Troy, MI 48083
Services provided through the City of Troy
Those with hearing loss are invited to try out the captioned telephone at the Community Center. Calls are made in a normal manner with word-for-word captions available for added clarity. Information about how to purchase a phone for your home is available.
Craft supplies may be donated to the Community Center for program use or for others to take home. The craft closet is located in the Arts and Crafts room - seniors may help themselves.
Creative Endeavors Senior Store
Provides an outlet for senior artisans age 50 and older to sell their works. Call 248.524.3484 for details and an application.
Emergency Food Assistance
Focus Hope food is distributed at the Community Center once a month. Apply at the Community Center - bring proof of income.
Contact Troy People Concerned at 248.528.9199 for holiday baskets and food pantry information. Also see food stamps in the social services section below.
Home Chore Program
The home chore program assists low income persons age 62 and over with grass cutting, spring & fall yard cleanup, gutter cleaning and snow removal. To apply, call 248.524.1147. To apply complete this application.
Home Delivered Meals
Home delivered lunches are available Monday-Friday to shut-ins age 60 and older. Call Emerald Food Service at 248.689.0001. Ensure is also available for delivery.
A federally funded hot lunch is served Monday-Friday at noon to person 60 and older at the Community Center. A $3 donation is suggested. Reservations are not required.
Hospital Equipment Loan Closet
Borrow wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, portable ramps (maximum height one step), and shower chairs at the Troy Community Center. For wheelchairs, ramps and shower chairs, call ahead to confirm availability.
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Troy participates in the Oakland County Community Development program that provides assistance in obtaining low interest installment and deferred payment home improvement loans. For more information and an application, call 248.858.5401.
Jigsaw Puzzle, Magazine and Book Exchange
Used puzzles, recent magazines and books are exchanged free of charge at the Community Center.
Low-income seniors can receive free leaf raking from Troy People Concerned volunteers. See the September/October Senior News for registration information.
Low Income Scholarship
Qualifying persons age 50 and older can receive a 25% discount on Parks and Recreation classes. Call 248.524.3484 or see the newsletter for income guidelines. Apply at the Troy Community Center.
Property Tax Deferment
If you are 62 or older and of limited income, you may be able to defer your summer property taxes. Call the Treasurer's Office at 248.524.3334 for more information.
Property Tax Relief
Property tax relief is available for low-income residents. To find out if you qualify, contact the Assessing Department at 248.524.3308.
SHARP Home Repair Program
The SHARP (Senior Home Assistance Repair Program) helps seniors 60 and older and persons with disabilities with home repairs to correct health and safety hazards or to restore things to proper working order. The work will usually involve jobs that can be completed in an hour or two and are things that can be done by a handyman. Labor is free, but you must pay for supplies, although assistance may be available if a need exists. Home repairs include but are not limited to: Clean up and removal of debris around the home, free up painted windows, furnace cleaning, gutter repair, installing a window air conditioner, installing grab bars, installing or replacing locks or deadbolts, installing smoke detectors, installing storm windows, moving large items to the curb for trash pick-up, painting, repairing stairs, repairing holes in drywall, replacing broken glass, replacing electrical outlets, replacing faucets, garbage disposals, and light fixtures, replacing thermostats, securing loose tiles, toilet repair, trimming or removing overgrown bushes, wheelchair ramp construction, and window caulking. Call 248.528.2929 to request service.
- TOPS weight loss support group meets each Thursday at 8:30 am.
- Caregivers Support Group meets the second Thursday from 10-11:30 am.
For information on other area support groups such as arthritis, dementia, cancer, stroke, heart disease, gambling, hearing and vision, pick up a copy of the Programs & Services for Ages 50+ booklet at the Troy Community Center. .
The 911 System
The 911 Communication Center will dispatch the appropriate personnel and equipment: Police, Fire and Life Support. Do not use 911 for non-emergency business or information. Call 248.524.3477 for non-emergency assistance.
AARP volunteers provide free tax assistance to low-income seniors February through April at the Community Center. See the senior newsletter for details.
Magnify print up to 45 times with the video magnifier in the senior reading room at the Community Center. Instructions are posted and there is no charge.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B can help caregivers determine which home care options are available and appropriate. Some options available to caregivers include assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing and grooming, transportation and short-term respite opportunities. For more information on home care, contact AAA 1-B at 800.852.7795 or visit www.aaa1b.com.
Community Care Management
This service of the Area Agency on Aging is designed to help frail elderly continue living independently by arranging for supportive health and social services in the home. Call 800.852.7795.
For a list of all Adult Day Care providers in the Troy area, call the Area Agency on Aging at 800.852.7795.
Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services
A non-profit agency that provides a continuum of services for deaf and hard-of-hearing older adults and their families. Call 248.473.1888 (voice) or 248.473.1875 (TTY).
Descriptive Video Services Home Video
For more information on home videos and TV programs that are described for people who are blind or have low vision, call the Oakland County Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 248.858.5050.
Catholic Social Services
This agency provides counseling (including in home), substance abuse treatment, senior companionship and telephone reassurance. Call 248.548.4044.
Cell Phones for Emergencies
Cell phones able to dial 911 only are available at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Bldg, 38E, Pontiac, MI 48341. There is no fee to use the phone for emergency use. Call 248.975.9700.
If you are being physically or mentally abused by a spouse or family member, or suspect this is happening to an elderly neighbor, call the Michigan Department of Human Services for Oakland County at 866.975.5010.
Elder Care Locator
This nationwide directory assistance service of the Administration on Aging can put you in touch with local services that help seniors remain independent. Call 800.677.1116 or visit www.eldercare.gov for help for someone out-of-town.
MiCAFE can help you apply for a Bridge Card. Call 877.664.2233.
Michigan Commission for the Blind
The Michigan Commission for the Blind's Independent Living Rehabilitation Program (ILR) provides advocacy and rehabilitation services to legally blind persons age 55 and older. This free service is available to all regardless of income. For information, call 800.292.4200.
Oakland County Family Independence Agency
For information on Medicaid, food stamps and other financial assistance, call 248.583.8700.
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
This nonprofit United Way agency offers many social services to low-income seniors including chore service, installation of home security devices and emergency prescription assistance. Call 248.542.5860.
Call the Pension Rights Hotline (a division of the Legal Hotline for Older Michiganians) at 800.347.5297.
DRIS Radio Information Service
The Detroit Radio Information Service (DRIS) is a free closed circuit broadcast service for blind and print-impaired persons. It offers the reading of local and national newspapers and magazines, TV listings, public service announcements, short stories, store advertisements, and more. Call 313.577.4146. A radio is available at the Troy Community Center to borrow free of charge to familiarize you with the service. Call 248.524.3484 to reserve the radio.
The Area Agency on Aging offers 24-hour respite care relief - up to two weeks twice a year based on a sliding donation scale. Call 800.852.7795.
Call 800.772.1213 for social security information.
Qualifying low income persons may apply at their local telephone company for the Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program to receive discounts on telephone installation and monthly telephone bills.
Assistance paying utility bills may be available through the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency January - March if you have a shut-off notice and a letter of denial for DSS assistance. Call 248.542.5860.
Oakland County Veterans Services has experienced counselors who provide assistance to veterans filing claims or appealing decisions regarding benefits. Call 248.655.1250.