Our mission is to empower Macomb County seniors through advocacy and education.
Macomb County Senior Citizen Services began in May 1968 as part of the Community Action Center and was led by Elizabeth Lewis. In 1973, a grant was received from the Michigan Commission on Aging and a senior center was created in rented space of the Roseville Community Action Center.
Through the efforts of Elizabeth Lewis who advocated at the state and local levels, the community became aware of issues of the County’s aging population. Through the vision of Ms. Lewis and a group of concerned citizens, the Macomb County Board of Commissioners established a senior citizen department.
Today, the department is not a recreational activity senior center, but an agency that addresses human service needs. Since 1968, the department has seen many changes in the aging field, but has continued to support senior citizens in the community through ever-changing programs that meet the senior population's needs.
The Macomb County Department of Senior Citizen Services empowers older adults through advocacy and education. Since 1968, its specialized programs have assisted residents over age 60 to remain independent and increase their quality of life. Due to expertise and vision, the department has won over 26 national awards for achievement and excellence, influencing services to the aged for generations to come. For more information, contact 586-469-6313 or visit www.macombgov.org/seniorservices.