Many of our favorite things are cancelled or postponed right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we have put together a few exciting outdoor and virtual recreation and social opportunities for our seniors, 50 and over.
Click the link below to learn about our new space in Orchard Mall called Connect that is dedicated to senior programs! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Connect is closed until further notice.
Western Oakland Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a non-profit Senior Nutrition Program for home-bound seniors over 60 years old who are unable to plan, shop or prepare meals for themselves. For more -information call 810-632-2155 or visit the link below.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to continue our free tax aid program through AARP. Below are some resources.
There are a number of free tax filing programs that are available: https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/ Or just go to irs.gov and click on 'Do Your Taxes For Free'. These all have income limits and some have age limits. You may also visit aarp.org and click on Information for You: Tax Aide at the bottom of the page to see their recommendations.
In addition, the Accounting Aid Society in Detroit has a process to do taxes remotely for people who have email and the ability to scan or photograph (smart phone) their tax documents. There is an income limitation and they are more limited in the scope of tax situations that we are. More information here: https://accountingaidsociety.org/vita-ace/
Free Grocery Delivery
Oakland County is excited to announce a FREE opportunity for seniors ages 60+ in Oakland County! There are NO income restrictions to participate in the program.
Seniors or their guardian/friend/family member can apply for free one-year memberships with Shipt provided by Oakland County. These are first come, first served. They will apply online (or via phone at our HELP line but they must still have online capabilities to use Shipt). After they apply online, they will receive an email that will include their redemption code, and they can open their account.
The AARP Foundation has many tools & resources available to help seniors stay connected during this pandemic.
Area Agency on Ageing (AAA1B) many resources specific to those who live in Oakland County, including COVID-19 helplines, food and essential supply assistance, grocery delivery, pet food, friendly reassurance, online support, legal resources and tax assistance.
Older adults can now get help to learn how to navigate technology such as videoconferencing and telemedicine that has become more necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Aging & Adult Services Agency at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is announcing a partnership with GetSetup, a mission-driven education technology company dedicated to creating economic and learning opportunities for older adults. Older Michiganders can access more than 150 free online group classes designed for and led by older adults. Offerings include classes on how to use a smartphone or tablet, how to use services like video conferencing, Gmail, Facebook, grocery delivery and telemedicine, as well as virtual social hours.
To see our current adult 50+ recreation programs, browse our current publications at the links below!
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