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Master Plan 2021

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Make your voice heard by participating in one of our Community Open Houses. Your input will help guide park improvements throughout the community for the next five years as part of our Parks & Recreation Master Plan.
The City of Southfield evaluates its parks and recreational programs every five years to ensure it is providing citizen with the necessary and desired facilities, programs and staff for the highest level of recreation experiences. The information is then compiled into the Parks & Recreation Master Plan.
If you can't make it to one of the Community Open House events you can submit your input via the Community Survey online by clicking the button below or pick up a copy of the survey to complete and bring back at the Parks & Recreation Office at the Municipal Campus (26000 Evergreen Road) or Beech Woods Recreation Center (22200 Beech Road).

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Mask Up Southfield
In accordance with the City of Southfield’s updated mask policy taking effect on Tuesday, October 12, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face mask (fully covering nose and mouth) before entering any city office or facility.

The Southfield Senior Services office remains closed to the public until further notice. We are available Monday-Thursday from 9 am - 4 pm and Friday from 9 am - 2 pm to answer your calls in person at (248) 796-4650. If we miss you, please leave a message and we will call you back. 

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) 

TOSS is currently taking reservations for medical appointments and grocery trips. 

Properly worn face masks are required for all riders, assistants and drivers. Buses are cleaned after each rider. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment please call (248) 796-4658. Please leave your name, phone number and a short message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  

If you need other transportation services please call the SMART Connector at (866) 962-5515.

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. 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.

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 $27,500 or less and for a family of TWO the income must be $31,400 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 

AARP has completed assisting senior residents with their taxes this season.