If you have any questions regarding our resources, please contact us.

AAA Area Agency on Aging
AAAAM Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan
AARP American Association of Retired Persons
AFC Adult Foster Care
ALFA Active Living for Adults
APS Adult Protective Services
ARC American Red Cross
ATC Around the Clock
BCN Blue Care Network
CACS Capital Area Community Services
CAIR Capital Area Interfaith Respite
CADA Council Against Domestic
CATA Capital Area Transportation Authority
CEI Community Empowering Independence
CM Care Management
CMH Clinton Memorial Hospital
CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA)
CSATP Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program
CSE Crisis Services for the Elderly
CSS Catholic Social Services
DRG Diagnostic Related Groupings
EATRAN Eaton County Transit Authority
EPIC Elder Prescription Insurance Coverage
ELOPP East Lansing Older Peoples Program
FIA Family Independence Agency
FGP Foster Grandparent
GA General Assistance
GAC Geriatric Assessment Center
HFA Homes for the Aged
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HOL Hospice of Lansing
JMHO Justice in Mental Health Organizations
LARC Lansing Area Respite Coalition
LCC Lansing Community College
MMAP Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program
MOW Meals-On-Wheels
MPRO Michigan Peer Review Organization
MSAC Michigan Senior Advocates Council
NRTA National Retired Teachers Association
OAS Older Adult Services
OSA Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
OT Occupational Therapy
PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly
PIAM Physically Impaired Association of Michigan
PAS Pre-Admission Screening
PT Physical Therapy
RAVE Relief After Violent Encounter
RN Registered Nurse
RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program
RT Recreational Therapy
RX Prescription Medication
SHARE Self Help and Resource Exchange
SCP Senior Companion Program
SSA Social Security Administration
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SW Social Worker
TCOA Tri-County Office on Aging
TFA Targeted Fuel Assistance
VA Veterans Administration
VAC Voluntary Action Center of Greater Lansing

Adult Respite Services

Address:

2400 Pattengill

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: 517.882.3403

Fax: 517.325.6344

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Services: An adult day care program designed to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of impaired older adults. Activities include crafts, games, fellowship, health talks, exercises, walks, music programs, and reminiscing discussions. Nutrition Dining Site at noon.

Eligibility: Residents of the tri-county area who are 60 years of age or older who are physically impaired, socially isolated, mentally confused, or have limited ability to function independently.

Costs: Based on income and available funds. Scholarships may be available. Donations of $3.00 requested for meals.

 

Clinton County Day Treatment Center

Address:

1000 E. Sturgis Suite 2

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: 989.224.6729

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday only.

Services: Day treatment programming 2 days per week, with an emphasis on social skill building, problem solving, communication skills, daily living skills, and interpersonal improvement.

Eligibility: Must be referred by Clinton County Counseling Center: Contact (888) 800-1559.

Cost: Based on sliding scale. Accepts some insurances.

Elizabeth’s Place

Address:

1518 S. Washington Ave

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: 517.316.2569

Website: www.jwrhealthservice.com

Services: A full day program that creates opportunities for seniors age 65 and older to improve their quality of life and well-being. The facility specializes in providing care for seniors with physical and cognitive disabilities.Services for seniors include therapeutic health and wellness programs and education, socialization and recreational activities, basic computer skills training, respite care, transportation,medical assistance and more. Multilingual support is available.

Eligibility: Seniors age 65 and older. Call for a free consultation.

Cost: Payments received through private pay, Medicaid, long term care insurance and Veterans Administration.

Forster Woods Adult Day Center

Address:

4656 N. Meridian Rd.

Williamston, MI  48895

Phone: 517.349.3101

Fax: 517.349.6487

Website: http://www.forsterwoods.org

Hours:  Monday – Friday 7:30AM-5:30PM. Saturday upon request

Services: Our mission is to support caregivers who may require assistance with daily living activities and benefit from a compassionate environment and opportunities for socialization.  Forster Woods staff are certified Dementia practitioners.  Services also include transportation coordination, personalized care, breakfast/lunch & snacks, musical activities, animal therapy, exercise.

Eligibility: Adults who have physical, mental, or emotional limitations.

Cost: $14 per hour with discounts offered for half and full days.  Partial scholarships available upon request.

Grand Mere’s Adult Day Health Club

Address:

1038 Eastbury Drive

Lansing, MI  48917

Phone: 877.719.0826

Website:www.grandmeresclub.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday 7:00AM-7:00PM.

Saturday 10:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

Services: The primary focus of the program is to help individuals achieve a marked improvement in their overall well being and to provide support and respite to those that are caregiving. This is accomplished by providing planned activities, health monitoring, continuous supervision, personal care, medication management, counseling, nutritious meals, transportation, physical and occupational therapy along with providing access to onsite health care professionals. The day health club also offers an onsite hair salon and whirlpool hydrotherapy bathing services. Staff members are all certified Dementia practitioners.

Eligibility: For residents of the Tri-County area that are 60+ and adults 21+ with disabilities. Grand Mere’s social workers will do an assessment that will determine services needed for each individual.

Cost: $13 per hour. There is a $50 registration fee and meals are included in the daily rate or package rate. Transportation is $3 for every 5 miles and applies to both pick-up and return. One session of bathing is $35 and a four session package is $120. In addition to a la carte services, Grand Mere’s offers four membership packages. The membership packages all include meals, daily exercise regimen, choice of various social activities, access to a licensed counselor for private sessions and access to onsite therapy and physician visits. Using a package gives savings off the hourly rate. Grand Mere’s accepts Visa and MasterCard, Blue Cross and other private insurances. Additional funding may be available for Medicaid Recipients. Ask the Admissions Director for information regarding qualifications.

Helping Hands Respite Care

Address:

201 Hillside Court

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517.337.4611

Fax: 517.337.4099

Website: www.helpinghandsrepite.care

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: To enrich the lives of participants and their caregivers by promoting physical, mental, and emotional fitness through individualized care. Specific services include respite care for families, recreational activities (such as exercise, games, music), counseling and indoor/outdoor gardening. Meals are provided by the Tri-County Office on Aging’s Meals-On-Wheels and individual dietary needs are considered. Medications are closely supervised under professional guidelines. Transportation arrangements are coordinated with family or community services.

Eligibility: Adults 18 years or older who have physical, mental, emotional or social limitations and who require assistance and supervision in daily living.

Cost: $13.00 per hour. A minimum of five hours in any program day is required. Scholarships may be available. Transportation cost is included in fee in most cases for CATA SpecTran, Rural Service or EATRAN but covers 1/2 of cost in Clinton Co. Additional $3.00 donation for meals.

Barry-Eaton District Health Department

Address:

1033 Health Care Drive

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: 517.543.2430 or 517.485.7110

Fax: 517.543.7737

Website: www.barryeatonhealth.org

Services: Programs include: Adult/Senior Health, Infant/Child Health, Community Health, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness and Substance Abuse programs are available.

Eligibility: Persons living in Barry and Eaton Counties.

Cost: Depends on the program.

Additional Information: 

Breast and Cervical Program (517.541.2630 or 517.485.7110×630)

Free mammograms and pap smears for those who are 50 to 64 years old and 40 to 49 year old with breast trouble who are uninsured or insured but not with an HMO and are low income.

Immunization Clinics (517.541.2660 or 517.485.7110×630)

Please call for an appointment. Most immunizations are free for children.

Eaton County Health Department

Every Wednesday: 8:30am – 11:30am & 1:15pm – 4:00 pm

Every 3rd Wednesday: 9:00 – 12:30am & 2:00pm – 6:00 pm

Behavioral Health/Outpatient Services (517.543.2580)

The behavioral health program has many levels of outpatient services to meet the program’s mission of empowering individuals, families and the community with affordable, accessible and research supported treatment of addictions and other behavioral health concerns. Levels of outpaient services provided include assessment services to determine needs, individual, family and/or family sessions, home based family services in conjunction with the Eaton County Family Drug Court program and outpatient recovery groups.The behavioral health program also offers an intensive outpatient program that meets three times weekly. Visit: http://www.barryeatonhealth.org/BehavioralHealth/OutpatientServices.aspx for a more detailed description of these services.

Ingham County Health Department

Address:

5303 S. Cedar (2nd floor)

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: 517.887-4311

Fax: 517.887-4310

Website: hd.ingham.org

Hours:  1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: General – Immunization clinics (see below), physical exams, blood pressure, public nursing services, which can be in  homes, schools & community settings.. Call 517.887.4322 for more information. Health care offered at 7 different locations  to serve Ingham County residents. Some water testing done as part of environmental health services.

Eligibility: Persons must reside in Ingham County. Call for further eligibility information at Registration & Enrollment Services.. 517.887.4306.

Cost: Immunization fees vary except for TB skin test ($5.00) Most immunizations for children are free. Physician fees are based on a sliding pay scale.

Registration & Enrollment:  provides information, screens & enrolls new  patients into the Health Center & assesses client eligibility to a wide range of programs including:

Blood Pressure Testing & Immunization Clinics:  Vaccines protect you, your family and community. Many vaccines for adults are available at no or little cost for a limited time through Local Health Departments. . Some require revaccination. You need a Flu vaccine every year.

Monday, Tues. &  Friday: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Weds. from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Thurs. 1:00-4:30 p.m. 48-72 hours to have TB test read.

Call 517.887.4316 for more information.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program: Free breast and cervical cancer screening available to women age 40-64 in Ingham, Clinton, Jackson & Gratiot Counties. Services include Pap test, pelvic exam, clinical breast exam & mammogram. Follow-up services also provided if breast and or cervical abnormalities. Cost is free. Medicare (Part A only), Medicaid and other commercial insurance accepted. Women in Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) not eligible. By appointment only. Call 517.887.4320

Capital Area Prescription Program: Prescription discount program (usually 20%) sponsored by Ingham Health Plan Corporation (IHPC) for seniors 60 years and older who meet income guidelines. Call 1.866.291.9691 to enroll.

Ingham Health Plan/Medical Access Project: Identifying the uninsured and State Medical Program recipients get necessary medical health care services. Call 517.887.4465 for recorded information.

Women’s Health Services: Comprehensive services for women of all ages. Call 517.887.4320

MID-MICHIGAN DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Address:

Clinton County Branch Office

1307 East Townsend

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: 989.224.2195

Website: www.mmdhd.org

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Blood pressure screening and immunization clinics by appointment. Days available are listed below. Flue clinics and cholesterol screenings scheduled in the fall as needed and published in the newspaper. May also call and make appointment for TB tests. Car seats are loaned as needed for grandchildren through Clinton County Family Resource Center. Call 224-1173 for more information.

Eligibility: Residents of Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm Counties.

Cost: No fees except for Hepatitus B vaccine (adults only), cholesterol screening, TB skin test for a job requirement fee $6.00. Meningitis test fee $65.00

Blood Pressure Screening and Immunization Clinics: extension 8.  Immunization clinics are by appointment only. Call to verify schedules.

St. Johns: Health Department, 306 Elm St. – 1st and 3rd Mon.

DeWitt: St. Anne’s Episcopal, 200 W. Webb Rd. – 3rd Thurs., of every odd month

Elsie: United Methodist Church, 160 W. Main – 4th Thurs., of every even month

Westphalia: Township Hall, Grange Road – 4th Mon., of every odd month.

Bath: United Methodist Church, Webster Rd. – 2nd Mon. of every odd month

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: Women age 40-64 may be eligible for free mammograms, pelvic exams and Pap tests in Clinton County. Call for more information or an appointment. Ph: (989) 227-3118

Mid Michigan Health Plan: program for low-income,uninsured residents of Clinton, Gratiot or Montcalm counties. Gross household income must be at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) $14,700/single & $19,800/married. Provides basic approved health services such as office visits, specialty care services, lab and Xray services and certain prescriptions. No cost to enroll. Copays for some services.

Adult Dental Clinics

Address:

Ingham County Health Department

5303 S. Cedar, door #3, 2nd floor

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 887-4423 or General Information (517) 887-4300

Emergencies: (517) 485-2231

Hours: Open 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Screening hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-11am and 2:00pm-4:00pm

Services: Cleaning, oral exams, fillings, extractions.

Eligibility: Ingham County residents age 4 and over. All patients must complete an eligibility/financial sreening first. You must bring proof of Residency & Household Income. Call (517) 887-4609 if any questions.

Cost: Sliding scale fees based on income.

Affordable Dentures

Address:

5451 H West Saginaw Hwy, Lansing Towne Centre

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 323-3172 or 1-800-DENTURE

Website: www.affordabledentures.com

Hours:  8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Appointments are not required but recommend that patients arrive at the office at opening time to register for services.

Services:  Provides dentures & extraction services. Three styles of dentures: Economy denture is the most affordable & available with same-day service. Custom dentures are made with more expensive teeth, set in a wax base so can try on & make changes before being cast up, often available the same day. Premium dentures are the most natural looking, made with the best denture teeth which are highly resistant to wearing down & do not stain easily, the teeth are first set in wax to try on & make changes before lab will custom finish. Often available the same day. Two types of partial dentures- cast metal, and acrylic available along with other services. .

CostDepends on dentures or service chosen. Fee Schedule available for prices. Payment is required at the time services are performed. Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover cards and checks accepted.

Care Free Dental Clinic

Address:

5135 S. Pennsylvania

Lansing, MI  48910

Phone: 517.887.5922×8

Website: www.carefreemedical.com/Dental

Hours: Mon. 9 a.m..-4 p.m; Monday -Thurs. & Friday 9am – Noon Call for an appointment.Hours are dependent on a dentist being available in the office.

Services:  Dental care for those without insurance. Includes: Emergency Care for severe pain, swelling and infection. extractions( scheduled 1 day a month),routine work such as exams, cleaning & education on preventative oral care. Fillings-basic work only. No crowns or bridges, dentures, replacement of missing teeth, molar root canals or braces.

Cost:  First cleaning is $45 with a $35 future charge. Accepts medicaid and Healthy MI Delta Dental plans. Pay-It-Forward (P-I-F) option for those willing to donate hours of community service in return for dental care. Must take short Oral Health class and complete necessary paperwork. Call 517-507-3999 for more information.

Eligibility:  Ingham County residents or those with a Lansing mailing address with no insurance.

Dental Lifeline Network MI

Donated Dental Services of Michigan (DDS)

Address:

3657 Okemos Road, Suite 200

Okemos, MI 48864-3927

Phone: 1-866-263-4067 or (517) 347-6994

Website: www.nfdh.org or. www.dentallifeline.org/michigan

Hours: By appointment

Services: Provides free, comprehensive dental treatment. Program does NOT cover routine check-ups or provide ongoing treatment. Offers one-time only assistance. Program cannot pay existing dental bills. Most applicants are expected to help with lab costs. Applicants with Medicaid are expected to exhaust that resource first as Medicaid is covering some dental services.

Application:

Call for information or to request an application. There is a waiting list for services which averages 1 year for open counties. This varies depending on the number of people needing services and the availability of dentists.  Please contact the DDS Coordinator at (517) 347-6994.All applications must be submitted through the DDS coordinator.

Eligibility: Applicant must be unable to pay for needed dental treatment due to permanent disability, advanced age, chronic illness, developmental disability, or mental illness.

Cost: Applicants may be asked to help with lab work that is not donated at 100%

Eaton County Dental Clinic

Address:

MI Community Dental Clinics, Inc. & Barry-Eaton Health Department

623 Courthouse Drive

Charlotte, MI  48813

Phone: (877) 313-6232 or 1-877-733-7651 or (517) 541-8157

Fax: (517) 541-8190

Website: www.midental.org

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00-12, 12:30-4:30, Tuesday 8:00-12:00, 1:00-5:00

Services: Dental services including oral examination, x-rays,emergency treatment, flouride treatments, crowns, root canals, tooth removal, replacement dentures and particial dentures for eligible residents.

Cost: Non-refundable $50 fee to enroll which include Michigan Community Dental Plan Membership, 1 oral exam, x-rays, treatment plan & a discounted price for all treatment.

Eligibility: Providing dental care for adults and children on Medicaid as well as low income, uninsured individuals, Healthy Kids Dental & MIChild. All individuals must first register as a patient for dental services by calling our Contact Center New Patient number 877-313-6232.

Eaton Discount Dental Program

Address:

Eaton County Board of Commissioners

1045 Independence Blvd

Charlotte, MI  48813

Phone: 1-866-498-7914

Website: www.eatondiscountdental.com

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Services: Reduced fee dental program, not insurance. Participating DenteMax dentists have agreed to accept a discounted fee as payment in full for each of the services included. Average 20% – 50% lower than standard fees. Participating specialists include Orthodonists-braces; Periodontists-gums; Oral Surgeons; Prosthodontists-bridges and dentures; Pediatric dentists and Endodontists-roots canals.

Eligibility: All Eaton County residents. No age, income or health restrictions. Annual renewal application required.

Cost: $69 per year can include up to 9 persons residing at the same residence or students in college. Payment can only be made by credit card.

Lansing Community College

Address:

3430 Dental Hygiene Clinic

P.O. Box 40010

Lansing, MI 48910-7210

Phone: (517) 483-1458 or Human Service Office – (517) 483-1410

Fax: (517) 483-9925

Website: www.lcc.edu/health/dental/clinic

Hours: Varies, but usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Early September to Mid-May).

Services: Preventive dental services are offered to assist the patient to retain her/his teeth for a lifetime. This includes: medical-dental history, oral exam/screening, dental education including a home care kit, prophylaxis (teeth cleaning), X-ray pictures (as needed), topical fluoride treatment. Fillings, dentures, extractions and diagnostic services are not provided.

Eligibility: Open to public, must be willing to spend extra time for appointments. More time is needed than general dentist’s office because students are learning and performance is reviewed and evaluated by licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

Cost: General fee of $20.00 for LCC students and seniors. Additional charges as necessary. Minimal fee charged to cover cost of material and supplies.

St. Johns Based Dental Clinic

Address:

Community Dental Clinic (Located inside the Mid-Michigan District Health Department)

1307 East Townsend Rd

St. Johns, MI

Phone: (877) 313-6232 OR (989) 224-3053

Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm & 12:30pm to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Call to make an appointment.

Services: Include oral exams, cleaning, fluoride treatments, fillings and crowns, tooth removal, tooth replacement including dentures and partial dentures; emergency treatment and root canals.

Eligibility: Adults age 21 and over on Medicaid; low income, uninsured individuals whose income level is at or below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level at reduced fees; children on Medicaid, Delta Healthy Kids and MI Child in Clinton and Gratiot county.

Community Education

Many school districts offer Adult Basic Education, High School Completion, General Educational Development (GED), and Continuing Education or Enrichment offerings which are open to or specifically designed for seniors. Check with your Local School District or Community Education Department for more information. Check in the yellow pages under “Schools”.

DRM International Learning Center

Address:

Lansing, MI

Phone: 517.882.3544

Website: drmilc.com

Services: Offers training classes in: Basic Home Health Aide; Advanced Home Health Aide & Certified Nurses Assistant Program. Classes are well structured to meet the educational needs of home care providers. Providing professional, competent, compassionate care and well trained staff is of the utmost importance.

Lansing Community College

Address:

419 N. Capitol Avenue

Lansing, MI 48901-7210

Phone: 517.483.5204

Website: lcc.edu

Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Services: The college offers two gerontology degrees. The Gerontology Certificate of Achievement is a 32-semester hour credit program designated for already-degreed persons who wish to focus their skills in gerontology. The Associate Degree in Human Services, Gerontology Specialization, is a 69-semester hour credit program designed for those preparing to work in the field of gerontology. Short-term gerontology seminars are offered in fall and spring semesters for LCC students and non-students. Most of the seminars are approved for continuing education hours for nurses, nursing home administrators and adult foster care licensees and administrators.

Eligibility: Anyone may attend the seminars, but persons wishing to obtain the Gerontology Certificate or the Associate Degree must enroll in Lansing Community College.

Cost: Fees are based on current LCC tuition rates. Gerontology sminar fees vary. Senior Tuition Awards are available for students 60 and over who meet income requirements. Call (517) 483-1296 for more information.

Additional Program Information:

The Mental Health and Aging Project (MHAP) funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health is a program unit of LCC. The project is devoted to providing education, training, education services, applied research services and consultation in Aging. MHAP publishes a quarterly newsletter, UPDATE, which is a technical assistance resource for mental health & aging professionals throughout the state of MI.

Adult Protective Services

Department of Human Services

Phone: 24-hour abuse hotline: 1-(855) 444-3911 (Toll-free)

Fax: (616) 977-1158

Centralized Intake State of Michigan

Department of Human Services

Address:

5321 28th Street Court

Grand Rapids MI 49546

Clinton County

105 W Toles Rd

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (855) 444-3911

Fax: (616) 977-1154

Eaton County

1050 Independence Blvd.

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (855) 444-3911

Fax: (616) 977-1154

Ingham County

5303 S. Cedar

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (855) 444-3911

Fax: (616) 977-1154

Services: Responsible for investigating and determining whether the person “suspected of being abused, neglected, exploited or endangered is an adult in need of protective services”. The Department utilizes the least restrictive procedures to provide these services including social and legal intervention.

Advent House Ministries

Address:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

743 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 485-4722

Fax: (517) 485-2837

Website: adventhouse.com

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon.- Friday (Office)

Golden Group: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Thursday.

Weekend Shelter Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Services: Weekend day shelter and provision of food. The Golden Group is for senior citizen fellowship and a noon meal on Thursdays. Advent House arranges temporary furnished housing for homeless families. Personal needs supplies available on Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a referral by Christian Services. Advent House Bake Shop & Catering employs displaced workers and teaches job skills. Advent house also offers support to ex-offenders and those considered at risk.

Free Meals: All meals on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast 8:30 a.m., Lunch 1:00 p.m. and Dinner 5:00 p.m.

The Basic Needs Center

Address:

105 N. Clinton Ave.

St. Johns MI 48879

Phone: (517) 230-4618

Hours: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mon.- Friday

Appointment Only: Thursday Evening & Saturday

Services: Provides basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter and counseling.

Board of Water and Light

Address:

P.O. Box 13007

Lansing, MI 48901-3007

Phone: (517) 702-6006

Hotline for Down Power Lines: (800) 295-5001

Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: The Board’s Medical Emergency Directory lists customers who must have their electrical service restored first in the case of power failure. List annually updated. See also Board of Water and Light for energy assistance.

Eligibility: Board of Water and Light customers who need electrical life support equipment, and/or those persons with medicine that must be refrigerated. A physician must complete the form provided by the Board. The meter will be tagged designating a medical priority.

Cost: All services are free.

City Rescue Mission

Address:

2216 S. Cedar St.

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 485-0145

Fax: (517) 485-6664

Email: info@BEaRESCUER.com

Website: www.BEaRESCUER.com

Hours: Open Monday-Sunday.

Services: Emergency Overnight Shelter for men, separate facility for women and mothers accompanied by children; Public Dining Room provides lunch Monday through Friday and supper seven days a week; Personal Needs Closet provides hygiene items, non-denominational worship services, Bible studies, and a residential drug and alcohol program.

Men’s Shelter; Chapel, Public Dining Room, Food Pantry, Personal Needs Closet & Mens Life Transitional Program (addiction program) – located at 613 E. Michigan, Lansing.First come, first serve from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Maplewood Women and Children’s Barrier Free Shelter – located at 2216 S. Cedar, Lansing (must call for availability after 9:00 a.m on the day the bed is needed.: 517.485.0145). Day shelter for guests, with computer center and classroom. Women’s Life Transformation Program (addiction program) also located at this facility. No boys over the age of 12 allowed at the Maplewood Center.

Eligibility: Adults and families needing service.

Cost: All services are free. Totally supported by private donations.

Crisis Services for the Elderly

Address:

Tri-County Office on Aging

5303 S. Cedar St. Bldg 1

Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 483-7205

After 5:00 p.m. call: 1-800-282-7622

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.

Services: Responds to non-medical emergencies in the Greater Lansing area. Helps with crisis situations such as inability to buy prescription drugs,and utility shut off notices.. The crisis must need an immediate response, and other agencies cannot respond. Trained volunteers will assess the situation and help arrange necessary services, with the client’s consent.

Eligibility: Seniors 60 and older living in the greater Lansing area.

Cost: There is no fee but donations are accepted.

End Violent Encounters (EVE)

Formerly Council Against Domestic Assault (CADA)

Address:

P.O. Box 14149

Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: (517) 372-5976

24-hour Crisis Line (517) 372-5572

Hours: 24-hour a day, seven days a week

Services: Provides shelter, support groups and individual counseling for victims of domestic violence. Childcare is also provided.

Eligibility: Women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Call for information.

Cost: None. Donations accepted.

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program (GLEAP)

Address:

P.O. Box 402

Grand Ledge, MI 48837-0402

Phone: (517) 627-3256

Services: Voluntary organization working through local churches to help with emergency needs. Vouchers are issued for various emergency needs. Provides one-time shelter and utility assistance.

Eligibility: Grand Ledge school district citizens in need.

Cost: None. Donations welcomed.

Haven House

Address:

121 Whitehills Drive

P.O. Box 961

East Lansing, MI 48826-0911

Phone: (517) 337-2731

Fax: (517) 337-2910 Website: www.havenhouseel.org

Hours: Office: 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Referrals 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. weekends. The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Friday- Sunday – Emergency Food Hours: 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Services: Temporary emergency shelter for homeless women with children and families. 28 beds on a first come first served basis. Residents are served 3 hot meals per day, and clothing is available. Part of the Ingham County Food Bank which will provide 1-2 days of emergency food for non homeless in emergency situations. Other support services are available.

Eligibility: Limited to females, or men with children or as part of a family. Need for stay is evaluated weekly. Up to 30 days.

Cost: None.

Loaves and Fishes

Address:

831 N. Sycamore

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 482-2099

Fax: (517) 482-6848

Hours: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., 7 days per week. Transitional shelter 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Services: Short-term (14 days) overnight shelter providing breakfast, dinner and advocacy services. Long-term (up to 24 months) transitional shelter and services.

Eligibility: Overnight shelter: male and female adults 18 and over and children with parents. Transitional shelter: Mother’s with children only.

Cost: None for overnight shelter. Transitional shelter costs $200 per month.

New Hope Day Center

Address:

430 N. Larch

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 484-0176

Fax: (517) 484-5353

Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m Saturday and Sunday. Lunch served 11:45-12:30.

Services: Weekday shelter through Volunteers of America. Provides overnight (6 p.m.-6 a.m.) shelter, referrals, service linkage, clothing 1x month, emergency services, personal needs, employment assistance.Shelter admittance is first come first serve between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Call for more information. Ph: (517) 484-4414

Eligibility: Men, women and children.

