Vanguard Community Development Corporation presents the We Love Seniors Appreciation Day! Metro Detroit BINGO Event to be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the 8 Mile Trade Center located in the Bel-Air Shopping Center (8500 E. 8 Mile, Detroit, MI 48234). The event is sponsored by Fidelis Secure will start at 2:00pm and will conclude by 5:00pm. Partners include the Detroit Department of Recreation and Matrix Human Services.
The We Love Seniors Appreciation Day! is Free for all senior citizens who can provide proof of being a current recipient of both Medicare AND Medicaid. Tickets will be available to all other senior citizens as well.
Please see press release for more information: We Love Seniors Appreciation Day – Press Release
It’s that special time again!
Thursday, September 27th, 2012; Operation ABLE of Michigan will host our annual ”Ability is Ageless” Award Luncheon. This event’s purpose is to call attention to the valuable role of mature workers. Every year, approximately 100 mature workers are nominated by their employers and honored for their achievements and over 500 guest attend to celebrate the cause. Come and share in the Celebration of Ability!
If you are interested in participating or attending the event, please look toward the attachments for reservation and employee nomination information. You can also check out our website for the information http://www.operationable.org/
Vanguard CDC and Detroit LISC have partnered together to provide the community an opportunity to support Grand Woodward businesses during a Cash Mob event Saturday, August 25, 2012. Stop by participating businesses to meet up with your neighbors and local business owners! For more information call 313-872-7831.
Download pdf here: Cash Mob flier
WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOODS DAY?
Neighborhoods Day celebrates all the great work block clubs, churches, schools community groups and local businesses do throughout the year in the effort to create a better Detroit. Neighborhoods Day events are held all over the city on the same day, from midtown to downtown, from the west side to the east side.
View City of Detroit City Briefs June 2012 Newsletter here: City Briefs June 2012E
Bring in 2012 at Cass City!
Big thanks to you for your support of Cass City Cinema over the past two months. There have been some incredible features over the past two months, with the incredible turnout for Eames: The Architect and The Painter. Join us for an exciting 2012 with showcasing local comic book artists, Gary Grimshaw & Carl Lundgren, with the Crumb documentary, the newest Pedro Almodavar, and more!
For more information or to view the showing schedule visit: Cass City Cinema 2012
THE DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFERS RESIDENTS FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS
The Detroit Fire Department is offering senior citizens and other Detroit residents free smoke detectors, including installation, home fire safety inspections and a fire escape plan. The inspections are an ongoing service offered year-round. To arrange for a free inspection and for more information regarding this and other fire safety programs, call the Detroit Fire Marshal Division, Public Instruction Section at (313) 596-2968.
CITY OF DETROIT MUNICIPAL PARKING DEPARTMENT TESTS NEW SINGLE-SPACE METERS AND VEHICLE DETECTION SENSORS
Motor City drivers can now use credit and debit cards to pay for parking at single-space meters. The Municipal Parking Department began a 90-day pilot program in November, testing 52 single-space meters equipped to accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard credit and debit cards (with the MasterCard or Visa logo). In addition to the new single-space meters, Municipal Parking will also test 16 meters with vehicle detection sensors. The vehicle detection sensor meters will automatically revert to 0 time left when the sensor detects the vehicle has left the parking spot.
CITY OF DETROIT TO OPEN DAYTIME RESPITE CENTERS DURING FRIGID TEMPERATURES
When Detroit experiences extremely cold temperatures, the Detroit Recreation Department will operate two recreation centers as respite centers for residents to get heating bill relief. Individuals can dial down their furnaces and go to one of the two following centers during the day to help save on household energy expenses:
Lipke Recreation Center, 19320 Van Dyke (313) 628-2036
Tuesday – Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Coleman Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby (313) 628-0995
Tuesday – Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information about the respite centers, call (313) 224-1129.
CALL DWSD TO REPORT WINTER WATER MAIN BREAKS
In Detroit, winter and springtime usher in a larger number of breaks, and there are often multiple contributing factors. Many of the pipes in Detroit and across the country are aging, and older pipes are more likely to have experienced stress that can lead to leaks and breaks. Pipe materials also expand and contract with changes in temperature. If the pipe is in a place where it cannot absorb the stress, it will crack.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is dedicated to maintaining the hundreds of miles of water mains within the city. A water main break can cause aggravation and inconvenience to residents, as well as potential damage to their property. A break can result in low water pressure, no water flow at all, or perhaps water flowing freely in the street. Residents who see a water main break should contact the DWSD 24-hour Emergency Maintenance and Repair Center at (313) 267-7401.
DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES RELOCATING TO THE HERMAN KIEFER HEALTH COMPLEX
The Detroit Department of Human Services is moving from 5031 Grandy Street to the Herman Kiefer Health Complex, 1151 Taylor Street in Detroit. The move is taking place in phases and will be complete by January 2012.
DHS will continue to offer the same administrative services that are offered at the current location. All center operation services, including utility assistance, emergency needs, transportation, and commodity distribution will be on the fifth floor, along with the Senior/Consumer Advocacy Division. Weatherization and Head Start will be located on the 6th floor.
For more information, please call 852-5609.
DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO COLLECT CHRISTMAS TREES DURING JANUARY
Detroit residents can place their Christmas trees out for collection on their weekly trash collection day the first two weeks in January.
Residents should place the tree near their Courville container no more than 24 hours before the scheduled pickup.
DETROIT SENIOR/CONSUMER ADVOCACY DIVISION TO HOST HEALTHY HEARTS EDUCATIONAL FORUM FEB. 14
The City of Detroit Department of Human Services, Senior/Consumer Advocacy Division will host an educational forum on healthy hearts on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center – DeRoy Ballroom, located at 18100 Meyers Road.
Please call (313) 224-1000 to RSVP by Tuesday, February 7.
When: Jan 24, 2012 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Over the course of 2012, program staff and many of our partners will be assisting Watch Group Leaders, Law Enforcement, and Community Leaders in conducting a number of webinars to help you expand, and enhance your programs. After the webinars have been conducted, UOW will be posting archives of the events to our publications library on this site. We are always looking for new and exciting topics to bring to you, if you have any suggestions or recommendations please let us know by submitting an idea via our Contact UOW at the upper right of this page. Thank you for your support
Time: Each session is designed to run 45 minutes and includes a Q&A.
Presentor: Ed Hutchison, Director of the National Traid Program for NSA.
Summary: The sole purpose of Triad is to promote senior safety and to reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience.
•Learn about crime prevention and public education for older adults: by recruiting and training volunteers to assist police departments, sheriff’s offices and other agencies.
•Learn about identifying community resources and providing referrals to older persons to help reduce fear and lend moral support.
Information on how to access each event will be sent to you the day before each session.
To register visit: www.usaonwatch.org