Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Certified resource specialists are available to provide information and assistance on thousands of services and resources available for seniors (60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers in the Southeastern Michigan counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw. Areas of assistance include housing options, eligibility and availability of government funded long term care programs, transportation, personal care, respite care, and legal services. Depending on the information requested, a listing of the various services and resources, tip sheets and other materials will be mailed to the caller from the AAA 1-B. There is no charge for the assistance, although a donation to the agency is appreciated.
To best serve callers, the resource specialists may need to have information on income and health status of the older adult or person with disability. The AAA 1-B is HIPAA compliant and all information provided is confidential.
DETROIT AREA AGENCY ON AGING 1-A
Programs for Detroit senior adults include:
- Care Management
- Meals on Wheels
- Senior Employment and Training
- Grandparents raising grandchildren
- Other community services
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) – The Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) provides free health insurance counseling for people with Medicare and their families or caregivers. MMAP counselors are staff and volunteers trained to provide education, assistance, and advocacy related to Medicare and Medicaid.
MMAP Counselors can provide counseling and/or presentations on the following topics: Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Health Plan options, Medicare Preventative Benefits, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse, and other topics as requested.
Call MMAP's toll-free help line at 1-800-803-7174 to speak to a counselor or to find out about how to become a volunteer MMAP counselor.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – This collaborative effort seeks to honor and assist grandparents raising grandchildren. The Project promotes the availability of support services and advocates for issues surrounding grandparents’ rights.
Service Provider Network – The Detroit Area Agency on Aging prides itself on the wide array of service providers working collaboratively within its network. Many of the providers have a long history of caring for and providing services to the elderly residents and their caregivers in the DAAA's planning and service area. Studies have shown that utilizing services such as adult day services, senior centers, kinship respite for grandparents raising grandchildren, legal assistance, caregiver training, transportation, home care assistance, respite care and nutrition services allow for individuals to remain independent, healthy and productive. For a copy of the new Resource Guide that includes a complete list of funded service providers and their contact information for assistance, please go to the homepage and click on the order form.
Healthy Aging - Detroit Area Agency on Aging has implemented a number of evidence-based programs that focus on promoting healthy aging in our community.
PATH: PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) is an evidence-based, chronic disease self-management workshop designed to have participants self-monitor and change behaviors relating to an individual’s chronic health conditions. Registration is limited to the first 15 participants. Click here for information on the next DAAA PATH workshop. Click here for a link to the MiPATH.org website for a listing of all PATH workshops in Michigan by county. Michigan Partners on the Path (MI Path)
ENHANCEFITNESS: EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based fitness program designed for older adults that combines strength training, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning. For a schedule of classes click here.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is an evidence-based self-management workshop designed to assist persons with diabetesand their families on ways to best manage the disease. For more information on Diabetes Self-Management Program, click here.
A MATTER OF BALANCE: A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. For information about the next A Matter of Balance workshop call St. Patrick Senior Center at (313) 833-7080 or St. John Riverview Senior Wellness Center at 1 (888) 751-5465
CREATING CONFIDENT CAREGIVERS: Creating Confident Caregivers is an evidence-based program that gives caregivers new information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective caregiving skills. Click here for a schedule of CCC Workshops.
SENIOR PROJECT FRESH: Senior Project FRESH is a program that connects farmers to consumers through local farmers markets with the distribution of coupon books valued at $20 to buy Michigan grown fresh fruits and vegetables. This program is offered from June-August each year for eligible low-income seniors whose incomes are at or below 185% of the poverty level.
WELLNESS CENTER SUPPORT: A community facility where older persons can come together for services and activities which promote their health and wellness, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the community. The three Wellness Centers are:
Matrix Human Services at
Patton Recreation Center
Detroit, MI 48209
313.831.8650 for more information
St. John Riverview Senior Wellness Center
7733 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214
1-888-751-5465 to register or for more information
St. Patrick Senior Center
58 Parsons St.
Detroit, MI 48201
313.833.7080 for more information
For more information on any of these services, contact DAAA at (313) 446-4444.