Services for Seniors


TOSS
SMART Connector
CHORE Service
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance
Free Tax Assistance

Located at 26000 Evergreen Road, within the Parks & Recreation Building, the Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ serves adults age 50 and older. Call (248) 796-4650 or email nmessina@cityofsouthfield.com for more information.

Transportation Services
Mobility is critical to people of all ages. It gives us independence. Those without the ability to drive often feel “trapped” in their homes. The City of Southfield and SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority Regional Transportation) are continuously working together to improve community transit service to accommodate the needs of Southfield’s senior citizens and those with disabilities.

TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors)

Transportation of Southfield Seniors (TOSS), uses lift-equipped vans to transport senior residents (age 60+) who reside in Southfield or Lathrup Village within the boundaries of Fourteen Mile Rd. to the north, Eight Mile Rd. to the south, Middlebelt to the west, and Coolidge to the east.

TOSS accommodates permanently physically challenged persons of any age. Appointments are on a first come, first served basis, and can be scheduled anytime up to a month prior. We do not provide same day or next day transportation.

For information and arrangements please call the TOSS office at (248) 796-4658, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. or leave a message after hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible, within business hours. A donation of $5 per round trip is suggested. Additional donations are welcome.

By Appointment - Doctors, Medical Appointments
Transportation available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

By Appointment (Open to Qualifying Residents)
Transportation available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to:
Doctor appointments, medical appointments, and dental appointments
Shopping at Meijer & Kroger
Beauty and Barber shop appointments
Miscellaneous appointments – other shopping, movie theater, parks, events, etc. within TOSS boundaries.

Departing from Woodridge:
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - Shopping

For information and arrangements please call the TOSS office at (248) 796-4658, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or leave a message after hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible, within business hours.
This service is funded and operated by the joint efforts of the City of Southfield, SMART funds, Beaumont Health and St. John Providence.

SMART Connector
Regular scheduled stops for SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority Regional Transportation) buses have been arranged at more than 25 Southfield locations. Scheduled transportation to theaters, sporting events, shopping, and personal errands are available. For a listing of pickup locations and destinations please call the Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ at (248) 796-4650. Curb-to-Curb bus service is available by appointment. Those requiring regular service through SMART may call their offices at (866) 962-5515 at least two days in advance of the required pickup.
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CHORE Service
The Chore Program is for all Southfield homeowners who are senior citizens, 62 or older, living alone, OR Certified handicapped, living alone and whose annual income meets Federal guidelines: for a family of ONE the income must be $24,850 or less and for a family of TWO the income must be $28,400 or less.

Chore services include yard work (lawn care, shrub and tree trimming & leaf pick-up), snow removal, window and gutter cleaning, minor plumbing, minor furnace repair, minor electrical repair, minor painting and carpentry. Each qualified homeowner is allowed $500 per year for the labor involved, while the client is responsible for material used. By helping with home and yard maintenance, the Chore program enables homeowners to stay in their homes.

Any questions please call Denise Glinz, Chore Coordinator, at (248) 796-4180.

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Medicare/Medicaid Assistance
This service, provided by the Area Agency on Aging, provides information and answers any questions you might have regarding Medicare and Medicaid coverage. A trained older adult volunteer counselor will answer all questions personally at no cost to you. Information is also given regarding supplemental insurance plans, long term care options, help with applications for Medicaid and much more. If you are experiencing a problem with a doctor or hospital bill, make an appointment and bring the pertinent paperwork with you for assistance. Any information you provide is confidential. For more information, please call the Area Agency on Aging at (248) 357-2255. Back to top

Free Tax Assistance from AARP
AARP will once again be assisting senior residents with their taxes this season at the Parks & Recreation Building. This program’s goal is to offer complimentary tax preparation help to anyone regardless of age, but emphasis for those over 50 years of age, who cannot afford to have professional assistance in preparing and processing their taxes. Twenty volunteers work each day to assist Southfield residents during the 11 week program. These volunteers are trained and IRS certified each year.

Sessions for 2019 will be scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from February 5 through April 11. All appointments will take place in the Marcotte Room of the Parks & Recreation Building. Underground parking is available providing easy access to the Marcotte Room. New this year, clients can register for an appointment online at Southfield Taxaide Online You can call the Adult Recreation Center 50+ at (248) 796-4650 to register as well. Hourly appointments are available beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the last appointments accepted at 1:30 p.m.

Please call the Adult Recreation Center 50+ at (248) 796-4650 for more information about the AARP Tax Aide program. Back to top