Community Senior Services
Canton Club 55+ is pleased to offer the following information for you to contact the local and Wayne County assistance programs. Please fee free to contact the Club 55+ front desk at 734/394-5485 for additional information.
- Elder Care
- Financial and Legal Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Health Screenings
- Transportation Services
- Scholarship Program
The Senior Alliance
The Senior Alliance provides information about:
- Adult Day Care
- Care Management
- Chore Referral
- Elder Abuse Services
- Medicare Billing Assistance
- Personal Care and Homemaker Services
- Respite Care
- Senior Employment Services
- Vision Services
For more service information, contact The Senior Alliance (TSA), at 734/722-2830.
Nursing Home Information
For concerns about nursing home care or placement information, contact Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. at their toll free number 866-485-6393. This agency is designated "Long Term Care Ombudsman" for the State of Michigan.
Caregiver Information and Support - Memory Loss
This group meets monthly to talk about caring for someone with memory loss, share strategies, and offer support and understanding. Meetings are at 7 pm. Please call 313/618-7212 for more information or to confirm the group meeting time. The meeting is held at Summit on the Park.
Tax Preparation Services
Free tax preparation for low to moderate income seniors. Available February through April. Appointments are necessary, so please call 734/394-5485 beginning Jan 5, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm. The first available appointment will be on Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016. Please check the Tax Preparation page for information on what to bring to your appointment.
Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services, Elder Law Center, offers free workshops for seniors and their caregivers the first Tuesday of every month at 2 pm. Call 313/937-8291 for an appointment. Quarterly calendars listing the upcoming dates are available at the Club 55+ front desk, on-line or in the Silver Threads newsletter.
Attorneys from Elder law will be on hand for a quick presentation and then will consult with you. You should arrive no later than 1 pm. Please check with Club 55+ for the latest presentation dates and to register for your appointment at 734/394-5485. There is no charge for this service. Elderlaw rotates centers each month. For a complete listing of locations/times and services please visit the Elder Law of Michigan website or phone 866.400.9164.
Telecare - Daily Reassurance
Friendly reassurance is a telephone program provided by Wayne County Senior Citizen Services. A friendly call Monday through Friday will brighten your day. This free service is for Canton residents 60 years of age and older. For more information, please call 734/722-2830.
Home Delivered Meals
For information on how you can receive meals delivered to your home, contact Wayne County Community Services at 734/727-7357.
Focus: HOPE for Seniors
The Focus: HOPE Program provides free food (based on income) monthly to senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older and reside in Wayne County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, or Macomb County.
TEFAP: The Emergency Food Assistance Program
This program offers various food items to qualified low income residents. The distribution is once per month, on the 3rd Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm. For more information contact the Supervisors office at 734/394-5185.
Meals On Wheels: Nutrition Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels are offered to those senior citizens that are home bound and are unable to provide their own meals. For information on how you can receive meals delivered to your home, contact Wayne County Community Services at 734/727-7357.
If you would like to help, please consider delivering meals to the home bound senior. Drivers are needed for regular routes or as substitute for this year round activity. If this is something that you would be interested in please call the volunteer coordinator at 734/394-5191.
Lunch is served daily at 11:30 am. Menus are available at the Club 55+ Parkview Room. A suggested donation of $2.25 for those 60+, all others $5.
Reservations are required by 12 pm the day prior by calling 734/394-5485 ext. 1253.
Blood Pressure Screening - Free
Blood pressure screenings are available on the 3rd Monday of each month, starting at 1pm. Please call the Club 55+ Desk to register. Held at The Summit on the Park.
* This program is currently on Hiatus.
HEARING TESTS - FREE
Free hearing tests are available the 3rd Monday of each month, from 1 to 3 pm. Please call 734/394-5485 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Held at The Summit on the Park.
* This program is currently on Hiatus.
Canton Community Mobility Transportation Services
Medical and non-medical transportation is available for Canton Township residents age 55 and older or residents who have a temporary/permanent disability or qualify for Social Security Disability.
Nankin Transit Commission is the current service provider for the Canton Mobility Transportation program and provides local transportation to qualified participants within the service areas of:
- Garden City
Transportation is also available to and from St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia. A priority system is use for reservations with rides to medical appointments and employment being the highest.
Fares are $3 one way; cash only. Reservations may be made Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. To schedule a ride, call the Nankin Transit Commission's reservation number at 734/729-2710.
Canton Leisure Services Scholarship Program
Canton residents who have lived in the Canton community for 2 or more years are eligible to apply for a Canton Leisure Services Scholarship that can be applied towards Leisure Services classes and programs. Recipients can receive up to $400 per family in a year and are required to provide 1 hour of community service for every $20 awarded. For additional information, please email Paula Kosbe.