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Many local organizations offer free telephone information and referrals for services and benefits for older adults. Unbiased, trusted information can be obtained from any of the following sources:

Area Agencies on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging are among the first resources an older adult or caregiver can call when help is needed. Funded by the federal and state governments, Area Agencies on Aging are a single source of free, unbiased information on and referral to local services and resources for older adults in Southeast Michigan. With the goal to reduce confusion and support informed decision making, Area Agencies on Aging certified staff will answer your questions and provide information on various resources.

Three Area Agencies serve Southeast Michigan:

Area Agency on Aging 1-B
29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 357-2255 | (800) 852-7795
Fax: (248) 948-9691
Serves: Counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, St. Clair

Detroit Area Agency on Aging (1-A)
Brewery Park
1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48207-2635
(313) 446-4444
Fax: (313) 446-4445
Serves: Cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Harper Woods

The Senior Alliance
Area Agency on Aging 1-C
3850 Second, Suite 201
Wayne, MI 48184
(734) 722-2830
(800) 815-1112 (SE Michigan only)
Fax: (734) 722-2836
Serves: 34 communities of Western and Southern Wayne County

United Way

United Way 2-1-1 is a free telephone service that connects people with resources to help improve their quality of life. The 2-1-1 call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 a days a week, and are ready to provide information about a wide range of community services – including health care, job training, child care, mortgage foreclosure, heating assistance, and much more. Call 2-1-1 to connect with this service.

Other County Specific Resources

Arthritis Answers
(800) 968-3030
(248) 649-2891

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
(734) 971-9781

The Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County

Livingston County Catholic Social Services
(517) 545-5944(810) 987-8811

Macomb County Department of Senior Citizen Services
(586) 469-6313

Monroe County Community Opportunity Program (MCOP)
(734) 241-2775

Oakland County Senior Citizen Services
(248) 858-0213

University of Michigan Turner Senior Resource Center
(734) 998-9353