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Posted on: February 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News for Seniors

News for Seniors

5 Things Every Royal Oak Senior Should Know!

1. Emergency Notifications

Royal Oak utilizes a mass notification system called Civic Ready to keep residents informed about critical events within the community. Examples include snow emergencies, missing persons, evacuations, and local threats. Learn more and sign up at

In addition to emergency notification, seniors can also choose to opt in to receive time-sensitive non-emergency notifications about community events, activities, and important updates through NotifyMe. Sign up at or call 248-246-3201 for assistance.

2. Housing Rehabilitation Program

Homeowners with low-to-moderate incomes can make up to $40K worth of home improvements through a city loan program.  Examples of how the loans can be used include kitchen, bathroom and laundry room updates as well as exterior projects such as roofing, siding, fencing and exterior trim.

For program guidelines go to romi.gvo/housing or call 248-246-3280.

3. The Library of Things

The Library of Things is a new and growing collection of items loaned at no charge to Royal Oak Public Library cardholders. What things are in the collection? Toys, games, tools, STEM kits, baking pans, telescope, microscope, musical instruments, knitting, and sewing supplies - even a Ghost Hunting Kit!

To search the library catalog for these items, go to and limit your search to the Royal Oak Public Library and use the search term “Library of Things” or the specific item, for example, “cake pan.” Call 248-246-3700 if you need assistance.

4. MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Go to to start your research. Call 248-246-3700 if you need assistance.

5. Insight Magazine

Insight Magazine is delivered to your Royal Oak mailbox in January, March, June and September. Look inside for news and events written especially for adults 65 and older. You can also read it online.

Click here for more news for seniors.

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