The Senior Food Program of Genesee County offers homebound meals and the Jewish Federation offers kosher meals. It is available to any resident of the county over 60 years of age or their spouse. The cost is $1.75 per meal. Call (810) 235-5367 or (810) 767-5922 for kosher meals.
The Michigan dental Association provides free comprehensive dental care to eligible seniors 65 & over. All care is provided by licensed Michigan dentists. For more information and qualifications call (800) 589-2632
Loans are provided at 1% on home repairs such as roofs, windows, ramps, etc. through the 504 Loans grant Program. For more information call (810) 230-8766.
This federally funded work-training program is operated by AARP. To apply you must be 55 or older with low income. Program participants are placed in minimum wage positions with a nonprofit organization with the goal of finding a higher-paying position outside the program. Call (810) 766-1470 for more information.
Michigan seniors, low-income families, and unemployed resident's can apply for assistance in paying utility bills. Contact Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-505 for more information.
KISS stands for Keeping Independent Seniors Safe and is designed to assist older adults live safely and securely in their own homes. KISS provides a daily check for people 55 and older by having the participants call the KISS office each day to verify their safety. If a participant fails to call in, emergency procedures are immediately put in place. For more information call or to participate, call (810) 239-7671.
If you or someone that you know are unable to read regular print then call the Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled at 810.732.1120
Prostate Cancer in men over 50 is unfortunately common. It is vitally important that you get tested. If you can not afford to be tested contact Hurley Medical Center Geriatric Outreach @ (810) 767-3600.
Mott Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic, located on the 2nd floor of the Mott Building (1401 E. Court St.) offers dental hygiene services at a minimal cost to anyone 55 or older. To schedule an appointment call (810) 762-0493.
Michigan's Long Term Care Ombudsman is the voice for residents of nursing homes, homes for the aged, and adult foster care homes. They answer your questions and concerns regarding quality of life and quality of care in licensed long term care facilities.
The center has used cell phones available. These phones are for 911 use only, but they are wonderful to carry in your car in case of an emergency.
There is help for low-income seniors who are eligible for Medicare. The Medicare Savings Program pays the Medicare Part B premium for eligible seniors. For more information and to find out if you qualify, call 1-800-803-7174 extension 247.
Free eye care for persons 65 and older. For free comprehensive medical eye exam, and up to one year of treatment for conditions diagnosed through the exam by Eye Care America. For more information, call 1-800-222-3937.
Legal Services of Easter Michigan - Free to Genesee County Residents 60 and older 1-800-322-4512
Through this program, senior citizens may adopt qualified pets (adult and sterilized) at no cost. Seniors who own and interact with pets are often happier, healthier, and less lonely. If you would like to volunteer, adopt, or donate to the Humane Society, call (810) 744-0511.
The Genesee County Community Action Resource Department has a weatherization program that can help save you $$. This is an income qualified program:
Family of 1: $15,600 yearly income
Family of 2: $21,000 yearly income
Some items you may obtain are:
- Weather stripping Install insulation
- Install insulation
- Repair doors/locks
- Furnace Inspection
For more information call (810) 787-0199
If you're a resident of Genesee County, under 65 and without health care coverage, the Genesee County Health Plan could benefit you. For more information call the Genesee Health Plan at (810) 232-7740.