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.

Senior Services Celebrates STAR Award Winners

We are proud to announce that Art Nichols, RSVP and MMAP volunteer, is the recipient of the Irving S. Gilmore Lifetime Achievement STAR Award, in recognition of a lifetime of exemplary Community Service.
Congratulates to the following volunteers who also received awards: Mary Wellington,  Gary Bigelow, and the Tuesday Toolmen. In addition we are proud to acknowledge the following STAR Award nominees: Martha 'Marti' Terpstra, Jacob Rickli, Tracie Wheeler, and Scott and Mary Aldrich.
Since 1986 Volunteer Kalamazoo and MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette have co-sponsored the annual STAR awards to recognize the contribution of outstanding community volunteers. For stories and more, visit Mlive.com and Volunteer Kalamazoo website.

A special service to meet your needs:


According to an AARP recent planning guide for older adults, today 30 million households are providing care for an adult over the age of 50—and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years.

For many Americans, life at 40, 50 or even 60 years old will include care for an aging parent or relative. As the nation grows older, the need for caregiving will be as common as the need for child care.

If you have not yet begun to discuss a care giving plan with your loved ones and other members of your family, it is never too late. A good starting point is to make an appointment with Senior Services’ Navigator to discuss family needs with a professional who will create a thoughtful care plan. In addition, Personal Care and Homemaking provides services such as:  light meal preparation, mobility assistance, bathing, dressing, skin care and more.

For additional information on these and other programs, click on the left side menu or call (269) 382-0515 to speak to our Customer Service Specialist. Trusted, dependable and caring since 1963; we are here when you need us the most.



Private Duty Nursing Offers Peace of Mind for your loved one

 

Senior Services Home Care program offers a variety of services to assist a loved one at home. Homemaking, personal and respite care, meal preparation, housekeeping, bathing, and ambulation are all tailored made to fit each unique situation.

Our affordable Private Duty Nursing services give families confidence that their loved ones are being watched when changes in their general health status occur.  We can help with coordination of care with physician or caregivers; with a medication delivery system or with our Home Care Aides who can shoulder many of the routine chores that can be too burdensome for an older adult to handle alone.

For peace of mind, call 382-0515 and speak to one of our Home Care specialists. Trusted dependable and caring for over 50 years; helping older adults stay independent and at home.



Sign up now for our 6th Annual Charity Golf Event!


Are you tired of the long winter and need something to look forward to?  Please join us for our 6th Annual Charity Golf Event Monday June 2, 2014 at Gull Lake Country Club. All proceeds benefit programs of Senior Services of Southwest Michigan.  Don't miss out!

 

Join us for a great day of golf with friends, all for a good cause! Just follow this link to the brochure and sign up today! 

Let us help you remain in your own home ...

 

Are you one of the many older adults who choose to live at home for as long as possible? What if you have a sudden loss or emergency, do you know where to turn for help? Can your family and friends give you all the support you need?

 If you experience a sudden change in circumstances, our ‘Navigator ‘ professional can discuss your needs, assist you with direct referrals and create a personalized, well thought out care plan.  Programs such as: Home Care, Home Repair, and Food for All, can be put into place and provide you with some peace of mind when you need it the most.  

You may be able to handle everything yourself right now, but it’s good to know that if an emergency arises, we are here to provide you with the support you need that will help you maintain your independence within the comfort of your own home. One call to 382-0515 puts you in touch with over 20 programs under one roof. Give us a call today and let us know how we can assist you.

   

Move into Spring with Peace of Mind

We hope you have managed to make it through these record low extreme temperatures and severe wind chills, and are safe and warm at home.  During these last few days and over the holidays, we received calls from older adults and family members, inquiring about the services we offer to make staying at home comfortable and manageable. Listed below are some affordable in-home support services:

 

Navigator: Provides customers with the opportunity to discuss family needs with a professional in aging services who assists with direct referrals and a well thought out care plan.

Home Care: In-home care includes a wide variety of services, from personal care to home making,  shopping assistance, and so much more.  Let us know what you need to help you live independently in your home for as long as possible.

Home Repair: Provides minor home repairs and modifications to improve safety in and around the home, such as grab bars, banister repair/replacement and more.

Food for All: Nutritious meals prepared from scratch by our culinary staff and delivered to your door.

These just a few of the over 20 programs we have to offer older adults in our community. To learn more, just call 382-0515 (one call covers it all) and our customer service specialist will direct you to the program of your choice. Trusted, dependable and caring since 1963; we are here to serve you!

 

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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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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