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Senior Services is one of the largest and most comprehensive organizations serving older adults and persons with disabilities anywhere. We provide vital, life sustaining services to our clients. Serving Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties, as well as other portions of Southwest Michigan, our organization has been caring for those in need for over 50 years. Our integrated model of care helps keep our clients living safely within their own homes. With just one call to Senior Services a complete array of services become available. When you call Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, "One call does it all".
To learn more about our nationally recognized organization or any of our services, please click on the name of any of the programs in the column on the left side of every page of our website. Click here to view our Mission, Vision and Values.
Another Successful Golf Outing
This year marked the 6th Annual Charity Golf Outing for Senior Services. For the first time, 24 teams registered to play at beautiful Gull Lake Country Club on Monday June 2.
Despite a typical Michigan summer’s day (wait a minute and the weather will change) the intermittent winds and rain could not dampen the spirit of the day!
This year we raised a record $14,470.80 which will support programs and services of Senior Services! Many thanks to: our Title Sponsor, Hawver Law, Signature, Langland Family Funeral Homes, and a multitude of other generous sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and staff. Our 6th Golf Outing was a fun, successful charity event because of YOU!
The pictures are in! Special thanks to Kenn Livingston of Venture Photo Booth for taking team pictures again this year. CLICK HERE to download your team photo. Thanks again; see you next year!
Tips for traveling with the elderly
This month, Senior Services celebrates its 51st Anniversary! It’s hard to believe that Senior Services began in 1963 with just two programs: Meals on Wheels and Friendly Visiting, a volunteer program inspired by the late Helen Coover, for which the ‘Coover Center ‘is named.
Today we have over 20 programs under one roof! Senior Services averages 1,000 phone calls a week which range from: home delivered meals, home repairs, transportation and more. Recently we received an inquiry for tips when traveling with an older adult. Summer time is a great time to bring families together, but traveling with loved ones often requires special planning and preparation.
And that makes me think of the Griswold’s summer ‘Vacation’ some 30 years ago with Aunt Edna. Here are a few tips that would have made their trip to Walley World Theme Park a lot easier, and end up a whole lot better for poor Aunt Edna.
· Consult with a Doctor for travel Approval and Tips
· Arrange for Special Services Ahead of Time
· Research Medical Facilities at Your Destination
· Prepare All Necessary Documentation and identification
· Provide a Way for your Senior Loved One to Contact you
· Plan for Breaks and Downtime in the Schedule
· Pack Essential items in a Bag that’s Easily Accessible
For information about these and other tips call 382-0515 and speak to our Customer Service Specialist. Caregiver Tips by Sarah Stevenson
The latest "Best of Care" Catalog is now available on-line...
You can click here to view Southwest Michigan's premier catalog of resources for older adults.
This outstanding publication is in high demand and now you can access it from anywhere via the web. You can also pick up your free copy at our offices in Kalamazoo. We are located at 918 Jasper Street, just south of downtown Kalamazoo. We are open Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Senior Safety Booklet is now available on-line...
CLICK HERE to view the latest edition of the Triad Senior Safety Tips booklet. For older adults and the people who care or them, this booklet is making the community safer, with 22 current safety topics, and several Kalamazoo County resources and directories.
You'll always be able to find the link to the Senior Safety Tips booklet in the column on the left side of every page of our website under the "Other Important Resources" heading. You can also pick up free copies at our main offices at 918 Jasper Street in Kalamazoo during business hours. You can also contact Traci Furman at 269-382-0515, extension 123.
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