Help seniors stay in their homes Posted: December 08, 2014

OLHSA offers various, free programs to qualifying older adults to help them maintain their independence, including programs that help with lawn mowing and snow removal, installation of home safety devices, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment assistance and more. All of these programs can extend the amount of time that seniors are able to stay in their home and live comfortably.

Seniors are quickly growing in population, more than any other age group. In Livingston County from 2000-2012 the largest age category gain (66%) occurred for those aged 65-74. SEMCOG projects that by 2040 that gain will look more like a 147% increase. In Oakland County from 2000-2012 the largest age category gain (18%) occurred for those aged 65-74. SEMCOG projects that by 2040 that gain will look more like a 92% increase.

In October, OLHSA launched a fundraising campaign to help raise additional funds to support our older adult programs. The fundraiser offers supporters a chance to fund services that will help seniors stay in their homes, avoiding the alternative of moving into assisted living. Senior services are primarily funded through AAA 1-B, and though private funding is growing, OLHSA routinely does not have the funding needed to meet the demand for assistance.  Seniors are a special population and at OLHSA we believe it's important to care for them. To learn more about the campaign and how you can give visit https://www.crowdrise.com/OlderAdults/fundraiser/OLHSA.