By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan
Ingham County offers many services for the senior population, however, since Covid-19 a lot of services were not accepting in-person help. The senior population seems to always be left out until an emergency happens and we wonder “why?”
Listed below are several programs in the Ingham County area that may be of some assistance to help fill in the missing or forgotten services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are many resources for seniors and those who care for them. Seniors Helping Seniors® Greater Lansing in-home care service has put together a list of some of the most helpful resources for both caregivers and senior care recipients. You will find information on everything from healthcare, benefits, and finance to entertainment and social outlets:
Tri-County On Aging
5303 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48911
OSA – Office of Services to the Aging – State of Michigan
333 South Grand Avenue, 4th Floor, Lansing, MI 48933
Elder Law of Michigan
3815 W St Joseph St, Lansing, MI 48917
MiCAFE, Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly
Legal Services of South-Central Michigan
3490 Belle Chase Way #50, Lansing, MI 48911
Sixty Plus, Inc. Elder Law Clinic
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Capital Area Housing Partnership
Pandemic Assistance Program: Help is available to eligible Ingham County residents who have fallen behind on their rent, mortgage and utilities as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs are being administered in whole or in part by Capital Area Housing Partnership. If you are in need of assistance, please review available and upcoming relief programs below. If you have questions or to begin the intake process, please contact Capital Area Housing Partnership at (517) 657-8145 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, below is a State-wide guide for Senior resources:
A Guide to Services for Older Adults – State of Michigan
Hopefully, these resources will help fill the gaps during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Pam Canty is an Intake and Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since 2005. As an Intake and Screening Coordinator, Pam helps seniors in Michigan apply for food assistance and other benefits.