Relief After Violent Encounters, Inc. (RAVE)/Safe Center

Address:

P.O. Box 472

216 N Clinton Ave (administrative office)

St. Johns, MI 48879

Crisis Line: (989) 224-7283 or (877) 952-7283

Office: (989) 224-4662

Fax: (517) 224-6947

Hours: 24-hours, 7 days a week.

Services: Provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, individual counseling, support groups for adults and children, advocacy services, housing location, referrals for batterers counseling.

Eligibility: Women and their children in Clinton & Shiawassee Counties who are victims of domestic violence.

Cost: None. Donations accepted.

Seventh Day Adventists

Community Services Food & Clothing Bank

Address:

4934 Burt Road

Grand Ledge, MI 48837-0402

Phone: (517) 627-4348 or (517) 627-4917

Hours: Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.(accepts walk ins) and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (accepts walk ins) or by appointment.

Services: Food on emergency basis. Clothing, bedding, miscellaneous as available.

Eligibility: Low income families or disabled, unemployed, temporary emergencies and the homeless.

Cost: None.

Siren

Address:

520 Robinson St, PO Box 369

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-0748 or 543-4815

Toll-free: 800-899-9997

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Services: Provides emergency services (food, shelter) for homeless families and domestic violence victims.

Cost: No fee.

Stockbridge Community Outreach

Address:

370 Cherry St., P.O. Box 682

Stockbridge, MI 49285

Phone: (517) 851-7275

Fax: (517) 851-7285

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Monday and Friday. 1:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Services: Food bank, clothing, medications, medical and transportation. Also makes referrals to appropriate agencies.

Eligibility: Stockbridge School District residents except for clothing.

Cost: None.

Volunteers of America

Address:

415-430 N. Larch

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 484-4414

Fax: (517) 484-5353

Website: www.voami.org

Hours: Vary depending on program. Administration: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Homeless Health Clinic- 517-253-5000. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for an appointment. When visiting the the homeless health clinic check in the VOA first.

HELP (Hotel Emergency Lodging Program) – for homeless residents to find shelter. Open 7 days a week from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.. If no shelters are available or unable to stay in a shelter for verifiable reasonscan be housed temporarily in a motel.

Women’s and Children’s Overnight Shelter – Open 365 days a year, this 25-bed shelter offers women & children a warm, safe place to sleep. With referrals from our case management team, they may also utilize programs and services of New Hope Day Center (see listing above).

Men’s Overnight Emergency Shelter – Open 365 days a year, this 50-bed shelter offers men a warm, safe place to sleep. May also utilize the services and programs of New Hope Day Center.

Veterans Services & Housing Program – Veterans receive services such as case management, individual and group counseling, and referrals for substance abuse and medical treatment. Assists in the development of skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment and permanent housing.

Community Kitchen – Free, nutritious meals are served to the hungry and homeless. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday.

Special Events – Adopt a Family- annual program matches needy families with “sponsors” who adopt them for the Christmas holiday. Holiday Meal Program- provides a hot meal on Christmas day for the elderly and disabled in the Lansing area.Christmas Store- Made possible by donors for those in need, not adopted to shop.

Thrift Stores – located at 5411 South Cedar, Lansing Ph: (517) 272-3126. 3800 W. Saginaw, Lansing Ph: (517) 703-9088. Clothing, household goods available for sell & given to shelter residents and others in need through a voucher system.

Donation Program – Donations of cars, trucks, boats, RV’s or motorcycles are auctioned with proceeds benefitting those who utilize our overnight emergency shelters and other social service programs. Simple & easy process: Call 1-800-552-1515 or visit www.carshelpingpeople.org.

Webberville Food & Clothing Bank

Address:

115 S. Main St

Webberville, MI 48892

Phone: (517) 521-3984

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call for an appointment.

Services: Offers emergency food & clothing upon request. Referral service for energy & medical assistance.

Williamston Food Bank & Medical Equipment

Address:

201 School St

Williamston, MI 48895

Phone: (517) 655-1922 or (517) 655-5173

Hours: Call anytime in case of emergency. Food distribution held on last Saturday of the month from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Call ahead to verify. Can deliver to those without transportation.

Services: Food bank provides nutritional food to needy families. Medical equipment available for loan: walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, canes and beds.

Capital Area Michigan Works!

Ingham County

2110 S Cedar, Ste A

Lansing MI 48910

Ph: (517) 492-5500

Fax: (492-5501

Clinton County

101 W. Cass St., Ste.A

St. Johns, MI 48879

Ph: (989) 224-2000

Eaton County

311 W. First St

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-5278 or (517) 484-2929 ext. 2622

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Services: Employment and training services for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) eligible individuals, adult and youth. Employment services for Work First (welfare to work) clients referred by the Michigan Department of Human Services.

Cost: None

Experience Works

Address:

209 E Washington, Ste 100

Jackson, MI 49201-2354

Phone: (517) 841-5627 x 64244

Website: www.experienceworks.org

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Provides part-time temporary work experiences to older workers. Emphasis of the program is to upgrade the employability of the older worker. A variety of positions and training are available. Workshop topics include resume writing, filling out applications, using cover letters, development of job leads, assessment skills and job retention.

Eligibility: Must be 55 years of age or older and reside in Clinton, Ingham, Jackson & Gratiot Counties and meet income eligibility criteria. Call for details.

Cost: All services are free.

Foster Grandparent Program

Address:

2400 Pattengil

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 887-6116

Fax: 517-887-7313

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: This is not strictly an employment program, but is a “paid” volunteer program in which a non-taxable stipend, $2.65 per hour is paid to the volunteer to cover expenses. There is a time commitment of a minimum of 20 hours a week. Foster Grandparents establish a one to one relationship with a child, spending time with that child. Transportation or reimbursement for transportation and other benefits is provided.

Eligibility: Unemployed persons age 55 or over that are low-income (200% poverty level) and live in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton or Livingston Counties. 40 hours of training are required along with 4 hours a month of inservice meetings.

Cost: None.

Michigan Telework Loan Fund

Address:

c/o United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan

4970 Northwind Drive, Suite 102

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 1.800.828.2714

Fax: 517.203.1203

Website: www.michiganloanfunds.org/melf/

Services: Financial loans available to reduce or eliminate barriers to employment through low-interest loans.

Loans up to $20,000 with fixed interest rate for the term of the loan. Loan terms can range up to 5 years depending on the business equipment purchased and the borrower’s ability to pay. Monthly payments are paid to Option 1 Credit Union.

Eligibility: Michigan residents 18+ with all disabilities, including seniors with age-related functional limitations, are eligible. Loans must be used to buy business equipment, and related education/training to use the equipment, needed for home-based employment as an employee or business owner on a full or part-time basis. A Promise Letter to Telework or a Business Plan must be submitted with loan application. Staff available to help get started.

Senior Companion Program (SCP)

Address:

2400 Pattengil

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 887-6116

Fax: (517) 887-7313

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: This is not strictly an employment program, but is a “paid” volunteer program in which a non-taxable stipend, $2.65 per hour for 20 hours each week, is paid to the senior volunteer to cover expenses. Senior Companions are assigned to older adults with special problems and develop a one-to-one relationship on a regular basis. Placement sites may be home settings, adult day centers, nursing homes or adult foster care homes. Transportation assistance or reimbursement is provided, as well as other benefits, including training.

Eligibility: Volunteers are unemployed persons age 55 and over living in the tri-county area who meet low-income guidelines (200% of poverty).There is 40 hours of required training along with 4 hours a month of inservice meetings.Client referrals must be through Senior Companion Program’s contact agencies. Call for more information.

Cost: None.

Board of Water and Light

Address:

P.O. Box 13007

Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: (517) 702-6000

Hotline to report Down Power Lines: (800) 295-5001

Website: www.lbwl.com

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Senior Citizen Electricity Rates: If you are 65 years of age or older, and the head of your household, you may qualify for a special Senior Citizen Electricity Rate. The Board of Water and Light will not shut off utilities for seniors 65+ or families with active military service during the heating season (Nov. 1st-March 31st). Low income families may qualify for a winter protection payment plan. Call (517) 702-6006 for details.

City of Lansing Weatherization Office

Development Office

Address:

316 N. Capitol Ave. D-2

Lansing, MI 48933-1234

Phone: (517) 483-4040

Fax: (517) 483-6036

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides weatherization services (insulation, storm door/windows, caulking, weatherstripping, water heater jackets and others) to eligible residents of Lansing who meet income guidelines. Owners occupied homes may be eligible. Maximum dollar limits are allowed for the cost of each dwelling. Work is performed by approved contractors. Please call for more information or to apply.

Consumers Energy

Address:

530 W. Willow

P.O.Box 30162

Lansing, MI 48909-7662

Phone: 1- 800-477-5050

Telephone Hours: 24 hours a day.

Lobby Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Programs for Senior Citizen Customers:

Prime Time Senior Club – Includes a range of special programs and privileges including no late payment charges if payment misses the due date and “Senior Care” credit policy which gives special priority to any bill payment problems. Any Consumers Energy customer age 65 or older may join.

Winter Protection Plan – Senior citizens 65 years and older are automatically protected from shutoff during the winter heating season (December 1 through March 31). Monthly payment arrangements will be made to suit the individual customer’s situation. Program participants must make up the difference between their actual December through March bills, and their Winter Protection Plan payments with increased monthly payments for the remainder of the year (May through November). The 2% late payment charge is waived for participating seniors.

Programs for all Customers:

Bill Payment Arrangements – Extended payment terms are available to customers having difficulty paying their monthly energy bill on time. Special consideration is given to senior citizens.

Medical Emergency Protection – Customers who have a medical emergency in their home and have been scheduled for shutoff of service can have the shutoff postponed for up to 21 days. Proper notification to Consumers Energy consists of written statement from a doctor, public health official or social service official declaring that a shutoff would aggravate an existing medical emergency.

PeopleCare – Provides help for a range of emergency needs including food, clothing, shelter and energy bills. The Salvation Army administers PeopleCare funds, which are made up of voluntary contributions from Consumers Energy Customers and a $1.5 million bill credit contribution from Consumers Energy. Program funds become available after the first of the year. Bill credits are available on December 1 for energy bill payment problems. Anyone with an emergency need may apply. The Salvation Army will determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Salvation Army for more details.

Red Cross Identification Program – Information provided for people who depend on electrically powered life-support equipment in the home. Learn how to create an emergency plan in the event of a power outage. To request an application form call 1-(800) 477-5050.

Third Party Notification – Customers can request that a copy of any turnoff notice they receive be sent to a consenting friend, relative or agency. The third party is not obligated to pay the bill. However, the notification gives them time to act on the customer’s behalf.

Other programs are available for low-income customers and unemployed customers.

Michigan Energy Options

Address:

405 Grove St.

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 337-0422 ext. 5 or 310

Fax: (517) 337-0437

Website: www.michiganenergyoptions.org

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Services: Provides information and programs about waste reduction, energy efficiency, composting, and a variety of other home improvement topics. Has an energy and environmentally-friendly demonstration house. Provides weatherization improvements, water-saving devices,energy saving light bulbs (CFLS),energy audits, safety inspections and educational presentations through the Energy Fitness Program.

Eligibility: The Energy Fitness Program is available to of Lansing homeowners & renters who meet income guidelines. Other services are available to everyone. There is currently a waiting list for the City of Lansing program. Call for more information.

Cost: None. Donations accepted. Come to office for free parking pass & self tour book to visit the demonstration house.

Weatherization Program

Address:

Capital Area Community Services

1301 Rensen

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 393-1780

Fax: (517) 393-6631

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides weatherization assistance to low-income persons in the tri-county area and Shiawassee County. Types of services which may be provided include, attic, wall and foundation insulation, caulking, weather-stripping, repairing broken glass,and low flow showerheads. The program can replace furnaces, water heaters & refrigerators if inspection/testing indicates necessary to remedy a health or safety concern or energy audit determines existing unit to be inefficient (owner occupied home only).

Eligibility: Persons must meet low-income guidelines. Both homewoners and renters may qualify. Senior citizens age 60 and over should contact your local senior citizens office for information or to apply. There is currently a waiting list for services. Call for more information.

Cost: Free of charge.

Capital Internal Medicine Associates, P.C.

Address:

3955 Patient Care Dr., Suite A

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 374-7600

Fax: (517) 374-4908

Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Physicians on call 24-hours a day.

Services: A health service for people over 18 years of age. Staff consists of board certified Internists, Internal medicine residents of Michigan State University, and nurses. Social workers, dietitians, pharmacists and physical therapists are available upon request. Each patient will be assigned one physician responsible for overseeing the patient’s care.

Eligibility: Over age 18. There is generally a four-week waiting period and a complete physical examination is required on patient’s first visit.

Cost: Most insurance accepted.

Care Free Medical Clinic

Address:

5135 S Pennsylvania 790 E. Columbia

Lansing, MI 48910 Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 887-5922 Ph: (517) 224-0120

Fax: (517) 887-5982 Fax: (517) 244-0163

Hours:

Lansing Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday by appointment only.

Mason Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Website: www.carefreemedical.com

Services: Primary family medicine; referral to needed medical specialist; vision care; affordable pharmaceutical services; Optometry clinic ; durable medical equipment; laboratory and x-ray services; nutritional counseling; mental health interventions and health services. Optometry and Behavioral Clinic: 3333 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing; Phone: 272-4007 ext. 1(Optometry) ext. 2(Behavioral). Hours: Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and some Fridays.

Eligibility: Individuals in need of medical services that do not have insurance or sufficient financial resources to meet those needs. Must sign up.

Cost: Modest fees. Accepts Medicaid and Ingham Health Plan insurance. Chartiy care may be available through an application process.

Cristo Rey Health Clinic

Address:

Cristo Rey Community Center

1717 High Street

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 371-1700 x 119

Fax: (517) 371-4245

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Appointments preferred. Health screening, blood pressure, height, weight, temperature, pulse, respiration, urine analysis, and blood tests. Chiropractic services available by appointment.

Eligibility: Residents of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.

Cost: Sliding fee scale. Accepts Medicare and Medicaid.

Family Health Center

Address:

Sparrow Health Systems

1200 E. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 364-5710

Website: www.sparrow.org

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. No appointments between Noon and 1:00 p.m.

Services: Provides medical and family practice physicians. Please call for an appointment.

Eligibility: Medicare and Medicaid insurance accepted.

Cost: Varies.

Ingham Community Health Center

Address:

Sparrow Hospital Campus

1215 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 308

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 364-3074

Fax: (517) 364-3718

St Lawrence Campus

1100 W Saginaw, Ste 500

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 364-7440

Fax: (517) 364-7444

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. After hours services are available. Call and follow instructions on voice mail message.

Services: Preventative health service and problem oriented health services. Provides primary care for children and adults, family planning, health counseling and immunizations. Internal medicine physicians, registered nurses, public health nurses, social workers, health technicians and nutritionist are available to provide care.

Eligibility: People of all ages

Cost: Sliding scale fee based on income and family size. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, IHP and some private insurance. Donations welcome.

Ingham County Health Services

Adult Health Clinic

Address:

5303 South Cedar, 2nd Floor

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 887-4302

Fax: (517) 887-4437

Hours: Open 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Wednesdays open until 6:00 p.m.

Services: Primary medical care by appointment. New patients call the registration and enrollment office at (517) 887-4306.

Eligibility: Ingham County residents.

Cost: Fees are on a sliding scale basis. Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance are accepted.

Lansing VA Community Clinic

Address:

2025 S Washington

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 267-3925

After hours: 1-888-838-6446

Fax: (517) 267-3593

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except 1st & 3rd Fri. of month closes at 1p.m.. Toll free nurse triage # for medical advice when center is closed.

Services: Serving the health care needs of veterans in our community. Works in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Ingham Health Plan. Committed to providing quality primary healthcare in an efficient, professional and confidential manner . Staffed by nurse practioners. Services include laboratory, x-ray and prescriptions. Referrals to specialists at VA facilities will be made as needed.

Eligibility: Veterans with an honorable discharge

Cost: Varies depending on income and/or insurance coverage. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MI, PHP, Tricare & others.

Senior Health Center

Address:

Sparrow Health Systems/St. Lawrence Campus

1210 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 364-7575

Fax: (517) 364-7560

Website: www.sparrow.org/seniorservices

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Services: Include physical examination, ongoing medical care (short-term or long-term) and, as needed, mental health evaluation and treatment and coordination of referrals to community services.

Eligibility: Age 65 or over; new to Lansing area or in need of a primary care physician; persons with complex medical or psychosocial problems.

Cost: Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross accepted. Fee for service where applicable.

Sparrow Senior Health/Geriatric Assessment Center

Address:

Sparrow Health System St. Lawrence Campus

1210 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 364-7575

Fax: (517) 364-7560

Website: www.sparrow.org/seniorservices

Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 Monday through Thursday. Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Service: The Geriatric Assessment Center provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessment for individuals over age 65. A physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant , social worker perform the assessment. This is a 4 1/2 hour visit. Additional tests such as blood work, x-rays, MRI or cat scan may be scheduled. After the assessment is complete and all reports received, a family conference is held so the physician and social worker can discuss all results of the assessment and recommendations for continuing care. A summary of the assessment results is sent to the patient’s primary care physician.

Eligibility: Individuals over age 65 or those at risk of premature or inappropriate symptoms. The symptoms may include the following: confusion, memory loss, recent change in function, multiple problems complicated by dementia or psychiatric problems, immobility, falls, incontinence.

Cost: Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and other insurances are billed. There is a $350 non-covered copay for the assessment.

Alzheimer’s Association

Michigan Great Lakes Chapter

Address:

310 N. Main, Ste.100

Chelsea, MI 48118-1291

Phone: (734) 475-7043 or 1-800-337-3827

24-hour Helpline: 1-800-272-3900

Fax: (734)475-7089

Website: www.alz.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Helpline available 24 hours/7 days week

Services: Toll-free 24/7 help line provides callers with information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving concerns, provides emotional support and makes referrals to local agencies and educational programs. Educational programs are targeted to caregivers, health care providers, and people with Alzheimer’s disease and the general public. Caregiver Support Groups, Memory Loss Support and Education groups are available in many areas. See support groups for local groups meeting in your area. The Chapter’s Public Policy Committee and State Advocate work at the local, state and national level on public policy changes. Chapter staff is also available to speak to community and civic groups on Alzheimer’s disease

Lending Library – offers free borrowing privileges to those interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Offers a wide variety books and videos on the disease, caregiving, etc. Loan period is four weeks for books and one week for videos. Call 1-800-405-9141 for more information.

Safe Return – Nationwide identification, support & registration program that provides assistance where an individual with Alzheimer’s or related dementia becomes lost locally or far from home. If a registrant is missing, Safe Return can fax information & photo to local law enforcement department to assist in locating. Available 24 hours a day. $40 registration fee (scholarships available) provides engraved identification necklace or bracelet & iron on clothing labels. Caregiver checklist & other items available for additional $5. Call local office for registration form or to register by phone call 1-888-572-8566 from 8A-8P (CST).

Cost: The Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association and offers its services at no charge. Donations are appreciated.

American Cancer Society

Address:

Great Lakes Division

1755 Abbey Rd.

East Lansing, MI 48823

Ph: (517) 332-3300 or 800-227-2345

Fax: (517) 641-1491

Capital Area Service Center

3100 West Rd, Bldg B, Ste. 110

East Lansing MI 48823

Phone: (517) 332-3300

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Offers a variety of support programs to help meet the needs of cancer patients and their families. Equipment loans for items such as hospital beds, bath benches, wheelchairs, commodes and van transportation to and from treatments and medical appointments are available. The FYI Resource Centers located at Abby Road office, MSU Breslin Cancer Center & Sparrow Hospital has a lending library of books, videos, and brochures dealing with cancer related issues as well a volunteers &/or computer available to help patients access information.

American Heart Association (Midwest Affiliate)

Capital Division

Address:

2140 University Park Dr., Suite 210

Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 349-3102 or 1-800-968-2425

Fax: (517) 349-3240

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Walking clubs meet in numerous pedestrian malls. CPR classes, speakers bureau, film library, educational materials on heart disease, nutrition information, and a stroke support club are also available.

Eligibility: Anyone.

Cost: None with exception of charge for large quantities of literature.

American Lung Association of Michigan

Address:

403 Seymour Ave.

Lansing, MI 48933-1179

Phone: (517) 484-4541 or 1-(800) 678-LUNG (5864)

Fax: (517) 484-2118

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Offers smoking cessation program, information and consultation on issues affecting lung health, educational literature and audio-visuals, support groups for individuals with lung disease and their families and cams for children with asthma

Eligibility: All Michigan citizens.

Cost: Certain services have fee. Call for more information.

American Red Cross

Address:

1800 E. Grand River

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 484-7461

Fax: (517) 484-3799

Website: www.midmichiganredcross.org

Blood Donor Program – 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteer blood donations taken. Autologous and directed donations may also be available. Blood drives are also held throughout the community. Blood program supplies 55 hospitals in a 34 county region. Donors must be 17-72 years of age and in good health.

Carrier Alert Program – In conjunction with Lansing Post Office. Postal carriers will call an emergency contact person if they notice mail piling up or have other reasons for concern. Participants must be a Lansing resident and a senior citizen or disabled and have two emergency contact persons (one must have a house key). Call (517) 484-7461 ext. 190 for an application.

Disaster Assistance Program – 24-hours a day, seven days per week. Provides assistance for victims of fires and other natural disasters in the tri-county area.

Arthritis Foundation

Address:

West Michigan Region

3226 28th St SE, Ste. 1

Grand Rapids, MI 49512-1643

Phone: (616) 949-9938 or 800-968-3030 toll-free

Website: www.arthritis.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Offers printed materials about arthritis and its treatment; a lending library of books and video tapes, a physician referral list, displays of literature and arthritis programs that can be used for open houses and health fairs. Trained speakers are available to make presentations to the groups and organizations and mutual support groups meet monthly to provide an opportunity for arthritis patients and their families to share problems and concerns. Self-help courses are available to give arthritis patients and those who care for them the knowledge and skills they need for on going care. The Arthritis Aquatics program, a recreational water exercise program uses local pool facilities, and PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) is a special program that uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion. The foundation also has a quarterly newsletter and the Arthritis Helpline available during business hours for those needing information or answers to questions.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: Fee for self-help courses, aquatics and PACE classes. Arthritis and Fibromyalgia self-help courses held periodically. Scholarships may be available.

Easter Seal Society of Michigan

Address:

4065 Saladin Dr. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

State Office Phone: 1-800-292-2729

Phone: (616) 942-2081 or

Fax: (616) 942-5932

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Information and referral on community services, and home care medical equipment loan closet ($5 per month charge with doctor’s prescription). Camperships available for accredited day and residential camps on a limited basis as well as limited financial assistance in obtaining medical equipment. Also features year-round special events and activities.

Eligibility: Children and adults with disabilities regardless of the cause of disability.

Cost: As described.

Health For Life Consulting, Inc.

Address:

6918 Kingdon Ave.

Holt, MI 48842

Phone: (517) 699-1864

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Leave message. All consulting is done off site.

Services: Health, medication education and fitness promotion programs including lectures, demonstration, physical activity classes, workshops and train the trainer seminars offered to groups. Programs presented weekdays and evenings. Weekend presentations made on special requests.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: Groups qualifying for grant funding are no charge. Other groups and organizations sliding fee based on preparation, travel time and length of presentation.

Community Health Education & Fitness Programs

Address:

Sparrow Health System

1215 E. Michigan Ave.

PO Box 30480

Lansing MI 48909-7980

Phone: 1-888-7WE-HEAL(93-4325)

Website: www.SparrowHealth.net

Hours/Cost: Varies depending on class. Check current calendar.

Services: Offers a variety of health education programs throughout the year to support improving health. Includes Asthma/allergies, behavioral health, CPR, cancer, diabetes, center for health, humanities and well-being, grief support, heart & more. Visit Sparrow’s new Health Education Resource Center online or in person for reliable, up-to-date consumer health information. Address: Sparrow Health Science Pavillion, 2900 Hannah Blvd., Ste. 211, East Lansing MI

Eligibility: No restrictions. If questions or want to register call 1-888-7WE-HEAL

Eyecare America

Address:

PO Box 429098

San Francisco, CA 94142-9098

Phone: (800) 222-EYES (3937)

Website: www.eyecareamerica.org

Services: Public service program (senior eye care) helps screen older adults for degenerative eye diseases like glaucoma & macular degeneration preserve their sight by providing comprehensive medical eye examinations & possible initial treatment.

Eligibility:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Are a US citizen/legal resident
  • Have not seen an ophthalmologist-an EyeMD-within the past 3 years
  • Do not belong to an HMO or have veteran’s eye care benefits

Cost: No out of pocket cost if meets eligibility requirements.

Healthwise University

Address:

McLaren-Greater Lansing

401 W Greenlawn Ave

Lansing MI 48910

Phone: (517) 367-5159 or 1-877-224-4325 (toll-free)

Website: www.irmc.org

Hours/Cost: Varies depending on class. Check current listings.

Services: Offers a wide variety of health education classes taught by expert healthcare professionals.Classes include diabetes education, weight management, CPR, cooking, fitness, lifestyle and wellness, community screenings and more. Register early and begin your jorney to health. You may register for all classes by telephone or internet. Click on “calendar of events” to pull up classes.

Eligibility: No restrictions. Registration is necessary for attendance to the free and informative sessions.

Lifetime

Address:

Sparrow Health System

1215 E. Michigan Ave.

East Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: 1-(800)-SPARROW (772-7769)

Website: www.sparrow.org

Mailing Address:

PO Box 30480

Lansing, MI 48909-7980

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Health screenings, quarterly newsletter and discounts on health products and to area stores. Also special engagements “Lunch with a Doctor” series features discussions on various health issues. Location- Kellogg Center at MSU. Must register 1 week prior to event at 1-877-205-4400 or www.SparrowHealth.net. Lunch is served at 11 am with program following. Also free evening programs on health topics held at Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) at 6:30 pm. which last approximately one hour. Attendees are invited to tour the MAC and receive a one week free pass. Call to register. Walking programs: “Pacers Walking Club” held Monday-Saturday at the Lansing Mall and “Walkabout Club” at Meridian Mall. Doors open at 7 a.m. . Free blood pressure screenings every Wednesday, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at the Lansing and Meridian Mall food courts. Call for more information

Eligibility: Free membership program for people age 55 and older.

