Elderly-Disabled

 

ELDERLY CITIZENS & ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES


 
Helping seniors and disabled citizens lead independent, healthy lives.
 
  • Nutritious meals and social outreach for home bound seniors
  • Promoting the independence of adults with disabilities
  • Volunteer opportunities for retired citizens who still have so much to offer
  • Engaging area youth with the aging population
  • Assistive technology for those with disabilities
 
The following programs to promote the independence of elderly citizens and adults with disabilities were funded:
 
Alzheimer’s Association 228-3910
Wraparound Program: To assist people with Alzheimer’s disease and acute behaviors to remain in the community and prevent premature long-term care placement.
 
Community Action Alger Marquette 228-6522
Meals on Wheels: Provides nutritious meals and social contact to homebound seniors which cost effectively allows frail, isolated seniors independent living options in their home environment.
 
Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging 485-5527
Western Township Outreach Worker: Seniors residing in rural townships of Republic, Michigamme, Champion, and Humboldt receive services to live independently, safely, and with dignity in their own homes.
 
Lakestate Industries 273-2131
Lakestate Industries is dedicated to helping people recognize and maximize their abilities, overcome barriers, and support them in reaching their highest level of employment and community inclusion.
 
Negaunee Senior Center 475-6266
Bridging the Generational Gap: brings high school student workers into scenarios where they interact, learn from and enrich the lives of area senior citizens.
 
Propylon Nonprofit Housing 228-4446
Independent Care Services: Provides supplemental funds for tenants to purchase chore services, personal care and transportation at a level which insures independent living for adults with disabilities.
 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program 226-4184
RSVP Volunteer Support: Seniors are matched with volunteer opportunities, and programs are developed to meet the needs of seniors. Outcomes include increased health, quality of life, and independence for seniors.