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Resources
AARP
American Association of Retired Persons
www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over.


Alzheimer's Association
Southfield Office
248-351-0280 - 24/7
Helpline 800-272-3900
www.alzheimers.org

Alzheimer's Association works on global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias.


Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program
Advocate for Nursing Home Residents
www.michigan.gov/miseniors
866-485-9393

Long Term Care Ombudsman program was created to help address the quality of care and quality of life experienced by residents who reside in licensed long term care facilities such as nursing homes, home for the aged and adult foster care facilities.


Medicare Hotline
www.medicare.gov
800-633-4227


Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com

For individuals and their families to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.


Minor Home Repair Program

White Lake Township offers a minor home repair program designed to help low to moderate income household's complete more complicated home maintenance.  In order to qualify you must be a resident of White Lake Township and meet income specifications.  An application and income verification must be submitted to the township.  For further informaton, please contact Dena Potter in the Supervisor's office at 248-698-3300 Ext. 123


Nurse on Call
Oakland County Health Division
800-848-5533
www.oakgov.com/health

Public Health Nurses are available to answer questions regarding nutrition, communicable diseases and more.  They will also help inform you of valuable resources within their department and your community.


One Call for Help- Elder Law of Michigan
Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly
(MiCAFE)
1-877-664-223
info@elderlawofmi.org

You may still be eligible for food and medical assistance if you have an income.
Eating well as you get older
Struggling to pay your bills?  You're not alone!


Social Security Office
800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov

Can use automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day.  If you cannot handle your business through automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative 7:00am-7:00pm Monday-Friday.  Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our toll-free TTY number 800-325-0778 between 7:00am-7:00pm Monday-Friday









    Affordable Assistance
Introduced by OLHSA
www.olhsa.org
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

Residents across southeast Michigan can now hire Affordable Assistance to help around the house with everything from yard work, to cleaning, home organization, grocery shopping and more.  Affordable Assistance makes life a little easier for seniors living alone or needing help.  Profit from Affordable Assistance goes straight ot helping the OLHSA provide the free services desperately needed by so many.


Area Agency on Aging 1-B
800-852-7795
www.aaa1b.com

Area Agency on Aging 1-B has certified Resource Specialists available to answer questions and offer information on local services for seniors, person with disabilities and family caregivers.  Call the toll free number above to speak to a specialist.


Meals on Wheels
Western Oakland County
810-632-2155
Toll free 888-886-8971
livwestoakmow@yahoo.com

Meals-on-Wheels will deliver a nutritious meal to those that may be homebound, ill or frail.  Meals-on-Wheels also serve a nutritious meal at designated locations such as a senior center.  These congregate meals can offer the chance for socialization as well.


Michigan Attorney General
Senior Brigade Program
517-373-1140
www.michigan.gov/ag

The Senior Brigade program provides seniors and their caregivers with trusted and useful information on financial matters, common senior scams, health care and veteran's affairs.



National Council on Aging (NCOA)
202-479-1200
www.ncoa.org

NOCA is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization.  They are a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. Their vision is a just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose and security.


Oakland County Library for the visually & Physically Impaired
248-858-5050
800-774-4542

The Oakland County Library for the visually and physically impaired was established in 1974 to provide access to free library service for county residents who are unable to read standard printed material because of visual impairment or physical limitations.  Audio books, along with the required player are provided free of charge and delivered to your home via the U.S. mail.  Contact the County Library for information regarding additional services and to determine eligibility.  Dublin Community Senior enter also has applications.


Open Door Outreach Center
Office: 248-360-2930
Reseal Store:  248-360-4977
www.opendooroutreachcenter.com

Open Door Outreach Center's primary mission, in the spirit of interfaith charity, is to provide emergency services (food, clothing and referral information) to families in need.


Veterans' Services Division
Oakland County Michigan Department of Public Services
Pontiac Office: 248-858-0785
Toll free:  888-350-0900 Ext. 80785
www.va.gov

Veteran's Service Division has experienced benefits counselors who assist their clients in filing for veterans' benefits from Federal, State and County governments.Their goal is to obtain the maximum benefits available, simplify the process for the client and refer those who need other services to the appropriate agencies.