Helpful Links

Below are some links to sites and organizations that you might find helpful:
Provides a comprehensive source information on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and caregivers in Southeast Michigan. Topics include: planning and paying for long-term care, help with paying for prescription drugs, caregivers support, Medicare and Medicaid, and alternative housing options.

National Family Caregiver Association
A site loaded with resources for educating caregivers through classes, workshops and online resources.  Connects caregivers through message boards and support groups.

Families USA
Provides useful “Tools for Advocacy” section for Medicare and Prescription Drug issues, including guides, action kits and tip sheets for related issues.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
N4A provides Advocacy Alerts along with useful talking points to use when presenting your cause to elected officials.

Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan
The Area Agency on Aging Association of Michigan is the public policy, training and advocacy office for Michigan’s Area Agencies on Aging.

Elderlaw of Michigan
Their Benefit Enrollment Center will screen for a variety of programs that include help with

  • the unemployed and the uninsured
  • paying medical premiums and prescription drugs
  • utility payment programs
  • home improvement services
  • tax credit assistance
  • food assistance

Volunteeer Washtenaw Logo

An organization in Washtenaw county that helps connect people with volunteer opportunities.

State of Michigan Pension Tax

The Governor’s office is launching an educational effort to help Michigan residents understand Michigan’s Retirement Income Exemptions.  Attached you will find some helpful tools to share with your networks. There is also a website and toll-free number that individuals can visit/call to get more information.