UCFS served over 650 Elders in 2016 in its various Older Adults Programs:
The UCFS Citizenship Program put 18 elders on the road to U.S. Citizenship. Our dedicated program coordinators worked one on one with seniors and an assigned attorney to prepare and process their naturalization applications.
UCFS’s Elderly Medicare and Medicaid Application Program (MMAP) provided low income senior citizens with information about Medicare Part D enrollment as well as referrals to other community based, aging programs. (In partnership with Macomb County Office of Senior Services).
As an approved MiCafe Site (Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) in partnership with Elder Law of Michigan, UCFS regularly assisted seniors with online benefits application.
FEAST (Friends Eating And Socializing Together) provided weekly group meals to seniors in a restaurant setting to encourage socialization and community participation.
UCFS hosted monthly recreational and educational programs at Chaldean Manor and Baptist Manor, local senior facilities.
UCFS acted as advocates for seniors at Social Security and Department of Human Services hearings to ensure preservation of benefits.
Interpretation, translation and interpretation services were routinely provided for elders.
The Elder Refugee Program – This program is a collaborative effort between UCFS, the Area Agency on Aging 1B, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging and the Michigan Office of Refugee Services and is designed to reduce social isolation, increase integration and community connections, and promote overall health and wellness for refugees 60 years and older. The program provides participants and their families with information about services for elders, assists with bene ts applications, and helps service providers enhance their skills in working with refugees. Over 200 Older Adult Refugees were served in this program last year.