Many seniors rely on Social Security as their only source of income, which oftentimes is not enough to maintain the normal expenses of living (let alone emergency expenses) making them especially vulnerable when unexpected challenges arise. Over the past several years, we have received requests from vulnerable seniors seeking help to maintain their independence in their own home. These requests are often costly and include the need for ramps to be built, updated heating, plumbing, water and roofing repairs. Other requests include help paying for medications, utilities, food and other shelter needs.

Our goal is to increase the amount of financial support to the Senior Essential Needs Fund to support seniors in Benzie County. The requested grant funds would be used to bring peace of mind to those in desperate need of shelter repairs, utilities, food and medical needs, etc.

All that is required is to complete an application, show proof of residence and household income. Call us at 231.525.0600.