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Senior Services

Jennifer Furlong is on staff to assist you with your day-to-day needs to maintain your quality of life in the City of Huntington Woods.   Contact Jennifer concerning any of the following many special services provided to our mature residents.

Transportation
Residents who are at least 55 years of age are able to 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 hours (48 hour) advance notice is required and the travel distance must be within a seven-mile radius. The fee is $1 each way.  Call 248.541.3030 between 9:00 AM and noon, 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.   

LEISURE FORUM/NEWSLETTER
The Leisure Forum is published with you in mind!  Published bi-monthly the Leisure Forum lists our services, drop in activities, day trips, and extended travel.  This publication is available at all city offices, on the city web site (hwmi.org) or you can have it emailed directly to you by contacting kseidl@ci.huntington-woods.mi.us.  Please feel free to call 248.541-3030 for additional information.

MONDAY LUNCH BUNCH
Join your neighbors on Mondays at 12:00 noon for a hot meal with an engaging program following.  Lunch Bunch meets in the Multipurpose Room of the Recreation Center.  The requested donation is $3.50, paid in advance.  Call to register for lunch and arrange transportation, if needed, by noon on the preceding Friday at 248.541.3030.

PEN PAL PROGRAM
The Pen Pal Program brings together Burton Elementary School students and Huntington Woods adults for the purpose of becoming acquainted through letter writing.  With this project, fourth graders experience the fun of getting mail, as well as the opportunity to become acquainted with someone of another generation while practicing the fine art of letter writing.   As an added bonus, youngsters and our mature residents become aware that there are those in the community who care across generations.  If this is something you might enjoy, contacting Jennifer Furlong at 248.541.3030 to become a Pen Pal.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
2016 AARP Driver Program:  Thursday & Friday, September 8-9 9:00am-1:30pm
AARP Members:  $5 - HW Residents, $15 - non-residents;  $20 for non-AARP members
Registration is limited.  Register at the Recreation Center as soon as possible.
Offered every fall, the Driver Safety Program provides information that can help participants 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, as well as providing a continental breakfast and lunch each day.  Information is available in the fall in both the Hometown Herald and the Leisure Forum.

Here’s-To-Your-Better-Health Fair:  FLU SHOTS & MORE
2016 Health Fair to be held Wednesday, October 19 from 10 AM to noon at the Recreation Center
Offered mid-October in the Recreation Center.  Drop-ins welcome.
Need your flu and/or pneumonia vaccine? Have questions regarding your health? Join your neighbors and enjoy the opportunity to discuss health issues with medical professionals in an informal setting.  Annual flu vaccinations are given at the event.  Medicare Part B and most insurance is accepted.  Please bring Medicare card, supplemental insurance cards, and picture ID. Refreshments provided.  Transportation available to Huntington Woods residents through our Senior Transportation program.  Call 248.541.3030 for more information or to schedule transportation.

YOUR CITY CARES:  If trips and activities no longer  for you,
Staff at the Recreation Center is available to assist you with your day-to-day needs to help you maintain your quality of life in the City of Huntington Woods.  Feel free to contact us concerning any of the following special services:
-  Information and Referrals
-  Volunteer Opportunities
-  Telephone Reassurance Calls
Call 248.541.3030 for additional information.

MONEY FOR MINOR HOME REPAIRS
Homeowners, with low to moderate income, in need of minor home repairs may qualify for financial assistance through the Oakland County Community Development Block Grant Program.  Please contact Jennifer Furlong, 248.541.3030, for more information.