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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:

Contacts1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Ste 200

Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313-446-4444

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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.


Michigan Has a different set of requirements far as the elderly and assisting them. It may be more simple in Michigan, but for instance I have found it difficult for my mother to get Government assistance at her age.


very age friendly I worked in home care several years and never had a bad experience.

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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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