Senior Citizen CNS

Senior Resources

ACCESSIBLE CLOTHING RESOURCE FOR SENIORS: BUCK AND BUCK, PHONE: 1-800-458-0600, website: www.buckandbuck.com

AARP recently launched “Real Relief,” an online resource to help people weather these tough economic times. Created to help individuals and families seeking assistance and guidance, this one-stop online portal offers programs and tools for those struggling to make ends meet, seeking employment or job training, worried about retirement, cutting back on expenses, or protecting investments.  Check out a one-stop resource at www.aarp.org/realrelief

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ANTI-AGING MEDICINE:  www.worldhealth.net

AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING:  http://www.asaging.org

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE EDUCATION AND REFERRAL CENTER (ADEAR):  http://www.nia.nih.gov/

CITIZENS FOR BETTER CARE:  Provides information on long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, homes for the aged, and adult foster care and assisted living.  Also provided is information and assistance for residents in long- term care  facilities to help with problem solving and addressing complaints.  Publications are available that cover a wide range of issues.  Phone:  517-393-9405 or 800-292-7852.  Internet:  www.cbcmi.org

EAST LANSING SENIOR CENTER (Ingham County):  517-337-1113

ELDERLAW ANSWERS :  The first online resource devoted to the legal needs of the elderly:  http://www.elderlawanswers.com

THE MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING PROJECT resource link: http://www.lcc.edu/mhap/ 

LEGAL HOTLINE FOR MICHIGAN SENIORS:  800-347-LAWS (5297).   Internet:  HTTP://www.legalhotlineonline.org.   Pension program:  517-372-5959.  Provides telephone consultation and legal advice for seniors.  Examples include consumer problems, social security/SSI problems, medical bills, Medicare and Medicaid questions, real estate matters, wills and probate questions, family matters, automobile problems, and personal injuries

MEALS-ON-WHEELS:  517-887-1460 or 800-405-9141.

MERIDIAN SENIOR CENTER (Ingham County):  517-349-2209.  Bridge, exercise, tap and line dancing classes, craft classes, bingo and special programs on foot care, life enrichment, trips, tax service and more.  Transportation available for those in Meridian Township.

MICHIGAN MEDICARE/MEDICAID ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MMAP):  517-886-1242

MICHIGAN OFFICE OF SERVICES TO THE AGING:  http://www.michigan.gov/miseniors

NATIONAL ASSOCATION OF PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS: http://www.caremanager.org/ 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (free publications): http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/ 

SENIOR LIST:  For a compilation of nationwide Assisted Living, Adult Care Homes, Retirement Communities, Home Health, Hospice, Elder Law, Medical Equipment, Moving Services, and much more:  www.theseniorlist.com

SIXTY PLUS ELDERLAW CLINIC:  517-334-5760.  Legal advice and representation is available for landlord/tenant, consumers problems, public benefit programs (Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, etc.), age discrimination and othe legal related services, estate planning within income guidelines.  Teams of Cooley Law School students who are supervised by licensed attorneys staff the clinic.  Home visits can be arranged when necessary.

TRI-COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING:  517-887-1440.  http://www.tcoa.org/.  Serving Michigan’s Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties and the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing, TCOA is the state designated Region VI Area Agency on Aging.  Senior citizens, family members, hospital staff, home health agencies, and neighbors depend on TCOA for direction, referrals and services for the community’s aged disabled adults.

U.S.  ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:  www.aoa.gov

WILLS:  There are two new advance directive (living will) forms available – 1) The Lifecare Advance Directive, at www.lifecaredirectives.com, or 2) The Lifecare Representative Directive, at www.lifecaredirectives.com/representative_ad.html.  Free state-standard advance directives are also available for immediate download, for those who wish to use or compare these documents, at www.lifecaredirectives.com/statutory_directives.html