Referrals & Assistance

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that receives funding through the Older Americans Act to provide information and access to services for older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers residing in the six county region of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw.

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Adult Protective Services investigators protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation by coordinating with mental health, public health, law enforcement, the probate courts, the aging network, community groups and the general public. If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation, call 855-444-3911 any time day or night to make a report. Staff will investigate allegations within 24 hours after the report is received.

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan
The Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter is the premier source of information and support for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association offers a broad range of free programs and services, funding for Alzheimer's and dementia research, and advocacy efforts on behalf of Michiganders.

Benefits for Medicaid
Displays Medicaid benefits with links to individual states. (See Michigan)

Detroit Area Agency on Aging Services city of Detroit, Hamtramck and the Grosse Pointe Senior Alliance The Senior Alliance® (TSA) is a private non-profit agency that was established in 1980, and designated by the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging to operate as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the 34 suburban communities in Southern and Western Wayne County.

Housing and Urban Development
Links to state and housing issues.

WSU, Institue of Gerontology
Community engagement events and workshops for older adults and there caregivers 
Tools to help professionalscaregivers and older adults look at the quality of a financial decision and determine how vulnerable a person might be to financial exploitation. All tools created by Peter Lichtenberg, IOG, Director and Presdident of the the Gerontological Society of American
IOG, Successful Aging through Financial Empowerment (SAFE) program guides for older adults and those providing assistance:

Michigan Dimentia Coalition
The Michigan Dementia Coalition is a group of organizations and individuals working together to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their families. We are powered by our passion. Our vision is to make Michigan a dementia capable state.

Healther Black Elder Center, Participant Resource Pool at WSU Institute of Gerontology The HBEC encourages African American men and women age 55 and older, who are interested in helping with noninvasive research projects, to join its Participant Resource Pool. Health disparities still exist between African Americans and other ethnic groups, so more research is needed to determine causes and solutions. A pool of potential participants is critical for this research. Call Vanessa Rorai at 313-664-2604 for information.

The Senior Allience  The Senior Alliance connects older adults and their caregivers in southern and western Wayne County, Michigan with resources, services, and programs. We assist older adults and their loved ones, social workers, nurses, and others access a wide range of programs including Meals on Wheels, transportation, adult day care, in-home care, and much more. If you're seeking services for an older adult or adult with a disability, contact us.


National Adult Protective Services  Investigates abuse, neglect and exploitation in older adults (202) 370-6292

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Information of Gerontology programs and careers in aging.

Alzhiemers Associaton
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Administration on Aging
Provides links to services/programs administered under the Older American Act

Long Term Care Locator
Locate long term care options across the U.S.

Aging & Adult Services Agency (Dept. of Health and Human Service) (formerly Office of Services to the Aging) Provide statewide leadership, direction, and resources to support Michigan's aging, adult services, and disability networks, with the aim of helping residents live with dignity, meaning, purpose, and independence.

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National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities. 


AARP Fraud Watch Network  Fully updated national fraud resource and information website. Includes a scam-tracking map and educational podcasts. Helpline at (877)-908-3360 if you suspect fraud.

Retire Guide for Caregivers  RetireGuide is a free web resource dedicated with an easy-to-understand guides. "What is Medicare?" for caregivers highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment, plus frequently asked questions. It helps Caregivers navigate the potentially complicated enrollment process and provide the best care possible. 888-521-3513

A Caregiver's Guide for Family and Loved Ones  Nursing experts answer common questions people ask about becoming caregivers for their loved ones. Includes expert resources that offer specialist support. 727-300-2464

Senior Scam Alert U.S. Dept of Justice Report Incidents (855) 484-2846

Gracefully Greying: Info & Resources for 50+  Help with legal, financial, health, life stages, career and other issues. Subscribe to free newsletter.

Family Caregiver Alliance  National nonprofit to serve the needs of those caring for a friend or relative with serious cognitive impairment. (800) 445-8106

Nursing Home Abuse Justice  As many as 1 in 3 senior residents have been victims of nursing home abuse. We educate seniors and caregivers to stop the cycle of older adult abuse. 855-910-6487  Info & advice by American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation (800) 563-4916

Eldercare Locator  National Directory of Services (800) 677-1116

Protecting Older Adults from Fraud (AT&T Guide) How older adults are targeted by various forms of fraud and a guide for avoiding online scams. Dial 611 and ask for AT&T Fraud Department

National Alliance for Caregiving  Research and programs to increase awareness of family caregiving issues (301) 718-844

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  Oversees fair practices at banks, lenders, and other financial companies (855) 411-2372

Caregiver Action Network  The nation's leading family caregiver association providing education, peer support and resources. (202) 454-3970