Statewide Resources

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There are numerous statewide organizations that can provide helpful
information or connect Michigan residents to programs and services for
older adults.

AARP Michigan
AARP’s mission is “to enhance the
quality of life for all as we age, leading
and delivering to our members through
information, advocacy and service.”

Adult Protective Services
Protects vulnerable adults from abuse,
neglect and exploitation by investigating
allegations and finding support for
victims. To report abuse, neglect or
exploitation call the 24/7 hotline below.

Aging & Adult Services Agency

Michigan’s designated State Unit on
Aging, provides federal and state
(non-Medicaid) funding to Michigan’s
aging network. Does not provide aging
services directly to Michigan residents.

Alzheimer’s Association

Provides information and support for
people with Alzheimer’s disease and
their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 hotline
and helps with care navigation. Michigan
has two local chapters, Greater
Michigan and Michigan Great Lakes.

Area Agencies on Aging Association
of Michigan (AAAAM)

The AAAAM was created in 1975 by
Michigan’s area agencies on aging to
disseminate information about public
policy developments, provide education,
business development and other
services to member organizations, and
coordinate advocacy efforts on behalf of
older Michigan residents.

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.
Promotes and protects the rights, health,
and economic well-being of older adults
and people with disabilities by providing
information, advocacy, legal advice and
professional services.

Health Care Association of Michigan
Premier professional association
representing nursing and rehabilitation
communities including for- and not-for-profit, county medical care and
hospital-based providers.

LeadingAge Michigan
Represents mission-based providers
who serve frail seniors and adults
with disability through the full array of
post-acute and long-term services and

Legal Hotline Michigan Seniors
Staffed by specially-trained attorneys
to help residents age 60 years or older
regardless of income.

Michigan Adult Day Services

Promotes and supports the growth and
development of high quality adult day
services in Michigan.

Michigan Assisted Living Association
Committed to helping consumers and
their families make informed decisions
regarding assisted living options and
other supports and services in the

Michigan Association of Senior
Centers (MASC)

A dynamic network of senior centers
committed to growth, excellence, and
strategic partnerships. MASC provides
a searchable directory of senior centers
on its website.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Aging & Adult Services Agency

P.O. Box 30676
Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan Directors of Services to the

The statewide organization of service
providers for the aging. These agencies
provide a continuum of aging services to
over 200,000 Michigan seniors.

Michigan Department of Licensing
and Regulatory Affairs

Provides a searchable online database
for licensed Adult Foster Care/Homes
for the Aged in Michigan.

Michigan Home Care and Hospice
Association (MHHA)

MHHA is a state trade association
representing more than 300 members
from the home care and hospice

Michigan Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program

Advocates for residents in licensed long-term care facilities.

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid
Assistance Program (MMAP)

MMAP provides Michigan residents with
free, objective guidance on how to make
health benefit decisions.

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

The MVAA connects Michigan residents
who have served in the U.S. Armed
Forces, and their families, to services
and benefits.
800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838)

Michigan’s Coordinated Access to
Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE)

Helps with applications for food
assistance benefits for residents age 60
or older.

PACE Association of Michigan
Dedicated to the expansion of
comprehensive health care services to
the frail elderly through the Program of
All-inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE).

Reinventing Mi Retirement Toolkit
Provides a free and easy-to-read
reference guide to help Michigan
residents plan for a secure financial
future. Visit the website to download a
copy of the toolkit or call the number
below to receive a copy in the mail.

Safe Drivers Smart Options: Keys to
Lifelong Mobility

The Safe Drivers Smart Options website
provides information about driving,
mobility and aging.

Senior Volunteer Programs (Senior

Michigan has three senior volunteer
programs – Foster Grandparents, RSVP
and Senior Companions – for residents
age 55 or older. Each program has
different opportunities for older adults
to give back to their communities. Visit
the website or call the number below to
connect with a local program.

The Senior Community Service
Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP is a community service and
work-based training program for
older workers. The program provides
subsidized, service-based training for
low-income adults age 55 or older who
are unemployed. Visit the website or call
the number below to connect with your
local SCSEP program.

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