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Senior Services

For senior transportation services, see Transportation-Special Services.

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Ann Arbor Community Center

Social activities, health information, outreach, counseling, and health screening. Seniors meet Thurs. 10 a.m., lunch 11:45. Outreach for homebound seniors Mon., Wed., & Fri., S, V

625 N. Main [map]
(734) 662-3128

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Information, assistance, and referrals for older adults and persons with disabilities, and their caregivers and families. Also answers Medicare and Medicaid questions.

(800) 852-7795

Foster Grandparents Program (Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development)

Senior volunteers age 55 and older work with special-needs children one-on-one at day care centers, schools, and hospitals. Volunteers earn a nontaxable stipend ($2.65/hr), transportation assistance for program-related activities, one meal each day of service, orientation and ongoing training, and an annual physical. Volunteers must meet income guidelines and work a minimum of 20 hours/week., S, V

(734) 222-6586

Housing Bureau for Seniors (U-M Health System)

Services include coordinating shared housing arrangements, preventing eviction and foreclosure, and counseling about housing and care options. Referrals to community senior services. Tax preparation program. Speakers available., S, V

2401 Plymouth, suite C [map]
(734) 998-9339

Neighborhood Senior Services (Catholic Social Services)

Provides support and advocacy for older adults living in their own homes--home safety, household maintenance and repair, transportation to health care facilities, and companion services for low-income seniors. Also offers fee-based home improvement assistance, including ramp building. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. S, V

Towsley Health Bldg., 5361 McAuley
(734) 712-7775

New American Community Club (Jewish Family Services)

Social services, activities, and assistance for foreign-born older adults. S, U, V

2245 S. State [map]
Marina, (734) 769-0209

Older Adult Services (Catholic Social Services)

Medicare/Medicaid and tax assistance, volunteer respite care, senior volunteer placement services. Services include Neighborhood Senior Services, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, the Grandparents as Parents support program, and The Oaks day program. Publishes Resource Directory for Senior Adults. Donations accepted. (click on Programs). S, U, V

Towsley Health Bldg., 5361 McAuley
(734) 712-3625

Older Adult Services (Jewish Family Services)

Provides case management, counseling, home visits, crisis intervention, medical accompaniment, and referrals for older adults and their families. Expertise with foreign-born older adults. "Healthy Ideas" depression screening, GenChat facilitated video chats with long distance family. Medicare and Medicaid assistance. S, U

2245 S. State [map]
(734) 769-0209

SPICE of Life (Jewish Community Center)

Weekly exercise classes, creative writing group, crafts, mah-jongg, guest presentations and entertainment, homemade lunch, current events discussion, literary groups, Yiddish groups, social support groups. The Chamber Series features members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra., S, V

2935 Birch Hollow Dr. [map]
(734) 971-0990

Senior Nutrition Program (Office of Community & Economic Development of Washtenaw County)

Nutritious noontime meals home delivered and served at public places such as senior centers and churches throughout the county, to county residents age 60 & over. $3 donation suggested. S, V

110 N. Fourth Ave. Mailing address: P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor 48107 [map]
(734) 222-3767

Silver Club Memory Loss Program

Five groups for older adults with mild to moderate memory loss, cognitive impairment, or early stages of Alzheimer's. Groups include the Mind Works gaming group for those concerned about memory loss and cognition; members meet Thurs. to work on group and individual games and mental exercises. The Coffeehouse group for those with mild memory loss meets Thurs. for educational activities such as lectures and discussions. The Elderberry group for women with some memory loss meets Tues. for discussion, education, and social activities. The Wisdom Keepers Reminiscence Group for those with mild memory loss and good long-term memories meets Wed. to socialize and share memories. The Day Enrichment Program for those with moderate memory loss is a structured, activity-based program that meets Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (includes lunch). Prescreening of prospective members required for all groups. Sliding scale fee., S, V

2401 Plymouth Rd., suite C [map]
(734) 998-9352

Turner Senior Resource Center (U-M Health System)

Home to several seniors programs, including the Housing Bureau for Seniors and Silver Club Memory Loss Program (see listings above). The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (; (734-998-9351) offers lectures, courses, study and writing groups, and trips for age 50 & over (see listing in Groups & Clubs-Seniors Groups). The Turner Senior Wellness Program (734-998-9353) aims to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families through information about resources, social activities, health seminars, support groups, exercise classes, technology mentoring, and more. Throughout the building, Gallery 55+ displays the art of those age 55 & over. Lunch served Tues. & Fri. noon; $3 donation for those age 60 & over; $5 for others. S

2401 Plymouth [map]

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