Senior Services - Senior Coordinator
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
The City of Woodhaven in conjunction with Wayne County offers an emergency food assistance program (TEFAP) for individuals who qualify and are also residents of Woodhaven. Food distribution through TEFAP takes place the 4th Tuesday of each month, 9am-11am. Registration for this program will be done the first day of participation. Please call (734)675-4926 for more information.
TEFAP Dates and Information
Five days a week a hot meal is delivered to your home. Call 1-800-851-1454 to apply for this Wayne County Program. Once signed up, and meals are being provided, our driver can help with making sure holiday meals are delivered as well
Woodhaven Senior Services
Woodhaven has an active senior citizen contingent. Their group covers many interests from social pursuits, recreation activities, volunteer work, to health and legal information.
The senior club in Woodhaven has members from the age of 62 and up. They meet twice a month for meetings, one includes a social dinner and the other is for business. The Crafty Ladies group provide lap blankets to those in need at hospitals and nursing homes and for the Wayne County Baby Shower. Another group comes in each Tuesday for BINGO and other card games to keep their minds active and get out of their homes for just a few hours.
Besides games in the Community Center, the Woodhaven senior citizens participate in the Downriver Senior Olympics, competing in nearly all of the 23 events that take place over a week in the summer. They travel with the City bus to various historic, entertaining, and accessible trips throughout the year, like the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate, shopping at Twelve Oaks Mall, Put in Bay, Ohio and various casino trips. The seniors are also welcome to join the lunch bunch that goes to a different restaurant each month.
While there is always attention paid to fun, there is also a focus in keeping seniors healthy. They can take advantage of free blood pressure screening each month and we have a food pantry supplied with basic essential foods for those seniors who are in need in our city. The seniors can also utilize the Woodhaven on Wheels transportation for doctor appointments, banking and shopping.
Anyone who needs information about the senior services can call Pam at (734)362-2931 and any requests for additional services are accepted.