Suite 3003
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone:  517-264-5280
Email: lda@lenaweeseniors.org
Website: http://www.lenaweeseniors.org
Providing quality care services that enable persons who are age 60 and over to live
independently with dignity.Offering a variety of programs: Commodities, Foster
Grandparent Program, Legal Services, and more.


Community Action Agency
Administrative Office of Lenawee
400 W. South St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  /  Toll Free: 800-438-1845
Website: https://www.caajlh.org/#
Community Action has continued to operate many quality programs and help citizens in all three counties it serves through home weatherization, community development, income tax assistance, emergency aid, parent education, elementary success and outreach among others. Even more importantly, we have continued to advocate for social and economic opportunity for all people
so that everyone can enjoy the benefit of a self-sufficient life style.


MACOMB COUNTY

Macomb County Office of Senior Services
21885 Dunham Rd. Suite 6
Clinton Twp., MI 48036
Phone: (586) 469-5228
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

Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE)              
14930 LaPlaisance Rd.                                                      
Monroe, MI  48161                                                                
Phone:  734-242-6800   
Website:  www.lifeindependence.org


Monroe County Opportunity Program (M.C.O.P.)
1140 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-2775
Website:  www.monroecountyop.org
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
Email: info@olhsa.org
Website: www.olhsa.org


Lighthouse of Oakland County       
46156 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248-920-6100  (new phone number)
Website:  www.lighthouseoakland.org
​Serves senior citizens throughout all of Oakland county.


SAGE Metro Detroit
290 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI  48220
Phone:  734-681-0854
Email:  info@sagemetodetroit.org
Website:  www.sagemetrodetroit.org
The mission of SAGE Metro Detroit is to build awareness and promote change so that LGBT
older adults may age with dignity and authenticity.


In-Home Companion Services
21245 Constitution Street
Southfield, MI  48076
Phone: 248-943-3739 
           248-631-7940 
Website: www.inhomeservices.org
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.


WASHTENAW COUNTY

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County       
2245 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-769-0209
Email:  info@jfsannarbor.org
Website: www.jfsannarbor.org
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.



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS

AARP Foundation WorkSearch and the Senior Community Service Employment Program
15100 Northline Road
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-281-2470
Website:  www.aarp.org


Operation ABLE                  
4750 Woodward,  Suite 201
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  800-922-4473
Email: ability@operationABLE.org
Website:  www.OperationABLE.org
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
20400 Superior Blvd.
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone:  734-282-7171
TTY:  734-282-7184       Michigan Relay Services:  800-649-3777
Email: info@theinfocenter.info
Website:  www.theinfocenter.info


Detroit Area Agency on Aging/ THE SENIOR SOLUTION
Mature Workers Employment & Training Program
1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200
Detroit, MI  48207-4544
Phone:  313-446-4444
Website:  www.daaa1a.org/DAAA
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. 


See Community Social Services of Wayne County above!



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
Website:  www.michigan.gov/miseniors
                  www.seniorcorps.gov

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
Safety Services for AAA Michigan at 313-336-1412  OR  email jcpeet@aaamichigan.com .
Website:  www.aaamichigan.com


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!


ALSO:  Check under "Free Medical Tests, Services and Treatments" for more driving programs!



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
Email:  kmoorersvpcsswc@att.net
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!
National Website:  www.seniorcorps.gov
Michigan Website:  www.michigan.gov/miseniors

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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
MDCH-BHS-FOIA@michigan.gov
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:
www.eldercare.gov
OR call 800-677-1116.


For a four-page checklist to help with
nursing home selection, visit:
www.medicare.gov/NHcompare


This page was last updated: March 4, 2020

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