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AAA 1-B Featured In WDIV Story on Critical Need for Paid Caregivers

Monday, March 11th, 2019

  Michigan will need an additional 34,000 home health aides by 2026 to meet the needs of a growing senior population, according to data collected by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B). The 65-plus population in the U.S. is expected to double from 49 million in 2016 to 98 million in 2060, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AAA 1-B works with local home care agencies ...

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Request for Proposals: Contracted Services Fiscal Years 2020-2022

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is now accepting proposals for contracted services delivered via the Older Americans Act for Fiscal Years 2020-2022. An Application Workshop will be held on April 3 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Troy Community Center. Attendance is required for any organization planning to submit a proposal. Approximately $26 million (pending availability of state and federal funds) is available for Older Americans Act ...

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Community Listening Sessions Seek Input for Aging Services

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B will hold community  forums in each of the six southeastern Michigan counties that it serves to hear from older adults and community partners about prioritizing older adult services for the next three years. Older adults, family caregivers, service providers and advocates are welcome, as is the general public. The forums are  intended to gather comments on the use of more than $20 million of federal and ...

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Donate Now to Help Seniors in Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Help AAA 1-B Meet Its Match! We’re thrilled to announce that several generous businesses have stepped up to support the assistance we provide to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. From now until December 31, Excellacare, LaJoy Group, and Imperial Senior Suites are each committed to matching donations, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Guardian Medical Monitoring has agreed to match dollars up to $5,000. Serenity Health and Harmony Transportation Services ...

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Presentations Help Novi Residents Understand Medicare and Save Money

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is holding two presentations at the Novi Library this spring to help people understand their Medicare benefits and save money. “Ten Things You Need to Know About Medicare” is happening on Thursday, March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., and “Getting Help Paying for Prescription Drugs” is being held on Thursday, April 12 from 1 to 3 ...

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Area Agency on Aging 1-B Appoints New CEO

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B)  has appointed Michael Karson as the new CEO and President.  The AAA 1-B is a local non profit serving seniors and adults with disabilities in the six county region of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and  Washtenaw counties. Karson has a strong history of success at various executive levels within different health care delivery models/systems with for profit and non-profit organizations including: ...

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Government Shutdown Will Not Impact AAA 1-B Services

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B  plans to continue with business as usual during the government shutdown. Our first priority, as always, is serving the seniors who depend on our programs. Our services to seniors will continue without interruption

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Young People Give to Meals on Wheels

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Traditions. They stitch us together. They help create a sense of family and a sense of community. The Dads Club from Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills solidified a tradition this fall when a group of roughly 15 sets of dads and sons got together for the second year in a row to help seniors from Pontiac Meals on Wheels with some much-needed home maintenance  and home repair projects. The ...

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Help Local Seniors Have a Happy Holiday

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Donate Now to Holiday Meals on Wheels Most of us know how important Meals on Wheels is. It's a safety net for vulnerable, homebound seniors. It brings hot food and a warm smile to their doorstep--making sure they have something to eat, someone to talk to and someone to check in on them every weekday. It's a critical service, providing not only a meal but that human connection that all of ...

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Get Help Understanding Your Options During Medicare Open Enrollment

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Open Enrollment runs annually October 15 through December 7. It’s the one time of year that you can make changes to your plan choices regarding Part D Prescription plans or Medicare Advantage plans. During Open Enrollment you can: Enroll in or switch Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan or switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan to original Medicare Switch Medicare Advantage Plans Plan ...

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