Services for Seniors


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

Located at 24350 Civic Center Drive, within the McDonnell Towers complex, the Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ is a multipurpose, barrier-free facility serving adults age 50 and older. Included at the Center are a branch of the Southfield Public Library with large-print books, a co-op grocery store, billiard room and barber and beauty shop. 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. TOSS accommodates permanently physically challenged persons of any age. For information and arrangements please call (248) 796-4658. A donation of $5 per round trip is suggested. Additional donations are welcome.

In addition to medical appointments, TOSS provides services to local supermarkets and banks as follows:
Departing from McDonnel Towers and Woodridge:
Tuesdays & Fridays - Shopping at Meijer/Kroger
Open to Anyone:
Wednesdays – Banking
By Appointment (Open to Anyone)
Monday through Friday - Shopping at Meijer & Kroger
For information and arrangements please call (248) 796-4658.
By Appointment - Doctors, Medical Appointments
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
For information and arrangements please call (248) 796-4658.
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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 (248) 476-6630 at least two days in advance of the required pickup.
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CHORE Service
CHORE assists senior adults with maintenance tasks beyond their abilities, such as spring clean-up, grass cutting, leaf-raking, snow shoveling, cleaning home gutters and down spouts, replacing storm windows or screens and other physical tasks. Eligible participants must be 62 years old or over, or a permanently disabled person of any age who is living alone, low-to-moderate-income, and own their own home. Contact “Ms. CHORE” at (248) 796-4180, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Back to top

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 provides help to Southfield seniors in filling out their federal and state income tax forms. Free assistance is provided at the Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+, starting in February each year, on Monday mornings (usually between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.) There are no income requirements. For more information please call (248) 796-4650 or email nmessina@cityofsouthfield.com Back to top