Elderly Refugee Program
The Elder Refugee Program, a collaborative effort between UCFS, the Area Agency on Aging 1B, and the Michigan Office of Refugee Services and is designed to reduce social isolation, increase integration and community connections, and promote overall health and wellness for refugees 60 years and older. The program provides participants and their families with information about services for elders, assists with benefits applications, and helps service providers enhance their skills in working with refugees. Over 200 Older Adult Refugees are served each year through this program.
The UCFS Citizenship Program put elders on the road to U.S. Citizenship. Our dedicated program coordinators work one on one with seniors and an assigned attorney to prepare and process their naturalization applications.
UCFS’s Elderly Medicare and Medicaid Application Program (MMAP) provided low-income senior citizens with information about Medicare Part D enrollment as well as referrals to other community based, aging programs.
As an approved MiCafe Site (Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) in partnership with Elder Law of Michigan, UCFS regularly assists seniors with online benefits application.
UCFS hosts monthly recreational and educational programs at our agency and local senior facilities.
UCFS regularly acts as advocates for seniors at Social Security and Department of Human Services hearings to ensure preservation of benefits. Translation and interpretation services are routinely provided for elders.