Programs and services designed to provide information and support to seniors maintaining their independence
Elder Abuse Prevention & Education- An elder abuse specialist provides public education, outreach, and referral services with respect to the prevention of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults.
Congregate Meals- Congregate meals are meals served in group settings to people who are at least 60 years of age. Meals are served 5 to 7 days a week. The meals are healthy and designed to meet the nutritional needs of adults 60 and over.
Transportation- If you are looking for transportation we have resources to help meet your needs. Call VAAA now for available assistance. (810-239-7671)
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities- Virtual volunteer opportunities include telephonic reassurance for isolated & lonely seniors and mentoring/tutoring adult learners with the goal of achieving high school completion. For more information on all volunteer opportunities please call (810) 600-0619.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program – RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and over with local organizations, giving the senior countless opportunities to make a difference. RSVP is part of the national program, Senior Corps, and statistics are reported on the national level.
Information & Assistance- The Information & Assistance Program provides answers and action for many of the problems and concerns facing our aging and disabled population.
Medicare Medicaid Assistance Programs (MMAP)- MMAP counselors aid seniors with enrollment in Medicare prescription drug plans, Medigap plans, and Medicare Advantage plans. They also reach many seniors at outreach events by spreading the word and giving out materials to help keep the community up to date on Medicare changes as well as providing clients with education regarding Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse through the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program. See MMAP Educational Videos.
Long Term Care Ombudsman- Advocates for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen provide information about how to find a facility and what to do to get quality care. They are trained to resolve problems. Ombudsmen address complaints and advocate for improvements in the long-term care system.
Outreach- Outreach events provide information about services available through VAAA. Events are held in communities at parks, libraries, senior centers, or community centers. Staff meet face to face with the public while distributing resource materials.
Legal Services- Helps to ensure the independence and dignity of seniors by protecting their legal rights through education, counseling, and advocacy.
Options Counseling- Valley representatives are trained options councilors and social workers. Contact us today to see what your options are. We can help.
Flint Seniors Matter- A program developed to focus on the many needs of seniors affected by the Flint Water Crisis. Several outreach events were held and information was given in the form of face to face contact, brochures, etc.
*Programs and services are subject to availability and may have eligibility requirements