Elder Law & Advocacy Center

The Elder Law & Advocacy Center (ELAC) has been operating in Wayne County for over 25 years. It was organized to provide unique educational opportunities and legal services for older adults and their caregivers. Since its founding ELAC has assisted thousands of clients and caregivers each year.

Through grant funding, ELAC provides civil legal services to individuals 60 years of age and older who reside in Wayne County. Staff also partner with community centers, senior housing programs, long-term care facilities, and others to provide legal education and elder abuse prevention training to older adults, caregivers, and professionals.

Our longest running program is probably “First Tuesdays,” held on the first Tuesday of each month. Our staff can serve anywhere from 50 to 100 clients or caregivers through this one program.

If you are an older adult or someone who provides care to an older adult loved one, please contact the Elder Law & Advocacy Center at (313) 937-8291.

ELAC is funded by the Michigan Aging & Adult Services Agency; The Senior Alliance; Detroit Area Agency on Aging; Area Agency on Aging 1B; Canton Township CDBG; and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.