Senior Services

Senior Services

Become a Member

Membership is FREE.  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: Requested donation of $3.00 for those 60 and older. Cost for those under 60, or living outside Genesee County: $6.00

Main course is on the center calendar or come by & get a full menu!

 Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Free legal services available to seniors 60 and over, here at the senior center.  Make an appointment for assistance regarding wills, power of attorney, social security, etc.

Keep in mind, our appointments may be booked into the next few months.   Please call for appointment

We have a MMAP counselor here at Eastside

If you are age 60 and older, need food assistance and meet the income gross (single: $2,148.00, married $2,904.00 and assets: $15,000.00); please call the Center to set up an  appointment with our representative. (810) 250-5000.

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.

Elder Abuse Hotline: 810-257-3422

 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 eligibility for payment plans regardless of income.

KISS- Keep Independent 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!

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. TeFAP commodities are distributed quarterly. 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 us at (810) 250-5000 for more details.

Veterans Services 50 years old & older: 

You can schedule an appointment at the Department of Veterans Services Office OR at one of the following designated senior activity centers to assure you are receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to.

Clio Senior Center (810)687-7620

Davison Area Senior Center (810)658-1566

Flushing Area Senior Center (810)659-4735

Grand Blanc Senior Center (810)695-3202

Loose Senior Center (810) 735-9406

Swartz Creek Area Senior Center (810)635-4122

Call Veterans Service for appointments 810-257-3068.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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