Cost: There are fees for some programs. Lunch with a Doctor charge of $10 for members/$15 non.members with free covered parking.

Michigan Parkinson Foundation

Address:

30400 Southfield Rd, Ste. 150

Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Phone: (248) 433-1011 or toll-free (800) 852-9781

Fax: (248) 433-1150

Website: www.parkinsonsmi.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Informational literature, medication assistance, adult day care funding, neurologist and community referral, educational programs and advocacy and support groups for persons with Parkinson’s and their families.

Eligibility: Persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their families.

Rehabilitation/Wellness Center

Address:

Hayes Green Beach Hospital

123 Lansing St.

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-9575

Hours: Winter: M-Th. 5:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Summer: M-Th 5:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Fri. 5:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Fri. 5:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sat. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sat. 8:00 a.m.-12 noon

Sun. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sun. 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.

Services: Wellness Center offers a wide range of fitness classes (1 senior specific), fitness equipment,& services available with membership or as daily guest. Amenities include whirlpool, towel service, shower supplies, daily locker use. Additional services, which are available to members and non-members (for a fee) include: therapeutic massage, yoga & personal training. Rehabilation services includes inpatient and outpatient services, Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy and Sports Medicine. These require a written or telephone referral by the patient’s physician.

Cost: $36 per 6 week class/Non-members or $8.00 walk-in guest pass. Memberships available. $25 one time registration fee. 3 mo. senior membership $145/single. Call for details. Rehabilitation Services accepts most insurance plans.

Clinton County

Sparrow Clinton Hospital

805 S. Oakland

St. Johns, MI 48879

Emergency: (989) 224-6881

General Information: 1-800-852-9272

Eaton County

Eaton Rapids Medical Center

1500 S. Main Street

Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Emergency: (517) 663-9555

General Information: (517) 663-2671

Fax: (517) 663-3430

Hayes Green Beach Hospital

321 E. Harris

Charlotte, MI 48813

Emergency: (517) 543-9508

General Information: (517) 543-1050

Fax: (517) 543-0036

Ingham County

McLaren-Greater Lansing

401 W. Greenlawn

Lansing, MI 48910

Emergency: (517) 975-7500

General Information: (517) 975-6000

McLaren Orthopedic Hospital

2727 Pennsylvania Ave.

Lansing, MI 48910

General Information: (517) 975-5100

Outpatient Clinic: (517) 975-3202

Sparrow Health Systems

1215 E. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48909

Emergency: (517) 364-4120

General Information: (517) 364-1000 Patient information: (517) 364-3600

Sparrow Health Systems

St. Lawrence Campus

1210 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 48915

Emergency: (517) 364-7000

General Information: (517) 364-1000 Patient information: (517) 364-7180

Sparrow Specialty Hospital: (517) 364-6800

Adult Foster Care Homes (AFC)

Adult Foster Care Homes provide room and board as well as supervision and minimal personal care to persons over the age of 18. The State of Michigan licenses AFC homes. Each AFC is different and it is wise to investigate the ones you are interested in. Listings of AFC homes can be obtained through your local county Department of Human Services, Bureau of Regulatory Service (517) 373-3598. Telephone numbers can be found under “Public Benefit Programs” in this directory. A searchable data base of Adult Foster Care Homes in Michigan is available at: www.cis.state.mi.us/brs_afc/rs_afc.asp

For information on Adult Foster Care Homes and Homes for the Aged, contact Michigan Elder Justice Inititiative at (517) 394-3027 or 1-800-292-7852.

City of Lansing Housing Rehabilitation Programs

Phone: (517) 483-4040

City Development Office

Fax: (517) 483-6036

Services: Funding available through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs. Purpose is to provide low and moderate-income city residents to upgrade their housing conditions. The City has developed the following programs Single Family Rehabilitation Program, Housing Rehabilitation for Targeted Areas, Citywide Emergency Assistance, Weatherization, HOME Rehabilitation and Single Family Historic Preservation. Call for details.

Eligibility: Low and moderate-income Lansing residents.

Cost: Grant or low interest loan.

Expanded Homeless Services Program (EHS)

Capital Area Community Services

Lansing Office: (517) 393-7077

Clinton County: (989) 224-7998

Eaton County: (517) 543-6075

Rural Ingham County: (517) 676-1081

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Services: A case management program for homeless people. Helps clients find and keep permanent housing or permanent supportive housing. The goal is to help homeless individuals and families overcome the problems that prevent them from getting and staying in permanent housing. Case management may be provided for up to 2 years or up to 6 months after the client moves into permanent housing. Follow-up services are available.

Eligibility: Any agency can refer a client. A case manager will contact you to set up a time to meet. Clients must be currently homeless, in a shelter or in transitional housing, have income and want or request help.

The Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan

P.O. Box 7825

Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Phone: (877) 979-FAIR(3247) (Toll-free)

Website: www.fhcmichigan.org

Services: Private, non-profit organization committed to ending discrimination in the rental, sales and financing of housing. The Fair Housing Center (FHC) provides investigative services (testing), advice, advocacy, conciliation, attorney referral and community education. Federal law bans housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status. Michigan law adds protection based on age or marital staus.

Eligibility: Clinton, Eaton,Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw Counties.

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan

618 S. Creyts

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 485-1006 or (800) 467-5430 toll free

Fax: (517) 485-1509

Website: www.habitatlansing.org

ReStore

1941 Benjamin Dr,.

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 374-6235

2352 N. US-27

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 227-0000

Website: www.restoresj.com

1605 Haslett Rd.

Halett, MI 48840

Phone: (517) 999-0488

1500 W. Grand River

Williamston, MI 48895

Phone: (517) 655-3404

Services: A volunteer organization that builds homes for low-income families who don’t qualify for other non-conventional mortgages. A fix-up program is available for those who cannot afford to hire services. Services that require a license, such as plumbing, electrical or roofing are not included. Builds handicap ramps and other small fix-up jobs. ReStore is a resale shop that sells new and used home improvement materials at deeply discounted prices.

Eligibility: Any person in need.

Cost: Donations are accepted. The homeowner must pay for building materials.

Housing Assistance

Tri-County Office on Aging

5303 S. Cedar St., Building 1

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 887-1440

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Services: Assist individuals who are transitioning from a nursing facility into the community to find suitable housing. Assist consumers to address and resolve various housing issues, including locating new housing or avoiding possible eviction. Also works with community entities that are involved in housing development to expand housing options for long-term care beneficiaries.

Eligibility: Individuals 60 and over and persons with disabilities 18+ years of age who live in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.

Housing Services for Eaton County

319 S. Cochran

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 541-1180

Fax: (517) 541-0269

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Mission is to assist low or moderate-income people, including those with disabilities to obtain safe and affordable housing and provide an environment that encourages and supports the attainment of economic self-sufficiency. Agency offers a housing directory or direct financial assistance available to those who qualify. Section 8 voucher program, follow-up Case Management program, and IDA program that will pay $3,000 down payment toward purchase of a home if the client saves $1,000 on their own and at least one child under 18 living in the household. Two person income limit $23,880 per year, 3 person limit $30,040. For each additional person add $6,160. Must attend 10 hours of financial literacy education.

Eligibility: Eaton County residents requiring assistance in housing matters.

Cost: None.

Ingham County Housing Commission

3882 Dobie Rd.

Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 349-1643

Fax: (517) 349-2658

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Homeowner rehabilitation program available if adjusted annual income is $63,450 or less based on the number of people in the household. Low or no interest home improvement loans. For more information contact the commission.

Eligibility: Ingham county residents except for those in Lansing or East Lansing.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

P.O. Box 30044

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 373-8370

Section 8: (517) 373-9344

Fax: (517) 335-4797

TTY: 1-800-382-4568

Website: www.michigan.gov/mshda

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve decent, affordable housing for low and moderate-income Michigan residents. Offers various programs in rental, home purchase, home improvement and community development. Homeowners can borrow up to $50,000. No equity required for loans $25,000 or less. Interest rate is 4%, 6%, or 8%, depending upon income.

Eligibility: Low and moderate-income Michigan residents.

Cost: No fee for information. Some programs have fees.

Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April

Formerly Christmas in April

P.O. Box 111

Okemos, MI 48805-1111

Phone: (517) 214-8356

Hours: A one-day home repair blitz on the last Saturday in April.

Services: Home repair for low-income elderly or low-income persons with disabilities. Work must be able to be completed in one day. Homes are usually selected prior to March 1st.

Eligibility: Ingham County homeowners who meet income and other criteria. Write to request an application form.

Cost: No cost to homeowner. Volunteers do all work. Donations accepted.

Retirement Centers and Homes for the Aged

Retirement Centers can provide a ‘continuum of care’. They may have several types of housing and service options for independent elderly residents and some provide personal care. Tenants may reside in independent quarters or move to other sections as their need for support services increases.

Bickford Assisted Living – 3830 Okemos Rd., Okemos (517) 706-0300

Brookdale Clare Bridge of Delta – 7235 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing (517) 886-5200

Brookdale Clare Bridge of Meridian – 5250 Marsh Rd., Haslett (517) 349-2662

Brookdale Sterling House – 7323 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing (517) 327-5566

Brookdale Wynwood – 5346 Marsh Rd., Haslett (517) 381-8700

Burcham Hills Retirement Community – 2700 Burcham Dr., East Lansing (517) 351-8377

Clinton Area Retirement Community – 1101 S. Scott, St. Johns (989) 224-6808

Delta Retirement Center – 201 S. Mall, Delta Twp (517) 323-6970

Holt Heritage Village – 5075 Willoughby Rd., Holt (517) 694-6564

Grandhaven Living Center – 3145 W. Mt. Hope, Lansing (517) 485-5966

Great Lakes Christian Homes, Inc. – 2050 S. Washington, Holt (517) 694-3700

Green Acres- 1025 E. Ash St, Mason (517) 676-1484

Gunnisonville Meadows- 1758 E.Clark Rd, Lansing (517) 575-6021

Independence Village – 2530 Marfitt Rd., East Lansing (517) 337-0066

Independence Village – 4775 Village Dr., Grand Ledge (517) 627-7585 or (888) 826-7116

Ingham Regional Assisted Living, 6429 Earlington, Lansing (517) 321-3391

Island City Assisted Living, 1527 Kyle, Eaton Rapids (517) 663-9517

Sensations Memory Care, 511 E. Shepard, Charlotte (517) 543-8101

StoryPoint at Independence Village- 11555 Silverstone, Grand Ledge (517) 622-8679

The Willows at East Lansing- 3500 Coolidge, East Lansing (517) 203-4042

The Willows at Okemos-4830 Central Park Dr.,Okemos (517) 230-2524

Vista Springs Living- 200 W.Edgewood Blvd, Lansing (517) 393-7777

Subsidized Housing (may be senior or disabled persons)

The following is a list of housing for eligible senior citizens (55 or older), or persons with disabilities. Subsidized housing is income-based housing and the rental amount is usually based on 30% of adjusted gross income. Also included below is affordable housing for senior citizens which can offer lower rental rates or minimal subsidies.

Ingham County

Senior Only (Subsidized)

Capital Commons 500 S. Pine Lansing, MI 48933 * (517)482-8880

Capital Gardens 2019 N. Grand River Lansing, MI 48910 (517)371-5010

Clinton West 839 S. Clinton Stockbridge, MI 49285 * (517)851-7093

Edgewood Village 6213 Towar Garden Circle East Lansing, MI 48823 (517)351-1400

Friendship Manor 200 Friendship Circle Lansing, MI 48912 * (517)351-7540

Grange Acres I-IV 6101 Marsh Rd., Haslett, MI * (517)339-9321

Independence Village 3122 Turner St., Lansing, MI 48906 (517)487-6550

Jefferson Street Square 500 S. Jefferson Mason, MI 48854 * (517)676-6008

Kiwanis Village 210 Kiwanis Mason, MI 48854 (517)676-6890

Moore Apts. II 401 W. Jolly Lansing, MI 48910 (517)393-4442

Oliver Gardens 700-720 Southland Lansing, MI 48910 (517)487-6550

Porter Apartments 501 S. Townsend Lansing, MI 48933 * (517)484-4134

Somerset 1401 W. Holmes Lansing, MI 48917 (517)394-6800

Southbrook Villa 457 E. Edgewood, Lansing MI 48910 (517)887-0315

South Washington Park 3200 S. Washington Lansing, MI 48910 (517)393-8464

Tamarack 4400 W. Holt Road, Holt, MI 48842 (517)694-0074

Senior Only (Affordable Housing)

1777 Haslett Road 1777 Haslett Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 (517)332-1677

Abbott Parkside 2700 Marfitt Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 * (517)337-1760

Burcham Hills Garden Apts.2700 Burcham Hills Dr., East Lansing, MI (517)351-8377

Cedar Place 201 W. Jolly Rd., Lansing, MI 48911 * (517)882-0766

Colonial Woods 2001 W. Mt. Hope Lansing, MI 48910 * (517)484-1044

Delhi Stratford Place 2385 Cedar Park Dr., Holt, MI 48842 (517)699-3701

Grandhaven Manor 3215 W. Mt. Hope Lansing, MI 48911 (517)372-4499

Marsh Pointe Apartments 5895 Marsh Rd., Haslett, MI 48840 * (517)339-0440

Meridian Stratford Place 2790 Sirhal Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823 (517)333-2472

The Marquette 5968 Park Lake Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 * (517)339-1532

The Meadows 126-128 Okemos St., Mason, MI 48854 (517)676-5868

Subsidized (All ages)

Aspen Hollow 1402 W Georgetown Lansing, MI 48911 (517)393-5444

Benson Hills 5800 Benson Dr., Haslett, MI 48840 (517)339-9911

Brookview Apartments 212 S. William Stockbridge, MI 49285 (989)772-3261

Capital Commons Townhomes 600 S. Sycamore Lansing, MI 48933 (517)484-0505

Capitol Manor 515 S. Chestnut Lansing, MI 48933 (517)482-8889

Carriage Lane 3882 Dobie Rd. Okemos, MI 48864 (517)349-1643 (Pet Friendly)

Coronado Gardens 3056 N. Waverly Lansing, MI 48906 (517)321-1928

Cranbrook Manor 4901 S. Waverly Lansing, MI 48910 (517)393-2820

Deerpath Apartments 1290 Deerpath Lane East Lansing, MI 48823 (517)332-7118

East End Apartments 702 E. Bellevue St., Leslie, MI 49251 (517)589-9568

East Glen 1801 N. Hagadorn East Lansing, MI 48823 (517)337-2009

Edgewood Glen 1402 Georgetown Blvd. Lansing, MI 48910 (517)393-5444

Edgewood Village 623 Towar Gardens Circle East Lansing, MI 48823 (517)351-1400

Eighth Street Apts. 108 S. Hosmer Lansing, MI 48912 (517)487-2050

Ethel Apartments 117 S. Hosmer Lansing, MI 48912 (517)487-2050

Forest Arbor 2113 Forest Rd. Lansing, MI 48910 (517)372-7145

Grange Acres 6101 Marsh Rd., Haslett, MI 48840 (517)339-9321

Hickory Woods 601 Sadie Court Lansing, MI 48906 (517)485-6938

Hildebrandt Park 3122 Turner St., Lansing, MI 48906 (517)487-6550

Hoyt 3122 N. Turner Lansing, MI 48906 (517)487-6550

Hunt Club 3205 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910 (517)887-1000

Huntley Villa 1594 N Aurelius Rd. Holt, MI 48842 (517)694-3493

Lakewood 831 S. Clinton Stockbridge, MI 49283 (517)851-7093

Lansing Housing Commission 310 Seymour Lansing, MI 48933 (517)487-6550

LaRoy Froh 2400 Reo Rd., Lansing, MI 48910 (517)487-6550

Mt. Vernon Townhouses 3338 N. Waverly Lansing, MI 48906 (517)323-7525

Park Terrace I and II 300 Lloyd St., Williamston, MI 48895 (517)655-1443

Pebble Creek 1551 Pebble Creek Blvd., East Lansing, MI 48823 (517)351-0460

Pinebrook 3618 W. Miller Rd. Lansing, MI 48910 (517)882-3518

Riverfront 601 N. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48912 (517)372-1082

Silverstone 5639 S Martin Luther King Blvd. Lansing, MI 48911 (517)882-0646

Southbrook Villa 457 E. Edgewood Blvd. Lansing, MI 48911 (517)887-0315

Summerplace 4901 S. Waverly Lansing, MI 48910 (517)393-2820

Terraces 6249 Beechfield Dr., Lansing, MI 48911 (517)393-3808

Traditions 900 W. Edgewood Blvd Lansing, MI 48911 (517)394-3111

Washington Woods 5801 S. Washington Ave Lansing, MI 48910 (517)882-0100

Willow Vista 608 West Willow St., Lansing, MI 48906 (517)371-2113

Woodbridge Commons 2011 Georgetown Lansing, MI 48910 (517)882-5901

Clinton County

The following is a list of housing for eligible senior citizens (55 or older), or persons with disabilities. Subsidized housing is income-based housing and the rental amount is usually based on 30% of adjusted gross income. Also included below is affordable housing for senior citizens which can offer lower rental rates or minimal subsidies.

Senior Only (Subsidized)

Elsie Meadows Apartments 202 N. Park Street Elsie, MI 48831 (989)862-4809 (Pet Friendly)

Suntree Apartments 1100 Sunview St. Johns, MI 48879 (989)224-8919

Senior Only (Affordable)

Hawks Ridge 15292 Hawks Ridge Dr., Bath, MI 48808 (517)641-5099

Subsidized (All ages)

Avalon Place 13180 Shavey Rd., Dewitt, MI 48820 (517)277-7000

Country Meadows 13098 Apple Tree Lane Dewitt, MI 48820 (517)669-8338

Countryside Manor 14379 Webster Rd. Bath, MI 48808 (517)641-6244

Four Seasons 1268 West Clark Rd. Dewitt, MI 48820 (517)668-8288

Hawks Ridge 15292 Hawks Ridge Dr. Bath, MI 48808 (517)641-5099

Knollview Apartments 514 W. High St., Ovid, MI 48866 (517)351-6100

Knollwood Apartments 514 High St., Ovid, MI 48866 (989)834-2189

North Scott Villa N. Scott Rd. Dewitt, MI 48820 (517)669-1295

River Wind 200-300 River Wind Drive Dewitt, MI 48820 (517)393-5800

Sandstone Apartments 403 N. Ovid Elsie, MI 48831 (989)845-6063

Eaton County

The following is a list of housing for eligible senior citizens (55 or older), or persons with disabilities. Subsidized housing is income-based housing and the rental amount is usually based on 30% of adjusted gross income. Also included below is affordable housing for senior citizens which can offer lower rental rates or minimal subsidies.

Senior Only (Subsidized)

Butternut Creek Apartments • 100 Butternut Dr., Charlotte, MI 48813 • (517)543-2996

Elmwood Park Apartments • 1030 Woodale Ln., Lansing, MI 48917 • (517)321-5146 (Pet Friendly)

Kiwanis Manor • 430 S. Cochran Charlotte, MI 48813 • (517)543-5406

Lansing Manor • 5600 W. Mall Dr., Lansing, MI 48917 • (517)321-5058

Serenity Place • 216 S. Clinton Grand Ledge, MI 48837 • (517)627-8469

Sugar Mill Apartments • 417 Maynard Charlotte, MI 48813 • (517)541-3428 (Pet Friendly)

Sunfield Park • 415 Third St., Sunfield, MI 48890 • (517)566-8435

Willow Tree • 300 S. Miller Dr. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 • (517)663-4003

Senior Only (Affordable)

Clinton Street Place • 408 S. Clinton Grand Ledge, MI 48837 • (517)272-2900

Covington Woods • 1900 Redbud Lane Lansing, MI 48917 • (517)327-7700

Ivan Woods • 5303 Ivan Dr., Lansing, MI 48917 • (517)323-2800

Kingston Place • 500 King St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 • (517)663-1900

Misty Cove • 184 East Rd., Dimondale, MI 48821 • (517)646-7992

Twin Oaks Meadows • 3900 Burneway Drive Lansing, MI 48911 • (517)887-8200

Subsidized (All ages)

Alison House • 943 Alison House Lane Lansing, MI 48917 • (517)323-4222

Bellevue Place Apartments • 226 East St., Bellevue, MI 49021 • (269)763-3277

Garden Square • 302-368 E. Pearl St., Potterville, MI 48876 • (517)321-9711

Island City • 755 Island Court Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 • (517)663-6478

Kiwanis Springbrook • 300 King St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 • (517)663-1790 (Pet Friendly)

Knobpines • 432 S. State St., Charlotte, MI 48813 • (517)323-4841

Maple Tree Village • 303 Packard Hwy., Charlotte, MI 48813 • (517)543-7580

Oakhill Apartments • 110 N. Main St., Olivet, MI 49076 • (269)749-9227

Parkview Terrace • 210 E. Main St., Potterville, MI 48876 • (517)645-7076

Riverwalk Apartments • 115 Perry St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837 • (517)627-9017

Rivervue Apartments • 226 North East Bellevue, MI 49021 • (269)763-3277

Riverview Village • 632 Riverview Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 • (517)663-2800

Shannon Apartments • 700 Spring St., Olivet, MI 49076 • (616)749-9224

Wellington Farms • 619 Beech St., Charlotte, MI 48813 • (517)543-8749

Willow Tree • 300 S. Miller Dr. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 • (517)663-4003

Tuesday Toolmen-Greater Lansing Housing Coalition

600 Maple St.

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 372-5980 ext. 119

Email: info@glhc.org

Website: www.glhc.org

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: The Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s program helps seniors and adults with disabilities with free home repair, maintenance, and home modifications to ensure a safe home environemnent for low to moderate income individuals.

Eligibility: Low-income seniors, 62 years adn older, and adults with permanent disabilitites qualify for the Tuesday Toolmen program. Only owner-occupied homes are eligible. A completed applcation can be mailed to or dropped off at the GLHC.

The Grab-Bar Pro, LLC

2720 Brookside Blvd

Jackson, MI 49203

Phone: (517) 784-2994

Fax: (517) 784-5051

Website: www.grabbarpro.com

Email: thegrabbarpro@aol.com

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Services: Providing solutions for barrier free living;grab bars, rails,ramps, tub conversions, widening of doors and general home repairs.

Eligibility: All those in need.Call for an estimate.

USDA Rural Development

Administrative Office

3001 Coolidge Rd., Suite 200

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 324-5100 or Toll free: 1-800-944-8119 or 1-888-771-6993

Fax: (517) 324-5225

Website: www.rurdev.usda.gov

Services: The 504 Housing Repair program provides loans and grants to repair, improve, or modernize dwellings or to remove health and safety hazards.

Eligibility: Homeowner-occupants must have very low incomes defined as below 50% of the area median income. Loans of up to $20,000 are available. Loans are for up to 20 years at 1% interest. A real estate mortgage and title services are required for loans of $7,500 or more.

Many agencies listed below offer private pay health aide services. Should you decide to employ an individual not part of an agency, click here for helpful information.

ABC Home Health Care Services

633 E. Jolly Rd., Ste. 3A

Lansing, MI  48910

Phone: (517) 455-0925

Fax: (517) 455-0926

Hours:  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. 24 hour on-call services.

Services:  Personal care, homemaking services, respite, chore services, nursing & transportation services.

Eligibility:  No restrictions.

Cost:  Insurance, private pay, VA, DHS, Medicaid Waiver.

AdvisaCare

3497 Coolidge Rd. Suite A

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 332-1903 or 888-332-1993

Fax: (517) 332-1992

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Rehabilitation aides, home health aides, behavioral technicians, and community trainers, job coaches and rehabilitation counseling.

Eligibility: Serving individuals with disability or aging concerns. Specializing in the care of individuals with brain injury, stroke, orthopedic injury, Alzheimer’s or psychiatric disorders.

Cost: Medicaid Waiver, Auto No Fault, Workers Compensation, commercial insurance, VA fee basis, private pay.

Agape Total Healthcare Systems, P.C.

809 Center St., Suite 6B

Lansing, MI  48906

Phone: (517) 702-9880 or (888)-8-AGAPE-8

24 hour #: (517) 488-3631 or 488-3630

Fax: (517) 702-9771

Website: www.agapetotalhealthcare.com

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours

Services:  Providing safe and excellent care in your home. Skilled and affordable home health services. 24 hour personal home care, companionship/respite; rehabilitation services; physical, occupational and speech therapists, infusion therapy, social workers, errands, gardening,  and adult day care services.

Eligibility:  Any person

Cost:  Private pay, private insurance, Medicaid Waiver, auto & workmans compensation.

Arcadia Home Health Professionals

6540 Millenium Dr. Suite 160

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 321-5387 or 888-500-1755 toll-free

Fax: (517) 321-8623

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call available. For referrals – 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Services: Custom designed, flexible, affordable programs with services ranging from two to 24-hours including companionship, personal care, transportation, housekeeping, activities of daily living to skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapists and social workers as well as trained home health aides. Additional services include lab draws, medication set-up, wound care, catheter care, IV therapy, ventilatory care and rehabilitation.

Eligibility: Any individual who requires assistance.

Cost: Private pay, private insurance, Medicaid waiver, auto insurance and workman’s compensation.

Avetsa Home Health Care

2840 East Grand River Ave., Suite 3

East Lansing, MI  48823

Phone: (517) 927-7395 or (517) 927-7394

Fax: (517) 664-8616

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  On call 24 hours.

Services:  Skilled and private duty nursing services, personal care, companionship, homemaking, chores, respite care and transportation.

Eligibility:  Any individual who requires assistance.

Cost:  Medicaid Waiver, private pay, auto and private insurances.

Capital Area Interfaith Respite (CAIR) & Friendly Visiting

2400 Pattengil

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 887-6116

Fax: (517) 887-7313

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. 24 hour answering machine.

Services: Trained volunteers will come into the home for up to four hours a week to relieve full-time caregivers.  Friendly Visiting is a component of Capital Area Interfaith Respite (CAIR), CAIR volunteers provide in-home companionship and support to our area seniors. CAIR will become companions and another set of “eyes and ears” for an alone, isolated senior. Current friendly visitors have helped area seniors by engaging in: helping navigate the internet, assist in planting a garden, driving a senior to the grocery store. By being a companion and assisting an elder in household tasks, the CAIR program can help bring friendship and assist a senior remain as independent as possible in their own home. Seniors are matched with a community volunteer.

Eligibility: Caregivers needing respite or relief, who have full-time responsibility for care of dependent individuals ages 18 and older. Call for more information. Criteria for Friendly Visitor: Low income (125% of federal poverty guidelines); senior (age 60 and up); physically frail; lives alone and homebound; limited family supports; reside in Clinton, Eaton or Ingham Counties.

