About Elder Services

Elder Services assists Tribal Citizens 50 years and older. We provide a place for elders to always feel welcome and assist them in any way we can.

Elder Services has an Elder committee made up of five Tribal Elders. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month. There is a dinner provided at every meeting. All Elders are welcome to attend the Elder Committee Meetings.

Our Elders regularly travel to the Michigan Indian Elders Association meetings, which take place three times each year. They are every April, July and October. The Elders also travel together on one large, leisurely trip per year. Then, throughout the year they go on day trips. Spouses are welcome to attend as well.

Throughout every month the department hosts an Elder lunch, craft time and other Elder events. We also have four big dinner events each year - Spring dinner, Summer picnic, Harvest feast and Holiday party.

Elder Services Staff

Jen Palmer, Elder Services Coordinator

WaSinade Raphael, Elder Services Assistant

Contact Elder Services 

(269) 397-1780

2872 Mission Dr. 
Shelbyville, MI 49344