Senior Services

Senior Outreach Coordinator Jennifer Furlong is on staff to assist you with day-to-day needs to maintain your quality of life in Huntington Woods. Contact Jennifer at 248-581-2712 or hwcares@hwmi.org concerning any of the following special services provided to our mature residents:

REASSURANCE CALLS AND AT HOME ASSISTANCE
Would you like a check-in call?  Schedule a daily or weekly reassurance call from HWCares. Jennifer can also help you with grocery delivery, Zoom and other online assistance, as well as connecting with friends and family through phone apps.

TRANSPORTATION Funded in part by Beaumont Health
Residents who are at least 55 years of age or differently abled adults of any age can arrange transportation on the City SMART van for all activities of daily living. The van is wheelchair accessible. If you are using a walker or are unable to handle steps, the lift is available to bring you into the vehicle.  Forty-eight hour (48-hour) advance notice is required and the travel distance must be within a seven-mile radius. The fee is $1 each way.  Call 248-581-2712 or email hwcares@hwmi.org between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to schedule a ride.

BLOOD PRESSURE
Join us on the third Wednesday of each month in the Senior Lounge at the Recreation Center from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. to have your blood pressure checked by a registered nurse.  If you are tracking your blood pressure, this is a great service.   

60+ CROWD/NEWSLETTER
The 60+ Crowd is published with you in mind!  Published quarterly, the 60+ Crowd lists services, activities, day trips, and much more.  This publication is mailed to all homes in HW.  Please feel free to call 248-581-2712 or email hwcares@hwmi.org for additional information.

MONDAY LUNCH BUNCH
Join your neighbors on Mondays at 12:00 PM for a hot meal with an engaging program following.  Lunch Bunch meets in the Multipurpose Room of the Recreation Center.  Register for lunch ($5.00, paid in advance) and arrange transportation, if needed, by 10:00 AM on the preceding Wednesday at 248-581-2712 or hwcares@hwmi.org.

PEN PAL PROGRAM
The Pen Pal Program brings together Burton Elementary School students and Huntington Woods seniors for the purpose of becoming acquainted through letter writing.  With this project, students experience the fun of getting mail, and have the opportunity to get to know someone of another generation while practicing the fine art of letter writing.  If this is something you might enjoy, contact Jennifer Furlong at 248-581-2712 or email hwcares@hwmi.org to become a Pen Pal.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Offered in the Fall, the Driver Safety Program provides information that can help participants 55+ learn how to deal with the effects of aging on driving.  There are no tests.  The results of your participation in the Driver Safety course have no bearing on your driver's license.  The goal is self-awareness and improving driving strategies which should make you safer on the road.  The Public Safety Department generously supports this program by underwriting registration costs for Huntington Woods residents. Contact Jennifer for more information:  248-581-2712 or email hwcares@hwmi.org.

YOUR CITY CARES:  If trips and activities are no longer  for you...
Staff at the Recreation Center are available to assist you with day-to-day needs to help you maintain your quality of life in your Huntington Woods home.  Feel free to contact us concerning any of the following special services:
-  Information and Referrals
-  Volunteer Opportunities
Call 248-581-2712 or email hwcares@hwmi.org for additional information.

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