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 July 22, 2020 and will be updated as needed. Call a resource before visiting.
- Ahead of the Curve Caregiver Training
- Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Hotline– Call (800) 272-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Caregiver Conversations (via Jewish Family Services)- Call (734) 971-0209 ext. 374 or email email@example.com for more information.
- Covid-19 Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s/Dementia
- Guided Meditations (via Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center)
- Homewatch Caregivers published tips for caregivers to balance social distancing and providing care
- Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center Caregiver Programs
- Silver Club Caregiver Support Program– Call (734) 998-9349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and preferred contact method to be connected with other Silver Club caregivers.
Food Assistance- Food Pantries
Please note that pantry hours/days may change. Find the most up to date information by visiting Food Gatherers’ website: www.foodgatherers.org/needfood or calling them at (734) 761-2795
- Aid in Milan (M, Th, F 9:00am-2:30pm, Tu 12:00-4:30pm)
- Bethesda Bible Church (2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 10:00am-12:00pm)
- Catholic Social Services Northside Food Pantry (Tu 2:00-5:30pm & Th 10:00am-2:30pm)
- Community Action Network/Bryant Community Center (W, Th 10:00am-12:00pm)
- Faith in Action (M, W 11:00am-7:00pm & Tu, Th 9:00am-4:00pm)
- Hope Clinic (M, W, F 9:30am-12:00pm, T, Th 12:30-3:00pm, Sa 10:00am-12:00pm)
- Offer grocery delivery for homebound community members who do not have anyone to pick up groceries for them, live in the local area and are in need of food. Call Hope on Tuesdays from 10am-noon at (734) 484-2989. Groceries will be delivered on Wednesdays between 2-5pm.
- Jesus International Ministry Network (Sa, 10:30am- 12:00pm, 4th Sa of the month 11:30am-1:00pm)
- Jewish Family Services (Delivery only)– call (734) 769-0209 (prompt 6) or place a request online
- Joyful Treats (Tu 2:30-4:30pm)
- Manchester Community Resource Center (M, W 11:30am-2:30pm, T, Th 9:00am-2:30pm, F 9:00am-12:00pm)- Call the office at (734) 428-7722 or email email@example.com to make an appointment
- Manchester Family Services (3rd Wednesday of the month 1:00-3:00pm)- Call (734) 428-8852 for location
- Northfield Human Services (M, Tu 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm)
- Peace Neighborhood Center (produce only) (Fridays 10:00am- 12:00pm)
- Saline Area Social Services (M 10:00am-5:30pm, T-Th 10:00am-2:30pm)
- Salvation Army- Ann Arbor (Tu, Th 10:00-11:45am & 1:00-3:00pm)
- St. Andrews Church (Sa 7:30-8:30am)
- SOS Community Food Pantry (Tu 1:00-6:30pm, W 9:00am-1:00pm)
- Click here for a full list compiled by Food Gatherers
Food Assistance- Home Delivered and Carry Out Meals
- Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels (currently has wait list)
- Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels (currently has wait list- must have medical necessity )
- Pittsfield Township Senior Center is offering carry out meals (Must be an established participant to receive meals)
- Food Gatherers Community Kitchen
- Hope Clinic (M, Tu, Th 5:00-6:00pm, Sa, Su 4:00-5:00pm)- Carry out only
- Jewish Family Services (call (734) 769-0209
- St. Andrews Church (7 days/week 7:30-8:30am)- Carry out only
- Various district courts have suspended evictions
- Tenant Resources/Know Your Rights
- The Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC) intake line can be reached at (734) 961-1999 (M-F 8:30 am-5:00 pm)
- SOS Community Services has installed porto potties with sinks at both their Ypsilanti locations to help those experiencing homelessness meet their hygiene needs (114 North River Street in Ypsilanti & 101 South Huron Street in Ypsilanti)
- AAATA/The Ride will temporarily suspend the collection of fares on all fixed routes and demand response services to limit passenger and driver interaction. Transportation is only available for critical medical appointments (dialysis, chemotherapy, etc.)
- AAATA/The Ride limits bus capacity to 15 people, NightRide and MyRide services suspended. Click here for Individual Route Maps & Schedules During COVID-19 Reduced Service.
Home Services– Utilities
- 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
- Spectrum is opening their wifi hotspots to the public
- Everyoneon.org connects you to low-cost deals on internet packages in your area
- Salvation Army Energy Assistance Services- Apply online or call your local Salvation Army.
- Friends in Deed offers utility assistance.
- Hope Clinic (visit online or call 734-484-2989)
- Packard Health
- Ann Arbor West: (734) 926-4900
- Ann Arbor East: (734) 971-1073
- Ypsilanti: (734) 985-7200
- Individuals in need of health insurance can contact Washtenaw Health Plan by phone to receive assistance applying for Medicaid
- United Way and FamilyWize are offering prescription delivery: (800) 222-2818
- Michigan COVID-19 Hotline for Questions: 1-888-535-6136 (Call M-F 8:00am-5:00pm)
- National Disability Covid-19 Healthcare Support and Advocacy Hotline (800-626-4959) (24/7)
- Washtenaw County Health Department’s page on Coronavirus/COVID-19
- Medication Delivery
- Resources from the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
- Covid tips for LGBT+ older adults and adults who are HIV+
- Creating a care plan
- Creating a Person-Centered Profile
- Community Mental Health of Washtenaw County Crisis Line (734) 544-3050.
- Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 crisis counseling for distress related to natural and human-caused disasters (call 1-800-985-5990).
- New! Jewish Family Services’ THRIVE Counseling is available via phone and is accepting new clients. Call (734) 436-4249 or email hello@thrivecounselingA2.com for more information.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)
- NAMI Michigan has a list of mental health resources on their website
- Amplify Colectivo is offering LGBTQ friendly support groups (accepts insurance or sliding scale)
- Amplify Colectivo is also offering bereavement support groups (accepts insurance or sliding scale)
- Turner Geriatric Clinic is offering a virtual grief support group for older adults or family members of older adults affected by loss due to COVID-19 (via Zoom/phone). Call (734) 764-2556 for more information.
- Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living introduces online support group “Alone Together.” Click below for flyer:
- Well Connected offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online (visit online or call 877-797-7299).
- Silver Club Memory Programs is currently providing free virtual activities for current members. Email Germedsilverclub@umich.edu for more information.
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is offering free online courses. Visit their website for more information.
- Commun02 is a free social app. Contact Jewish Family Services at (734) 769-0209 for more information.
- Senior Planet offers a wide variety of online courses and activities.
- Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County offers a friendly caller program. Call (734) 971-9781 and press “8” for Senior Services.
- Materials in multiple languages
- Covid-19 information in Spanish (via Penn State)
- New! Huron Valley Covid-19 Mutual Aid Form (form closes August 1)
- Ann Arbor Distilling Company giving away free hand sanitizer
- What to do if you see price gouging
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offering food delivery and friendly caller program
- Area Agency on Aging 1-B published a list of resources
- City of Ypsilanti introduces COVID Assistance Care Packages (includes cloth mask for each household member, 2 rolls paper towel, 2 rolls toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant)
- City of Ypsilanti offers Covid Assistance Care Packages
- Washtenaw County Mutual Aid + Resources Facebook Group
- Grocery pickup/delivery (may need to order a week in advance)
- Aldi: Offers delivery through Instacart ($9.99/month).
- Argus Farm Stop offers pick up and deliveryhead
- Calder Dairy offers milk and select groceries for delivery ($3 delivery charge)
- Costco: Offers curbside pickup through Instacart ($9.99/month). You do not have to be a Costco member.
- FreshThyme: Offers delivery through Instacart ($9.99/month).
- Kroger: Offering free curbside pickup, no minimum purchase ($9.95 for delivery)(now accepts SNAP benefits for online orders)
- Meijer: Offers curbside pickup for $4.45 or delivery for $9.95 (not all stores are participating, e.g., Meijer Ypsilanti)
- People’s Food Coop (Ann Arbor) offers order pickup
- Plum Market: Offers delivery through Instacart ($9.99/month).
- Produce Station offers curbside pickup
- Sparrow Market (Kerrytown): Call (734) 769-2725 (groceries) or (734) 734-761-8175 (meat) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. Free curbside pickup.
- Target offers drive up pickup, in store pickup, and delivery (must use Target app to select drive up pickup!)
- Walmart: Offers free curbside pickup and delivery with minimum $50 order
- M-Response Corps (Michigan Medicine Students) is starting a Grocery Delivery Initiative. Email email@example.com.
- Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor is offering free home delivery of groceries and medication to older adults/those who are high risk for COVID-19
- Senior Helpers will shop for groceries and deliver them on your behalf. Call (734) 927-3111 or email Annarbordistribution@seniorhelpers.com.
- Ypsilanti Food Coop offers free curbside pickup (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A2GroceryDelivery.com offers grocery delivery without added fees
- Stores offering special Senior Hours
- Aldi: Tu, Th 8:30-9:30am
- Dollar General: M-F 8:00-9:00am
- Kroger: M, W, F 7:00-8:00am
- Meijer: Tu, Th 7:00-8:00am
- Target: W 8:00-9:00am
- Walmart: Tu 7:00-8:00am (includes vision centers, pharmacy, and grocery pickup)
- Whole Foods: M-F 8:00-9:00am
- Ypsilanti Food Coop: M-F, 11:00am-12:00pm
- Pet Supplies Plus offers free 2-hr curbside pickup on online orders
- Huron Valley Humane Society Pet Food Assistance
- Huron Valley Humane Society Bountiful Bowls Pet Food Pantry (visit online or call 734-661-3528)
- Huron Valley Humane Society Safe Harbor Program for pets whose owners are hospitalized and are without other resources (visit online or call 734-661-3512).
- Kroger has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to offer testing. Click here for more information.
- Michigan Medicine (current patients only)– Drive up testing. 380 Packard Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103/ (734) 936-4000.
- Packard Health (Packard Main location)- 3174 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108/ (734) 971-1073 option 1
- UPDATE 7/13: Packard Health is affected by test kit shortages. Visit website for more information/list of other testing sites
- Perry Early Learning Center– M-F 9am-5pm. 550 Perry Street, Ypsilanti Township/ (734) 221-1701
- St. Joseph Health– Drive up testing. Open Daily 8am-5pm. 5360 McAuley Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197/ (833) 247-1258.
- Washtenaw County Health Department
- Covid-19 Test Finder
COVID-19 screening is offered to anyone with at least one symptom, including: fever higher than 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, severe tiredness/fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, runny nose/congestion, or decreased appetite. Bring insurance information.
Click below to download a printable flyer with information about resources:
Hoping you stay safe, healthy, and connected! – The Ahead of the Curve team