Cost: None. Donations are appreciated.

Care Connections

4655 Dobie Rd, Ste 245

Okemos, MI  48864

Phone: (517) 381-2433

Fax: (517) 381-3445

Website: www.careconnections1.com

Hours: On-call- available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:  Free professional nurse care assessment. Offers personal care, medication assistance, companionship, transportation, homemaking, care management, incontinence care, and respite care.

Eligibility: Those needing assistance in privacy of own home.

Cost: Private pay or Medicaid waiver, auto and long term care insurance.

Careminders Home Care

930 East Mount Hope, Suite B

Lansing, MI  48910

Phone: (517) 908-3211

Fax: (517) 908-0860

Hours:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. On call 24 hours.

Services:  Personal care, companion care, transportation and skilled nursing services. All employees bonded and insured and throughly screened; certified by the state in first aid and CPR; Gold Seal Accreditation from the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Organizations.

Cost:  Medicaid waiver, long term care insurance, workers compensation, auto-no fault, private insurance, private pay and Veteran’s Administration.

Caring & Compassionate Health Care Agency, LLC.

2860 Jolly Road, Suite B

Okemos, MI  48864

Phone: (517) 580-7619

Fax: (517) 372-1250

Hours:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Services: Correctional health, private duty nursing, skilled nursing, theraphy services, mental health, independent living, branch specialties, non-medical services, medical staffing and supplement nursing.

Cost: Varies, based on need. Medicad waiver and private pay accepted.

Cypress Home Care

808 W. Lake Lansing Rd. Suite 203

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 485-6100

Fax: (517) 485-6300

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services: Skilled and private duty in-home nursing services. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified home health aides, transportation, housekeeping and help with activities of daily living.

Eligibility: Anyone in need.

Cost: Medicaid Waiver, private pay, CMH, VA and long-term care insurance accepted.

Dobson Health Care Services

1640 Haslett Rd, Suite 1

Haslett, MI 48840

Phone: (517) 339-5100

Fax: (517) 339-6883

Website: www.dobsonhealthcare.com

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registered nurse on call 24 hours, seven days per week.

Services: Home care, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, dietician, speech, occupational, physical and recreational therapies.

Eligibility: All persons.

Cost: Medicaid Waiver, private insurance and private pay.

Eaton Community Hospice

2675 S. Cochran

Charlotte, MI 48813-8139

Phone: (517) 543-5310

Fax: (517) 543-4401

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with pager on call 24-hours a day.

Services: Respite care, spiritual support, companionship, transportation service, light housekeeping, medical equipment, medical supplies, grief recovery program and grief support group.

Eligibility: Anyone diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Cost: No charge

Friends Who Care, Inc. Jackson LLC

115 South West Ave., Ste.1

Jackson, MI  49201

Phone: (517) 787-5710/ 1-888-787-5710 Toll free

Fax: (517) 787-9855

Hours:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services:  Homemaker, personal care, respite, companion care, chore services, private duty Nursing.

Eligibility:  Medicaid a\waiver, grant, purchase of services, private pay, private insurances

Cost:   Varies

DRM Genesis Home Healthcare

3206 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

Lansing, MI  48910

Phone: (517) 882-3544

Fax: (517) 882-3525

Hours: Office hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. 24 hr/day telephone service.

Services:  Patient care to individuals in facilities, hospitals and private homes. Provides home health aides, certified nurses aides, LPN’s and RN’s. 24 hours a day company. Employees are equipped and ready to serve with loving care. * DRM International Learning Center offers training for Home Health Aides (Basic & Advanced) & Certified Nurses Assistant classes. Call for more information; visit website: www.drmilc.com; email:This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see entry under Education.

Eligibility: For private in-home services private pay, Medicaid waiver and insurance accepted. Also ready to accept facilities, hospitals, doctor’s offices and any other place desiring the help of qualified and trained nurses, nurse’s aides and home health aides.

Cost: Please call for more information.

GIVE

3315 S. Pennsylvania

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 256-6841 or 882-8837

Fax: (517) 882-8838

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services: In-home respite, caregivers, housekeeping, transportation and everything that relates to activities of daily living and personal care supervision. Wellness program going into nursing home.

Eligibility: Anyone in need.

Cost: Accepts VA, FIA, Medicaid Waiver, private insurance and private pay.

Giving Tree Services

15413 Turner

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 485-4395 or Robert Bower at (517) 490-1396

Fax: (517) 485-9565

Email: givingtreeserv5644@att.net

Services: Supported living and respite care. Door to Door transportation for disabled elderly.

Cost: Based on ability to pay.

Grace Hospice-Lansing

2205 Jolly Rd, Suite C

Okemos, MI  48864

Phone: (517) 381-4866

Fax: (517) 381-4867

Hours: Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. On call services for needs and referrals 24 days, 7 days a week.

Services: Grace Hospice offers a true continuum of care with a focus on quality of life. Quality of life starts with excellent care provided by our team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers. Hospice is a philosophy of caring for the mind, body and spirit where the goal is to keep patients comfortable in their own home through the end of life. Grace Hospice offers weekly Greif Support groups in the Lansing area that are open to the community, please call for more informaiton.

Eligibility: Anyone with a terminal condition who chooses to focus on comfort care not curative care.

Cost: Medicare and Medicaid cover 100% of hospice care, as well as most private insurance plans. Please call for more information.

Great Lakes Caring

3100 West Road

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: Home Health: (517) 351-4100 or 1 (800) 379-1600. Hospice: (800)311-5365

Fax: (517) 351-4300

Website: www.GreatLakesCaring.com

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services: Home Health Services, Hospice, Palliative Care, Home medical equipment

Eligibility: Call customer service

Cost: Call customer service

Health And Home Services

576 Olds St

Jonesville, MI 49250

Phone: (517) 849-4663 or 1-800-314-8718 toll-free

Fax: (517) 849-4699

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services: Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, counseling by social worker, aide service, personal care supervision, chore service, respite and transportation.

Eligibility: Residents of Eaton, Ingham and Clinton counties.

Cost: Private pay, Medicaid Waiver, auto insurance and long-term care insurance accepted.

His Hand Home Health Care, INC

5329 Thames Dr

Haslett, MI 48840

Phone: (517) 256-3177 or (517) 256-5724

Fax: (517) 325-5321

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services: Assistance with all activities of daily living including cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, medication, transportation and respite care. Provides nursing services (R.N.and L.P.N.) for any medical condition including brain and spinal cord injury, neuromascular disease, trach care adn ventilator management.

Eligibility: Anyone who needs assistance.

Cost: Private pay, Medicaid Waiver,private health insurance and workers compensation insurance accepted.

Home Care Alternatives

6433 S Pennsylvania

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 394-3389

Fax: (517) 887-9802

Website: www.homecarealternatives.net

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services: Offers in-home personal care and homemaker services. RN, LPN’s, aides, companions, & Case Management. Caring is our promise. Quality is our Commitment.” All staff are bonded, insured and trained in CPR and first aid.

Eligibility: Auto insurance, Medicaid Waiver or private pay. Call for a free in-home consultation and estimate.

Cost: Competitively priced. Weekends/holidays extra cost.

Home Help Services

Department of Human Services

Ingham County5303 S. Cedar

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 887-9653

Fax: (517) 887-9405

Eaton County528 Beech

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-0860

Fax: (517) 543-2125

Clinton County105 W. Toles Rd.

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-5500

Services: Personal care services including assistance with dressing, eating/feeding, grooming, bathing, meal preparation, shopping/errands, laundry, light housekeeping. NOTE: Family Independence Agency does not employ the Home Helpers directly, the client must find the helper on their own. DHS can provide a list of potential Home Helpers. There are maximum limits on the amounts that can be paid by the Department. Call you local office for more information.

Eligibility: Adults who meet low-income/asset guidelines.

Hospice of Lansing

4052 Legacy Parkway, Suite 200

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 882-4500

Fax: (517) 882-3010

Website: www.hospiceoflansing.org

Hours: Office hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. On call available for referrals 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Services: Hospice of Lansing (HOL) is a non-profit, independent community supported program dedicated to meeting the needs of the terminally ill and their families at home. HOL uses a multi-disciplinary approach to coordinate medical, nursing, social work and spiritual and volunteer support services to clients and their families. Through the provision of these services, HOL enables each family to maintain the patient at home, where he/she may leave life as she/he entered it – surrounded by family and love. The primary goal of all HOL services is control of pain and other symptoms, to free the patient and family to live each day as fully as possible. Hospice is licensed by the State of Michigan and certified by Medicare/Medicaid. Bereavement services are provided for 13 months following death. Bereavement support extends to anyone in the community who has suffered a loss. An employer/employee bereavement program “Grief in the workplace” is available to any business, group or organization.

Eligibility: Terminally ill in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia and Shiawasse Counties.

Cost: Services are provided to eligible families regardless of ability to pay. Will accept Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance.

Inspirational Center

408 Kalamazoo Plaza

Lansing, MI  48833

Phone: (517) 882-5160

Fax: (517) 882-5173

Website: www.theinspirationalcenter.org

Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. office. Health care available 24/7.

Services: Homecare and healthcare services, community living supports, residential options.  Training and development including employment consulting and staffing.  Transitional services, supported employment, community and people services.

Eligibility: Individuals with disabilites

Cost:  Medicaid waiver and private pay.

JSK Home Health Care Inc.

730 Devonshire Rd

Fowlerville, MI  48836Phone: (517) 507-1099

Fax: (517) 223-1462

Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. office. Health care available 24/7.
Services: Home care, personal care (bathing/bathroom assistance), companion service, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry and transportation.
Eligibility: All private pay and Medicaid waiver.

Cost:  Cost is based on persons need’s and hours of caregiving

JWR Health Services

2722 E. Michigan Ave

Lansing, MI  48912

Phone: (517) 316-2569

Fax: (517) 316-3854

Hours:  Office 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Services:  At JWR Health Services, our services include full capacity of homecare services: skilled care, companionship, homemaking, personal care, respite, handyman tasks, lawn and garden maintenance, snow removal and local and distance transportation.

Eligibility:  For those individuals who want assistance in leading a dignified and independent lifestyle in the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Cost:  Free in home needs assessments and custom designed payment plan to fit your needs. For more information on insurance coverage and/or rates please contact us at (517) 316-2569 or (517) 755-0864.

LAP Respite Center

201 Hillside Ct

East Lansing, MI  48823

Phone: (517) 372-6671

Fax: (517) 372-6478

Website: www.laprespitecenter.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services can be scheduled 7 days a week. A supervisor is on-call 24 hours a day.

Services:  Adult and Senior Respite and In-Home Services specializing in special needs, aging and Alzheimer’s Disase. Some services offered include: daily living skills, personal care, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation, cooking and diet, and other home and community tasks.

Eligibility:  People of all ages with special needs, disabilies or requiring specialized care.

Cost:  Private pay, Medicaid Waiver.

Loving Hands Homecare Agency, LLC

104 N. River St

Eaton Rapids, MI  48827

Phone: (517) 663-6036

Fax: (517) 663-4296

Hours:  24 hours day, 7 days a week

Services:  In home care including light housekeeping, meal prep, personal care, transportation, respite service and all daily living. We are here to help people live independent in their own home. We do bathing, showering and grooming also.

Eligibility: We accept private pay & MA Waiver funding through Tri-County Office on Aging. We help anyone in need.

Cost:  $16-18 per hour.

M&Y Care

6920 S. Cedar, Ste. 9

Lansing, MI  48911

Phone: (517) 709-9040

Fax: (517) 694-4980

Hours:   9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Services:  Personal care, Homemaking services.

McLaren Homecare Group

2316 South Cedar, Suite 600

Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: 1-866-323-5974 toll free or (517) 975-9900

Fax: 1-866-571-9636

Website: www.mclaren.org/homecaregroup

Hours: 24 hours

Services: Provides home health care, hospice services, palliative care, medical supplies and equipment.  Home Infusion services, pharmacy and Lifeline emergency response.

Eligibility:  Patient choice or physician referral.  For more information, call toll free 1-866-323-5974

Cost: We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurance.

Michigan Hospice Organization

6015 W. St. Joseph, Suite 104

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: 1-800-536-6300 or (517) 886-6667

Fax: (517) 886-6737

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with 24-hour answering machine.

Services: Hospice and end of life referral service.

Mother Teresa House

P.O. Box 13004

Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: (517) 484-5494

Fax: (517) 484-3830

Hours: 24 hours

Services: Provides a home and care for people with terminal illness. Trained volunteer staff offers safe shelter, meals, personal care and around the clock physical, emotional and spiritual support.

Eligibility: Terminal illness with life expectancy of six months or less.

Cost: No charge. Priority is given to helping those most in need.

Optimal Medical Staffing

15945 Wood Road

Lansing, MI  48906

Phone: (517) 394-1234

Fax: (517) 394-7716

Website: www.optimalstaffing.com

Hours:  8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services:  Assistance with all activities of daily living and personal care, including cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, medications, transportation and respite care. Nursing care also available for medical conditions, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disease, Alzheimer/Dementia, stroke, trach care and ventilator management.

Eligibility:  Any person needing assistance.

Cost:  We accept Private Pay, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, Long Term Care Insurance, VA Aid & Attendance Program, Auto Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance and Private Health Insurance.

Project Choices (MI Choice Program)

Tri-County Office on Aging

5303 S. Cedar St.

Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 887-1440

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For emergency needs after hours call 1-800-282-7622.

Service: Project Choices is a community-based program of care managed in-home services. The program is designed specifically for persons who are medically eligible for nursing home care, but who could live at home with in-home services. Project Choices consists of the Medicaid Waiver and Care Management (CM). Persons eligible, receive a comprehensive assessment of their medical, functional, psycho-social, financial and home environmental needs.

Eligibility: A pre-screening is conducted over the phone to determine eligibility for an assessment. Final eligibility and program determination are based on medical and financial information gathered at the assessment. Project Choices serves Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties.

Right at Home Mid Michigan

1035 Charlevoix Drive, Suite 300

Grand Ledge, MI  48837

Phone: (517) 999-7132

Fax: (517) 622-1472

Website: www.rahmidmi.com

Hours:  Monday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 24 hour phone availability.

Services:  In-home companionship and personal care. Flexible care plans designed around needs and desires. Safety supervision, family respite, medication reminders, shopping & errands, light housekeeping, bathing/showering & hygience, alzheimer’s and dementia care, Parkinson’s care, laundry, couples care, ambulation assistance, continence care, transfers and positioning, taking vitals, skin care, shampooing, mouth & denture care, diabetic meal planning, dressing, feeding, nursing evaluations & transportation.

Eligibility: All. For seniors and adults with disabilities.

Cost:  MI Choice waiver or private pay $18.50-19.50 hour. Rates adjust for durations exceeding 30 hours.Bath service=$40; Sitter service=$18.50/hr (adjusts for durations exceeding 30 hrs/wk)

Right Away Home Staffing, Inc.

12511 S. US Highway 127 Suite B

Dewitt, MI 48820

Phone: (517) 669-8055

Fax: (517) 669-8113

Website: www.rightawayhomestaffing.com

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m M-F with 24 hour on call services.

Services: Hospice assistance, companionship, home health assistance and assistance with all activities for daily living. Medication reminders, bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, dressing changes, respite care and much more. From 2 hours to 24 hours a day.

Eligibility: Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care we strive to keep our clients as independent and safe as possible while keeping them in their own home or apartment. Geriatric, post hospital illness or accident and those receiving Hospice services.

Cost: Private pay, most insurances, auto insurance and workman’s compensation.

Seniors Helping Seniors

PO Box 14074

Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: (517) 332-9953

Email: smile@shsmidmitten.com

Website: www.seniorshelpingseniors.com

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Services: Companionship, transportation,meal preparation, housekeeping, hair cuts/styling, yardwork, dementia caregving, mobility assistance,respite, 24-hour care, pet care, doctor appointments and medical procedure companions.

Eligibility: 50+, We change peoples lives.

Cost: Fees variey based on service.

Sparrow Home Care

2909 E. Grand River Ane Suite # 204

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 364-8600

Fax: (517) 364-8620

Website: www.sparrow.org/homecare

Hours:  Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m – 5 p.m. office. On call service after hours & weekends.

Services: Provides: Skilled and in-home nursing services; wound care, infusion therapy, telehealth services, physical, occupational and speech therapy, enhanced awareness to community resources

Eligibility: Eligibility depends on insurance carrier, please see website or call for more information.

Sparrow Hospice Services

St. Lawrence Campus

1210 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 489151999

Phone: (517) 364-7200

Fax: (517) 364-7201

Website: www.sparrow.org

Hours:  Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m – 5 p.m. office. On call service after hours & weekends.

Services: Offers a choice of hospice programs between care in a home setting and one providing care at Sparrow’s Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.

Eligibility: People of any age with a life expectancy of six months or less who have made the choice to receive comfort care.

Spartan Healthcare Staffing Services

4572 S. Hagadorn, Ste 1E

Beacon Place

East Lansing, MI  48823

Phone: (517) 203-0190

Fax: (517) 203-0174

Hours: Office:  8:30 am -4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 24/7 availability.

Services: Provides: Skilled and private duty in-home nursing services; registered nurses; licensed practical nurses;, direct care workers; housekeeping and help with activities of daily living; respite care; caompanionship and medication reminders.

Eligibility: Any individual who requires assistance.

Cost: Private pay, Medicaid Waiver, auto insurance and workman’s compensation.

Trusting Heart Home Health Services, LLC

4601 W. Saginaw, Suite L-2

Lansing, MI  48917

Phone: (517) 323-4722

Fax: (517) 323-4724

Website: www.trustingheart.com

Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (office hours)

Services:  Dependable, compassionate, and experienced CNA’s and HHA’s to perform assistance with personal care, housekeeping, activities of daily living, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite services. Services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Eligibility: Any individual who requires assistance.

Cost:  Medicaid Waiver, Visa, Mastercard & private pay services include free in home assessment and flexible payment plans.

Ultimate Health Link

720 N. Sycamore Street

Lansing, MI  48906

Phone: (517) 485-4855

After hours Phone: (517) 862-5228

Fax: (517) 485-3988

Website: ultimatehealthlink.com

Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (office hours). 24 hour on-call service.

Services:  Skilled and basic nursing, certified home health aide, wound service, therapy service, and medical social worker

Eligibility: Medicare clients must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible to receive Ultimate Health Link services:  Chair/bed bound, chronic disease, chronic pain, disability, difficulty with daily living activities, recovery from accident, illness, or surgery, recovery from chemo therapy, radiation therapy, or other intensive treatment.

Cost: Medicare, private pay and negotiable for non-tri county clients

Visiting Physicians Association

2205 Jolly Rd., Suite B

Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 347-4085 or 888-742-0305 toll-free

Fax: (517) 347-4170

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Providing quality and advanced medical care in the comfort and privacy of the patient’s home.

Eligibility: Must meet homebound requirement.

Williamston Compassionate Care

3800 Vanneter

Williamston, MI

Phone: (517) 204-2480

Fax: (517) 655-1369

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call 24 hours.

Services: Registered nurses, certified nurses aides, personal care services, transportation and home health aides.Also has an assisted living residence for long term care or short term respite.

Eligibility: Residents of Eaton and Ingham counties.

Cost: Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, insurance, auto, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and private pay.

Consumer Protection Division

Attorney General’s Office

525 W Ottawa

P.O. Box 30213

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-1140 or (877) 765-8388

Fax: (517) 241-3771

Website: www.michigan.gov/ag & www.seniorbrigade.com

Hours: 8:00 – 12 noon and 1:00 -5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Handles consumer complaints in areas such as retail, advertising, landlord/tenant, manufacturer warranties, or can refer cases to appropriate agency. Can take legal action against companies, etc. Free pamphlets are available. Provides consumer alerts to inform the public of unfair, misleading, or deceptive business practices and to provide information and guidance on other issues of concern.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: All services free of charge.

County Prosecuting Attorney

Clinton CountyCourthouse100 E. State St.

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-5260

Fax: (989) 224-5259

Ingham CountyCourthouse303 W. Kalamazoo

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 482-6108

Fax: (517) 483-6397

Eaton CountyCourthouse1045 Independence Blvd.

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-4801

Fax: (517) 543-3348

 

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Prosecutes violations of criminal law; acts to obtain child support in limited circumstances. Violations of criminal law must first be reported to the police and a report must be taken.

Eligibility: The criminal offense must have been committed in the county boundaries.

Cost: None.

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.

3815 W. St. Joseph, Suite C200

Lansing, MI  48917

Phone: 1 (800) 347-5297 or 1-866-400-9164

Fax: (517) 372-0792

Website: www.elderlawofmi.org

Client Call Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Business Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Advising, empowering, informing and serving mature adults. Programs share the mission to protect and promote the rights, health and economic well-being of people as they age or are disabled through information, advocacy, legal advice and professional services.

Legal Hotline for MI Seniors  & Benefits Enrollment Center – Phone:  800-347-5297 provides free personal legal advice over the telephone to people 60 or better (or their authorized family caregivers) regardless of income.We advise on issues including Social Security, Medicare, Housing, Consumer Law, Wills/Probate, Reverse Mortgage Counseling and more throughout the state. The Benefits Enrollment Center can find benefits you might qualify for but not currently getting. Trained specialists are availalbe to help with: heathcare expenses, prescription costs, food costs, property tax relief, Medicare premiums, foreclosure issues, utility bills, unclaimed pensions. For more information visit www.elderlawofmi.org/legalhotline

Elder Abuse Prevention Services – Phone: 517-853-2399

Works in concert with human services and criminal justice professionals to help identify, investigate and utilize community resources to respond to cases of abuse and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.  Offers group training, advice, information, etc.

Housing Counseling – Phone: 1-866-400-9164

Provides assistance to struggling homeowners, regardless of age or income. Approved by both HUD and MSHDA counseling agency. For general housing, mortgage, foreclosure fair housing, reverse mortgage counseling.

Pooled Trust Account – Phone: 866-400-9164

elderlawofmi.org/pooled_trust_account.html

Offers the opportunity to set money aside for the care and future needs of someone under 65 who is living with a significant disability

The Pension Rights Project – Phone: 866-735-7737 assists retirees of any age or income with retirement benefits including basic pension law and pension rights, the rights of divorced persons, assistance for surviving spouses and help finding lost pensions.

Michigan’s Coordinated Acess to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) –  Phone: 877-664-2233 works with low income older adults to apply for basic food and medical assistance. The extra food and medical help improves the health of older families (with at least one member age 60 or better). MiCAFE makes it easy to apply for food and medical help! Call us or check our website for participating counties at www.elderlawofmi.org/micafe.

Cost: When a senior calls to talk with a hotline lawyer, there will be no charge. Donations are welcome. If, after talking to the hotline lawyer, the caller wants more legal representation, a number of options are available depending on the service rendered and the senior’s financial circumstances.

Greenpath Debt Solutions

612 S. Creyts, Suite C

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 321-5836

Fax: (517) 321-5863

Website: www.greenpath.com

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments available til 6 pm M-W.

Services: Provides financial counseling in a confidential and dignified manner by professionally trained counselors. Helps families work out an orderly debt repayment program. Provides sound money management information on budgeting and the wise use of credit.

Eligibility: Anyone seeking services.

Cost: The initial interview is free. Canl be over the phone or in person. When a debt repayment program is needed, fees are based on ability to pay. Must have income of some kind /more than owed on a monthly basis.

Legal Services of South Central Michigan (Formerly Legal Aid of Central Michigan)

3490 Belle Chase Way #50

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 394-3121 or (800) 968-0044

Fax: (517) 394-4276

Website: www.lsscm.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides a full range of legal services at no cost to low-income residents in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Shiawassee and Barry counties. Advice and representation services are limited to housing, consumer, public benefits, including social security, SSI, and Medicare/Medicaid and family law.

Eligibility: Income at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. Persons over age 60 should contact the Sixty-Plus Law Center.

Cost: None.

Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Capital Tower Building

110 W Michigan, Ste. 800

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 241-6300

Fax: (517) 335-3882

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. An appointment is advised.

Services: Handles complaints in broad areas of discrimination, including age, employment, handicapper concerns, housing, education, public accommodation and public services including law enforcement. Speakers are available for presentations.

Eligibility: Anyone who feels they have been discriminated against may call.An appointment is advised.

Cost: None.

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Affairs (formerly Michigan Insurance Bureau)

Department of Labor & Economic Growth

P.O. Box 30220, 611 W. Ottawa

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-0220 or (877) 999-6442

Fax: (517) 335-4978

Website: www.michigan.gov/ofir

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Assist Michigan residents in their dealings with banks, credit unions, insurers, commercial finance lenders and securities, brokers/dealers, HMO’s and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Examine the financial solvency of insurance companies, banks, credit unions, securities, license and regulate agents, brokers/dealers, companies and agencies. Review financial institutions and insurance industries conduct. Goal: To provide excellent customer service and effectively regulate the banking, credit union, insurance and securities industries. Provides listing of private health insurers.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: None.

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program(MMAP)

State Office

6105 W St Joseph, Ste. 204

Lansing, MI  48917

Phone: (517) 886-1242

Fax: (517) 886-1305

Tri-County Office on Aging

5303 S. Cedar St.

Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: 1-800-803-7174 (Nation-wide)

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Counseling program when help is needed understanding Medicare, medical bills, supplemental insurance, or Medicaid. MMAP counselors are specially trained volunteers. Home visits for the homebound require special arrangements. Click here for more details.

Eligibility: Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries, families.

Cost: None.

Michigan Poverty Law Program- Michigan Elder Justice Initiative

3490 Belle Chase Way, Ste. 50

Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 394-3027 or 1-800-292-7852

(866) 485-9393 (State-wide)

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday with 24-hour answering service.

Services: The Long Term Care Ombudsman program provides information about how to look for long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, homes for the aged, adult foster care and assisted living. The program also provides information and assistance for residents in long-term care facilities to help with problem solving and addressing complaints. In addition to community education, publications are available that cover a range of issues including choosing a long-term care facility, resident rights, Medicare, Medicaid and advanced directives. The Elder Abuse Prevention Education Program provides educational in-services and trainings to individuals within the aging network and staff in long-term care facilities. These presentations provide information on prevention as well as intervention strategies for combative residents. Additionally the program participates in coordinated, comprehensive approaches to prevention with Adult Protective Services, the ombudsman program, legal assistance programs, law enforcement, TRIAD programs.  Contact the Elder Abuse Specialist at 1-800-292-7852 for more information.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: Donations accepted. A donation for literature is optional

Michigan Problem Gambling Help Line

Phone: 1-800-270-7117

Michigan Peer Review Organization (MPRO)

22670 Haggerty Rd, Ste. 100

Farmington Hills, MI  38335

Phone: 1-800-365-5899

Fax: (248)465-7428

Website: www.mpro.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: MPRO is a private, non-profit agency of doctors and nurses responsible for reviewing the hospital care given to Medicare Part A patients in Michigan. Contracts with the federal government to help assure you receive appropriate care. MPRO can conduct appeals at a patient’s request and investigate written complaints. Speakers bureau and video program are also available.

