iStock-1312102723Did you know seniors enjoy a wide variety of services all throughout the Birmingham community? From special events and activities to exclusive discounts and assistance, seniors enjoy many special opportunities in Birmingham. 

Next
Seniors, Next is your place to stay active and connected! Next offers programming to stimulate your mind, ignite a passion, strengthen your body and explore new destinations. They also offer support services that focus on allowing older adults to live independently and age in place. The support service department provides information and referrals, transportation services, nutritional support and much, much more. 
Address: 2121 Midvale Street
Birmingham, MI 29201 48009-1509
Phone: 248-203-5270
Fax: 248-203-5272
E-mail: ktillson@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Website: https://birminghamnext.org/ 

Lincoln Hills Golf Course and Springdale Golf Course
Seniors enjoy discounted rates at Birmingham's golf courses. Learn more at www.golfbirmingham.org.

Birmingham Police Department Adopt a Senior Program

The Adopt A Senior Program was formed in 1996 when Birmingham Police Officers saw a need to assist local senior citizens by providing companionship and assistance when needed. Many seniors have no nearby relatives to call on and with this program, Birmingham Officers offer assistance by performing small household chores or errands during their breaks or after their shift ends. This relationship will often lead to the senior using the officer as a resource to connect them with various programs geared towards their situation. Learn more about this program at www.bhamgov.org/adoptasenior.

Birmingham Fire Department 
  • Medical emergencies can happen anytime, and the Birmingham Fire Department wants seniors to be prepared. The department offers residents the File of Life: a single document containing critical information including medical history, emergency contacts and medications. Seniors may call 248-530-1906 to request a File of Life be delivered to their residence.
  • Home safety inspections (looking for trip hazards for seniors, providing fire safety information regarding carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, etc.)
  • Lift assists
  • Free blood pressure checks at the stations
  • KNOX box loaner program - Provided to residents who have an expectation of non-emergent needs from the fire department following recent release from the hospital or rehab center, or a recent designation to hospice care.  The KNOX box allows the resident to place a home key inside allowing easy access for the fire department when needed
  • Carbon monoxide detector installation (detector provided by FD)
  • Smoke detector installation (detector provided by FD)
  • At-home monoclonal antibody infusions performed by FD paramedics
  • When appropriate on department calls for service, seniors are provided information about NEXT or the Area Agency on Aging and given contact information for both by the crews while on scene
Birmingham Museum  
The Birmingham Museum's programs and exhibits are a natural fit for area seniors who especially enjoy focusing on Birmingham's past.  Some of the ways seniors' needs are met by the museum include the following:

  1. Senior rates for admission to the museum; barrier-free accessibility of both the Allen House and the Hunter House
  2. Free adult lecture series at the Baldwin Library and ample virtual and video content of local history presentations
  3. Specialized group tours with reduced rates for seniors
  4. Senior-friendly FaceBook content and active social media engagement
  5. Research questions and services; information and referral
  6. Ability to create senior-specific programs that draw on personal and community shared history
Seniors 65 and up enjoy discounted admission to the Birmingham Museum. The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from  1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/museum.
Address:  556 W Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248.530.1928

Baldwin Public Library
The Baldwin Public Library offers more than 20 services that benefit seniors. Browse their complete list of senior services here for everything form home delivery and learning in retirement groups, to books on tape, assistance acquiring tax forms and more!
Address: 300 W Merrill Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 647-1700
Website: www.baldwinlib.org

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center offers drop-in art workshops for seniors, however they are on hold at this time due to the pandemic. Visit https://bbartcenter.org/bbac-events/seniors-at-the-center/ for the latest news regarding these workshops.
Address: 1516 S. Cranbrook
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248.644.0866
Email: info@BBArtCenter.org
Website: https://bbartcenter.org

Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center
Affirmations Angels (Aff Angels) is a senior services program modeled after a successful response to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s-1990s where individuals recognized a need, rolled up their sleeves, swallowed their fears, ignored the stigmas and opposition and provided needed care and services for those living with HIV/AIDS in the early days of the disease.

In partnership with SAGE of Metro Detroit, the Aff Angels volunteer corps will provide culturally-competent general non-medical assistance to LGBTQ+ seniors for their daily needs – such as grocery shopping, transportation to doctor appointments, pickup of medications, light laundry, light meal prep or simply providing company and fellowship to the often-marginalized members of the community. Learn more at https://goaffirmations.org/affirmations-angels/.