Older Adult Services

Older Adults

Resource Advocacy 

Resource Advocates assist with filling out Medicare and Medicaid applications and applying for SNAP benefits. They also offer information on OLHSA's comprehensive services and refer older adults to community programs not provided through OLHSA.

Additional contact information can be found on our informational flyer

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program provides free services to grandparents who reside in the same home as related children in kinship care in Oakland, Livingston, and Macomb Counties. Program includes workshops, support groups, home visits, and intergenerational activities.

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.

The GRG packet contains the following items under one link: GRG application, GRG household demographic and GRG release of information.

Please mail forms to

            Attn: Lisa Grodsky
            OLHSA - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
            PO Box 430598
            Pontiac, MI 48343-0598

You can also scan and email it to LisaG@olhsa.org or fax to 248-209-2777 Attn: Lisa.

Contact Us

Resource Advocacy Program - Phone: (248)209-2622

Donations

We appreciate all donations to our older adults programs. Donations allow us to help even more older adults in need. Mail donations by making 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.

For more in-depth information please review our agency fact guide here.

Programs

Impact 100 Oakland County awarded OLHSA a grant for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program in the fall of 2020.  The Gigabytes for Grand-families project helped to provide 20-25 Oakland County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with formal kinship caregiver arrangements with a computer, internet service, and training for 24 months. Project participants learned how to care for and use their devices to increase their individual computer skill level.

Participants were required to complete budgeting classes that focused on saving for future purchases and internet service after the Gigabytes project ends.  Participants also committed to attending a minimum number of virtual meetings that supported ways for people to thrive.


Click this link to learn more about Impact 100 Oakland County. https://www.impact100oaklandcounty.org/


Helpful Older Adult Links

Chore information flyerHome Injury Control 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.