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Senior Services

 

Welcome to our Senior Services Division, Community Programs Department, page, where you will find information about services offered and different resources and programs that are available.

 

Community Programs Director

Program Supervisor

Programmer

Clerk - Community Programs

Phone Number

Fax Number

Lisa Sokol, ext. 3501

Anna Marie Stuben, ext. 3504

Jesse Hayes, ext. 3506

Renee Amlotte, ext. 3508

(248) 391-0304, ext. 3500

(248) 391-0332

 

 

Hot Lunch & Meals on Wheels Programs

If you are going to have lunch at the Senior Center, please call (248) 693-2066 by 10:00 a.m. the day before so your meal can be reserved (to each lunch on Mondays, call by 10:00 a.m. on the Friday before).

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday for homebound residents of the Orion area. For home delivered meals, call (248) 608-0264 for details and to register.

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED! Volunteer drivers are desperately needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Orion and Oxford communities. Over 60 meals are delivered daily. Routes are available any day of the week and on weekends. 4-6 volunteers per day are needed. This is a great opportunity for families, church groups, students, civic groups, businesses, employees and retirees to assist homebound seniors by providing a daily hot meal. Call (248) 391-0304, ext. 3510 to volunteer for weekday meal delivery, or (248) 391-0304, ext. 3508 to schedule weekend meal delivery.

 

55+ Senior Activities

 

Transportation

North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA): (248) 628-7900. FREE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE for seniors, disabled adults 18 & older, and transit-dependent individual who are residents of Addison, Orion and Oxford Townships. Pre-registration and interview is required prior to use of service, and process can take up to two weeks before services begin. Call at least 48 hours in advance. Reservations for doctor appointments will be taken up to three weeks in advance. Wheelchair lift available – please inform dispatcher when you call if you require facilities for the physically challenged. DISPATCH HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services available on Saturdays for local shopping and on Sundays for local church services.

 

911 Senior Cell Phone Program - Oakland County Sheriff Department

Donations of cell phones may be made at the following sites:

  • Oakland County Sheriff Dept. Substation at Orion Township Hall, 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
  • Oakland County Sheriff Dept., 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 38E, Pontiac

Phones donated must be in good condition and include an AC/DC recharging unit. The phones will be reprogrammed and will only dial 911 emergency personnel.

Seniors may pick up a cell phone from the Oakland County Sheriff Dept., 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 38E, Pontiac, on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

A senior citizens’ hotline has been established at (248) 975-9700 for more information about this program.

 

Senior Toll-Free Hotlines & Internet Resources

 

Agency  800 Number Website
Administration on Aging (AoA) ---- www.aoa.gov 
Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Center  1-800-272-3900  ----
Alzheimer’s Association 1-800-272-3900 www.alz.org
Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation & Referral Center (DEAR) ---- www.alzheimers.org 
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) ---- www.aarp.org 
American Cancer Society  1-800-ACS-2345  www.cancer.org 
American Council for the Blind  1-800-424-8666 ----
American Diabetes Association (ADA) 1-800-232-3472 www.diabetes.org
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) ---- www.americangeriatrics.org
American Heart Association (AHA)  ----  www.americanheart.org 
American Lung Association (ALA)  ---- www.lungusa.org 
American Paralysis Association  1-800-225-0292  ---- 
American Parkinson’s Disease Association  1-800-223-2732  ----
American Stroke Association (ASA)  ---- www.strokeassociation.org
Arthritis Foundation 1-800-568-4045  www.arthritis.org
Auto Repair Complaints  1-800-422-6237  ---- 
Cancer Information Center  1-800-422-6237 ---- 
Caregiver Self-Care  ----  www.caregiverstress.com 
Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)  ----  www.va.gov 
Disease/Healthy Aging  ----  www.infoaging.org 
Elder Abuse Hotline  1-800-996-6228  ----
Elder Care Locator 1-800-677-1116  www.eldercare.gov 
Elderhostel ----  www.elderhostel.org 
Elderweb  ----  www.elderweb.com 
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)  ---- www.geron.org 
Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF)  ----  www.glaucoma.org 
Health Issues   ---- www.healthfinder.com
Hospice  1-800-331-1620  ----
Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)  ----  www.mowaa.org 
Medicare Appeals  1-800-365-5899  ---- 
Medicare Inquiry  1-800-482-4045  ---- 
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program  1-800-292-7852  ---- 
Medicare Rights Center (MRC)  ---- www.medicarerights.org 
Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation 1-800-852-9781  ----
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)  ----  www.nad.org 
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)  ----  www.ncea.aoa.gov 
National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare  ----  www.ncpssm.org 
National Council on Aging, Inc. (NCOA)  ----  www.ncoa.org 
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)  ----  www.nfcacares.org 
National Hospice Foundation (NHF)  ----  www.hospiceinfo.org 
National Institute on Aging (NIA)  ----  www.nih.gov/nia 
National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)  ----  www.nsclc.org 
National Stroke Association (NSA)  ----  www.stroke.org 
Nursing Home/Long Term Care  1-800-292-7852  ----
Prescription Drug Credit (Form)  1-800-367-6263  ---- 
Older Women’s League (OWL)  ----  www.owl-national.org 
Pension & Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA)  ---- www.dol.gov/dol/pwba 
Personal Aids Catalog ---- www.searshealthandwellness.com
SeniorNet (SN)  ----  www.seniornet.org 
Setting Priorities for Retirement Years  ----  www.spry.org 
Taxpayers Assistance (State) 1-800-487-7000 ----
Taxpayers Information (Federal)  1-800-829-1040  ---- 
Utilities (Public Service Commission 1-800-292-9555  ---- 
Veteran’s Information & Assistance 1-800-827-0648  ---- 
Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)  ----  www.vnaa.org 
Wills & Directives  ---- www.legalhelpmate.com

 

Funding

Orion Senior Center is funded through the Federal Older Americans Act state and tobacco funds from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B through the Offices of Services to the Aging. Orion Senior Center complies with the terms and regulations of the Title V of the Civic Rights Act of 1964 as amended in Section 504 of the Social Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Equal Opportunity Employer program. Funding is also received from the Charter Township of Orion and Community Development Block Grant funds. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon notification or request. Donations, contributions, and scholarships ensure the continuation of programs and benefits to the people in our community who are age 55 and older, as well as provide for future development. 

 

Mission Statement

We strive to be a Center that promotes independence and enhances dignity and respect. We advocate for the Orion Area senior members, their families and caregivers by collaborating and nurturing networks and relationships across institutions, agencies, and community service organizations. We encourage social development through crafts, games, trips, parties, exercise, sports, education classes, reading groups, volunteerism, and partnerships.