SENIOR CITIZEN RESOURCES
  

The Information Center, Inc.
The Family Resource Place
20400 Superior
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
Those who are eligible for Medicaid or are elderly or disabled, may qualify for assistance
in receiving long-term in-home care. The Information Center is a certified MI Choice Medicaid
Waiver agent. The program is an option for eligible people to receive long-term care services
in their home, such as homemaking, personal care, meals and more. It is available statewide
to the elderly, ages 65 and older, or the physically disable, ages 18 and older. Financial and
medical eligibility requirements must be met.
AND
Community Transition Services
Available to nursing home residents who are either currently on Medicaid or are Medicaid
eligible OR would like to return to their own home, move in with family members, find an
apartment, or choose another housing option OR have an existing barrier preventing
the person from leaving the nursing facility. Services that may be available: Coordination
& support, security deposit, utility deposits and hook-up fees, housing assistance and home modiciations, moving expenses, cleaning, furtniture and household goods, etc.
Once a referral has been made and the minimum requirements are met, an intake assessment
will be scheduled.  A registered nurse and a licensed social worker will arrange a personal
visit to the nursing facility where an assessment will be conducted.  Program participants
may be eligible for ongoing services through the MI Choice Waiver Program.


Adult Well-Being Services
Administrative Offices:
1423 Field Ave.
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-924-7860
Email:  nmaye@awbs.org
Website: www.awbs.org
Offices throughout Wayne County.


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:



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

United Way First Call for Help
216 N. Monroe Street
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-1331
Website:  www.monroeuw.org


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









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:               
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
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
















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. 
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.


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:  734-722-6389
Email: 
Website:   www.comlivserv.com
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
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
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.

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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


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www.guardianship.org

www.eldersandcourts.org

www.americanbar.org/aging
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