Community Living Program
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) has launched a pilot program to offer seniors, who wish to remain independent and living in the community, access to professional help to find community resources and supports that best fit their individual needs.
An independent living consultant is available to talk with the senior and their family to discuss resources including personal care, adult day services, available insurance benefits, and other services to help the senior remain living in their home. The consultant will support, educate and encourage the senior in decision making, but does not make the decisions on behalf of the senior. The senior will also be able to involve who they wish in the planning process.
Also known as person-centered planning, this process focuses on how the individual requiring care wants to live, as no one knows a person’s strengths, needs, preferences and desires better than the individual themselves.
To be eligible for the program an individual must meet the following criteria: age 60 or older, requiring assistance with daily care needs and reside in the six-county region that the Area on Aging 1-B serves (Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair and Washtenaw.) For more information call the AAA 1-B at 1-800-852-7795.
This program is supported by a grant received by the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging from the Administration on Aging.
Below are documents that may need to be completed when registering as a Community Living Participant.