Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging:
To educate, advocate and promote healthy aging to enable people to make choices about home and community-based services and long-term care that will improve their quality of life.
What They Do:
Assist older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers by removing social, economic, physical and psychological barriers and creating aging friendly neighborhoods through nutrition, health and wellness and senior independence. Our programs and services include:
Information and Assistance (I&A) call center to help find local resources
Nutrition Services hot, frozen or liquid nutrition for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities
Health and Wellness workshops to help improve fitness, reduce falls, control and monitor diabetes, and manage chronic diseases and heart disease
Clinical Services home care support
Long-Term Care Ombudsman assistance and advocacy for long-term care facility residents
Medicaid-Medicare Assistance Program (MMAP) free health insurance counseling for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and their families or caregivers
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) on-the-job training for seniors who are 55 years or older
Community Wellness Service Center (CWSC) community-based educational opportunities that promote healthy aging lifestyles
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Committee (GRGC) a collaboration of agencies working to support grandparents and kinship caregivers
Advocacy to help make sure seniors’ voices are heard
Contacts1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Ste 200
Detroit, MI 48207
Website Detroit Agency on Aging Website
The area is quiet, safe, businesses nearby, good school system, community activities, great fruit & vegetable markets
I don't have transportation but I take. Good care of my people took care of my mom and brother until death
Public transportation in the city proper is difficult if not impossible for aging adults to access. Cycling lanes have been painted all around town, there are electric scooters, a rapid transit bus and monorail that are located in the more affluent midtown and downtown neighborhoods. The traditional bus system is difficult to get to for those who do not live close to thoroughfares.
In the past fifteen years, Detroit has created a class of young wealthy persons. This was designed by a multimillionaire real estate developer with the support of heads of government in southeast Michigan. There is a virtual line of demarcation. The majority of persons who live south of Grand Boulevard are young and wealthy. Older residents' properties were taxed to the point of becoming unaffordable, forcing them to move beyond city boundaries.
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How did Michigan earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Michigan has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Michigan does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Michigan has an effective property tax rate of 1.71%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Michigan earned its state tax grade of B.
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