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COVID-19: Resources for Older Adults

With Coronavirus, it can seem like each day means more services closing for the near future. Below are resources for seniors and caregivers that are still available in some capacity.  

Note: Please note that information is rapidly changing. This information is current as of March 25, 2020 and will be updated as needed. Call a resource before visiting. 

Food Assistance- Food Pantries 

Food Assistance- Home Delivered and Carry Out Meals 

Housing Support 

Transportation 

Home ServicesUtilities 

  • Consumers Energy has suspended gas shutoffs for non-payment for low-income customers and older adults. Call 1-800-477-5050 with questions.  
  • DTE has suspended shutoffs for non-payment for low-income customers and older adults. If you are in need of payment assistance due to loss of income or a medical condition, call 1-800-477-4747.  
  • Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority has waived late fees for payments through April 5, 2020. Call (734) 484-4600 with questions.  
  • Dexter residents can call the City of Dexter if they are having difficulty paying their utility bills. Dexter’s Utility Billing Clerk can be reached at (734) 580-2232. 
  • Saline residents can call the City of Saline if they are having difficulty paying their utility bills. Saline’s Utility Billing Clerk can be reached at (734) 429-4907, Ext. 2204.  
  • Milan is waiving penalties to late payments for utilities. Residents can set up a payment plan without interest. 
  • Faith in Action has emergency funds to help with gas, water, and electric shut off as well as eviction notices. 
  • AT&T will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. Call (800) 288-2020 if you need help paying your bill.  
  • Sprint will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. 
  • Verizon will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. 
  • Comcast offering ‘Internet Essentials’ package free for low-income customers for 60 days 

Health Services

Mental Health 

Social 

  • Well Connected offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online (visit online or call 877-797-7299). 

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Hoping you stay safe, healthy, and connected! – The Ahead of the Curve team

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