Eligibility: Medicare beneficiaries, healthcare providers, senior advocates and community acting on the behalf of the Medicare beneficiary.

Cost: None

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.

4095 Legacy Parkway, Ste. 500

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 487-1755 or 1-800-288-5923 (Toll-free)

Fax: (517) 487-0827

Website: www.mpas.org

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Mission is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination and expressed choices of individuals. Promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people through the provision of information and advocacy. Provides information and referral and assistance to groups setting up local advocacy programs. Speakers are available for presentations, trainings & workshops. Publishes quarterly newsletter called “Exchange”.

Eligibility: Services are generally at no cost.

Home Help Provider Registry

3520 Okemos Rd, Suite 6

P.O. Box 182

Okemos, MI  48864

Phone: 1-800-979-4662 (Toll-free)

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Services:  The service was formed to help make sure that home care workers are available for consumers. Consumers may find a provider from a list called the registry. Home Help consumers will still be able to find, hire, train and fire their in-home care provider. A reference check and limited criminal history is done on all people on their list.Additional information about tasks they are willing to perform, languages they speak is also gathered.

Eligibility/Cost: Those people who qualify for the Home Help Program. This service is free for those on the program.

Mid-Michigan Guardianship Services, Inc. (MMGS)

615 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 2

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 372-9853

Fax: (517) 372-1518

Website: www.mmgsinc.com

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday with a 24-hour answering service.

Services: Non-profit agency providing guardianship, conservatorship, trustee and representative services in the mid-Michigan area.

Eligibility: Disabled, mentally ill, physically incapacitated or elderly persons who are in need of financial management and or guardianship services.

Cost: Depends on type of service needed. If unable to pay fees an individual may be eligible for assistance by a contract agency

Public Service Commission

Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services

6546 Mercantile Way, Suite 7

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 241-6180 or 1-800-292-9555

Fax: (517) 241-6181

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: The Commission regulates investor owned natural gas and electric utilities, rural electric cooperatives and some telephone and trucking services. The agency decides formal complaints between a utility company and its customers and responds to questions and concerns from utility customers.

Eligibility: Resident of Michigan.

Cost: None.

Sixty Plus ElderLaw Clinic

Cooley Law School, 6th Floor

300 S. Capitol

Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: (517) 334-5760

Fax: (517) 334-5761

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Legal advice and representation is available for landlord/tenant, consumer problems, public benefit programs (Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, etc.), age discrimination and other legal related services. Estate planning for those with net worth less than $150,000 if single & $250,000/married (not including main residence). Teams of Cooley Law School students who are supervised by licensed attorneys staff the clinic. Home visits can be arranged when necessary. Staff is available for public presentations to senior groups and organizations on substantive legal topics and issues. Spanish speaking staff is also available.

Eligibility: Any persons 60 years of age or older and resident of the state of Michigan, primarily in Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton Co.

Cost: Donations welcome.

Tri-County Guardianship

204 E. Mount Hope Ave

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 267-7580

Fax: (517) 267-1020

Website: www.tri-countyguardianship.com

Hours: Call for an appointment.

Services: Provides guardianship and conservatorship services. Will work with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Cost: Depends on type of service.

Beacon Counseling Services

5000 Northwind Dr. Suite 100

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 853-2992

Fax: 517-853-2993

Website: www.beaconcounselingservices.com

Hours: Time and location of appointments arranged at the client’s convenience.

Services: Provides individualized private geriatric case management services and helps determine the best options of care for older persons with special needs. Provides supportive counseling.

Eligibility: Residents of the Greater Lansing area.

Cost: Fees established and presented in writing. Private pay and Medicaid Waiver accepted.

CEI Community Mental Health (Older Adult Services)

812 E. Jolly, Suite 112

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 346-8380

24 hour Crisis Services: (517) 346-8460

Fax: (517) 346-8447

Hours: 8:00 -12 noon and 1:00 -5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Primary focus of the Older Adult Community Outreach Program is to provide case management services to older adults who experience a serious and/or persistent mental illness in order to assist them in maintaining and improving their functioning in their homes and in the community. In addition to case management services, mental health professionals provide counseling to older adults who are homebound and who experience depression, anxiety, obsessive or compulsive thinking.

Eligibility: Case management candidates must be 55 years of age or older, live in the greater Lansing area and have a diagnosis of a serious or persistent illness.

Cost: None.

OBRA Program: Offers mental health services to persons in nursing homes who are coping with a mental illness or a developmental disability. For referrals call 346-8318.

Older Adult Day Treatment Program: (1305 E. Jolly Rd. Lansing, MI 48910) This program offers a variety of therapeutic activities on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday to older adults who suffer from a serious and/or persistent mental illness. The program is operated from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and include a free lunch for participants. Must be 55 years or older, live in the greater Lansing area and have a diagnosis of a serious and persistent mental illness.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program: Direct treatment and support is provided to older adults 55 and older, and those close to them for medication and alcohol misuse/abuse. A support group called Young at Heart meets regularly. Call 346-8265. Prevention/Education services focus on wise drug use and how to enjoy and maintain healthy aging. In-services and workshops are provided to senior groups and professionals who work with older adults.

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled (CSDD):  For information call the Access Center at 346-8318 or 1-888-800-1559 (toll free). Appointments arranged within 14 days. Children and adults must meet developmental disability as defined by Michigan Mental Health Code.

Child and Family Charities

4287 Five Oaks Dr.

Lansing, Mi 48911

Phone: (517) 882-4000

Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Services: Offers counseling for family, child-parent, social adjustment. Counseling is available for children of elderly parents. Speakers are available for presentations to groups. Also offer seniors and their families counseling and a respite referral.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: Sliding scale based on ability to pay. Accepts most insurances.

Clinton County Counseling Center

1000 E. Sturgis St., Suite 3

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-6729 Office or 1-800-372-8460 (24 hour emergency)

Appointments: (888) 800-1559

Fax: (989) 224-2342

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evenings by appointment.

Services: Outpatient counseling services to individuals, couples and families. Also offers substance/drug abuse and mental health counseling and treatment. Call for appointment and further information.

Eligibility: Clinton, Eaton or Ingham county residents.

Cost: Fees based on ability to pay (sliding scale).

Eaton County Counseling Center

551 Courthouse Dr.

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-5100

Fax: (517) 543-1811

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening hours available by appointment.

Services: Counseling services to individuals, couples and families. Adult after care, case management, and medication clinic services.

Eligibility: Eaton county residents.

Cost: Fees are on a sliding scale basis.

Family Mental Health Clinic

2800 W Willow

Lansing, MI  48917

Phone: (517) 323-4734

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Fridays until 6:00 p.m.

Services: Personal, marriage, and family counseling. St. Vincent Catholic Charities also sponsors several programs for older persons including: Foster Grandparent program , Senior Companion Program and Capital Area Interfaith Respite Service.

Eligibility: Residents of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties.

Cost: Fees based on ability to pay. Medicare Part B, Medicaid and other insurance accepted.

Geropsychiatry Evaluation & Management Services (GEMS)

McLaren-Greater Lansing

2727 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

Lansing, MI 48910-3490

Phone: (517) 975-3212

Fax: (517) 975-3218

Hours: Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Program 24 hours.

Services: Intensive short-term stay in the inpatient unit. All patients are admitted to the program by licensed psychiatrists. During their stay, patients will be involved in individual, group, family and activity therapy.

Eligibility: Adults age 60 and older with mental health needs.

Cost: Covered in whole or in part by insurance such as Blue Cross, HMO, Medicare, Medicaid, CHAMPUS and others. Exact coverage may vary from plan to plan.

Justice in Mental Health

421 Seymour

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 371-4661

Fax: (517) 371-5770

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Project Stay hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Services: Assists individuals suffering from emotional or mental problems. Project Stay assists individuals with living in the community by providing support services like transportation, help in finding housing, food, and assistance with obtaining SSI or GA. Drop-in center provides opportunity for socialization.  Operates Richard’s Place – overweight shelter (per CACS directory)

Eligibility: Call for information.

Cost: None.

Gordon Counseling & Case Management

3887 Okemos Rd, Suite A2

Okemos, MI  48864

Phone: (517) 281-5718

Fax: (517) 347-2632

Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend appointments by request.

Services:  Professional counseling and support services including; Geriatric case management, Community resource referrals, short and long term planning, counseling services. Services may be provided in the home or office. Medical social work background-extensive experience in chronic illness & pain management.

Eligibility:  Aging adults, family members and caregivers.

Cost:  Medicare Part B, Blue Cross, Private pay and Medicaid Waiver accepted.

Listening Ear

Crisis Intervention Center

1017 E. Grand River Ave.

East Lansing, MI 48823

Crisis Line: (517) 337-1717

Business Phone: (517) 337-1728

Fax: (520) 222-4705

Hours: 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Services: Provides confidential crisis intervention services, sexual assault support groups, individual counseling, referrals to local agencies or groups and community education on a wide range of topics.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: None.

Mareck Family and Geriatric Services

3493 Woods Edge Dr., Ste. 103

Okemos, MI  48864

Phone: (517) 886-3707

Fax: (517) 349-1973

Website: www.mareckservices.com

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call to make an appointment. Evening appointments available upon request.

Services: Specializes in counseling and care planning assessments, and care management services. Services can be provided in the home or our office.

Eligibility: Older adults and their families.

Cost: Medicare Part B and supplemental insurance usually covers counseling services. Private pay for care planning assessments and services. Medicaid Waiver accepted.

Mason Rural Outreach Program

224 S. Jefferson

P.O. Box 260

Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-2461

Access Office: (517) 346-8318

Fax: (517) 676-3265

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provide case management, psychiatric monitoring for the chronically mentally ill. Drop in center.

Eligibility: Mason and Rural Ingham County residents over 18.

Cost: Fees are on a sliding scale basis. Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and most major insurance accepted.

Sparrow Health Systems Geriatric Psychiatry Program

St. Lawrence Campus

1210 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 364-7670

Emergency: (517) 364-7000

General Information: (517) 372-3610

Fax: (517) 364-7699

Hours: 24-hours per day, seven days per week.

Services: Geriatric Psychiatry Unit offers a short-term inpatient program for older adults who have experienced an acute change in mental status, behavior or personality requiring psychiatric care. The Geriatric Psychiatry Program offers a holistic approach to health, giving attention to medical, psychological and social factors. Each patient’s treatment begins with an expert multi-disciplinary assessment performed by a team which then creates a master plan of treatment tailored to the individual patient’s needs. The teams include psychiatrists, chaplains and geriatric medical specialists.

Eligibility: Adults 60 years of age or older with need for inpatient psychiatric treatment.

Cost: Program costs are covered by most insurance programs.

Sparrow Health System Substance Abuse Services

St. Lawrence Campus

1210 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 364-7740

Fax: (517) 364-7744

Hours: Inpatient 24 hours. Outpatient 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, evening appointments until 8:00 p.m. available. Adult Treatment Center 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric program including an adult treatment center.

Eligibility: 60 + years needing inpatient treatment. Call for more information.

Cost: Covered by most insurance programs.

Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency

300 E Michigan, 3rd Floor

Chandler Plaza Building

P.O. Box 40676

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-8230

Fax: (517) 373-4092

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: The Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency (AASA), located within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is the state administrative agency for services to the elderly. AASA’s mission is to “promote independence through advocacy, leadership and innovation in policies, programs and services.” This state agency administers federal and state funding for local programs that offer a variety of services for older adults such as meals, legal aid, transportation, health promotion, household chores, personal care and adult day care. AASA also advises the state legislature and governor on issues and policies important to older Michiganians. It does not provide direct services to senior citizens. Those telephoning this agency for assistance on local services may expect to be referred to the appropriate Area Agency on Aging.

Clinton County

Hazel Findley Country Manor, 1101 S. Scott Rd., St. Johns

Phone: (989) 224-8936

Ovid Healthcare Center, 9480 E. M-21, Ovid

Phone: (989) 834-2228

East Lansing

Burcham Hills Retirement Community, 2700 Burcham Drive

Phone: (517) 351-8377

East Lansing Health Care Center, 2815 Northwind Drive

Phone: (517) 332-0817

The Willows of East Lansing, 3500 Coolidge Rd

Phone: (517) 203-4042

Whitehills Health Care Center, 1843 N. Hagadorn Road

Phone: (517) 332-5061

Eaton County

Eaton County Medical Care Facility, 503 W. Beech, Charlotte

Phone: (517) 543-2940

Dimondale Center, 4000 N. Michigan, (M-99) Dimondale

Phone: (517) 646-6258

MediLodge of Lansing, 731 Starkweather, Lansing

Phone: (517) 323-9133

Regency West, 12200 Broadbent, Lansing

Phone: (517) 731-6200

Ingham County

Ingham County Medical Care Facility, 3860 Dobie Rd., Okemos

Phone: (517) 381-6100

Holt Senior Care & Rehab Center, 5091 Willoughby Rd., Holt

Phone: (517) 694-2144

MediLodge of Okemos, 5211 Marsh Rd, Okemos

Phone: (517) 319-1400

The Willows at Okemos, 4850 Central Park Dr, Okemos

Phone: (517) 349-3600

Lansing

MediLodge of Capital Area, 2100 E. Provincial House Dr., Lansing

Phone: (517) 272-4029

Pines Health Care Center, 707 Armstrong, Lansing

Phone: (517) 393-5680

State Hotline for Nursing Home Complaints: 1-800-882-6996

Capital Area Community Services

Commodity Food Programs

Clinton County Senior Citizens Office1000 E. Sturgis, Ste. 6

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-6702

Fax: (989) 224-0904

Eaton County Senior Citizens Office1370 N. Clinton Trail

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-6075 or (517) 482-3005

Fax: (517) 543-5478

Rural Ingham Senior Citizens Office407 N. Cedar St.

Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-1081

Fax: (517) 676-5564

Capital Area Community ServicesLansing Office

1301 Rensen

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 393-7077

Fax: (517) 543-5478

 

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) has a quarterly distribution of food such as cereal, cooking oil, fruit juices, dried beans, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter raisins, etc. The Michigan Commodity Supplemental Food Program (MCSFP) is available to eligible seniors each month and consists of about 45 pounds of food per month.

Eligibility: For TEFAP persons must be at or below 160% of poverty. For MCSFP persons must be at or below 130% of poverty and be 60 years of age or older.

Cost: None. Donations accepted.

Clinton County Food Distribution

Clinton Memorial Hospital Foundation & Healthy Community Coaliton Committee

Phone: (989) 227-3333

Hours:  Held 2nd Thursday of month at Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Rd., Bath. Registration 8:00 a.m. Distribution 9:00 a.m.

Services:  Receive approximately $60 food package. Bring own containers to carry.

Greater Lansing Food Bank

Ingham County Health Department

P.O. Box 16224

Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: 211

Fax: (517) 853-7800

Office: (517) 853-7800

Website: www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org              

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides non-perishable food stuffs to Ingham county residents in a crisis situation. Coordinates 31 food pantries located in churches, agencies and community centers throughout the Greater Lansing area.The Garden Project:supports 90 community gardens and assists low income residents with their backyard gardens. The Gleaning Project: The GLFB organizes a crew to harvest crops at the request of local growers and then distribute the produce to food pantries, human service organizations, residents of subsidized housing and others in need.
Eligibility: County residents once in a 30 day period and 1 week after food stamps in order to receive emergency food. Telephone inquires only.  (Go to website for  a complete listing)
Cost: None

 

Meals-on-Wheels

Tri-County Office on Aging

5303 S. Cedar StLansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 887-1460 or 1-800-405-9141

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: A hot, well-balanced meal generally delivered by volunteers at noon. A sack lunch can also be delivered for the evening. Frozen meals are available for weekends. Special diets include diabetic (no concentrated sweet), no added salt, low fat or mechanically adjusted (ground meat). Service area covers Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties, see listing below.

Eligibility: Persons age 60 and over (spouse or full-time caregiver included). Eligibility determined through an assessment.

Cost: Suggested donation of $3.00 for the hot meal and $2.00 for the cold sack lunch. Accepts food stamps.

Greater Lansing Area Meals-On-WheelsService Area: Lansing, East Lansing, Haslett & OkemosTri-County Office on Aging5303 S. Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 887-1460

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Rural Ingham Meals-On-Wheels(Sponsored by TCOA)Service Area: Holt, Mason, Williamston, Webberville, Stockbridge, Leslie, Dansville and Onondaga)425 E. Maple St., Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-2775

Fax: (517) 244-0255

Clinton County Meals-On-Wheels(Sponsored by TCOA)201 E. Walker St., St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-3600 or 1-888-224-3030

Fax: (989) 224-3633

Eaton County Meals-On-Wheels( Sponsored by TCOA)Location: Lawrence Avenue Methodist Church

210 E. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 242,

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 541-2330 or (866) 541-5444

Fax: (517) 541-2382

 

MI Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE)

Bath Charter Township Senior Center

14480 Webster Rd., Bath,  MI  48808

Phone: (517)  641-6619

Hours: Bath, 2nd Thursday of each month, 9 to 12 noon. Appointments recommended

Eaton Rapids Medical Ctr.  1-877-664-2233

1500 South Main, Eaton Rapids, MI  48827

Eaton Area Senior Center   (517) 541-2934

804 S Cochran, Charlotte, MI  48813

Vermontville Village Office  (517) 726-1429

121 Eastside Dr, Vermontville MI 49096

Website: www.micafeonline.org

Service:  Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) program helps seniors get food. This program can sign you up for a Bridge Card and teach you about healthy eating and food programs. The program gives seniors money each month to buy food. This money comes on a Bridge Card (like a credit card). You can use at most grocery stores to buy fruit, meat, vegetables, milk, bread or other foods.

Eligibility:  Low  income, age 60+ and Clinton,  County resident.

Mobile Food Pantry

Lansing Human Relations & Community Services & Greater Lansing Food Bank

Phone: (517) 483-4477

Services: Monthly distribution of free, fresh non-perishable food items. Bring a box or bags to carry. Usually 3rd Sat. of month but locations vary. Call for more information.

Eligibility: The disadvantaged & vulnerable: Senior citizens on fixed incomes: families/individuals with limited or low income jobs.

Mobile Meals, Inc. Of Charlotte

Administered by General Federation of Women’s Club of Charlotte

Hayes Green Beach Hospital

321 E. Harris

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 541-5909

Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., seven days per week.

Service: Hot lunch and cold supper delivered by volunteers to home. Available seven days per week.

Eligibility: Must show need.

Cost: $3.00 for hot meal; $2.00 for cold, $5.00 for 2 meals/day.

Mom’s Meals

PO Box 297

Nevada, Iowa  50201

Phone: (877) 508-6667

Fax: (515) 382-3789

Website: www.momsmeals.com

Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (CST). Orders must be received by 5:00 PM (CST) Tuesday for shipment & delivery the following week.

Services: Family owned USDA inspected & approved FRESH food preparation and delivery business, since 1999, dedicated to providing great tasting fresh meals. Delivered by UPS or FedEx. Over 45 meals to choose from, culturally diverse, diabetic meals available.  Meals remain fresh in a refrigerator (40 degres or below) for over 14 days after delivery.

Eligibility:  Seniors and people with disabilities across the country.

Cost:  $5.50 meal. Minimum order of 10 meals per shipment required. Payment is required upon order placement. Personal checks or all major credit cards (Mastercard,Visa, Discover ) accepted.

MSU Extension – Clinton County Office

100 E. State, Ste. G-100

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-5240

Fax: (989) 224-5244

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides informal education to groups or individuals in the Family Living program in the areas of: foods and nutrition, household management, human development, housing and financial management.

Eligibility: Clinton County residents.

Cost: None.

MSU Extension – Eaton County Office

551 Court House Dr., Suite 1

Charlotte, MI 48813-1047

Phone: (517) 543-2310

Fax: (517) 543-8119

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides educational information and programs that are geared to individual and families needs across the life cycle. Information is available specifically in the areas that affect children, youth and family, agriculture and natural resources and community and economic development.

Eligibility: Eaton County residents.

Cost: None or minimal.

MSU Extension – Ingham County Office

121 E. Maple, P.O. Box 319

Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-7207

5303 S. Cedar, 2nd Floor

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 887-4588

Hours: 8:00-12:00 noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evenings by appointment.

Services: Educational materials and telephone questions answered on home and family topics related to food, food safety, storage, preparation, nutrition, family financial management and consumerism and general home management. Some in-home meal preparation instruction available through the Food and Nutrition Program (FNP). Call 887-4588 for more information. Newsletters and bulletins are also available.

Eligibility: Ingham County residents.

Cost: None.

Senior Dining Sites/Senior Dine Card

Tri-County Office on Aging

5303 S. Cedar St.

Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 887-1440 or 1-800-405-9141

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services:  Provides hot, well balanced meals in over 30 locations throughout the community along with other services such as health screening, physical fitness, nutrition education, special programs and guest speakers on various subjects such as legal assistance and information and assistance services. Some transportation to the sites is arranged for those who need it.

Eligibility: Any interested person is welcomed. Please call one day in advance to reserve a meal. See information on following pages for address, time and telephone number of each site.

Cost:  $3.00 suggested donation for the meal used to sustain the program. Persons under 60 are charged $5.50 for their meal unless a resident of senior/disabled apartment building.

Capital Area Community Services (CACS)

1301 Rensen

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 393-7077

Fax: (517) 393-0444

Website: www.cacs.org

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Capital Area Community Services (CACS) provides information and referral, emergency services on a temporary basis, clothing, food, utility assistance, homeless services, migrant services and advocacy.

Eligibility: Low income residents of the tri-county area.

Cost: None. Donations accepted.

Other C.A.C.S. Programs in this Directory:

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Lansing

300 W. Ottawa – mailing address

228 N. Walnut – location of office

Lansing, MI 48933-1577

Phone: (517) 342-2462

Fax: (517) 342-2446

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment.

Services: Provides information and referral for community services and programs; Works closely with local Catholic parishes.

Eligibility: Anyone

Cost: None

Christian Services

P.O. Box 22112

Lansing, MI 48909-2112

Phone: (517) 394-5411

Fax: (517) 394-5414

Website: www.christianservicesloveinc.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Provides a safety net of goods and services. Personal needs, small household needs, clothing, Thanksgiving food baskets, twin mattresses and much more. Has a base of mobilized, church volunteers and utilizes community agencies. Tries to fulfill any unmet needs.

Eligibility: Any person in need.

Cost: Free of charge. Donations welcomed.

Community Services

Seventh Day Adventists

5400 W. St. Joseph Highway

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 321-8238

Fax: (517) 321-6938

Hours: 9:00-3:00 p.m. Wednesday (call first).

Services: Good used and new clothing, bedding, food orders on emergency basis to those in need because of a disaster or personal crisis (e.g. victims of fire, flood, tornado, etc.). Loan closet of hospital equipment. Also offers health education classes and cooking schools on occasion.

Eligibility: Persons in need. Need referral from Food Bank for food and from Capital Area Community Services, etc. for clothing, bedding, etc.

Cost: None.

Cristo Rey Senior Citizens Program

Cristo Rey Community Center

1717 N. High

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 372-4700

Fax: (517) 372-8499

Website: www.cristoreycommunity.org

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thuesday and Friday. Meal is served at 2:30 p.m.

Services: Provides a variety of services to senior citizens including those who only speak Spanish. These services include Information and Referral on topics such as Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, housing, health programs, property tax assistance and utility assistance.Cristo Rey is also a food pantry site where participants can take part in an open distribution of produce and dairy products (available to clients every two weeks). A basic needs pantry also provides personal needs items and other essentials. Emergency prescription help may be available depending on funding. The perscription assistance program can assist with necessary paperwork to obtain medications. The Outreach service is provided to Spanish speaking senior citizens to inform them of services and programs available. The program also provides advocacy on behalf of senior citizens to insure that they are receiving benefits they are entitled to. Also provides other activities such as meals, music, arts and crafts, educational classes (i.e. English as a second language). Bilingual staff available. Tri-County Office on Aging’s dining site serves meals on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Eligibility: Spanish Speaking senior citizens age 60 and over who are in need.

Cost: None. Donations accepted.

Other services provided by Cristo Rey: Guidance and Counseling Services, and Emergency Assistance (clothing and food).

Eaton County Clothing & Furniture Center, Inc.

116 E Lovett

Charlotte, MI  48813

Phone: (517) 543-4334

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday 10a.m. to 1p.m.

Services:  Provides good, clean used clothing and furniture to those in need . Eaton County Remake/Resource Project (recycle, remake, reuse) is an outgrowth of the clothing center. Attempts to find usefulness for clothing and other items that could not be used in their current state. Monitored by a Board of Directors, Affiliated with Dep’t of Human Services (DHS) who assists in monitoring the program.

Eligibility:  Residents of Eaton County in need.

Cost:  Free of charge to those in need with picture ID & agency referral or Bridge card. Open to the general public who may purchase.

Kinship Care Resource Center

Sponsored by MSU School of Social Work

254 Baker Hall

East Lansing, MI  48824

Phone: (517) 355-9600 or (800) 535-1218

Fax: (517) 353-3038

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services: Offers: Trainings and workshops for agency professionals and kinship caregivers; toll free hotline to answer legal, developmental, and other questions; a statewide conference for both professionals and caregivers; consulting services for grant writing, resource & program development; periodic roundtable presentations on topics of interest to caregivers and agencies; written information and research about kinship care issues.

LAP Respite Center

201 Hillside Court

East Lansing, MI  48823

Phone: (517) 372-6671

Fax: (517) 372-6478

Website: www.laprespitecenter.org

Hours:  Office: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Services can be scheduled 7 days a week. A supervisor is on-call 24 hours a day.

Services:  Adult and Senior Respite and In-Home Services specializing in special needs, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. Some services offered include: daily living skills, personal care, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation, cooking and diet, and other home and community tasks.

Eligibility:  People of all ages with special needs, disabilities or requiring specialized care.

Cost:  Private pay, Medicaid Waiver.

