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Southfield Parks & Recreation cancels summer programs

The city of Southfield Parks & Recreation Department has cancelled all summer programming, including all classes, programs, camps, special events, athletic leagues and senior programs and trips through at least August 31, 2020 in an effort to keep Southfield safe. The Southfield Sports Arena pool will also be closed for the season; however, Evergreen Hills Golf Course and all Southfield parks and nature preserves will remain open.

“Parks & Recreation staff will continue to monitor the Governor’s Executive orders, CDC and county guidelines along with our city officials’ guidance regarding future programming and the appropriate time for the safe reopening of our facilities,” added Southfield Parks and Recreation Director Terry Fields. “In the absence of in-person programming, P&R staff have developed a virtual recreation program, Stay INterActive, that features daily activities, arts & crafts, games, helpful links, video tips and more. We will continue to develop and evolve this program and others throughout the coming months.”

Evergreen Hills Golf Course opened to the public on May 12. The course will continue to be open daily, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to dusk. The weekday rate for 9 holes of golf and a cart is $22/person. Saturday and Sunday rates are $23/person for 9 holes and a power cart. The walking rate on weekdays for 9 holes remains $12/person. Saturday and Sunday walking rate is $13/person. All tee times must be booked and paid in advance with a credit card by calling (248) 796-4666. No cash or walk-ins will be accepted.

All Southfield parks are open from dawn to dusk and there are no park entrance fees. Please note that while at the park, amenities including playground equipment are not sanitized. We remind visitors to follow CDC safety guidelines by wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing your hands following your visit.

Residents are reminded to continue to visit Southfield Park & Recreation’s Facebook page @SouthfieldParksandRecreation to Stay INterActive Southfield.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofsouthfield.com/departments/parks-recreation for a full list of cancellations, closures and further updates. Staff will return all calls should residents reach and leave voicemail.

Summer 2020 Programs Statement
Stay INterActive

Stay INterActive Virtual Recreation Program

Check out our Facebook page for daily activities, helpful links, video tips and more as part of our Stay INterActive virtual recreation program! We are ALL in this together Southfield

Southfield Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

Located at 26000 Evergreen Road, within the Parks & Recreation Building, Senior Services serves adults age 50 and older. Please call (248) 796-4650 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) 

The TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) program has suspended service until further notice. Residents needing transportation to medical appointments or shopping/pharmacy visits during this time are being referred to the SMART Connector program. Details on rider guidelines or how to schedule an appointment on a SMART Connector bus can be found at https://www.smartbus.org/Services/Connector/Using-Connector-Service. You can also call SMART at 866-962-5515. SMART continue do follow mid-route cleaning and regular electrostatic spraying of all buses.  

Transportation of Southfield Seniors (TOSS), uses lift-equipped buses 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.

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.

Ascension Health and Beaumont Hospitals, CDBG (Community Development Block Grant), the City of Southfield and SMART, jointly make this transportation possible by grants.


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 Senior Services 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.

 

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.

 

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. 

Free Tax Assistance from AARP 

Sessions for 2020 are currently suspended.

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.

Appointments take place in the Marcotte Room of the Parks & Recreation Building. Underground parking is available providing easy access to the Marcotte Room.

Hourly appointments are available from 9:30 am until the last appointments at 1:30 pm. Once again, you can register for an appointment on-line at https://sfld.mitaxapp.com beginning December 15. You can also register by calling Senior Services at (248) 796-4650. 


Please call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 for more information about the AARP Tax Aide program.