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Monroe County

Commission on Aging

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What is the Monroe County Senior Citizen Millage?The Senior Citizen Millage is a 1/2 mill levy placed on property within Monroe County to provide services to Monroe County residents age 60 and over.The owner of a home with a taxable value of $50,000 pays $25 a year.
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What is The Monroe County Commission on Aging (COA)?The COA is a group of nine individuals, appointed by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, to make recommendations for the distribution of the funding collected by the millage.Each County Commissioner appoints one COA Commissioner from their district.The COA is also a department within the County of Monroe. The staff handles the day to day business of the COA.
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Monroe County

Commission on Aging

Mission Statement

The Monroe County Commission on Aging is charged with recommending the prudent spending of public dollars to promote the health, dignity and independence of Monroe County residents sixty years of age and older.

Vision Statement

The Monroe County Commission on Aging will strive to provide services to positively impact the quality of life for all residents of Monroe County sixty years of age and older.

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How long has the COA and Senior Millage been around?The COA has been around since 1973, when the County Commissioners created the COA to help them make decisions regarding funding for senior citizen services. At that time, the funding for senior services came directly from the County budget.The millage was passed in 1980.
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How much money does the millage generate?This year it is expected to generate about $2.7 million.In the past, it has been as high as $3.15 million.
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The Monroe County Commission on Aging serves as a funding source for programs that provide services to Monroe County senior residents. 28 Programs are offered by 19 providers.
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The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) provides unbiased information on local services and resources for older adults, adults with disabilities and family caregivers, has programs to help older adults remain living in the community, and can assist with understanding Medicare benefits.

In 2012, the AAA 1-B provided 29,621 hours of personal care, home care and respite to 163 seniors in Monroe County.

Call us at 800-852-7795 or

visit our website at www.aaa1b.org

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Adult Day Service Program

Frenchtown Friendship Club

The Frenchtown Friendship Club is an Adult Day Service Program, located at the Frenchtown Senior Citizens Center, that offers professional supervision as well as planned activities for the elderly with cognitive impairment. Their goal is to provide a positive, happy environment where the elderly can feel needed and useful.

While the Frenchtown Friendship Club is not meant to be a substitute for the family or caregiver, it works to supplement the care received at home while giving the family or caregiver a relief for work, errands or respite care knowing their loved one is well cared for professionally run, well-planned and supervised environment.

In 2012, the Frenchtown Friendship Club Adult Day Service Program provided 12,317 adult day service hours to 32 area seniors.

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.Northwest Ohio Chapter2500 N. Reynolds RoadToledo, Ohio 43615419-537-1999HoursMonday – Friday7:30am – 5:30pmThe Adult Day Center at the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, provides respite care for those affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related memory loss disorder. Activities planned in the social atmosphere of the Day Center stimulate the mind and spirit, bringing joy and satisfaction to the life of your family member, while providing respite for you in your role as a caregiver.What does the Adult Day Center provide?The Adult Day Center at the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, provides respite care for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory loss disorder.Planned ActivitiesEnriching activities planned in the social atmosphere of the Adult Day Center stimulate the mind, body, and spirit, bringing joy and satisfaction to the life of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease.ServicesA variety of services are provided at the Day Center, including:

Assistance with personal needs

Group and individualized activities

Intergenerational programs

Lunch and snacks

Medication reminders

Music therapy

Physical/exercise programs

Qualified/compassionate staff

Secure and supportive atmosphere

Therapeutic art programs

Transportation

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Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of comprehensive services for deaf and hard of hearing older adults while promoting their independence and dignity through cooperative efforts with other community-based service providers and educational entities.

In 2012, Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services provided 1,288 counseling and interpretation hours for 127 deaf and hard of hearing seniors.

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Monroe County Health DepartmentDiabetic EducationThe Monroe County Health Department offers, to seniors 60 years of age or older, many options regarding diabetic education and access to group or individual counseling to manage their disease and complications related to diabetes.In 2012, Monroe County Health Department provided 473 diabetic education hours to 265 seniors in Monroe County.
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Monroe County Opportunity ProgramUtility Assistance & Un-Met Needs ProgramWhen funding is available, MCOP offers assistance with electric, gas and deliverable fuels such as propane. Each utility has its own income limitations.In 2012, the Utility Assistance Program provided $13,136 worth of assistance to 27 seniors and the Un-Met Emergency Needs Program provided $8,140 worth of items for seniors.
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Monroe County Opportunity Program
  • Home Care
  • The Home Care Department assists Monroe County seniors and disabled residents with daily tasks such as:
    • Homemaking
    • Personal Care
    • Shopping
    • Meal Planning and Preparation
    • Respite Care is also available for caregivers
  • In 2012, MCOP Home Care Program provided
  • 3,407 in-home care hours for 55 seniors with COA funds.
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Monroe County Opportunity Program
  • Home Chore
  • The Home Chore Program assists Monroe County seniors aged sixty and over with maintenance tasks that include:
      • Lawn Mowing
      • Cleaning Gutters
      • Minor Carpentry
      • Snow Removal
      • Minor Electrical and Plumbing Repairs
      • Installation of Storm Windows
      • Installation of Air Conditioners
  • In 2012, the Home Chore Program provided 4,145 hours
  • of chore service for 314 seniors in Monroe County.
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Monroe County Opportunity Program
  • Home Injury Control
  • The Home Injury Control Program includes:
      • Bathroom Chairs and Grab Bars
      • Bathtub Rails
      • Toilet Seat Risers and Rails
      • Smoke Alarms
      • Hand-Held Showers
      • Safe Lighting
      • Non-Skid Surfacing
  • In 2012, the Home Injury Control Program provided $4,910 for assistive safety devises to 71 Monroe County seniors.
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Monroe County Opportunity Program

