Older Adult Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chore Services (Oakland and Livingston County)

OLHSA's Chore program provides various types of home and yard work to assist older adults, 60 years or older, who can no longer maintain their yards and homes. Services include lawn mowing, snow removal over two inches and minor home repairs.

To sign up for the Chore program, download the Chore application packet.

In the packet will be the following items under one link: Older adult services application, chore participant agreement, snow removal form, older adult services release form

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. You can also email them to olderadults@olhsa.org or fax to 248-209-2777. For more information on this program call the Holly office at 248-209-2722. 

The chore program can also clean your carpet.  If you would like this service, in addition to filling out the other chore program forms, fill out the carpet cleaning release form.

*If you live in one of the following communities, Holly, Ferndale, Oak Park, Rose Township, you may qualify for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program that OLHSA is part of. Please download an application below and send it in to the address above with the rest of your application documents along with a copy of your driver’s license, or other ID that shows your date of birth.

Holly CDBG application
Ferndale CDBG application
Oak Park CDBG application
Rose Township CDBG application
CDBG severely disabled adult application 

Are you a past Chore client? Please take a few minutes to complete a survey about your experience here.

Home Injury Control (Oakland and Livingston County)

Older adults, ages 60 or older can receive safety devices for their home. Items may help assure the safety of older adults in the bathroom, at night, in emergencies, and during everyday routines. Program delivers and installs all types of devices that allow greater comfort or mobility to frail, older adults. Safety Handbooks are passed out when devices are installed.  If you would like to download your own copy of the handbook, click here.

To sign up for the Home Injury control program, download the Home Injury Control application packet.

In the packet will be the following items under one link: Older Adult Services application, Device list, HIC release form, older adult services release form, renters grab bar authorization form 

 Print all pages, fill out both pages of the application, sign the release of information form, and mark which devices you would like to receive on the devices available list and mail them to OLHSA Senior Department, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, PO Box 430598, Pontiac, MI 48343-0598. You can also email them to olderadults@olhsa.org or fax to 248-209-2777. For more information on this program call the Holly office at 248-209-2722. 

Are you a past Home Injury Control client? Please take a few minutes to complete a survey about your experience here.

Resource Advocacy (Oakland County)

For older adults aged 60 and older, Resource Advocates provide assistance filling out Medicare and Medicaid applications and applying for the Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Community Living Program. Resource Advocates also offer information on OLHSA's comprehensive services and refers older adults to services in the community not provided through OLHSA. For more information on how to reach us please look at this informational flyer

Are you a past Resource Advocacy client? Please take a few minutes to complete a survey about your experience here.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

For grandparents aged 55 and above, living in Oakland or Macomb County, who are raising grandchildren and are interested in seeking resources and a support group. The support group offers intergenerational activities with an emphasis on health and wellness. Please contact Lisa Grodsky for more information Lisag@olhsa.org or 248.209.2721.

To sign up for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program, download the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren application packet.

In the packet will be the following items under one link: GRG application, GRG household demographic and GRG pre-self assessment

Please mail forms to OLHSA, Attn: Lisa Grodsky, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48342. You can also scan and email it to LisaG@olhsa.org or fax to 248-209-2777 Attn: Lisa.

Contact Us

Resource Advocacy Program
248-209-2622

Chore/Home Injury Control Program
248-209-2722

Donations

We appreciate all donations to our older adults programs. Donations allow us to help even more older adults in need. Please visit our CrowdRise website here to make an online donation. You can also mail donations, make checks payable to OLHSA, to: OLHSA, Attn: Older Adult Services, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, PO Box 430598, Pontiac, MI 48343-0598.

Get Involved

OLHSA hosts two advisory councils, the Older Adult and North Oakland Advisory Councils and are looking for new members. You can read about their histories here: Older Adult Advisory Council and North Oakland Advisory Council.

Contractors and Volunteers Wanted

Are you interested in being a contractor who cares? OLHSA is seeking contactors to perform lawn mowing and snow removal in southeastern Oakland County. Call 248-209-2622 for more information.

You can also volunteer to help older adults in your community. Find out more information here.

Helpful Links

Home safety manual
Chore information flyer
Resource Advocacy information flyer
Home Injury Control information flyer
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren information flyer

OLHSA respects the privacy of our clients and we do not sell your personal information.

OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, is funded in whole or in part by the Older Americans Act, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA) through the Area Agency of Aging 1-B. OLHSA complies with the terms and regulations of the Title V of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and Section 504 of the Social Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon notification or request. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.