Elderly Resources

 


 

SAVE Task Force-Elder Abuse Prevention

The S.A.V.E Task Force (Serving Adults who are Vulnerable and/or Elderly) was launched in 2005 to increase awareness about elder abuse.

Phone: 855.444.3911

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SAVE Task Force-Elder Abuse Prevention:
S.A.V.E has hosted several town hall meetings, published information, and conducted trainings for citizens and professionals who want to know more about identifying and reporting elder abuse.

Older adults who are vulnerable often do not have contact with institutions who can assist them in these situations, such as young people do in a school setting. Thus, we encourage medical professionals, clergy, neighbors, and friends to be alert and report suspected abuse and neglect.

If you suspect that someone is being abused or neglected, make an anonymous report to Adult Protective Services at 1-855-444-3911. If you are not sure, call and talk with a professional who can guide you.

The Oakland County Executive Office partners with the Oakland County Circuit Court and the Prosecutor’s Office Elder Abuse Section to prosecute abuse and neglect of our vulnerable citizens. Other partners include Oakland County Adult Protective Services and Aging Network Providers.

Contact:
Phone: 855.444.3911
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Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

Home and yard work available to assist older adults who can no longer maintain their yards and homes. Services include lawn mowing, snow removal over three inches, and minor home repairs.

Phone: 248.209.2675

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Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency:

To sign up for services please download the Chore Program Agreement Form and the Older Adult Services Application. Print all pages, fill them out completely and mail them to OLHSA Senior Department, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, PO Box 430598, Pontiac, MI 48343-0598. For more information on this program call the Holly office at 248-209-2722 or the Pontiac office at 248-209-2622. You can also email them to olderadults@olhsa.org.

Eligibility:
Must be 60 years or older and meet income requirements

Contact:
Phone: 248.209.2675
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Faith In Action of Oakland County

Faith in Action provides transportation to doctor appointments, shopping, and worship services; runs errands such as grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions; relief to caregivers, including friendly visits and phone calls; and home repairs, light housekeeping, and yard work. These services are provided by screened, trained and insured volunteers.

Phone: 248.820.3767

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Faith In Action of Oakland County:
Faith in Action is a program established by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a private philanthropy, to encourage congregations to work together to reach out to those who are in need of assistance to remain independent. The Foundation initially funded 25 programs in the mid-1980’s before beginning a widespread replication of the model in the 1990’s. Today there are approximately 650 Faith in Action programs throughout the country and are linked together by the Faith in Action National Network.

Faith in Action matches community volunteers with seniors and the homebound who need help with everyday activities. It’s a partnership of community faith groups, human service agencies, local businesses, and volunteers dedicated to delivering free services to help seniors stay in their homes.

Faith in Action Caregivers provides services based upon the availability of a volunteer caregiver. Services provided include:

Escorted Transportation to medical appointments in the local area.
Escorted Transportation to other places in the local area
Shopping
Errands
Household chores
Yard work
Respite for family caregivers
Assistance with personal record keeping
Telephone reassurance calls
Friendly visiting
Minor home repairs
Strong for Life exercise program

Eligibility:
Must be 60 years or older and meet income requirements.

Contact:
Phone: 248.820.3767
Website