Resource Advocacy Program

The Resource Advocacy Program identifies older adults in need of community services and acts as their advocates to assist these individuals to find resources that meet their needs.

In 2012, The Resource Advocacy Program provided 8,479 counseling and assistance hours for 832 seniors.

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Monroe County Opportunity Program

Food Assistance Program

The Food Assistance Program offers food to

low-income seniors over sixty years of age.

In 2012, the Food Assistance Program

provided 112,966 food items for 571 seniors in Monroe County.

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Monroe County Opportunity Program

Specialized Transportation Program

The Specialized Transportation Department provides reliable transportation to non-emergency medical appointments and treatments for senior Monroe County residents. Many of the transportation vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts with seating for 6-10 passengers. The program operates Monday through Friday with morning and afternoon shifts.

In 2012, The Monroe County Opportunity Program Specialized Transportation Department provided 5,476 one-way trips for 182 seniors.

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Monroe County

Senior Legal Services

Monroe County Senior Legal Services provides legal assistance to residents of Monroe County who are sixty years of age and older.  Services are provided at their local office and through outreach sites around the county, including senior centers, nutrition sites, and nursing homes.

In 2012, Monroe County Senior Legal Services provided 2,900 legal service hours for 972 seniors in Monroe County.

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Self & Family

Behavioral Healthcare

Self & Family Behavioral Healthcare program provides counseling and mental health services to seniors of Monroe County.

In 2012, Self & Family Behavioral Healthcare provided 297 counseling

hours to 27 seniors.

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Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE)

LIFE is a nutritional program in Monroe County that provides congregate and home delivered nutritional meals for older persons to help them live as independently as possible.

In 2012, LIFE provided 212,386 congregate and home delivered hot nutritional meals for 1,901 seniors in Monroe County.

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The Health Van

SERVICES PROVIDEDThe Health Van provides door to door service for Monroe County seniors going to any non-emergency appointments. Transportation is scheduled by appointment only and 72 hours advance notice is requested. All vans are wheelchair accessible. Transportation service can be scheduled morning through evening hours, 7 days a week

SERVICE AREAThe Health Van transports Monroe County seniors only. Our transportation coverage area includes all of Monroe County, and surrounding areas, including: Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Perrysburg and Oregon.  Transportation is also available to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti & Detroit areas.

SCHEDULINGScheduling for transportation is on a first call basis. The Health Van needs the following information to schedule service: Name, Phone Number, Address, Date of Birth, Doctor’s Name, Doctor’s Address, Date & Time of Appointment, Need for Special Assistance.

In 2012, the Health Van provided 3,304 one-way trips for 109 Monroe County seniors.

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Lake Erie TransitTo the doctor. To work. To the mall. To the senior center. LET is there for everyone, ready to go the extra mile to provide you with safe and comfortable transportation wherever life takes you. Lake Erie Transit offers Essential Transportation Services (ETS). ETS is a door-to-door service for Monroe County senior citizens.

ETS HoursMonday – Friday7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ETS FaresFull Fare...................................$2.00Senior Citizens ........................$1.00Disabled ..................................$1.00Children 6 to 12 years..............$1.00Children under 6 (with adult)....FREE Aides........................................FREEIn 2012, Lake Erie Transit ETS provided

17,099 one-way trips around town for 565 seniors.

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Faith in Action for Monroe County
  • Faith in Action for Monroe County provides services to frail/elderly persons based on the availability of volunteers in your area at the time you need help:
    • Transportation for medical appointments and important errands
    • Help with minor chores and repairs
    • Help with light housekeeping
    • Help with shopping, such as picking up prescriptions
    • Friendly telephone calls
    • Friendly visitors for those who are homebound or alone
    • Supportive phone calls
    • Respite care/relief breaks for family members who are caring full-time for a loved one
  • In 2012, Faith in Action volunteers drove over 8,400 miles transporting low income seniors to medical appointments and provided 1,508 hours of service for 46 seniors with the support of Commission on Aging funds.
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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

(RSVP of Monroe County)

RSVP provides volunteers in non-profit stations throughout Monroe County. Seniors, 55 and better, contribute their time and talent to various sites, including but not limited to: Resale Shops, the Monroe County Courthouse, God Works! dinners, local Health Checks, food pantries and various schools and churches. RSVP can help you make volunteering a more meaningful experience by offering you information, support and guidance.

