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Contact Rhonda Parker, Development & Communications Manager
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Save the Date: Older Michiganians Day is on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 

March 27, 2017
Decisions made in Lansing, Michigan have direct and far-reaching impact on the quality of life for seniors in Michigan. Each year, Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) participates in Older Michiganians Day (OMD) held on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building. [READ]

Statement on Budget Blueprint: Meals on Wheels…More than just a Meal it’s an Investment

March 17, 2017
Yesterday, the President sent his Budget Blueprint, also referred to as the “skinny budget” to Congress with a plan to release further details in the coming months. [READ]

Detroit Area Agency on Aging “Holiday Meals on Wheels” Partners with DTE Energy Foundation to Bring Together more than 500 Volunteers to Help Homebound Seniors

December 20, 2016
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is proud to announce that for the seventh year in a row, the DTE Energy Foundation will be providing 5,500 meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults on Christmas. [READ]

Detroit Holiday Meals on Wheels partners with Ford Motor Company Fund to pack and deliver 6,000 meals for homebound seniors

November 18, 2016
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is partnering with Ford Motor Company Fund to pack and deliver hot, nutritious meals to 6,000 seniors in Metro Detroit. Hundreds of corporate and community volunteers with Ford Motor Company Fund employees and family members will assist with meal packaging and delivery. [READ]

Holiday Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed for Thanksgiving

November 10, 2016
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is looking for volunteers to assist with the packing and delivery of 6,000 meals to homebound seniors in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Harper Woods, and the five Grosse Pointes. [READ]

Detroit Area Agency on Aging receives support from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to Improve Health through Enhanced Food Access for Seniors 

October 24, 2016
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) received one of 20 grants from Healthy Food Connect, a regional initiative of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The initiative supports 72 organizations working to improve health by increasing access to nutritious food for seniors. [READ]

DAAA kickoffs their Holiday Greeting Card Campaign with its 3rd Annual Masquerade for Meals Event

October 17, 2016
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) will launch its annual Holiday Meals on Wheels Greeting Card Campaign at their Masquerade for Meals Event. The primary goal of the campaign is to create awareness for the Holiday Meals on Wheels (HMOW) Program. [READ]

Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging approves FY 2017-FY 2019 Multi Year Plan for local Area Agency on Aging

September 14, 2016
For many seniors, the thought of having services that can assist them in aging gracefully are too far and few. After years of working, taking care of their families and their communities, it is time for us to take care of them. The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) has decided to do just that….take care of the seniors in their community. [READ]

Detroit Holiday Meals on Wheels gets a parade of volunteers to pack and deliver hot meals for 3,700 homebound seniors 

September 1, 2016
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is partnering with UAW-Ford to package and deliver hot, nutritious meals to 3,700 seniors in Metro Detroit. Hundreds of corporate and community volunteers with UAW-Ford employees and family members will assist with meal packaging and delivery before the kick off to the 2016 Labor Day Parade “Your Vote is Your Choice” in Corktown. [READ]

A conference designed for kinship caregivers and professionals working with kinship care families

August 29, 2016
This year’s theme for the 9th Annual Michigan Kinship Care Conference is “You Have Built It: Now We Are Going to Bridge the Gap.” We will be looking at today’s current issues facing kinship caregivers, bringing together information, resources, and enlightenment to address issues and challenges grandparents and relative caregivers face with raising their children. [READ]

Paul Bridgewater, President and CEO, supports his friends and the Detroit Meals on Wheels Program

August 22,2016
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) has launched their annual giving campaign, Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Hungry. The campaign highlights the role that we as a community play in ensuring that seniors receive nutritious meals every day. There are more than 750 seniors on the waiting list and current clients are in danger of being placed on the waiting list. [READ]