Matrix Senior Wellness Services provides recreational, social, educational, and wellness activities, information and referral services for Detroit seniors.

Our team connects individuals to resources and provides warm-handoffs.
Following the ASPIRE Matrix model helps ease the transition into retirement and senior living.

Matrix Senior Wellness Services (MSWS) (est 1953) provides recreational, social, educational and wellness activities, case coordination, nutrition assistance, transportation for non-emergency needs, housekeeping, personal care and information and referral services for Detroit seniors.

Formerly Reuther Older Adult and Wellness Services, Matrix Senior Wellness Services was founded in 1953 under the leadership of Walter P. Reuther and the United Auto Workers.

MSWS is a social program designed to meet the needs of retirees, not just auto workers, but all the men and women throughout the Detroit area.

MSWS provides a critical social support system directly maintaining and improving the quality of life for the community’s older adults by reducing isolation and promoting independence.

A wide array of programs and services assist in living independently in their own homes as long as possible.


Help with basic needs

Including food, housing & prescription drugs

In-home services – Home making, Personal Care & Chore Services.

Home care workers provide light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, personal care and run errands. The chore service workers cut grass and do snow removal.

Multi-purpose senior centers

Offering daily fitness, education, hot meals, field trips and many other fun activities.

Transportation for medical appointments and personal business.

Medical Transportation – patient compliance and follow-up care are supported through door-to-door transportation to medical appointments.

Bilingual Services for Spanish speaking individuals

Volunteer opportunities

matrix-detroit-senior-wellness-centersVital Support Services

All programs are available to the home-bound. A social worker helps with case management.


DHS Bridge Card (Formerly Food Stamps) application site

Supplemental Food Certificates

Legal Aid

Flu Shots

Tax & Rebate Assistance

Health Screenings

…& so much more!


Matrix Senior Wellness Services - 450 Eliot Detroit, MI 48201

John J. Villa Senior Center at Patton Recreation Center 2301 Woodmere Detroit, MI 48209

John J. Villa Senior Center
9am – 1pm only
Located in Patton Recreation Center
2301 Woodmere, Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 628-2000
(313) 842-0813 fax


Matrix Senior Wellness Services

450 Eliot, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-8650
(313) 831-3611 fax