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Senior Programs

Senior Chore Program

The purpose of the Senior Chore Program is to assist low to moderate income senior citizens with chores around the house, and minor routine home maintenance projects. In order to help seniors maintain their independence and continue to live in their own home.

Eligibility:

  • Must be age 62 or above
  • Must be a Brownstown resident who owns and lives in your home at least 12 months.
  • Must have an income at or below $24,450 for 1 person, or $27,450 for two people in the household.

Services available include grass trimming, weed trimming, snow removal, gutter clearing, and other home maintenance projects.

Documentation Needed to Apply:

  • Proof of residency: Valid drivers license or State ID showing current address.
  • Proof of homeownership: Copy of deed or most recent tax bill.
  • Proof of income tax or tax credit statement; if no taxes filed; then income or W-2s as it applies to you.

Please contact the Brownstown Recreation Department at (734) 675-0920 for more information or to obtain an application.

Travel Club

New trips are announced offered at the monthly Travel Club Meeting which is held the first Monday of the month. Brownstown residents can join the Travel Club for discounts on travel and get first news of new trips. Membership is $10 per year. Join us to learn about our new trips. Any senior may travel with us; you do not have to be a member.

Bowling

Come Bowl with us at Flat Rock Lanes each Friday at 1:00 pm. No needs to sign-up just show up and bowl. For more information call (734) 782-9393.

Wayne County Congregate Meals

Join us for lunch Monday through Friday at 12 noon for congregate meals at the Brownstown Community Center. You must call (734) 675-0920 24 hours in advance to reserve your meal. The suggested donation amount is $2.25.

Senior/Disabled Transportation Program

Eligibility:

  • Brownstown Township resident.
  • Age 60 or older or disabled unable to drive due to medical reasons.
  • Seniors who can drive may use the Sr. Bus, however, priority is given to those who cannot.

Before transportation can be provided:

  • All passengers must complete an Application/Emergency Medical ID Form listing pertinent medical information that may be necessary in case of an emergency and also waives responsibility of the Township for any injury a person may incur while utilizing the transportation program.
  • All passengers must provide a copy of a valid picture ID.
  • Any passenger who is not age 60 or older must provide documentation from their physician stating that they have a disability that causes them to be unable to drive.
  • After we receive these items, we will send you an approval letter along with an ID card. You will need to show the driver the ID card when you use the transportation services.

Transportation program:

  • Administered by Brownstown Township Recreation Department.
  • Transportation provided by Brownstown Township Senior Bus and Downriver Cab.
  • Transportation is made available by grants from SMART.

Brownstown Senior Bus

675-0920

Available for:

  • Transportation to Brownstown Community Center for senior programs and activities organized by the Center (lunch, shopping, trips, volunteer opportunities, meetings, etc.)
  • Transportation to the Township offices.
  • Transportation for wheelchair bound residents to appointments.
  • The senior bus may be used by seniors who can drive, however, priority will be given to those who cannot.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm for programs at the Community Center.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Type of Service:

  • Curb to Curb
  • Wheelchair Lift Equipped
  • Passengers must be able to get to and from the bus unassisted. If assistance is needed, a caregiver/companion must be with the passenger at all times.

Cost:

  • $1.00 round trip to/from home/Senior Center or activity
  • $1.00 round trip for shopping trips
  • $2.00 each way for appointments (available for wheelchair bound only)

Downriver Cab

(734) 282-2222 OR (887) 284-4200

Available for:

  • Transportation to medical and dental appointments, hair appointments, pharmacy, banking, and shopping for seniors and the disabled who are unable to drive.
  • This service is not for transportation to the airport.
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Reservations for transportation to an appointment must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • For transportation to a place with no appointment (bank, pharmacy, etc.), you may call for transportation as needed, but keep in mind that there may be a wait. Advance reservations are preferred.

Type of Service:

  • Curb to Curb
  • Passengers must be able to get to/from and in/out of the taxi unassisted. If assistance is needed, a caregiver/companion must be with the passenger at all times.

Cost:

  • $4.00 each way per passenger
  • $2.50 per mile outside the Brownstown designated boundaries.
  • Tipping is at your option.

Service Area:

  • Furthest point North: Northline Furthest point East: W. Jefferson
  • Furthest point South: Gibraltar Furthest point West: Inkster