Lions Club of Michigan

5730 Executive Dr.

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 887-6640

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Helps with cost of eye exams, eyeglasses from pearl vision and possibly hearing aids. Also sponsors various community projects. This office makes referrals to local Lions Clubs.

Eligibility: Those in financial need.

Cost: None.

Meridian Township Human Services Program

5151 Marsh Road

Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 853-4200

Fax: (517) 853-4201

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides information and referral and offers some direct services such as tax hardship representation and tax assistance, holiday food baskets, last resort emergency needs funds. Deals with any problem. Accessible on bus line. Appointments are available on a walk-in basis.

Eligibility: Meridian Township residents. Any age group.

Cost: None.

Salvation Army – Capital Area

525 N. Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 14176

Lansing, MI 48901-4176

Phone: (517) 484-4424

Fax: (517) 318-0897

Website: www.salvationarmy.org

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Emergeny food pantry,assistance with rent (call wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.), mortgages, utilities(call mondays at 8:30 a.m.), personal needs, baby needs, sleeping bags and other assistance. Community Kitchen serves lunch at noon on Mondays and Fridays. Free produce distribution every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Clinton county produce distribution is on the 1st,3rd and 5th Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m.Eaton county produce distribution is the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Call for more details.

Eligibility: Anyone. Need to have a picture ID (driver’s license) and possible other documentation for yourself and other adults living in the home.

Cost: None.

St. Vincent de Paul

Ingham County

1020 S. Washington Avenue

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 484-5395

Fax: (517) 484-2426

Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Clinton County

213 N. Clinton

St Johns, MI  48879

Phone: (989) 224-8852

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m..

Services: Thrift stores offers clothing & household items for sale. Accepts good, usable dontations during open hours. If you prefer to have donations picked up please call the store to arrange. Medical equipment free as available. For an appointment with the referral office you must have a decision letter from Dep’t of Human Services (DHS) & also have contacted Salvation Army & Capital Area Community Services (CACS) first.

Cost: None with approved referral, minimal charge otherwise.

Telecare (Telephone Reassurance)

American Red Cross

1800 E. Grand River

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 484-7461, ext. 342

Fax: (517) 484-3799

Service: A telephone reassurance service staffed by volunteers for the sick, elderly, and shut-ins who need a daily check on their well-being. A client may be referred by a physician, hospital social worker, clergy, out-of-town relative, etc.

Eligibility:

  1. Client must live alone in Clinton, Eaton or Ingham counties.
  2. Must have short or long-term homebound restrictions.
  3. Do not receive daily health care visits or housekeeping assistance.
  4. Must provide emergency contact information, including one contact that has a key to residence.

Volunteers of America Thrift Store

5411 S. Cedar

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 272-3126

3800 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 48917.

Phone: (517) 703-9088

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Services: Operates a thrift store in the greater Lansing area. Has pick-up service for usable clothing and household items. Profits from the store are used to fund social services.

Cost: Low cost. Clothing and household goods are also donated to shelter residents and others in need through a voucher system.  Profits from the store are used to fund social services.

Critical Signal Technologies (CST)

27475 Meadowbrook Rd

Novi, MI  48377

Phone: (888) 557-4462 (1-888-55-SIGNAL)

Website: www.criticalsignaltechnologies.com

Hours: Business: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 24 hour monitoring and customer service.

Services: A provider of 24-hour personal emergency response systems and simple to use medication management systems. With the touch of a button a professionally trained representative will contact the client and/or designated caregiver in a matter of seconds. If the client is unable to respond, emergency services will be contacted immediately. Units can also provide reminders to take medication, get ready for an appointment-up to 3 different messages can be programmed to play at a specific time.Enhanced reminder messages and fall detection units also available.

Cost:  No installation fee if self installed. Range from $24.95 (basic) to $39.95 (for cellular unit) per month. A special discount rate of $20 a month is available for those on the waiting list for the MI Choice program.Call for cost information on mediciation management.

Guardian Medical Monitoring, Inc.

18000 W. Eight Mile Rd.

Southfield, MI 48075

Phone: (888) 349-2400

Fax: (248) 395-1494

Website: www.guardianmedicalmonitoring.com

Hours: Business office open 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 24 hour monitoring and customer service.

Services: Personal emergency response systems that signal your need for help through the push of a button. Fully automated medication dispensing unit that organizes, reminds, and tracks the delivery of your medications. GPS Wander management accessories can be used to help keep your loved ones safe. “Virtually There Care” is a camera software program that allows families, caregivers, and health care providers visual and audible access to a seperate location via a standard phone line.

Eligibility: People of all ages

Cost: Personal emergency response system has free installation fee and a $25 month monitoring fee. Please call for additional prices. Cellular unit available for $45 mo.

Mclaren Visting Nurse Lifeline

Phone: 1-866-674-9900 EXT 4427

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-10 p.m.EST, Monday through Friday.

Services: Philips Lifeline is a 24-hour personal emergency response program which signals your need for help through the push of a button. Lifeline has proven to be an effective response program for both medical and environmental emergencies.. New Auto Alert can automatically contact help if a fall is detected &/or patient is unable to press their button.

Eligibility: Anyone with need for program.

Cost: $29.95 (basic unit – $45.00 (Auto Alert) set-up fee (one time charge) or free if Tri-County Office on Aging has coupons and $29.95 – $45.00 monthly unit rental fee.

Sparrow Health Systems Philips Lifeline

915 E. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 364-2115

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Services: Lifeline is a 24-hour personal emergency response program that signals your need for help through the push of a button. Lifeline has proven to be an effective response program for both medical and environmental emergencies.

Eligibility: Anyone with need for program depending on priority.

Cost:  Call for current prices.

Assurance Wireless

1-800-392-3850

Services:  Free phone and 250 free voice minutes for those who qualify. No annual contract. Nationwide Sprint network coverage, voicemail account, call waiting and caller ID included. Keep your current home or cell phone number if switch to Assurance. 911 access.

Eligibility: Varies by state. May qualify based on participation in the following programs:

Medicaid; Food Stamps; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8; Low Income Home Energy Assistance; or based on household income.

Cost: None for first 250 minutes.  Add $5/month to get 500 total voice minutes or $20 to get 1000 total voice minutes + 1000 texts.

Clinton County Department Of Human Services

105 W. Toles Rd.

St. Johns, MI  48879

Phone: (989) 224-5500

Adult Protective Services: (855) 444-3911

Fax: (989) 224-6415

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Handles applications and assistance in Medicaid, food stamps, emergency assistance, adult services (Adult Foster Care Homes, protective services, home services, etc.). Volunteers and workers may be available for filling out applications for the homebound seniors. Adult protective services available to adult persons suffering from neglect, abuse and exploitation.

Eligibility: Depends on the program. Must be a Clinton County resident.

Eaton County Department Of Human Services

1050 Independence Blvd.

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-0860

Adult Protective Services: (855) 444-3911

Medicaid Beneficiary Helpline: 1-800-642-3195

Fax: (517) 543-2125

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Handles applications and assistance in Medicaid, food stamps, emergency assistance, adult service (Adult Foster Care Homes, housing, protective services, home services, etc.). Volunteers may be available for filling out applications for homebound seniors. Adult protective services are available to persons suffering from abuse, neglect or exploitation. Uses the least restrictive procedures to provide theses services including social and legal intervention.

Eligibility: Income and asset guidelines. Age 65 or disabled. Must be a resident of Eaton County.

Eaton County Veteran Service Office

1045 Independence Blvd.

Charlotte, MI  48813

Phone: (517) 543-3740

Fax: (517) 543-8457

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Advocate for veterans and/or their families  the benefits they have a right to receive. Benefits may include Federal or State benefits. Those can include compensation claims, pension, death and indemnity compensation, headstone/marker, GI Bill education benefits, etc.

Ingham County Department Of Human Services

5303 S. Cedar, Building 4

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 887-9400

Adult Protective Services: (855) 444-3911

Medicaid Beneficiary Helpline: 1-800-642-3195

Fax: (517) 887-9405

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call in hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Services: Offers a variety of services for low income individuals. Handles applications and assistance for Medicaid, food stamps, State Emergency Relief (SER), Family Independence Program (FIP) State Disability Assistance (SDA) Employment Support services, Child Day Care and welfare services and adult services (home help services, protective services, Adult Foster Care, etc.). Volunteers may be available for filling out applications for homebound seniors. Adult Protective Services also handles calls (can be anonymous) regarding abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults. The agency investigates these situations and take necessary action if needed, utilizing the least restrictive procedures to provide these services including social and legal intervention.

Eligibility: Depends on the program. Must be Ingham County resident.

Ingham/Clinton County Department Of Veteran’s Affairs

5303 S. Cedar – Bldg 2-2nd floor

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 887-4331

Fax: (517) 393-3450

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday 8:00 a.m.-11:45 and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Services: Assists eligible veterans and survivors to apply for Federal, State, and County benefits such as veteran’s pension, widow’s pension, burial benefits, arrangement for payment by the VA on emergency admissions to local hospitals, and financial assistance in cases of emergency. A van is available for transportation and prescription refill pick-ups to the Ann Arbor VA hospitals. Van runs are Monday through Thursday only, reservations suggested.You can visit www.va.gov/explore to learn about the various benefits that are available, apply for benefits and to track claims.

Eligibility: Contact office for eligibility and an appointment.

Cost: No charge.

Lifeline Michigan

P.O. Box 4600

Waterloo, IA 50704-9717

Phone: (800) 377-9450

Website: www.att.com

Services: AT&T offers “Lifeline” a government assistance program that makes monthly basic telephone service more affordable for qualified customers. Save up to $144 per year and receive a discount on new phone installations, transfers &/or wireless service. “Link Up” involves a discount on the cost of initiating the primary telephone service, including activation of wireless phone that serves as the primary residential telephone. Dial O program:- Operator assistance exemption allows sight impaired customers to use directory assistance for local numbers free with physicians documentation.  Must renew annually.

Eligibility: Household income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. One phone line only based at your prinicpal residence & billed to your home. Link Up benfits allowed only once at the same address.

Cost: None to apply.

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund

5303 S. Cedar Bldg 2-2nd floor

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 373-3130 or 887-4331

Fax: (517) 393-3450

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.& 1:00-4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday 8:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Services: “NEED” is a program that provides financial assistance to wartime veterans & dependants who are in need or on an emergency basis. This assistance is not designed to relieve an individual of obligations that he/she could and should meet through their own efforts. Call for more information.

Ingham County Committee – Authorized Agent Pamela Frame- (517) 887-4331

5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911 .

8:00 – 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Clinton County Committee – (Applications taken by Ingham County)-Randy Marwede

Eaton County Committee – Authorized Agent Gary Goff – (517) 543-5616

Court House, Charlotte, MI 48813

11 :00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday

Medicare (1-800 MEDICARE)

Part A (hospital) & Part B (medical)

Federal medical coverage for persons 65 years and older and for those with permanent disabilities.

Railroad Medicare

Phone: 1-800-833-4455

Services: Restricted to Railroad Retirees only. Please have your beneficiary number ready.

Safelink Wireless

PO Box 220009

Milwaukee OR  97269-0009

Phone: 1-800-Safelink (723-3346)

Website: www.Safelink.com 

Services: Free Safelink wireless phone for qualifying low income individuals with 3 different plans to choose from with free monthly minutes.

Eligibility: Varies by state. You may qualify based on participation in any of the following programs: Medicaid; Food stamps; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Temporary Assistance for Need Families; Public Housing Assistance or Section 8; Low income Home Energy Assistance; Or based on household income at or below 150% of poverty. 1 person limit of $16, 245 or $1354 mo. & 2 person $21,855 or $1822 (2011 figures).  Proof of income is required.  Call or apply online.

Social Security Administration

District Office

5210 Perry Robinson Circle (formerly Skoog Ct.)

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: 1-877-512-5944 or 1-800-772-1213

Fraud: 1-800-269-0271

Website: www.ssa.gov or www.socialsecurity.gov

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. to the public. Best time to visit – anytime after 1st week of the month on days other than Mondays. Toll free number 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Best times to telephone: after 9:00 a.m. mornings or later in afternoons.

Services: Provides information and assistance in making application for Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability benefits, Medicare and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Pamphlets and films on Social Security, Medicare and SSI are available. Persons may also apply for food stamps at the office. Speakers are available to talk to groups to explain the various Social Security benefits, how to apply, who is eligible, etc. Call for more information.

Verizon Lifeline

Phone: 1-800-483-4000

Fax: 1-866-869-4500

Hours:  7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Services:  Telephone discount for individuals with low incomes can have phone installed at a lower cost &/or receive $10.20 off basic phone service. Discount will be effective within 30 days after eligibility is determined.

Allen Neighborhood Center

1619 E. Kalamazoo

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 367-2468

Fax: (517) 485-4279

Website: www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Services: Offers First-time homebuyer education and counseling classes (our program qualifies participants for MSHDA Links homebuyer’s assistance); Foreclosure prevention counseling; financial management and economic literacy counseling; Credit repair counseling. We can provide information & connect you with other community programs. Recurring events include Wednesday Morning Senior Coffee (and other interested neighbors) drop-in program 10:00-12:00 which features a short program on a topic of interest followed by coffee and muffins; Breadbasket: free bread distribution every Tuesday at 1:00; Youth Service Corps: Tues./Thurs. from 3:30-5:30; monthly free over the counter medicines available from 1-4:30 pm, for 48912 residents only. Host of Quit Tobacco & Kinship Care Support groups. Publisher of “The Eastside Neighbor” newsletter.

Eligibility: Seniors or others interested. Call if you need a ride or can give one.

Cost: None

Delta Township 39er’s

4538 Elizabeth

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 484-5600

Fax: (517) 853-3923

Website: www.delta.mi.gov/parks

Hours:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday -Friday.

Services: Senior Dining Site with meals available each week on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 12:00 noon. This program is open to all. The program provides day trips (10-12 year) plus 2-4 longer trips per year. It also includes two large senior golf leagues which are on Tuesday and Thursdays from April through September; a senior mixed bowling league; guest speakers; musical entertainment; a full daily (Monday-Friday) swim programs; a monthly book club; bingo; a walking program (Lansing Mall); cribbage, scrabble, card parties including contract bridge, euchre and pinochle; and exercise classes including arthritis and chair,jazzercise, zumba gold, line dancing,yoga and Tai Chi. Blood sugar and oxygen level testing once a month; blood pressures taken once a month; and bi- monthly foot care.

Eligibility:  Open to any interested person 50 & over.

Cost: Varies by class or activity. Donation requested for lunch.

East Lansing Prime Time Seniors Program

Hannah Community Center

819 Abbott Rd

East Lansing, MI  48823

Phone: (517) 337-1113

Fax: (517) 337-4099

Website: www.elprimetime.org

Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Services: East Lansing’s Prime Time Senior Program offers a variety of enrichment courses including arts, literature, social issues, wellness workshops, as well as social and volunteer opportunities.

Eligibility: East Lansing residents and seniors/retirees from the surrounding area.

Cost: $20.00 annual membership (includes discounts on courses and quarterly newsletter.)

Transportation Services Include: Discount fares with Yellow and Spartan Cab. This service is avaiable to East Lansing residents 60 years of age or older. There is a one-time administration charge of $20.00 and the cards are good for a lifetime. This service provides up to $120.00 off a year on taxi fare. Call Prime Time for more details.

Eaton Rapids Community Pool

Phone: (517) 663-3483

Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-12 noon. Schedule of other classes available at Eaton Rapids Public School website.

Services:  Offers senior & family member water aerobics. Automatic lift to help people into/out of pool. Individual handicap showers in family changing room.

Cost:  $35.00 for ten classes/punches per senior 60+ years. First class free.

Lansing Community College

Physical Fitness and Wellness Dept. 6500

P.O. Box 40010

Lansing, MI 48901-7210

Phone: (517) 483-1227 or (800) 644-4522 (Toll-free)

Fax: (517) 483-9839

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Offers a variety of health education and fitness classes for older adults and seniors.

Eligibility: Open enrollment.

Cost: Call for current fees.

Lansing Parks And Recreation Department

50 Plus Centers – Senior Sages

Phone: (517) 483-4277

Fax: (517) 483-6062

Hours: Vary: See specific center below.

Services: The Lansing Parks and Recreation Department offers a 50 Plus program for Lansing area seniors. This program provides comprehensive and diverse services and activities at various sites throughout the city, which are available to adults 50 years of age and over. Programs and activities include such areas as recreational activities, advocacy issues, enrichment opportunities, health services, and other special events. Many of these programs and activities are offered in coordination with other community agencies. Nutrition meal provided by Tri-County Office on Aging’s Meals-On-Wheels. There is a calendar of events published quarterly and available at any of the 50 Plus centers.

Letts Center

1220 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 483-4311

Fax: (517) 377-0073

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meals: Monday through Friday

Free on-going activities: Bridge and lessons, skip-bo and bingo.

Alfreda Schmidt South Side Community Center

5825 Wise Rd., Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 483-6685

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Meal: Tuesday through Friday, 11:45 a.m.

Free on-going activities: shuffleboard, billiards, horse shoes, bingo, skip-bo and table tennis. Also offers regularly scheduled evening programs in the area, i.e, music jam Weds. and dances.

Special Rates for Golf Courses

Persons age 60 years and over can receive a special rate on their golf greens fee when playing on a city-owned golf course. These special rates are for nine (9) or eighteen (18) holes and are good until 2:00 p.m. weekdays and after 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays. You must show proof of age. For additional information call (517) 483-4232.

Hunting And Fishing Licenses

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

535 W. Allegan (Constitution Hall)

Lansing, MI 48909-7681

Phone: (517) 373-1204

Fax: (517) 485-3868

Website: www.michigan.gov/dnr

Eligibility: Michigan senior citizens, age 65 and over can obtain reduced rates on license fees.

Cost: Senior resident fishing License annual, all species $11.00. Base senior Resident Huting $5.00 which allows for small game hunting. Additional licenses are needed for deer, bear, waterfowl, elk, turkey, wolf and fur harvester lincense. A hunting and fishing license combo is avaiable for senior residents which cost $43.

Meridian Senior Center

4000 North Okemos Rd

Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 706-5045

Hours: Moday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Services: Offers a wide variety of programming for older adults.  Bridge, exercise, yoga, jazzercise, Tai Chi, tap and line dancing classes, craft classes, bingo and special programs on foot care, life enrichment, trips, tax service and more.  The Tri-County Office on Aging provides meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.  Reservations should be made no later than noon the day before. Transportation is available for those in Meridian Township. No residency requirement.

Cost: Membership fee is $15.00 a year for Meridian Township residents and $20 a year for non residents. Monthly newsletter is published. $3.00 suggested donation for meal and $2 for a sack lunch.

State And National Parks And Forests

DNR Parks Division

P.O. 30257

Lansing, MI 48909

DNR Parks Division: (517) 373-9900

State Park Reservations: (800) 447-2757National Parks: (906) 482-0986

National Forests: (231) 775-2421

Website: www.michigan.gov/stateparks

Michigan State Parks – Michigan senior citizens age 65 or over, can obtain an annual vehicle pass for their car at a reduced fee.

National Park and Forests – Senior citizens age 62 or over can obtain a Golden Age Pass free of charge at any national park entrance. These passes are good for national parks, monuments, and recreational areas managed by the federal government. Also there is a 50% discount on Federal “use” fee charged for facilities and services such as camping, boat launching, and parking, but not fees charged by concessionaires.

American Association Of Retired Persons (AARP)

Michigan State Office

309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (866) 227-7448 (Toll-free)

Fax: (517) 482-279

TTY: (517) 434-7598

AARP is a non-profit membership association of 34 million people open to persons 50 years of age and over. Members automatically receive colorful, entertaining bimonthly magazines, as well as monthly news bulletins detailing recent legislation and benefits pertaining to older persons.

AARP members can take advantage of travel discounts, a mail order pharmacy service, quality credit cards and life, auto, homeowners and mobile home insurance. Members also have the opportunity to enroll in group health insurance.

AARP is very involved in federal and state legislation pertaining to older person. In addition, AARP sponsors programs such as driver education courses, financial planning seminars and assistance with income tax returns.

Local chapters meet monthly and have special programs on their agenda. Any AARP member is welcome to attend. Guest speakers on various topics pertaining to older persons are presented at various meetings. For information on the AARP chapter closest to you, call the AARP Michigan State Office.

The Michigan State Office of AARP is the home base of eleven professional staff members and more than 150 volunteer leaders who collaboratively pursue the Association’s program and advocacy goals in the State Capitol and in communities throughout the state.

Area Agencies On Aging Association Of Michigan (AAAAM)

6105 W. St. Joseph, Ste 204

Lansing, MI 48917-3981

Phone: (517) 886-1029

Fax: (517) 886-1305

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Services: Coordinates the Michigan Senior Advocates Council. Provides advocacy on behalf of senior citizens concerning pending or proposed legislation. Publishes newsletter Aging Alert monthly, September-June, on state and federal legislation affecting the elderly.

Eligibility: Interested persons can receive a newsletter.

Cost: Available on subscription basis: $12 individual or $24 business or seniors can make a donation of any amount.

Elder Care Locator

Phone: 1-800-677-1116

Website: www.eldercare.gov

Use this toll-free assistance to identify regional and state agencies on aging anywhere in the U.S.

GREATER LANSING NATIONAL CAUCUS ON BLACK AGED (NCBA)

Contact person: Rudolph Wilson

Phone: (517) 482-4567

Hours: Meetings held the 3rd Monday of month at 12:00 noon at Letts Center, 1220 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing.

Services: The goal of the NCBA is to enhance the well-being of older adults, especially minorities. The Chapter is a multi-racial membership organization devoted to improving the daily existence and economic status of older persons. Activities include outreach efforts, guest speakers and fundraisers.

Eligibility: Interested persons or organizations, no restrictions.

Cost: $15.00 yearly membership fee for seniors.

Ingham County Triad

P.O. BOX  26182

Lansing MI  48909

Phone: (517) 483-6680

Hours:  Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month at 3:00-4:00 PM at Lansing Fire Department 815 Marshal Street Lansing MI 48906

Services: A  partnership among Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire Personnel, Senior Citizens (60+)s and Community Members which promotes elder quality of life through advocacy, assistance, education, and training. The goal is to develop and implement useful crime prevention and educational programs.  Current Triad programs include: No Seniors without Christmas; Community Outreach & partnerships; RSVP (Capital Area Interfaith Respite (CAIR) & Senior Companion Program (SCP); Elder Law of Michigan; Rebuilding Together- Ingham County; Speakers Bureau; Tri-County Office on Aging (Meals on Wheels & Crisis Services); Senior Prom

Michigan Senior Advocates Council

6105 St Joseph, Suite 204

Lansing, MI 48917-3981

Phone: (517) 886-1029

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Michigan Senior Advocates Council (MSAC) members are appointed by Area Agencies on Aging. MSAC meets the 4th Wednesday of each month to study legislation concerning senior citizens and to take action. MSAC delegates spend approximately 20 hours per month on advocacy related tasks.

Eligibility: Any interested person.

Cost: None.

Older Women’s League (OWLS)

National Address

666 11th Street N.W., Suite 700

Washington D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 783-6686 or 1-800-825-3695

Lansing Area

Jean Friend

5100 St. Clair Rd., St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 834-2708

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Services: A national advocacy group for the concerns of older women. Michigan has 5 chapters.

Eligibility: Anyone with an interest in women’s problems

Cost: $25.00 national $5.00 state and local membership fee.

Tri-County Aging Consortium

Advisory Council

5303 S. Cedar St.,Ste 1

Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 887-1348 or 1-800-405-9141

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: Regular monthly meetings scheduled on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Services: Seniors representing Clinton, Eaton & Ingham counties and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing and agencies who serve seniors meet to advise the Tri-County Aging Consortium Administrative Board and advocate to improve the lives of older adults and their families.

Eligibility: Membership by appointment. Public attendance and comments welcomed and encouraged. Call Tri-County Office on Aging staff for more information.

Cost: None.

Other Senior Organizations:

Bath Charter Township Senior Center

14480 Webster Road

Bath, MI 48808

Phone: (517) 641-6619

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Potluck every 3rd Tuesday of each month 12:00 noon.

MI Cafe Application hours: 2nd Thursday of month 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 & 4th Thursday of month 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. throughout summer of 2010. Eventually appointments will be made through a toll-free number at Elder Law.

Services: Activities available including large book selection, cards, board games and music.  Provides meals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and meals are delivered to homebound seniors. Offers surplus food distribution, information and referral, blood pressures taken and income tax services.. Application site of MI Cafe (MI Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly ) program which teaches seniors about healthy eating and food programs.  Eligible persons  must be low  income, age 60+ & will receive funds each month for food on a Bridge Card (like a credit card), that can be used at most grocery stores..  Call for more information on this program, trips, etc.

Eligibility: Age 50 and over. Must be 60 for meals.

Cost: None. $2.00 suggested donation for meal.

Clinton County Senior Center

201 E Walker St

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-4257

Website: clintoncap.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Services: A multi-purpose center offering a variety of services to older persons in Clinton County. Planned programs and activities include a Tri-County Office on Aging lunch program on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday’s at 12:15, weekly potlucks, bingo, exercise classes, senior bookworm study group, euchre tournaments & occasional day trips. In addition seniors can come & just sit back and socialize, listen to occasional guest speakers, do arts and crafts, play pool, work out in the exercise room or check out large print books or video tapes.

Eligibility: Any senior citizen.Monthly calendar of events available.

Cost: A $3.00 per person donation is encouraged for the Tri-County nutrition meal-please call and reserve a lunch the day in advance. Minimal cost for bingo, euchre, day trips and fundraising lunches.

Cristo Rey Community Center

1717 N. High

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 372-4700

Fax: (517) 372-8499

Website: www.cristoreycommunity.org

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides a variety of services to senior citizens including those who only speak Spanish. These services include Information and Referral on topics such as Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, housing, health programs, property tax assistance and utility assistance.Cristo Reys is also a food pantry site where participants can take part in an open distribution of produce and dairy products (available to clients once every two weeks). A basic needs pantry also provides personal need items and other essentials. Emergency prescription help may be available depending on funding.The prescription assistance program can assist with necessary paperwork to obtain medications. Outreach service is provided to Spanish speaking senior citizens to inform them of services and programs available to them. The program also provides advocacy on behalf of senior citizens to insure that they are receiving benefits they are entitled to. The Center also provides other activities such as meals provided by Tri-County Office on Aging, arts and crafts, music and educational classes (i.e. English as a Second Language). Bilingual staff available. Tri-County Office on Aging’s dining site serves meals on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Eligibility: Senior Citizens age 60 and over who are in need.

