Helpful Constituent Resources

Local Government

For Seniors:

  • PACE association of Michigan.
    • mainline: (877) 264-7223
    • PACE is an alternative to nursing home care and – through an interdisciplinary care team of physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, and aides – coordinates and provides preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services, so older individuals can continue living in the community.
    • Eligibility:
      • You are aged 55 years old or older.
      • You live in a PACE provider’s service area.
      • You are certified by the state as meeting the need for the nursing home level of care.
      • You are able to live safely in the community with the help of PACE services at the time you enroll.
      • While there are no financial eligibility requirements, PACE programs are covered by Medicare and Medicaid for eligible individuals.
      • PACE services are also available on a private pay basis
    • Area Agency on Aging 1-B
      • Mainline: (800) 852-7795
      • Supports older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers in southeast Michigan.
      • Help people access the services and programs they need to remain living independently and with dignity in their own home or with family caregivers. They provide direct care programs for seniors, along with funding and support for many programs provided by community partner organizations.
    • AmeriCorps RSVP (the retired and senior volunteer program)
      • Contact: 1-800-942-2677 / [email protected]
      • The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country.
      • AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. You can find an opportunity with any of the thousands of organizations we work with that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers report better health and longevity having served their community.

Free Legal Help:

  • Lakeshore Legal Aid
    • Counsel and advocacy law line (toll free): 888-783-8190
    • For low income and people age 60+
    • Lakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services to people who are low income, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities.
    • Eligible cases include but are not limited to:
      • Family matters including divorce, guardianship, adoption, etc.
      • Consumer matters including bankruptcy, debt collection, contracts, etc.
      • Income matters including unemployment, disability, etc.
      • Housing matters including eviction defense, foreclosure, etc.
    • Pacific Legal Foundation
      • or
      • A national nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans from government overreach and abuse.
      • Eligible cases include but are not limited to:
        • Government agencies not giving a fair hearing or following the rules
        • Government restrictions on legitimate property use
        • Government discrimination
        • Licensing or permitting issues
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