Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Meeting the needs of Older Adults and those with disabilities in Southwest Michigan

Who we are ...


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.

 

 

They heard about the need and did something about it!

 

When these four young girls heard that there would be a cutback in funding for Meals on Wheels they sprang into action.   Selling Lemonade in the Plainwell area they raised $250 for the Senior Services Meals on Wheels program!

 

Pictured here are Dan Pontius, Director of Food Services as well as: Autumn, Emerson, Brooke and Lauryn, and Dr. Bob Littke, President and CEO of Senior Services of Southwest Michigan.

 

In addition to a behind the scenes tour of the main kitchen in Kalamazoo each of the girls were introduced to older adult volunteers, leadership staff, the main Chef and Food services staff of the agency and then were each presented with a plaque thanking them for their gift! 

 

We are so thankful for their gift and the spirit that they each demonstrated.

 

 

Lori Moore chats with Gwen Tulk, MOW volunteer, Senior Citizen of the Year!

 

100 year old Gwen Tulk, sat down with Lori Moore to talk about her longtime volunteer efforts with Meals on Wheels, and to celebrate her most recent award, being named “Senior Citizen of the Year”, in Lansing on Older Michiganians Day, May 17th. The award, given out through the Area Agencies on Aging Network and the State of Michigan’s Aging and Adult Services Agency, includes a Certificate of Proclamation from Gov. Rick Snyder and a check from Sponsor, Consumers Energy. .

 

For 30 years, Gwen served the Kalamazoo community through RSVP – Your Invitation to Volunteer, a Senior Corps program of Senior Services, as: Meals on Wheels volunteer, program assistant to promote childhood immunization, and RSVP clerical coordinator.    

Senior Services congratulates and honors Gwen for making a difference and a memorable impact on the lives of those she served.  She has inspired by example, devoting her life to helping others.  Todays’ interview will air on CW7 at 4:00 p.m.

A link will be available online this evening at wwmt.com/features/lori-moore-show. You are welcome and encouraged to share it with your circle of friends on social media.

 

 

Thanks to our 2017 Golf Partners!


Special thanks to Corey’s Bootery and Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Title and Signature sponsors, for helping to make Monday’s outing such a spectacular event! This year we had 23 teams, and over 25 in kind sponsors to help support our efforts to raise funds and awareness for our Meals on Wheels (MOW) Wait List.

We are so very glad you could join us, and in doing so, help us serve thousands of older adults in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. This year all proceeds help the over 200 frail, homebound older adults in Kalamazoo County, who are eligible for, but cannot receive home delivered meals, due to insufficient funding. Thank you for your support; know that you have made a difference!  And, to see a list of all of our sponsors this year click here.

 

June is “Home Safety Month”

June is “Home Safety Month”, an opportunity to educate and empower older adults and their families to take action and increase safety of their homes.

Senior Service’s’ Home Repair program assists older adults who want to stay independent and in their own home for as long as possible. The Tuesday Toolmen, a loyal and dedicated group of retired builders, carpenters, and craftsmen, improve home safety and accessibility by providing: grab bars, banister repair/replacement, accessible ramps, walker steps and more.

Sometimes it’s as easy as identifying and correcting unsafe areas in the home that can cause fall-related injuries. Simple improvements such as: installing lights at the top and bottom of the stairs, keeping areas clear of debris, putting down non-slip mats in the tub and shower, and picking up small floor rugs, can make a big difference. 

Contact us if you need some help with minor home repair issues. Just give us a call at 269-382-0515 or toll free at 800-711-2113, and let our Home Repair experts eliminate the hazards and turn your home into your haven. Simple actions save lives; give us a call today!  

 

 

Need Help? 

 

Do you know someone who needs some extra help to make the transition from nursing home to home? 

Sometimes people face barriers that keep them in the nursing home such as a loss of a living environment and the need to find an affordable and accessible place to live.  Or a home needs a few minor modifications to make it safe.  Or maybe they just need some help setting up services to help them at home.  Our Nursing Home Transition program is here to help.  We are able to promote independence and work one on one with Medicaid eligible nursing home residents to return to the community.

Moving from the Nursing Home – Senior Services of Southwest Michigan. Helping people life safely and independently Senior Services Nursing Facility Transitions program helps eligible nursing home residents move comfortably back into their community of choice.  Contact (269) 382-0515 or (800) 711-2113 for more details about the MI Choice Waiver Program.

 

 

Food for All – Home Delivered Meals for Everyone!

 

Do you want to avoid the perils of shopping in extreme weather conditions, struggling against icy roads, poor visibility and slippery walkways? Try Food for All, and have the meals come to you!

Food for All is an affordable, easy way to stay safe in your home while enjoying a variety of good, nutritious, made from scratch meals. Customers can choose from a variety of meals depending on dietary needs. Whether it’s for you or a loved one, all it takes is one call to 382-0515 to get the ball rolling. Best of all, you can start and stop anytime.

Food for All is excellent for friends or family recently discharged from the hospital, but not up to cooking for themselves.  Just click Food for All on our homepage’s left hand column, to see menus and prices. If your New Year’s resolution is to simplify your life, this is a great way to start!

 

 

The latest "Best of Care" Catalog is 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...


The 2017 Senior Safety Booklet is now available on-line.

CLICK HERE to view the fifth edition of the Triad Senior Safety Tips booklet.  Readers can find detailed information about a variety of safety issues that address current senior concerns.  The booklet covers 22 safety topics and has a Kalamazoo County guide and safety reference directory.


You can pick up free copies at our main office at 918 Jasper Street in Kalamazoo during business hours.  For further information contact Traci Furman at 269-382-0515 ext.123.

      



      

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Senior Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and is a long standing member of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.  Senior Services is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau of West Michigan.


                

 

 

 

 

 

 

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