Cost:  $3.00 suggested donation per meal.

Other services provided by Cristo Rey: Guidance and counseling services; emergency assistance with clothing and food.

Delta Township 39’ers

4538 Elizabeth Rd.

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 484-5600

Website: www.deltami.gov/parks

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: A variety of activities offered to those 50 and older. The Tri-County Office on Aging lunch program available on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 12:00 noon. Reservations should be made no later than noon the day before. Programs and activities include bingo, monthly blood pressure clinic, foot care clinics, card groups, chair masage, exercise classes, golf league, monthly lunch bunch, speakers bureau, travel, water exercise and lap swimming.

Eligibility: Age 50 and over.

Cost: Costs vary by class or activity.

East Lansing Prime Time

Hannah Community Center

819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 337-1113

Fax: (517) 337-4099

Website: www.elprimetime.org

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Services: East Lansing’s Prime Time Senior Program offers a variety of enrichment courses including arts, literature, social issues, wellness workshops, as well as social and volunteer opportunities. The program also offers a transportation program that gives discount fares with Yellow and Spartan Cab. This service is available to East Lansing residents 60 years of age and older. There is a one-time administration charge of $20.00 and the cards are good for a lifetime. This service provides up to $120.00 off a year on taxi fare. Call Prime Time for more details.

Eligibility: East Lansing residents and senior/retirees from the surrounding area.

Cost: $20.00 annual membership (includes discounts on courses and quarterly newsletter).

Eaton Area Senior Center

804 S. Cochran

P.O. Box 644

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 541-2934

Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm & Friday til 6:30.

Services: Established to promote and provide, in a comfortable and friendly setting, social, educational, economic and recreational programs that will enrich the lives of seniors in the greater Eaton County area and encourage a real sense of belonging to the community. Various activities, games, speakers. Dining Card site Mon.& Thurs. at 12:00 noon. and Fri. night meal plus recreation from 5 pm til 6:30. Facility available to rent for private functions.

Eligibility: Seniors 55 and older in greater Eaton County. Associate memberships for those under 55 also available.

Cost: Membership available. Annual dues $24 but no cost to participate. $3.00 suggested donation for meals.

Eaton Rapids Senior Center

Rocking Chair Deserters

201 Grand Street

Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Phone: (517) 663-2335

Website: www.eatonrapidsseniorcenter.com

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Services: The Eaton Rapids Senior Center is a source of information, referrals, outreach access to legal services, socialization, recreation, educational services, and individual counseling. It is a warm, friendly place for seniors 60 and above to enjoy and feel welcome.

Eligibility: Persons 60 and over living in Eaton Rapids and surrounding area or anyone interested in aging programs.

Holt Senior Center

Sam Corey Building

2108 N Cedar St

Holt, MI  48842

Phone: (517) 268-0096

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services:  Monthly schedule of events include exercise, crafts, games, films, health programs, computer lessons, etc.

Tri-County of Aging dining site on Wednesday’s at noon. with bingo following 1 time per month. For more information call the center or Delhi Parks & Recreation at 694-1549.

Cost: $3.00 suggested donation for meals.

Eligibility: Age 55 and older. Membership cost $ 12 per year, per person and or prorated when you join.

Ledges Young At Heart

525 E. River Street

Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Phone: (517) 627-4866

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

Services: Offers a variety of services including information and assistance in the areas of Social Security, housing, Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance. Assistance with property tax and utility rebate forms is available. Advocacy on behalf of older adults to insure they are receiving benefits of programs which they are entitled, is also available. Tuesday & Thursday Tri-County Office on Agiing dining site.

Eligibility: Persons 60+ in the Grand Ledge School District area and Eaton County.

Cost:  $3.00 per meal suggested donation for Tri-County Office on Aging lunch.

Meridian Senior Center

4000 N. Okemos Rd.

Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 706-5045

Website: www.meridian.mi.us

Facebook: www.facebook.com/meridianseniorcenter

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Offers a wide variety of programming for older adults. Bridge, exercise, tap and line dancing classes, craft classes, bingo and special programs on foot care, life enrichment, trips, tax service and more. The Tri-County Office on Aging provides meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 noon. Reservations should be made no later than noon the day before. Transportation is available for those in Meridian Township.Call to reserve a meal or request transportation. No residency requirement.

Cost: Membership fee is $15.00 a year. $3.00 suggested donation per meal if 60 years old or older. Meals costs $5.75 if individual is under 60. Monthly newsletter is published..

Williamston Area Senior Center

Community Education Center

201 School St.

Williamston, MI 48895

Phone: (517) 655-5173

Fax: (517) 655-4904

Website: www.williamstonseniorcenter.com

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Services: Information and assistance, leadership and volunteer opportunities, legal assistance, socialization and recreation. Speakers on health, wellness and blood pressure clinic. Tri-County Office on Aging senior dining site provides the meals. Holiday parties and special Veteran’s Day program.

Eligibility: Seniors 55+ in Williamston area and outlying communities.All are welcome.

Cost: $3.00 suggested donation for meals.

City Of East Lansing Seniors Program

Hannah Community Building

819 Abbott Rd.

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 337-1113

Fax: (517) 337-4099

Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services:   Annual health screening, chore service, transportation (E. Lansing residents only), information and assistance, intergenerational programs, monthly foot clinics, bimonthly blood pressure checks, community dances, tax assistance, travel program, small appliance clinic (electrical repair), enrichment classes, recreational opportunities, monthly newsletter. For details on reduced taxi transportation program see page 116 .

Eligibility:   Must be age 60 or over and a resident of East Lansing or non-residents may be charged extra.

Cost:   Varies. Cost of mailing the monthly newsletter to residents outside of East Lansing is $10.00 per year but can be emailed at no charge.

Clinton County Senior Citizen’s Office

Capital Area Community Services

1001 S. Oakland

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-7998

Fax: (989) 224-0904

Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services:   Offers a variety of services including information and assistance in the areas of housing, Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, health programs, employment, volunteer opportunities, nutrition programs, utility assistance programs, etc. and makes referrals to the appropriate agencies. Provides advocacy of behalf of senior citizens to insure that they are receiving benefits they are entitled to. Assistance completing DHS applications. Commodity Food and a monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Weatherization Program insulates the homes of low-income seniors. Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance counseling and insurance information for long-term care and Medicare supplements.

Eligibility:   Persons age 60 and over living in Clinton County.

Cost:   None. Donations accepted.

Cristo Rey Senior Citizens Program

Cristo Rey Community Center

1717 N. High

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 372-4700

Fax: (517) 372-8499

Website: www.cristoreycommunity.org

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Services:   Provides a variety of services to senior citizens including those who only speak Spanish. These services include information and assistance on topics such as Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, housing, health programs, property tax assistance and utility assistance. Cristo Rey is a food pantry site where particiapants can take part in open distribution of produce and dairy products (available to clients every two weeks).A basic needs pantry that supplies personal care items and other essentials is also available. Emergency help for prescriptions may be available depending on funding. The perscription assistance program can assist with necessary paperwork to obtain medications. Outreach service is provided to Spanish speaking senior citizens to inform them of services and programs available to them. The program also provides advocacy on behalf of senior citizens to insure that they are receiving benefits they are entitled to. The center also provides other activities such as meals, arts and crafts, music and educational classes (i.e. English as a second language). Bilingual staff available.Tri-County Office on Aging’s dining site serves meals on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Eligibility:   Senior citizens age 60 and over who are in need.

Cost:   None. Donations accepted. Suggested donation of $3.00 per meal.

Eaton County Senior Citizen’s Office

Capital Area Community Services

1370 N. Clinton Trail

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-6075 or (517) 482-3005

Fax: (517) 543-5478

Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services:   Offers a variety of services including information and assistance in the areas of housing, Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, health programs, nutrition programs, employment, tax assistance, volunteer opportunities, utility assistance, weatherization, USDA commodity food distribution, etc. Makes referral to appropriate agencies and provides advocacy on behalf of seniors. Recruits older adult volunteers in cooperation the RSVP.

Eligibility:   Persons age 60 and over that live in Eaton County.

Cost:   None. Donations accepted.

Eaton Rapids Senior Citizens Office

201 Grand Street

Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Phone: (517) 663-2335

Fax: (517) 663-2337

Website: www.eatonrapidsseniorcenter.com

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Information and assistance on topics such as Social Security, taxes, recreation, exercise, education and others. Offers assistance with home heating credits, tax services, and commodity card distribution.

Eligibility: Eaton Rapids area residents.

Cost:   None.

Rural Ingham County Senior Citizens Office

Capital Area Community Services

407 N. Cedar

Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-1081

Fax: (517) 676-5564

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services:   Offers a variety of services including information and assistance in the areas of social security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid. Provides assistance with USDA commodity programs, utility assistance, tax assistance and preparation, health insurance information, legal services, in-home weatherization services, volunteer transportation and adult day care. Provides advocacy on behalf of senior citizens to insure they are receiving benefits that they are entitled to. .

Eligibility:   Persons age 60 and over living in Ingham County outside of Lansing and East Lansing.

Cost:   None. Donations accepted.

Tri-County Office On Aging (TCOA)

5303 S. Cedar St., Suite 1

Lansing, MI 48911-3800

Phone: (517) 887-1440 or 1-800-405-9141

Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Information and assistance for Ingham, Eaton and Clinton County residents. Staff provides information on topics related to older adults and persons with disabilities such as in-home services,housing information, health insurance and Social Security. A Lending Library with books and videos is available. TCOA also directly provides the following services:

  • Case Coordination is available for people who can benefit from limited support. A staff person conducts an assessment and can arrange in-home care for eligible persons who need some assistance with personal care, homemaking, chores or respite.
  • Caregiver Support is available to provide counseling for caregivers and their families on planning for the future, including housing, finances and long term care options
  • Creating Confident Caregivers/SAVVY Caregivers is a six-week education series for caregivers of persons with dementia. Content focuses on understanding the disease, caregiver self-care and providing structure and support for the person with dementia. Respite care is provided.
  • Crisis Services for the Elderly responds to non-medical emergencies, such as utility shut off notices and prescription drug issues, for older adults in the Greater Lansing area 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Trained volunteers will assess the situation and help arrange necessary services. After hous number: 517.483/7205.
  • Kinship Care/Respite Program provides caregivers (55+) with a break from the responsibilities of caregiving for children 17 years of age or younger.
  • Housing Assistance is available to individuals 60+ and persons with disabilities aged 18 and older.This service helps with various aspects of housing including, locating new housing, avoiding possible eviction and working on issues between residents and landlords. The housing program also assists those who are transferring from a nursing facility back into the community by locating suitable housing options.
  • Personal Action Towards Health classes provide education and support to those living with a chronic disease. Learn:
    • Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
    • Exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.
    • Appropriate use of medications.
    • Communicatiing effectively with family,friends, and health professionals.
    • Good nutritition.
    • How to evaluate new treatments.
  • Meals on Wheels provides a hot, well-balanced meal delivered daily by friendly volunteers. A sack lunch can be provided for the evening. Frozen meals are available for the weekends. Some special dietary needs may be accomodated upon request.
  • Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance program (MMAP) counselors can help you to understand Medicare & Medicaid, enroll in Medicare prescription drug coverage, review supplemental insurance nees, apply for Medicaid or Medicare Savings programs, identify and report fraud and abuse or scams, and explore long term care insurance. Call 800.803.7174 for more information.
  • Project Choices/MI Choice Program offers an alternative to nursing home care. A Nurse and Social Worker team assist eligible individuals with their families and friends, to design a plan of care. Coordinating and providing key services, while respecting each individual’s right to choose their own options, allows clients the opportunity to remain at home or live in the setting of their choice.
  • The Nursing Facility Transition Service provides options to nursing facility residents by offering an alternative to institutional care. Nursing facility residents who have a desire to live in the community have a choice. This program assists those eligible to transition from a nursing facility to the comfort of their own home or a licensed setting of their choice.
  • Senior Dine Card program is a partnership with local restaurants to provide meals to qualified seniors. Client receive a card that is swiped at participating restaurants. The program provides an occasional meal outside the home.
  • Senior Dining Sites serve hot, well-balanced meals at over 30 sites throughout the Tri-County area.
  • Supplemental Food Sack Program is for seniors 60+ who have difficulty stretching their income to include fresh nutritious food on a regular basis.  A monthly food sack may be picked up from the central kitchen and includes 6 frozen meals, fruit, milk and bread.
  • Senior Project Fresh provides qualified seniors with coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at Michigan farmers markets and roadside stands.
  • AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly is geared towards, but not limited to, individuals 60+ with low to middle incomes. Trained volunteers assist older persons and persons with disabilities with their income tax and property tax credit forms. Special arrangements can be made for homebound individuals.

Cristo Rey Community Center

1717 N. High St.

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 372-4700

Fax: (517) 372-8499

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Provides Spanish interpretation and English as a second language classes.

Eligibility: Individuals and public/private agencies.

Cost: Varies

Other services provided by Cristo Rey: Guidance and counseling services; employment; emergency assistance with clothing, food and housing.

Health Clinic

Information and Assistance

Senior Centers

Substance Abuse

Refugee Development Center

122 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 482-2252

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (beginning October 2002)

Services: Driving simulator, high speed internet/e-mail, satellite television, computer English language training, beginning computer training, interactive citizenship program, American life skills education, video library in refugee languages, cultural competency training (community members), special refugee events.

Eligibility: Refugees, Asylees and Public Interest Parolees

Cost: None

Refugee Services

A Program of St. Vincent Catholic Charities

2800 W Willow.

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 323-4734

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (no phone service from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.)

Services: Provides housing, health, employment referral, upgrades and retention assistance, English as a second language (ESL), transportation, immigration legal consultation.

Eligibility: Newly arrived refugees, public interest parolees (PIP’s) and asylees, public/private agencies or individuals in the general public.

Cost: Services at no cost for newly arrived refugees, public interest parolees and asylees. General public, individuals and public/private agencies: Immigration legal consultation costs based on service provided.

Bureau Of Services For Blind Persons

Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

201 N. Washington, P.O. Box 30652

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-2062 or 1-800-292-4200

TTY: (517) 373-4025

Fax: (517) 335-5140

Website: www.michigan.gov/mcb

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Offers vocational rehabilitation and independent living skills for legally blind adults to achieve employability or to function independently in society. Two other programs: Youth Low Vision and the Deaf-Blind, offer specialized services. Call for more information.

Eligibility: Legally blind individuals or those meeting criteria to receive services.

Cost: None.

Capital Area Center For Independent Living

2812 N. Martin Luther King

Lansing, MI  48906

Phone: (517) 999-2760 or TDD/TYY Relay: 1-800-649-3777

Fax: (517)999-2767

Website: www.cacil.org

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 -5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Services: Provides independent living information and links people with disabilities of all ages with available services which can meet their needs. Provides peer and family consultation, provides personal advocacy and undertakes systems advocacy for needed community change – especially the development of needed services and resources. Also provides skill building and other needed services which are not available in the community. Certifies riders for paratransit (Spec-Tran) services.

Eligibility: All handicapped persons in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton & Shiawassee counties.

Cost: Services are free to all persons. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Capital Area District Library

Outreach Services

401 S Capitol Ave

Lansing, MI

Phone: (517) 367-6308

Website: www.cadl.org

Services:  Outreach services provided to people with special needs who do not have convenient access to a library. Bookmobile; book nooks; books by mail; and reminiscing presentations offered. Bookmobile stops at sites for residents of senior housing, community centers. CDs and DVDs may be checked out by anyone with a valid library card. Ramp-accessible. Check schedule on website or visit any library location.  Book nooks- these book collections are located in senior citizen residences and community centers. Primarily large print books available whcih are refreshed periodically.  Books by Mail allows patrons to borrow materials by mail. Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs are loaned with no charge for mailing. Reminiscing Presentations are presented live using music, props, pictures and activities to encourage the exchange of stories and memories among seniors. Over 20 topics are available. Call for more information.

Choice Magazine Listening Program

85 Channel Dr

Port Washington, NY 11050

Phone: 1-888-724-6423

Website: www.choicemagazinelistening.org

Services:  Free 12 issues of articles, short stories, poetry and interviews selected from current publications like National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, etc. Cassete tapes go out every other month. A four track player which eligible listeners can get free from the Library of Congress is being phased out. Contact your regional talking book library for a new, free, digital talking book player. If you have a computer you can download the issues and begin listening right away.

Cristo Rey Persons With Disabilities Program

Cristo Rey Community Center

1717 N. High St

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: 517-372-4200 ext. 249

Website: www.cristoreycommunity.org/programs/persons-with-disabilities/

Services:  The program offers a safe place for persons with disabilities to congregate and socialize in a room that is set up to resemble a living room. Lunch services, support services and assistance filling out benefit forms is provided.

Eligibility/Cost: Call for more information.

Enrichment Audio Resource Services (EARS)

232 East 82nd St., Suite 1A

New York, NY 10028

Phone: (800) 843-6816 or (570) 685-3888

Fax: (212) 717-2377

Website: www.earsforeyes.org

Services: Instructional audio tapes to help seniors with low vision manage everyday activities. No designation of legal blindness required. A vision counselor will determine which tapes are appropriate. Designed for use in the privacy of your home. Ten tapes are available including, Basic Kitchen Skills, Eating without Embarrassment, Indoor Mobility, Managing Medications, Personal Grooming, Using a Sighted Guide, etc.

Eligibility: Seniors with low vision.

Cost: None.

Handicap Certificate Of Identification

Handicap Parking Permit and Handicap License Plate

Secretary of State Branch Offices

Phone: (517) 322-1473 or 322-1469

Services: Offers special parking permits and license plates for handicapped persons to put on their car in order to park in reserved areas for the handicapped. Applications can be picked up and returned when completed to your nearest Secretary of State branch office.

Eligibility: Must have a doctor’s authorization or a handicap permit.

Cost: No fee for permit. License plates are regular registration fee.

Parking permits may be transferred to different vehicles, it is not permanently attached to windshields. A person may be temporarily or permanently handicapped to obtain a permit and does not have to own a car.

License plates are authorized to permanently disabled persons. To obtain a license plate the handicapped person does not have to own the vehicle, but must be living at the same address as the vehicle owner.

Hear Now Program

A Division of Starkey Hearing Foundation

6700 Washington Avenue South

Eden Prairie, MN  55344

Phone: (800) 648-4327

Website: www.sotheworldmayhear.org

Services: National program providing assistance to acquire free hearing aids through an application process. Works with licensed practitioners, in the applicant’s area, willing to give of their time and talent to assist clients with the fitting and follow up process.

Eligibility: Call for information regarding income guidelines. Must be a permanent resident living in the US, meet financial criteria, complete the application process and be approved for hearing hearing aids. Verification of financial situation and proof of a need are part of the application process.

Cost: Applicant is responsible for the cost of the hearing evaluation and a nominal processing fee to the program.

Newsline

National Federation of the Blind (NFBP)

1800 Johnson St.

Baltimore MD  21230

Phone: 1-888-882-1629

Fax: (410) 685-5653

Website: www.nfb.org

Services: Newspapers across the nation available for those visually impaired through a touch-tone telephone.Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Eligibility: Visually impaired. After application a personal ID & securtiy code given to access.

Cost: Free

Services For The Blind And Physically Handicapped (SBPH)

Library of Michigan

P.O. Box 30007, 702 W. Kalamazoo

Lansing, MI 48909-7507

Phone: (517) 373-5614 or 1-800-992-9012

National Library Service: 1-888-657-7323

Fax: (800) 726-7323

Website: www.michigan.gov/sbph

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday; 1:00-5:00 p.m. Monday & Thursday.

Services: As a member of the National Library Service the Library of Michigan SBPH provides recreational reading materials in Braille and in recorded format for persons unable to read printed materials because of visual or physical handicaps. Cassette tape and record players are furnished to play the recorded materials. All services including mailing of materials to and from readers, are free of charge.

Eligibility: Service is available statewide through a network of regional and sub-regional libraries. Call or write for application/certification of eligibility.

Cost: None.

WKAR Radio Reading Service

283 Communication Arts Bldg.

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

Phone: (517) 353-9124

Fax: (517) 353-7124

Hours: WKAR Radio Reading Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services & Eligibility: Radio Reading Services serves persons who have difficulty reading conventional printed material.  Thousands of people in mid-Michigan cannot see well enough to read this.  Though most Radio Reading Service consumers are blind, many have other conditions that make reading difficult, including dyslexia, or difficulty picking up a book or newspaper.

WKAR Radio Reading Service features material from a selection of Michigan and national newspapers that includes international & national news, state & metro news, business news, editorials & features, sports & Sunday comics, and updated weather forecasts with severe weather alerts.

WKAR Radio Reading Service also features grocery & department store advertisements, community calendar information, and prime-time television listings & movie reviews. In addition, the service features information of particular interest to persons who are aging or who have handicapping conditions (Prime Time).

Cost: WKAR Radio Reading Service services are free! The special radio receiver needed to listen to Radio Reading Service programs, which are broadcast on a sub-channel carrier band of 90.5 FM WKAR, is loaned free of charge to individuals who qualify for the service. Call Brad Walker at (517) 432-3120 ext. 346 for more details.

Airway Oxygen, Inc. Home Medical Equipment

1035 Mak-Tech Dr

Lansing, MI  48906

Phone: (517) 322-2818 or 1-800-365-1006

Fax: (517) 322-2865

Website: www.airwayoxygeninc.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  24 hour emergency service, 7 days a week.

Services:  We can provide for all your home medical oxygen therapy needs. However don’t let the name fool you. We are much more than an oxygen supplier. We provide a full line of homecare products from beds to bath seats, walkers, nebulizers, lift chairs, CPAP machines, etc.

Amigo Mobility

6693 Dixie Hwy

Bridgeport, MI 48722

5234 Plainsfield, N.E., Suite C

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: (888) 892-2580

Fax: (989) 921-5082

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Evenings by appointment.

Services: In-home or on-site demonstrations of available products including, sooters, power chairs, stair glides, ramps, vans, walkers, standing chairs, lift chairs and elevators.

Eligibility: Anyone in need.

Cost: Insurance billing provided. Client may have a co-payment or private pay. Free demonstrations/evaluations.

Apothecary Surgical Supply, Inc.

820 N. Charlevoix Dr.

Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Phone: (517) 622-4000

Fax: (517) 622-2999

737 N. Grand Ave.

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 482-0882

Fax: (517) 482-3234

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays.

Services: Offers pharmacy, mobility products, medical supplies and health products. Diagnostic testing to improve health and place individuals into a healthy lifestyle program. Complete line of scooters, lift chairs and walkers, vascular support products, diabetic shoes. Free prescription delivery in the Lansing area.

Eligibility: Anyone in need.

Cost: Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances.

Carelinc Medical & Hearing Aid Service

1717 E. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 485-9588 or (800) 331-1730 or (888) 432-7036 Hearing Aid Service #

Fax: (517) 484-8226

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services:  Durable medical equipment supplier including wheelchairs, oxygen service and hospital beds to rent or purchase.  Hearing Aid Services include: free hearing screenings; comprehensive evaluations; full line of hearing aids from multiple manufacturers; complimentary lifetime service & programming; discount battery program. Call for an appointment.

Eligibility: Anyone in need.

Costs: Insurance billing but may be some out of pocket costs to client.

Hitech Special Needs Center

8160 S Madison Ave

Burr Ridge IL  60527-5854

Phone: 1-800-433-8505 or 1-800-288-8303

TTY: 1-800-536-9890

Fax: (888) 654-9219

Website: www.hitec.com

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: Handles requests for telephone services and equipment for customers with physical impairments. Deaf customers who use a teletype device (TDD) may also call the Relay Center toll-free at 1-800-649-3777 for assistance with any telephone related problems.

Eligibility: Persons with hearing, speech, vision and/or motion impairments.

Cost: Customers can purchase equipment. There is a base purchase arrangement available for TDDs.

Mobility Matters

2301 W Main St

Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 485-8441 or (866) 6062-9990

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening/weekend appointments available upon request.

Services: Sell, rent and repair motorized and manual wheelchairs, scooters and ramps. In-home or office demonstrations available.

Eligibility: Anyone.

Cost: Insurance billing provided. Client may have out of pocket cost.

Carelinc Medical & Hearing Aid Service

1717 E. Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 485-9588 or (800) 331-1730 or (888) 432-7036 Hearing Aid Service #

Fax: (517) 484-8226

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Durable medical equipment supplier including wheelchairs, oxygen service and hospital beds to rent or purchase.  Hearing Aid Services include: free hearing screenings; comprehensive evaluations; full line of hearing aids from multiple manufacturers; complimentary lifetime service & programming; discount battery program. Call for an appointment.

Eligibility: Anyone in need.

Costs: Insurance billing but may be some out of pocket costs to client.

Hearing Health Center

Sparrow Professional Building

1200 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 330

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 364-5678

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for an appointment.

Services: Hearing specialists. Hearing evaluation and hearing aid fittings. Call for more information.

Eligibility: Anyone in need.

Cost: Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance or private pay.

Hear Now Program

The Stakey Hearing Foundation

6700 Washington Ave S

Eden Prairie, MN  55344

Phone: (800) 648-4327 or (800) 328-8602

Email: nonprofit@starkey.com or hearnow@starky.com

Website: www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org

Services:  National program providing assistance to acquire free hearing aids through an application and approval process. A network of hearing health care professionals agree to fit identified recipients with new hearing aids. Eligible devices and services include behind the ear hearing aids and hearing aids fittings.Hearing aide donations are welcome. To donate hearing aides package them carefully and mail them with your name and address. All donations are tax deductible.

Eligibility:  Must meet financial criteria, complete the application process and be approved. Verification of the applicant’s financial situation and proof of a need for hearing aids are part of the process. Must have a documented hearing loss severe enough to warrant the wearing of hearing aids. A current audiogram, no more than 9 months old is needed with the application.

Cost:  The applicant is responsible for the cost of the hearing evaluation and a norminal processing fee. Also for the cost of batteries and repairs.

Lions Hearing Center Of Michigan

Central affiliate office: (517) 332-0100

2045 Asher Ct.

East Lansing, MI  48823

Phone: 1-888-LHC-MICH (542-6424)

Website: www.lhcsmi.org

Services:  Provides testing and hearing aids to individuals who are unable to obtain services due to financial restrictions. Contact your local Lions Club for information.

