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SENIOR SERVICES


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Cellular Recycler Program Cell phones, digital cameras, i-pods. Laptops and video controllers will be collected and recycled to keep them out of the Nations landfills.


Community Radio Station Tune into the radio show about the community every Wednesday, on the Plymouth Canton Schools station WSDP 88.1 FM.


Congressman Thaddeous McCotter First Thursday of each month Your Congressman’s “office” will be visiting once a month. Staffer Lori O’Brady will offer assistance on Federal matters. She will speak with you, one on one, to privately gather information to take back to the office. Register with the Senior Desk at 734/394-5485.


Friendly Reassurance This is a free service for Canton residents 60 years or better. Daily calls are provided by the Wayne County Senior Citizen Services Department. Whether or not you are alone, this service will brighten your day. If you would like to receive a daily call, contact the Senior Alliance at 734/722-2830.


Emergency Senior Cell Phone Ages 55 and up Cell phones are provided by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. The phones come with a charger and are only able to access 911, which will then connect the caller to the Michigan State Police. Call the Senior Desk for more information. 734/394-5485


Focus: HOPE Ages: 60 and above The Focus:HOPE food for seniors program provides free food, monthly to senior citizens 60 years of age or older that reside in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw or Macomb counties. Income guidelines through August 2012 are $14,157 annually per person or $19,123 per couple. Canton residents may register at the Senior Desk.


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The Emergency Food Assistance Program(TEFAP) This program offers various food items to qualified low income residents. The distribution is once per month on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 9:30am - 12pm. For more information please contact the Supervisor’s office at 734/394-5185


Nutrition – Home Delivered Delivering meals to Canton’s homebound seniors is a year-round activity. Mileage is available from the Wayne County Office of Nutrition Services.


Nutrition – Congregate Lunch is served daily at 11:30am year- round in the Summit’s Oak Room. Menus are available in the monthly Silver Threads Senior newsletter or at the senior center. There is no charge for those who are 60, however a suggested donation of $2.25 is accepted. For those who are less than 60, the cost is $5.00. Reservations are needed by 12pm the day prior; call 734/394-5485 ext 1253.


Oakwood Blood Pressure Blood Pressure screening is provided by Oakwood Healthcare on the third Monday of each month from 1-3pm. No appointment is necessary.


Transportation Fee: Please call 1-888-539-9879 for reservations and prices Canton Community Mobility Transportation Services is provided by Canton Township for seniors and individuals with disabilities.


M=Summit members, R= Resident, NR=Non-resident


Senior Advisory Council (S.A.C.) This council meets bi-monthly at the Summit from 1-3pm on Mondays.


Find Out More About Us Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7 A newcomers orientation is offered at 9:30am on the first Tuesday of each month. Let us acquaint you with the senior program, learn how to become active and register for programs offered throughout the year. Please RSVP by calling the Senior Desk at 734/394-5485


Legal Service Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services Elder Law Center offers FIRST TUESDAY free workshops for senior citizens, people caring for seniors, and non-parent caregivers. Guidance from the experienced legal staff includes: Guardianship/Conservatorship, Wills/ Trusts, Nursing Home/Assisted Living/ Senior Housing, Power of Attorney, Medicaid/Medicare, School enrollment, and much, much more!


Where: Redford Community Center 12121 Hemingway (Gym) 313/937- 8291, When: The first Tuesday of each month at 2pm. Check the Silver Threads for times at the Canton Senior Center.


HearUSA Feb 21, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19 HearUSA - It’s clear we care www.hearusa.com While these are free seminars we do ask that you register at the Senior Desk. Light refreshments will be served.


Have You Heard? 9:30-10:30am Hearing loss is a growing concern; it is increasing and occurring younger in life. Hearing keeps us in touch with our world. In this seminar, you will learn about the types of hearing loss, the effects of untreated hearing loss, and expectations about hearing aids. 7420.109 9Feb 21


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The Effects of Noise on Hearing 9:30-10:30am Continuous exposure to loud noise can damage the structure of the hair cells within the inner ear, resulting in hearing loss and tinnitus. Noise- induced hearing loss is preventable. In this seminar you will learn about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Signs and Symptoms of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, and Ear Protection. 7420.220 Mar 20


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Sounds of Danger 9:30 -10:30am People with hearing loss are at an increased risk to hear Alerting Devices such as smoke alarms, alerts for weather emergencies etc. They are also at increased dangers when walking, riding bikes and driving. In this seminar these issues and solutions will be addressed. 7420.221 Apr 17


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This is Better Speech and Hearing Month! 9:30 - 10:30am This is Better Speech and Hearing Month! We’ll spend the first half of the seminar discussing signs and symptoms of hearing loss. Question and Answer opportunity as well. In the second half, everyone will have an opportunity to see their eardrum (Video Otoscope), and have a Free Hearing Screening. Hearing Loss is a medical condition. Be pro-active with your hearing health-care. No pressure, just great information! 7420.222


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Do Hearing Aids Really Work? This is an opportunity to learn about the different types of hearing aids and what Patients can expect from Hearing Aids


7420.223 Arts I 9:30 - 10:30am Jun 19 Tu


Low Vision Support Group Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9 A monthly support group for adults with vision challenges. This group meets on the second Thursday of the month. 7430.124 Check at Desk 2:30 - 4pm Th


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