UMRC is making a difference for low-income older adults in Detroit! Thome Rivertown Neighborhood is a community offering truly affordable assisted living in a beautiful setting overlooking the city’s Riverfront area. Rivertown welcomed its first resident in February 2013; today, 80 assisted living residents call Rivertown “home.” Ninety-five percent of these residents live well below the poverty level.
Although Rivertown provides outstanding, one-of-a-kind housing, services and programs for low-income seniors, many of their most basic, yet life-changing, needs may still go unmet by Medicaid, from fixing a broken wheelchair to routine vision, dental, hearing, and podiatry care. For others, things like small furniture items, bedding and towels, or other personal care essentials can make a big difference. Basics that most of us take for granted are so greatly needed for each resident’s dignity, overall health, and quality of life, yet may not be covered by any other means.
This is where you can help. Together with you, the UMRC Foundation is creating a Rivertown Assisted Living Resident Services Fund, to be sure our residents have everything they need.
The amazing men and women we care for at Rivertown don’t have a lot, but they are so grateful for what they do have. Your gift to the UMRC Foundation will help provide these much-needed, life-changing basics for Rivertown residents.
#Giving Tuesday is November 28! Please remember our Rivertown Assisted Living residents! Click here to make a secure, tax-deductible gift. You can specify “Rivertown” underneath the General Donation box. Call 734-433-1000 ext. 7502 if you have any questions.
Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the UMRC Foundation!