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Bloomfield Hills Area Senior Resources
Metro Detroit Office — Chapter Headquarters
Serves Huron, Macomb, Oakland, Saint Clair, Sanilac and Wayne counties
25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033
The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter was founded in 1981 around a kitchen table as a grassroots effort dedicated to supporting families struggling with Alzheimer’s. That dedication is still at the heart of our service today that touches more than 180,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their families in Michigan.
The Greater Michigan Chapter, headquartered in Southfield with offices in Flint, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Midland and Traverse City, serves individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and all others impacted by the disease, including their families, caregivers and community as a whole throughout our 60 county service area.
For general dementia questions or more information on our care and support resources, please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B)
We have two locations, including our main office located in Southfield.
AAA 1-B Central Office
29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
TTY: (800)-649-3777 (Michigan Relay)
Fax: (248) 262-9971
Macomb County Access Location
39090 Garfield, Suite 102
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Fax: (248) 262-9971
Helping Older Adults, People With Disabilities and Their Families
What we do is simple. We help people access the services and programs they need to remain living independently and with dignity in their own home or with family caregivers. We receive federal and state funding allocated to serve older adults and family caregivers in our six-county southeast Michigan service region, which includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. We offer many services directly, while also partnering with other community organizations in the delivery of senior services. Together with our community partners, we help build a strong local network of supports, resources, and services for older adults in our region.
Programs and services we can help people access include:
- Information and Assistance Telephone Line to help people find local resources
- Meals on Wheels help to make sure homebound seniors have a hot meal and friendly visits from volunteers
- Direct Home Care Services and care coordination to help when seniors are having trouble caring for themselves
- Adult Day Services
- Medicare Medicaid Assistance to help beneficiaries troubleshoot problems and understand their options
- Chore Services to help seniors maintain their homes
- Home Injury control programs to help make seniors’ homes safe
- Advocacy to help make sure seniors’ voices are heard
- Transportation Assistance
- Legal services
- Services and support for grandparents raising grandchildren
- Health and Wellness classes to help older adults stay healthy
Meals on Wheels
Hot Meals and Friendly Visits for Homebound Seniors
Meals on Wheels helps homebound seniors who are unable to prepare their own meals. It can be an absolutely essential service for many older adults—providing a hot meal, a friendly visitor and someone to check in on them every weekday. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B helps support the Meals on Wheels program in six counties here in southeast Michigan (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St Clair and Washtenaw).
How the Program Works
Typically, Meals on Wheels are delivered Monday through Friday. With each delivery, people receive a lunch and, often, a dinner for later in the day. Many of our Meals on Wheels providers will provide frozen meals that can be eaten over the weekend. Meals on Wheels recipients are asked to make voluntary donation. (These donations help offset program costs.)
Meals are usually delivered by volunteers who often take a few minutes to talk with the seniors on their route. Sometimes the volunteers and seniors get to know each other quite well, and it can be nice for the senior to be able to count on seeing that volunteer every weekday. (Volunteers are well-vetted and must pass background checks.)
Who Is Eligible?
The program is available to people over 60. There are no financial eligibility requirements. Instead eligibility is based on whether or not someone can leave their home without assistance.
What is the AAA 1-B’s Role?
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B supports Meals on Wheels and senior dining programs in six counties in Southeast Michigan. We do not provide meals directly. We help fund the program and provide oversight for the program in the six counties we serve. We then contract with a network of trusted local organizations that provide the meals in their community.
How to Sign Up for Meals on Wheels
If you’re interested in receiving Meals on Wheels for yourself or a loved one, contact the Meals on Wheels program in your community. They can tell you more about how the program works in your area and if you or your loved one might be eligible. If it looks as though you might qualify, the program will conduct an in-home assessment to confirm eligibility.
Southeast Michigan Meals on Wheels Programs
Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program
(888) 886-8971or (810) 632-2155
Macomb County Community Action
Living Independence for Everyone
Oakland County has several different organizations that provide home-delivered Meals on Wheels. Please refer to the list below and contact the nutrition program directly.
