Become a Member
If you are 50+ and interested in attending Eastside Senior Center, please stop by the office at 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint MI. We will be happy to give you a tour and fill you in on all of our services and activities. We look forward to seeing new faces!
Daily Congregate Hot Meal GCCARD Program
Enjoy a great lunch each week day! Monday – Friday at 11:30 am
RSVP by 1:00 p.m. the day before
COST: 60 plus $2.00/Under 60 $3.50
Main course is on the center calendar or come by & get a full menu!
We have a MMAP counselor here at Eastside
Stop by the office, or call (810)250-5000 for an appointment
What is MMAP?
MMAP (Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) is a non-profit organization with trained volunteer counselors in communities across Michigan. Since 1984, MMAP counselors have provided thousands of people in Medicare and their families or caregivers with free assistance and education so they can make informed health care coverage decisions. Today there are 59 MMAP sites throughout Michigan. At the national level, this program is called a State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP. MMAP is Michigan’s SHIP.
MMAP receives funding and support from the federal government through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Administration on Aging, as well as the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging. MMAP counselors are volunteers who have received specialized training in Medicare and Medicaid law and regulations, health insurance counseling and relevant insurance products. MMAP counselors are not connected with any insurance company, nor are they licensed to sell insurance. Their purpose is to serve you objectively and confidentially.
A local MMAP counselor can help you:
- Understand doctor bills, hospital bills and Medicare Summary Notices
- Understand Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, coverage, claims and appeals
- Identify resources for prescription drug assistance and help you join a Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage plan (Part D) or enroll in a Medicare Savings Program
- Review your Medicare supplemental insurance needs, compare policies, and pursue claims and refunds
- Understand health care options under managed care and Medicare Advantage plans
- Explore long term care financing options, including long term care insurance
- Identify and report scams, identify theft, and Medicare or Medicaid fraud and abuse.
New Medicare Beneficiaries
MMAP counselors can assist New Medicare beneficiaries in determining which Medicare options are best for them. There are different levels of coverage that can be purchased to cover the 20% gap that remains after Medicare pays its portion. There is a “window” of opportunity to enroll in these plans and some of the plans are optional.
Become a MMAP Volunteer
Would you like to be a part of the ever growing health care system and benefits program that we call Medicare? As a MMAP volunteer, you will be helping friends and family as well as the community members on issues you may not hear otherwise if it weren’t for the MMAP program. Volunteers will be educated in Medicare and Medicaid, Billing, Fraud and Abuse. Call the center if interested.
Consumer’s Shut Off Protection
Are you 65 or older and head of the household? Call consumers at 1-800-477-5050 so you can qualify for shut off protection., no late payment charges, and automatic eligibiltiy for payment plans regardless of income.
KISS- Keep Independant Seniors Safe
This is a call in reassurance program for seniors who live alone. Make sure your loved one gets a call of caring through this program! Call 810-249-6530 for more information and to register yourself or a loved one!
The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) initiated the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCafe). There are several components to MiCAFE. MiCAFE is first and foremost a nutrition education initiative.
MiCAFE, a program of Elder Law of Michigan, was created to help seniors in need. The MiCAFE program gets older people of modest means the things they need most like money to:
- Buy food
- Cover medical expenses
- Pay monthly bills
If you or someone you know is 60 or older and living on a limited income, MiCAFE will help you apply for benefits you have earned but may not know about.
You may be eligible for:
- The Michigan Bridge Card
- Medicare Part B Premium
- State Emergency Relief (SER)
- Medical and Other Assistance
MiCAFE is based on income, as are most government subsidized programs.
There are older people in every community in the U.S who do not have enough money to buy food or medicine and pay rent or utility bills. There are federal programs to help them. Yet, less than half of those who could get help are doing so. Many simply don’t know that help exists, or they mistakenly think they would not qualify.
You should contact the Senior Center at 810-250-5000 for an appointment to discuss this program.
Free Equipment Loaning Closet
Donate your medical equipment:
Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.
Or borrow these items from our loan closet.
Call for availability: 810-250-5000
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Eastside Senior Center is a commodity distribution/TeFAP pick-up site. The second Tuesday of each month, GCCARD delivers commodities to the Senior Center allowing seniors the opportunity to come to Eastside Senior Center and pick up their food.
The commodity programs require meeting financial guidelines. You must pre-register and be processed in advance to participate. Please contact Jamie at (810) 250-5000 for more details.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.