Eligibility:  Must meet income requirements and be unable to obtain services due to financial restrictions. Contact for limits on income (200% of poverty).  Information needed with application: Medicare card (front & back); Medicaid card (front & back); BCBS card (front & back); Social Security number; Medicare Income Statement; W-2 Income tax form & total family members in household.

Cost: None if meets the income limit.

MSU Speech Clinic

MSU Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

Phone: (517) 353-8780

Fax: (517) 353-3176

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call for an appointment.

Services: Speech and language evaluation and therapy.

Eligibility: Residents of the tri-county.

Cost: Private pay generally.

Alcoholics Anonymous

1500 E. Michigan

Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 377-1444/24-hour hotline

Website: www.aalansingmi.org

 

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week (if volunteers are available)

Services: Assistance for those who are alcoholics. Referrals, literature and support.

Eligibility: No restrictions.

Cost: No fees.

Mid-south Substance Abuse Commission

2875 Northwind Dr. Suite 215

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 337-4406

Fax: (517) 337-8578

Website: www.mssac.com

Services: The Mid-South Substance Abuse Commission is the coordinating agency for all licensed and funded substance abuse programs in Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee and Shiawassee Counties. Services are provided through programs under contract with the commission. In the tri-county area they include:

Care Coordination Center

2875 Northwind Dr., Suite 111

East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 853-0495 or 1-888-230-7629

Purpose is to assist people seeking substance abuse treatment in receiving services that will improve their quality of life including detoxification, therapy, and case management services.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services

812 E. Jolly Rd.

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 346-8200

A multi-phased drug treatment program organized under the Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Community Mental Health Board. A prevention program that provides information and education on the misuse and or abuse of drugs including alcohol.

Clinton County Counseling Center (CCCC)

1000 E. Sturgis, Suite 3

St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: (989) 224-66729

Provides outpatient treatment services to residents of Clinton County as well as screening, assessment and referral for alcohol and drug related offenses. Also provides prevention services to youth.

Correctional Assessment and Treatment Services

630 N. Cedar Street

Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-2431 ext. 254

Provides outpatient treatment and aftercare for individuals in the Ingham County jail who have a diagnosis of drug and or alcohol abuse.

Older Adult Treatment

812 E. Jolly Rd.

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 346-8380

Provides outpatient treatment services, Case Management and Psychiatric services to older adults who suffer a serious & persistant mental illness.

Southland Counseling Center

812 E. Jolly Rd.

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 346-8270

Provides outpatient treatment services for individuals with drug and alcohol problems. Methadone maintenance is also provided to individuals with chronic opiate addictions.

Cristo Rey Substance Abuse Program

1717 N. High Street

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 372-4700

An outpatient counseling and prevention program designed to meet the needs of the minority communities in the area. Services include: substance abuse education, individual and family counseling, outreach to homeless individuals, a medical clinic and supportive services referrals.

Eaton Substance Abuse Program

1033 Healthcare Dr.

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 543-2580

An outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program which offers education and assessment services along with individual, group, and family counseling. Services for adolescents as well as outreach substance abuse services are available.

Gateway Community Services

2875 Northwind Dr, Suite 105

East Lansing, MI 48823-4125

Phone: (517) 351-4000

A human service provider offering a wide range of services to families, adolescents, and young adults including: family, group or individual counseling, crisis intervention, parent education and support and emergency shelter.

National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area (NCA/LRA)

3400 S. Cedar St. Suite 200

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 887-0226

NCA/LRA is a substance abuse treatment agency that provides services for people experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs. Offerings include information, education and treatment on an outpatient, intensive outpatient or long-term residential basis. Special programming is available for women and families.

Glass House

419 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 482-2028

A long-term residential program for women with chronic chemical dependency including alcoholism and other drug addictions. This program is part of the continuum of services operated by the National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area.

Holden House

3300 S. Pennsylvania

Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 394-0004

A long-term residential treatment program for men with chronic chemical dependency including alcoholism and other drug addictions. This program is part of the continuum of services operated by the National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area.

Sparrow Health System Substance Abuse Program

Addictions Unit – St. Lawrence Campus

1210 W. Saginaw

Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: (517) 364-7740

Fax: (517) 267-2026

Hours: Inpatient: 24-hour service. Day care: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Intensive outpatient: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.. Traditional outpatient: on an individually scheduled basis.

Services: Detoxification and residential 14-21 day inpatient program providing therapy on a one-to-one and group basis with heavy involvement with Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Detoxification is a separate service available if necessary. Family therapist available to counsel families. After-care program after inpatient stay. Services also include a day care, intensive outpatient and traditional outpatient program. These offer the same services as the inpatient on an outpatient basis.

Eligibility: Self admit or as referred.

Cost: Coverage by private insurance and Medicaid.

ALCOHOLISM

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Phone 24-hour hotline (517) 377-1444, Al-Anon (517) 484-1977
Central office: 1915 E. Michigan Ave. Literature & meeting lists.
www.aalansingmi.org

National fellowship of men and women sharing experiences and strength to help with common problems. Many local chapters. Call for meeting times and places.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

The Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association provides information on caregiver support groups, educational classes, lending library and literature about Alzheimer’s Disease. Visit their website at www.alz.org/mglc or call for more information. Phone: 1-800-272-3900.

Alzheimer’s Resource Center –  Offers classes, support groups, educational materials and information. 211 University Park Dr, Ste 100, Okemos, 48864. Phone: (517) 999-3900 or (734) 677-3081.

ARTHRITIS/JOINT

Call Arthritis Foundation if any questions at 1-800-988-3030 or visit website:www.arthritis.org. Self Help, aquatic exercise programs available in most areas.

  1. MasonArthritis and Chronic Pain Support Group – Meets 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 201 East Ash St., Mason. Contact: Linda Simpson, days (517) 335-5785 or eve. 676-0481.
  2. OkemosArthritis & Related Conditions Support Group – Meets 3rd Tues. of month, 6:30- 8 pm held at Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road. Family members welcome. Contact: Larry Vert at (517) 323-4355.
  3. East LansingOsteoporosis Support Group -Meets 3rd Thursday of every other month at 1:30 p.m. at Imaging Center, 1540 Lake Lansing, East Lansing. Call to confirm date/location. Contact: Barb Vander Jagt days: (517) 913-3800.
  4. Arthritis Foundation Classes held at various sites in Ingham County. Call individual sites for schedules, cost & registration info.
    • Michigan Athletic Club, East Lansing – (517) 364-8888
    • Delta-Waverly Activities Ctr., Lansing (517) 484-5600
    • Heartwood School, Mason (517) 483-1227;
    • Hope Middle School, Holt (517) 694-3411.
  5. Exercise Programs held at the following sites:
    • Holt Community Education: Call (517) 694-3411
    • First United Methodist Church, Mason: Call (517) 694-1984
    • Meridian Senior Center, Okemos: Call (517) 349-2209

ASTHMA/ALLERGY

Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA)
Michigan Chapter
17520 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Suite 102
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 557-8050 or 1-888-444-0333

Asthma Info Line: 1-866-395-8647 (EZ LUNG) MI only
www.GetAsthmaHelp.org
Services: Contact for local support group and information on allergies and asthma.

BEREAVEMENT

Grief Recovery & Education Center
Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes
Phone: (517) 507-5435
Support Groups:

2nd Mon. of month (Jan.-Nov.): Gorsline-Runciman-205 E. Washington, DeWitt 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Suicide group usually meets 3rd Thursday of mo. (Jan.-Nov.): Gorsline-Runciman East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., E.Lansing 6:00-7:30 p.m. Call to verify schedule.

Supportive Soles walking and breakfast group meets every thursday morning, May -Oct, at 9:30 a.m. at Fenner Nature Center wilth breakfast to follow at Flap Jack on South Cedar St. in Lansing.

Five week educational series held throughout the year at various chapels: 7pm-9pm. Reservations are required. Call for dates.

Services: Provides supportive services to bereaved families as well as to bring a greater understanding of grief and bereavement issues to the community as a whole. Summer picnic & Celebration of Lights held yearly. Living Information for Today (L.I.F.T.) luncheons. Call for current schedule which meets at Coral Gables on 4th Tues. of month at 11:00 a.m.

Eligibility: The service is available to anyone in the greater Lansing community.

New Tomorrows Support Group-Together with Burcham Hills, McLaren Homecare Group provides an ongoing education and support program for those who have experienced any type of loss-whether it is because of a divorce, a change in health status or living situation, or the loss of a loved one. The New Tomorrows Support Group meets monthly and is free to all. Pre-Registration is requested. For more information, or to register, please call (517) 975-9909.

Palmer Bush and Jensen Continuing Care Services
Lansing Chapel
520 E. Mt. Hope
Lansing MI  48910
Phone: (517) 484-5349
Delta Chapel
6020 W Saginaw
Lansing MI  48917
Phone: (517) 323-7890

Services: Sponsors on-going grief support group program for those who have experienced a loss through death. Held at David Espiscopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd,Lansing, MI 48917 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm- 8:00 p.m. For more information call Mary at 517-449-9279. Lending Resource library available for books, magazines & videos.  Additional services available for Palmer Bush families.

Eligibility:  Available to anyone interested.

Tiffany Grief Recovery Program
3232 W. Saginaw
Lasning, MI  48917
Phone: (517) 321-2211
Services:Professional referrals avaiable.

Estes Leadley Funeral Home
325 W Washtenaw
Lansing MI  48933
Phone: (517) 482-1651
Services: Offers a support group for widowed people called Together Living and Coping. The group hosts a monthly luncheon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Fire Mountain at 1 p.m. Call Janet Pearum to verify.

Hospice of Lansing (517) 882-4500 offers ongoing grief support group open to all community members free of charge.

Eaton Rapids – Meets the 2nd & 4th Weds. of month at First United Methodist Church; 600 S. Main St.. Call Alice Botti at  663-3423 or the church at 663-3524 for more information

St. Johns – Heartland Hospice provides a support group held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall. Call Helen at 1-800-475-7830 for more information

CANCER

American Cancer Society
Great Lakes Division
1755 Abbey Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 332-2222 or (800) 723-0360
Fax: (517) 333-4656
Website: www.cancer.org

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: A variety of support programs are available to help meet the needs of cancer patients and their families. Provides various services for cancer patients. Van transportation to and from treatments and medical appointments is provided. Equipment loans are available for items such as hospital beds, bath benches, wheelchairs, commodes, etc.Contact the Patient Service Center at 888-227-6333 for more indormation. A National Resource Center houses a lending library of current books, videos, brochures and posters dealing with cancer related issues.

Eligibility: Cancer patients in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT

Valley Court Community Center – Adult Children of Aging Parents
Adult children who are largely responsible, directly or indirectly for the care of a parent or older person. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 201 Hillside Court, East Lansing. Gloria Thomas at (517) 351-7887.

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association of Michigan
Website: www.diabetes.org
Phone: (800) 342-2383 or 1-888-diabetes

Contact for information about diabetes, programs available, local events & support groups

McLaren-Greater Lansing -Pennsylvania campus holds monthly diabetic education class & support group. Requires physician referral. Call (517) 975-2270

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Foundation of MI
20300 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 250
Southfield, MI 48076-4128
Phone: (800) 377-6226 or (248) 35
Contact for information on programs, the disease & the most current support groups of persons interested in and affected by epilepsy.

HEARING IMPAIRED

Hearing Loss Association of America, Lansing Office Chapter
www.hearingloss.org or www.hearingloss-mi.org

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month at Foster Community Center from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.Contact: Ann at (517) 485-6546 or email HLALANSING@aol.com for more information.

HEART DISEASE

Heart to Heart Support Group – meetings held 2nd & 4th Mondays from 7:15-9:15 pm at Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Rd, Okemos MI  48864 Contact: John McPhail, (517) 331-5860 or (517) 349-3023; Lynn Savage, Exercise Specialist, (517) 483-5286 or (517) 676-4542.

Women Heart Cardiac Support Group– meets the 3rd Tues. of month at Sparrow Professional Building.Contact: Pat Gauerke, Coordinator at: (517) 321-7431 for more information.

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE

Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)
Michigan Chapter
Dimondale Center
2711 Parsons Ct.
Midland, MI 48642-6916
Phone: (989) 832-4170
Helpline: 1-800-909-0073
Fax: (517) 827-4950
www.michigan.hdsa.org
Services: Monthly support groups for caregivers, people at risk and people affected by Huntington’s Disease. Helpline is available 24-hours a day. Inquiries are encouraged and welcomed. Services are free of charge.

Meetings: Contact Janet Howes at 1-800-909-0073 for times and location.

LUNG DISEASE/ASTHMA

American Lung Association
Capital Region Office
403 Seymour, Lansing MI  48933-1179
Phone: (517) 484-4541 or 1-800-678-LUNG (5864)
Helpline: 1-800-LUNGUSA
www.alam.org

MENTAL ILLNESS

NAMI Michigan
921 N Washington Ave.
Lansing MI  48906-5137
Phone: (517) 485-4049 or (800) 331-4264
mi.nami.org
Phone: (517) 484-3403/Judy Wells-LansinMichigan State University contact: Erin Slee (517) 203-8669
Services: Educational forum programs, support groups, newsletters, support for research, advocacy in housing, employment and supported education for all interested persons. Free of charge.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Ingham County support group meets the 3rd Saturday of month at 11 a.m. at Sparrow Professional building, Room G. Contact Margaret Power at (517) 393-9747.

Michigan MS Society- The Michigan chapter works to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by MS. Call 1-800-344-4867 or visit their website at www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MIG for more information.

OSTOMY

Ostomy Association of Greater Lansing
P.O. Box 10203
Lansing, MI 48901
Contact Person: Linda Schlappi (517) 627-2043
Services: Providing support to people who have had colostomies, ileostomies and urinary diversions. Visits in patient homes.

Meetings: 3rd Sunday of every month, September through June. Call after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for further information.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Greater Lansing Area Parkinson’s Support Group
Valley Court Plaza, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing, 48823
Contact Person/Facilitator: Gene Kenyon(517) 694-7337

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Members, family and friends are welcome.

Lansing Area Parkinson Caregiver Dialog Group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbott Rd. Call Ray Bush 336-4121 for more information.

MI Parkinson’s Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Rd, Ste. 150 Bingham Farms, MI  48025

1-800-852-9781  www.parkinsonsmi.org

Services: Provides information on the latest developments in medication, exercise and methods of care for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Discussions of symptoms and remedies, share stories and experiences. Speakers invited. Anyone interested in Parkinson’s is welcome to attend.
POLIO
Polio Survivors Support Group of Lansing
Plymouth Congregational Church
2001 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 485-0148, Bill Messeroll or (517) 336-5921, Margaret Neisen

Services: Provides support for individuals and families affected by polio.

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Barrier free location, free parking and no charge to attend.

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call Jeanne for Caregiver’s group meeting place.

STROKE

Burcham Hills Center for Health & Rehab
2700 Burcham Dr., East Lansing MI  48823
Contact: Mary Lou Mitchell (517) 364-2820 or Tara Townsend (517) 927-2309

Services:  Sparrow Health System and Burcham Hills partnered to bring a fresh approach in Stroke Support. Each meeting will have an educational component followed by a support and sharing time. The goal of the group is to provide experts in various areas to aid those who have suffered from a stroke with invaluable information

Meeting: First Thursday of each month from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Burcham Hills Center for Health & Rehab Private Dining Room (2nd floor Resident Ctr).

VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Adjustment to Vision Loss
Plymouth Congregational Church
2001 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 335-7231 or (517) 694-9418

Services: Volunteer support group in cooperation with the Commission for the Blind. Various speakers. Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Brown bag lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Call for more information.

WIDOWHOOD

Widowed Persons Support Group Susan Zimmermann (517) 339-4675 after 6 p.m.(best)

Call for times and meeting locations. Minimal cost for monthly newsletter.

CATA (Capital Area Transportation Authority)

4615 Tranter St.
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: (517) 394-1000
Website: www.cata.org

Business Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

FIXED ROUTE SERVICE: CATA provides service on many fixed routes throughout the metropolitan Lansing area for a regular fare of $1.25. For seniors and persons with disabilities, CATA offers a CATAclub card which allows discounted travel for 60¢ on all CATA regular fixed-routes. CATAclub cards may be ordered by calling the CATA information number at (517) 394-1000. ADA & Medicare cards are also accepted. CATA also offers a 31 day bus pass that is good for unlimited rides on all regular fixed-routes at the cost of $18.00 for seniors and persons with disabilities, and $35.00 for other adults.

Disability Services:  CATA encourages all customers to use their fixed route service. CATA buses are equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts for accessibility. Service animals (guide dogs) accompanying our customers are welcome on all CATA vehicles. Large print and audio versions of our print schedule are also available. CATA is advised on issues important to persons with disabilities by the Local Advisory Committee, (LAC). Meetings are held bi-monthly and the public is welcome to attend. Call (517) 394-1100 for more information.

Bus Hailing Kits: Kits are available to customers with visual impairments. Designed to use at bus stops served by more than one route. The kits allow these individuals to signal the number of their route to operators of approaching buses. The kit consists of twenty-five, 3.5″x 4″ double-sided cards with a route number printed on each side. The route number is displayed on the card in large, blue numbers and a corresponding route number Braille tag is attached to each. Each set is held together with a lightweight chain to allow customer to remove individual cards pertaining to routes they use. Kits are offered on a free, checkout basis at the following agencies:

  • CATA Administrative Office, 4615 Tranter St., Lansing
  • Center for Indeipendent Living, 1048 Pierpont, Ste. 10, Lansing
  • MI Commission for the Blind, 201 N Washington, Lansing
  • MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, 120 Bessey Hall
  • Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1223 N. Turner, Ste. 200, Lansing

MI Relay Center Voice TDD (800) 649-3777

CATA encourages all customers to use their fixed route service. CATA buses are equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts for accessibility. Service animales (i.e. guide dogs) accompanying our customers are welcom on all CATA vehicles. Large print and audio versions of our print schedules are also available.

For those who cannot use fixed-route services, CATA provides Spec-Tran service. Spec-Tran is CATA’s advance reservation service for persons with disabilities who have been certifed as eligible to use the service in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CATA is advised on issues important to persons with disabilities by the Local Advisory Committee (LAC). Meetings are held bi-monthly and the public is welcome to attend. Call (517) 394-1100 for more information.

SPEC-TRAN: Spec-Tran service is available to seniors who are unable to use fixed-route services and are certified for the services according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Service is provided with mini vans and small, lift-equipped buses. Spec-Tran reservations must be made  at least the day before you want to travel  but can schedule up to 14 days in advance by calling 394-2282 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Sunday, including holidays. Please call 367-7272 to cancel a Spec-Tran ride. The fare is $2.50 for each one-way ride in Zone 1 and $5.00 in Zone 2 into or from Delta Township into Ingham County.  Service hours: M-F 5:40 a.m to 11:05 p.m.; Sat. 8:15 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. Sun. 9:30 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. Service area: Available within 3/4 of a mile on either side of any of CATA’s fixed routes.

CATA RURAL SERVICE (CRS):CRS provides curb-to-curb service with 24-hour advance reservation for travel in the outlying areas of Ingham County. Service operates Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM. One way regular fares range from $2.25 to $3.25 or discounted fares* range $1.00 to $1.50 for individuals showing eligible ID cards.based on length of trip.  Call (517) 394-CATA (2282) or 1-800-322-1390 by 5PM the day before your trip to reserve your ride. Trips for Monday must be reserved by 5:00 PM Friday.

*Discounted Rates:

*Seniors 62+ with valid CATAClub card
*Anyone showing Medicare card
*Students with valid college or CATA student ID (not required for age 12 or less)
*Persons with disabilities with valid CATAClub or ADA card

REDI-RIDES

An advance registration, curb-to-curb service which operates Monday through Saturday for the cities of Mason and Williamston, and Delhi and Meridian townships.

Cost: $1.25 regular or $.60 discounted* one way fare.  Transfers are issued at no charge to an equal or lower fare service but must request transfer ticket upon boarding. When transferring to a higher fare service, the difference must be paid when you board.

Reservation line hours: M-F 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Call (517) 394-CATA (2282) or 1-800-322-1390

Delhi & Meridian Redi-Ride:  To guarantee a ride, call at least 4 hours in advance.
Mason and Williamston Redi-Ride: Service is usually available within 30 minutes of a customer’s call.

Connector Service: Offers regularly scheduled small bus transportation connecting Mason, Williamton and Webberville to Lansing urban routes. Cost is $2.25 – $3.25 regular or $1.00- $1.50* discounted one way fare.

Shopping Bus: provides regularly scheduled trips between 17 Lansing area senior housing complexes and nine major shopping locations each week. Bus fare is $2.00 round-trip (exact amount required). Reservations are not required. Call (517) 394-4178 for details.

Clinton Transit System

304 N Brush
St. Johns, MI 48879-0134
Phone: (989) 224-8127
Toll free: 1-800-800-5938
Fax: (989) 224-7034
Hours: 6:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Public transportation for senior, persons with disabilities and other county citizens.Call the day before for a ride. Same day calls for bus service may be greatly affected by system capacity. Call for more information or to schedule a ride. All vehicles are handicap accessible with restraint systems. Loop route service is provided in DeWitt and St. Johns which provides scheduled demand response service, making stops at stores, medical offices and other points of interest. Door to door service available at a higher rate with the driver assisting out of the home and in to the destination. Caregivers are welcome and ride free. New Freedom grant to transport frail & disabled persons for immediate medical appointments & services.

Call dispatch for information on bus services into Ingham County. Persons who are physcially able will be transferred to CATA routes.

Eligibility: Clinton County residents with seniors age 61and over, persons with disabilities, medical runs, and workers have priority.

Cost: Fares are based on travel miles. Call dispatch for information. Discounts available at non-peak hours.

East Lansing Prime Time – Transportation

Hannah Community Building
819 Abbott Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 337-1113
Website: www.ELPrimeTime.com
Hours: Office 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Taxi service 24-hours 7 days a week.

Services/Cost: Gold Card -Taxi Service for persons age 60+ who live in the City of East Lansing. There is a one-time sign up charge of $10. This card now offers up to $20 a month for free taxi fare with Yellow or Spartan Cab (482-1444) Each time card is used you will be charged one-half the fare and the Senior Center is billed by the cab company for the other half. When our half of the fare exceeds your $20 monthly limit, you will receive a bill showing the balance due.

Eligibility: Must apply.

Eaton County Transit Authority (EATRAN)

916 E. Packard
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: (517) 543-4087 or 371-3312 or 371-3313 or 663-8202
Fax: (517) 543-0146
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays. Flex route: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Services: A demand-response public transportation program serving all of Eaton County. Wheelchair lifts are available. Express commuter service to downtown Lansing mornings and afternoons. Medical trips into Lansing, East Lansing and Okemos between 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimum 24 hour notice needed but 48-hour preferred.

Eligibility: Eaton County residents and the general public.

Cost: $2.00 each way (seniors/handicap $1.00) within Eaton County. Medical trips out-county $3.00. Save 10% when purchasing tokens in strips of ten at Eatran office, or in most Eaton County village, township or city hall offices.

Lansing/Mason Area Ambulance Service

4148 Legion Dr.
Mason, MI 48854
Phone: (517) 676-3023
552 E. Jolly
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: (517) 393-4357

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ambulance & wheelchair operations- 24-hours per day

Services: Emergency and non-emergency ambulance and wheelchair transportation. Gold Card memberships also available.

Eligibility: Serving the mid-Michigan area including Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

Cost: Rates vary. Medicare & Medicaid accepted. Call for specific cost information and membership program.

AMBUCAB – LANSING MERCY AMBULANCE SERVICE INC.

1422 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 482-1245 or (517) 482-1247
Fax: (517) 482-8220

Hours: Office 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Emergency transportation available 24 hours a day. AmbuCab-non-emergency rides need to be scheduled in advance & no scheduled rides after 5.

Services: Emergency services, advanced life support, basic life support, and out of town transports. Also, AMBU-CAB, a wheelchair van (lift equipped service) for non-emergency transfer.

Eligibility: Persons requiring life equipped service for non-medical transfers.

Cost: May be covered by Medicare if admitted to a hospital or have ambulance coverage. AmbuCab is private pay and rates vary.$35 one way/$70 for roundtrip (within 20 mile radius) &/or a $2 per mile average thereafter.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

333 Dahlia, Room W45
Gardner Middle School
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: (517) 887-6116
Fax: (517) 887-7313

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services: Mileage reimbursement to volunteer drivers who transport seniors to medical appointments and dining sites. Not meant to duplicate services handled by CATA.

Eligibility: Volunteer drivers must register with RSVP. To arrange ride, seniors may call their local Senior Citizen Offices/Information and Assistance listed in this directory

Cost: No fee for service. Donations accepted.

Tri-County Office On Aging

5303 S. Cedar St.
Lansing, MI 48911-3800
Phone: (517) 887-1440 or 1-800-405-9141
Fax: (517) 887-8071

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services: Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA) is the Area Agency on Aging for Region VI serving Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. It’s mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population.
Rural Ingham Meals on Wheels in Mason is looking for a kitchen helper volunteer a few times a week, to help staff load coolers. Please Call 517-676-2775 for more information.

Capital Area United Way

330 Marshall St, Ste 203
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 203-5000
Website: www.micauw.org

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services:
Volunteer Center- The Capital Area United Way Volunteer Center connects volunteers and organizations and makes it easier for individuals to get involved in their community. Visit www.micauwvolunteercenter.org to search for volunteer opportunitites and to complete the volunteer registration.
Young Leaders Society– Capita Area United Way’s Young Leaders Society is a program that develops young professionals leadership skills, and conencts them with volunteer leadership roles in our tri-county community. Members particpate in networking events, volunteer opportunites, Welcome to Lansing events, business events, nonprofit board visits and leadership training. Visit.www.micauw.org/yls for more information.
Women’s Leadership Council- The Capital Area United Way ‘s Women’s Leadership Council encourages women to make a difference in thier community through philanthropy. Members of the council raise awareness, finicial support and volunteerism to address the lack of academic achievement in middle school girls. Visit www.micauw.org/womens-leadership-council to find more information and ways that you can get involved.

Eligibility: Anyone in interested.

Cost: None.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

2400 Patengill
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: (517) 887-6116
Fax: (517) 887-7313

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services: RSVP provides adults 55 and older an opportunity to use their skill, knowledge, interests and experiences. Volunteer assignments are designed to help fill the needs of the local community. Volunteers are matched to their interests and will be provided with training if they wish to learn new skills. If funding is available mileage reimbursement is provided.

Eligibility: All adults age 55 and older. There are no limitations based on education, income, or work experience.

Cost: None. Almost every non-profit resource listed in this directory uses volunteers to carry out their work.

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