City of Farmington Hills
Serves: Farmington and City of Farmington Hills
Oakland Meals on Wheels
Serves: South Central and Southeast Oakland County, including: Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Franklin, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak Township, Southfield, and Troy
National Council of Jewish Women—Kosher Meals On Wheels
Serves: Oakland County
Older Persons’ Commission
Serves: Northeast Oakland County, including: Addison Township, Auburn Hills, Brandon Township, Clarkston, Independence Township, Lake Angelus, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills
Pontiac Meals On Wheels
Serves: North Central Oakland County, including: Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Sylvan Lake
Waterford Senior Center
Serves: Waterford Township
Western Oakland County Meal On Wheels
Serves: Northwest and Western Oakland County, including: Commerce Township, Davisburg, Groveland Township, Highland Township, Holly, Lyon, Milford, New Hudson, Northfield, Northville (North of Eight Mile Road), City of Novi, Novi Township, Rose Township, South Lyon, Springfield Township, Union Lake, Walled Lake, White Lake and Wixom
(888) 886-8971 or (810) 632-2155
St. Clair County
Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County
Washtenaw County has several different organizations that provide home-delivered Meals on Wheels. Please refer to the list below and contact the nutrition program directly.
Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development
(Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels and Senior Cafe)
Serves: Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan and Whitmore Lake
Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels
Serves: City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Pittsfield Township, and Scio Township
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Serves: City of Ypsilanti, Township of Ypsilanti, Augusta Township, Superior Township, eastern and central area of Pittsfield Township, and York Township
(800) 838-5832 or (734) 487-9669
Senior Lunch Dining Programs
The AAA 1-B also supports senior dining programs throughout the region. These programs provide lunch on the weekdays for seniors who are 60 and older. These programs are usually held in community settings such as senior centers, senior living facilities or churches. Seniors are asked to make a voluntary donation for the meal to help offset the cost. Spouses of those 60 and older can also participate in the program, regardless of their age.
Senior dining programs have many benefits other than providing a meal and good nutrition. These include getting out, socializing, and even having participants volunteer their own time. Senior dining programs are a great way to combat loneliness and make new friends.
Program times vary by location. For a complete list of congregate meal programs in your community, contact the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795.
Helping Seniors Get Where They Need to Go in Southeast Michigan
Transportation can be the key to independence—helping seniors get to the store, to doctor’s appointments, or out to visit friends and family. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B myride2 mobility options services helps seniors and their families find transportation options and plan for a senior’s driving retirement.
Myride2 Transportation Concierge Service
AAA1-B’s myride2 service can help find transportation options for seniors and adults with disabilities who live in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. Myride2 is a transportation concierge service. That means people can call us, let us know where they want to go and we will arrange transportation from start to finish. This can be especially helpful when seniors need to go on longer trips that take them outside the range of the neighborhood transportation services they might usually use—such as those provided by local senior centers or connector services. There is no charge for arranging transportation through myride2, but there there may be a cost for any transportation services they use. Payments are made directly to transportation providers
We have a database full of transportation providers and can help seniors find a provider that’s right for them—whether they need wheelchair accessible transportation, help getting into the building or low-cost options. Transportation options can be requested directly through the myride2 website or by calling myride2, toll-free, at (855) 697-4332. (Please allow one to two business days to arrange a ride.) People can also use the myride2 website to search for transportation providers that serve their area.
Helping Seniors Transition from Driving
Sometimes it can be clear that a family member is having trouble. Maybe you’ve noticed some damage from a recent fender bender, they’ve gotten lost while on the road, or you’ve taken a drive with them and wondered if their driving skills are still what they should be.
If you are worried about an older adult’s driving, myride2 offers Mobility Options Counseling. This service lets you talk to someone from our myride2 service about your concerns and then make a plan to help your loved one transition from driving. We will give you ideas about how to start a conversation. Most importantly, we will talk with you about alternate transportation options and help you make a plan that will help your family member get around safely when they can no longer drive. Having a plan in place can go a long way in helping both seniors and their family members feel better about making a decision to give up driving. Our myride2 staff are specially trained in mobility options and are there to help. You can reach them Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm at (855-) 697-4332.
Helping Seniors Ride Public Transportation
Myride2 also has a new Travel Training service. The program is designed for first-time and returning riders who need assistance using public transportation and teaches seniors the fundamental skills needed to travel independently. To find out more about the program or sign up for one of our Travel Training classes, call (855) 697-4332.