In 2012, RSVP provided 60,800 hours of volunteer time from 353 seniors.

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Bedford Senior Community Center

1653 Samaria Road Temperance, MI 48182 (734)856-3330

Meals, activities, companionship, and good times are waiting for you -- join us here!

In 2012, Bedford Senior Citizens Center provided

40,159 hours of service for 577 Monroe County seniors.

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Dundee Area Senior Citizens Center, Inc.

284 Monroe Street Dundee, MI 48131 (734)529-2401

Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 3:00pm

The Dundee Area Senior Citizens Center is a multi-purpose enterprise. The Center strives to meet the varying needs of all people 55 years of age and older. It promotes a fulfilling and independent quality of life for those who enjoy associating with others, and the homebound who are an important segment of the Center. It is dedicated to do all that is possible to encourage everyone to have happy, interesting and productive lives.

In 2012, the Dundee Area Senior Citizens Center provided 27,431 hours of service for 345 area seniors.

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Frenchtown Senior Citizens Center

Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 4:00pm

The purpose of the Frenchtown Senior Center is to host and plan programs that encourage the older adults to socialize and participate in activities designed to assist them to live more independent lives.

In 2012, the Frenchtown Senior Citizens Center provided 37,739 hours of service for 1,082 area seniors.

Services & Activities

Painting Classes Adult Day Services Bingo Bocce Ball

Bunco Card Parties Craft Classes Dancing Classes

Exercise Karaoke Line Dancing Noon Lunches

Quilting Walk Path Wii Fitness Pool League

Brain Boosters Knitting Dances Health Screenings

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Milan Seniors for Health Living

45 Neckel Ct

Milan, MI 48160

734-508-6229

Monday through Friday

8:00am – 3:00pm

Milan Seniors for Healthy Living is a non-profit organization committed to providing activities, programs, and services designed to enhance quality of life and encourage aging with independence and dignity in the greater Milan area. 

Come spend some time at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living Center – All are welcome! Our center is a warm welcoming place to hang out.

We offer lots of wonderful activities….

Penny Bingo Bible Study Exercise Room Hot Lunches Sequence Craft Classes Enhance Fitness Massage Therapy Scrabble Guest Speakers Tap Dance Blood Pressure Checks Pinochle Euchre Jazz Dance Hearing Aid Service Trips Red Hats Tai Chi Birthday Celebrations Quilting B’s Volunteer Opportunities PATH Diabetic Support Group

In 2012, the Milan Seniors for Healthy Living Center provided 7,558 hours of service for 166 area Monroe County seniors.

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Milan Seniors for Healthy LivingTransportationAnyone fifty years of age or older, living within the 48160 zip code can be picked up from their home and brought to the Milan Senior Center and/or anywhere they would like to go (within a 20 mile radius of Milan) for a nominal fare. This door-to-door service is available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am until 2:00pm and can be scheduled, with at least 24 business hours advance notice, by calling 734-508-6229.

Fare Fee Structure (One Way)Within City Limits……...$1.002 – 4.99 Mile Trip………$3.005 – 9.99 Mile Trip………$6.0010 – 20 Mile Trip……….$10.00

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The Monroe Center for Healthy Aging

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Monroe Center, is a one-stop center where seniors and others enjoy a wealth of programming, activities, support, information and assistance, social settings, and great food!

Join a Tai Chi class to center your spirit and body Surf cyberspace on free internet access

Join a lively exercise class Use legal or support services

Volunteer to help others Hop on the treadmills or stationary bikes

Noon Dinners Enjoy the best salad bar in town!

At Monroe Center, our mission is to lead in information and assistance for quality lifestyles and healthy aging! We truly believe in the involvement of mind, body, and spirit in life to remain vital and independent. We will continue to offer the support programs and information to assist you in any way we can.

In 2012, the Monroe Center for Health Aging provided 71,269 hours of service for 1,285 Monroe County seniors.

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Ash Senior Citizens Center

Open Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

700 Carleton-Rockwood Road

Carleton, MI 48117

734-654-2006

In 2012, Ash Senior Citizens Center provided

9,952 hours of service for 99 area seniors.

Berlin Senior Citizens Center

Open Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8000 Swan View Drive

Newport, MI 48166

734-586-2187

In 2012, Berlin Senior Citizens Center provided

9,114 hours of service for 111 area seniors.

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