SPECIAL SEASONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE
Winter in Michigan means weather can change quickly. A couple of program and service notes:
• If the Avondale Schools or Pontiac Schools are closed due to inclement weather; the Senior Bus Transportation Program will not operate for safety reasons.
• Senior Services reserves the right to cancel bus transportation if deemed unsafe for buses or riders.
• Senior Meals on Wheels will make every effort to deliver meals. However, if it is determined to be too dangerous for our volunteer drivers, we will cancel meals. If this occurs, we will make every possible attempt to notify participants. If meals are not delivered due to the weather, participants are encouraged to use their survival meal packets.
LAWN MOWING + SNOW PLOWING PROGRAMS
FOR SENIORS + PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The City offers 2 different lawn mowing and snow removal services for income and age eligible homeowners. The first program is funded by the CDBG Yard Service Program and provides bi-weekly mowing service in the summer months and snow removal during the winter season. The next is a cost-share program where participants pay half of the cost of the service. Both programs require residency, are based on income, and all household members must be over age 65, or disabled. Income guidelines change seasonally.
ASK THE HOUSING SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS
Are you or your parents concerned about downsizing or moving? There are many housing options for seniors; and trying to decide which option is right can be confusing. Meet one-on-one with a housing specialist. Discuss and explore the different housing options. Each month features a different housing specialty. However all representatives will be able to provide general information about the different housing options. There will not be sales associated with these ½ hour appointments. Call to schedule an appointment 248-370-9353.
Location: Community Center
Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 11:30PM – 1:00PM
INCOME TAX PREPARATION APPOINTMENTS
Once again the AARP’s Tax Assistance Program will provide IRS Certified Preparation Specialists for the 2017 Tax Year beginning in February 2018 at the Auburn Hills Community Center. The program is intended for low income seniors and other citizens in our area and cannot be complex. The service will be provided on Tuesdays from 9:00AM – 2:30PM and by appointment only. Tax preparation will begin February 6 through April 10. Call 248-370-9353 after January 15, 2018 to schedule an appointment and get a list of documentation you will need for your appointment.
I’M GOING TO BE 65! OH MY! CANCELLED
Check Fall Newsletter for possible rescheduling
What do I need to know before I turn 65? Social Security, Medicare, Part D… what does it all mean? Turning 65 is a BIG deal, and knowing what to do ahead of time is beneficial. And you get Birthday Cake! Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. Featuring Bob Mannor of Mannor Law Group, Patrick Hassett of Donadio Financial Services, Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program specialists, and more. Pre-registration is required. Please call 248-370-9353.
February 22, 2018 7:00PM
NEW - HEARING EVALUATIONS, BATTERY
CHECKS AND HEARING AID CHECKS
Representatives from various companies will be on site to do free hearing evaluations, battery changes, and hearing aid checks. Representatives from Miracle Ear and Suburban Hearing Clinic. Walk Ins are welcome, appointments
encouraged. Call for more information.
3rd Monday of the Month 11:00am – 1:00pm