Support BTSS

Bloomfield Township Senior Services receives 3/5 of a penny from a tax dollar paid to Bloomfield Township.

The Senior Service Millage is one half of one percent of a BT tax dollar* and provides only 50% of the BTSS budget. We must generate approximately $750,000 annually to maintain our current level of services.

A full 85% of the non-tax funding comes from user fees and co-pays for services. We believe that those benefiting from programs and services should support them unless they have demonstrated low income.

Annually, we welcome 70-75,000 visits and provide a high level of customer service in a friendly atmosphere. Our supportive services translate into 26,000 "units" representing a ride to the center or medical appointment, an hour of respite care for a loved one living with dementia or a hot meal delivered to a homebound senior. BTSS is a truly cost effective investment in this community; we are turning your dollars into wellness and independence for many. Thank you for your ongoing support!

*Only 28 cents of every tax dollar paid stays in Bloomfield Township for all Township services. 72% of taxes support schools and community colleges, the county, the library, SMART, the Zoo and DIA.

Tax statement:

* CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AND GIFTS - An individual may deduct under Internal Revenue Code Sec. 170 (subject to maximum deduction of 50% of a taxpayer’s contribution base) any charitable contribution which is made within the taxable year, to a state, federal or local government units, or any political subdivision thereof, only if the contribution of gift is made exclusively for public purpose.

 

BTSS 5K Run/Walk

Have fun and support BTSS by participating in the upcoming 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Residents and non-residents of all ages are welcome. Fee is $25 for those age 12 and over. Proceeds go to support Wheels on Meals and Adult Day Service. Each year Meals on Wheels delivers 8,000 meals and the Adult Day Service provides 9,000 hours of care for persons living with dementia. For more information or coaching tips call BTSS Fitness Coordinators Maggie Barclay or Lisa Chavis at 248-723-3500.

Memorialize a Loved One

Honor your loved one with a tribute in support of therapeutic activities for Friendship Club, Meals on Wheels or Transportation services. Purchase a memorial paver brick, which will be placed along the BTSS walkways. Each donor will receive a certificate and be notified when their brick is installed. Installation will take place Spring 2017. One size 4” x 8” available for a contribution of $150. Order forms are available in the Senior Center or click here for the Paver Brick online form.