Residents of Fenton, MI, enjoy a small-town atmosphere that’s big on community spirit. Events and festivals figure prominently in Fenton’s community fabric and feature everything from outdoor concerts in summer in the town’s historic downtown to their annual Jinglefest that ushers in winter during the first week of December. Fenton is also surrounded by lakes and forests, providing outdoor lovers plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature while fishing, hiking, biking, boating or simply sharing a picnic with friends and family in a favorite park.
Persons aged 65 and over make up approximately 21.2% of Fenton’s overall population of slightly under 15,700 citizens. Staying at an assisted living facility in Fenton costs residents an average of $3,669 per month, although prices vary among individual assisted living communities depending on where they’re located and what kind of services and amenities they provide.
Note: Data for Fenton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Flint, was used instead.
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At an average of $3,669 per month, assisted living in Fenton is less than the national average of $4,300 as well as the Michigan average of $4,200. Prices are higher in the neighboring states of Wisconsin at $4,400, Illinois at $4,575, Indiana at $4,382 and Ohio at $4,350 but fall to $3,955 in Pennsylvania.
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Prices of assisted living range from $5,550 in Midland to $3,500 in Muskegon. Monthly costs in Grand Rapids average $5,000, while their counterparts in Detroit pay an average of $4,750. Residents of assisted living facilities in Kalamazoo pay an average of $3,950, close to the cost in Fenton of $3,669. Those in Lansing and Niles pay $5,225 and $4,003, respectively.
Eligible seniors aged 65 and over can receive assistance paying for some of the services associated with assisted living through the MI Choice Waiver Program. Covered services include help getting dressed, bathing, grooming, nonmedical transportation and other routine tasks of everyday living, as well as private nursing services on a short-term basis. The program also covers individual and family counseling.
Please see our Assisted Living in Michigan page for more information.
|Valley Area Agency on Aging||(810) 239-7671||Valley Area Agency on Aging provides services and advocacy to seniors residing in Fenton and other Genesee County communities. The Information & Assistance Program provides referrals to relevant community-based programs and services designed to promote a good quality of life and foster independence among senior citizens. The agency also administers congregate meals as part of the Senior Nutrition Program, provides health insurance counseling for those getting started with Medicare, balance workshops and legal services. The agency also provides advocacy through a long-term care ombudsman’s office to help ensure that the legal rights of residents of these facilities aren’t violated.|
|Fenton Community & Cultural Center||(810) 714-2011||Fenton Community & Cultural Center hosts Senior Fridays once a week, where participants enjoy games such as bingo, euchre and bunco. Lunch is served every weekday at noon, and 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. is a designated social time where seniors can chat and get to know their peers over a cup of coffee or tea.|
|Genesee County Department of Veterans’ Services||(810) 257-3068||Veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces can receive help applying for service-based entitlements from Genesee County Department of Veterans’ Services. The agency also provides emergency assistance for those needing help obtaining the necessities of life through the Michigan Veterans’ Trust Fund. The agency also offers burial benefits for survivors of veterans, referrals to other programs and services designed specifically for veterans and their families and transportation to local VA hospitals.|
|Genesee County Transportation Services||(585) 343-3079||Seniors can access fixed-route bus services throughout Genesee County for half fare from RTS Genesee Monday through Friday. Those needing direct transportation to medical appointments can use Countywide Runner Monday through Fridays to any destination within the county that is not within 3/4 of a mile of fixed-route stops.|
|The Senior Companion Program||(810) 257-3769||Those seeking volunteer opportunities or in need of companionship can access both from The Senior Companion Program. This program matches those aged 55 and over with others in their communities who need light assistance with routine tasks or just basic companionship.|
Assisted living and other long-term care facilities in Michigan must be in compliance with local, state and federal laws regarding their operations. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regulates these facilities. Please see our Assisted Living in Michigan page for more information.