The Senior Alliance, Area Agency on Aging 1-C, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency established in 1980 and designated as the Area Agency on Aging for the 34 communities of Southern and Western Wayne County in Michigan. The Senior Alliance serves as the focal point for older adults in the region, by funding and administering a network of services. The Senior Alliance also arranges for services to qualified older adults and individuals living with disabilities as part of the MI Choice Waiver program in Michigan. The Senior Alliance’s policies are set by an 15 member Board of Directors. The board is advised in turn by an Advisory Council comprised of seniors, service providers, and the general public. The agency’s Executive Director is Tamera Kiger.
All persons age 60 and older who reside in the region are entitled to receive services funded by the Older Americans Act and Older Michiganians Act from The Senior Alliance, regardless of their financial or social status. The agency, however, will give preference to older adults who are considered to be in the greatest economic or social need. Services provided through the Medicaid Waiver program are restricted to persons who meet qualification requirements.