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.

 

More 'Big Wheels' Deliver Meals for Older Americans Month

 

Meals on Wheels had special guest hoppers! Representative Brandt Iden rode along with volunteer Jack Cook on a Kalamazoo route, while Representative David Maturen joined us for a Battle Creek route with RSVP volunteer Cathy Davids to celebrate Older Americans Month. Thanks Representative Iden and Representative Maturen for delivering meals and a friendly smile to so many seniors!

Also, Monday May 19th is the start of Senior Corps Week - May 19 - 22) we already have reference to that on the home page for the sock drive, but we could add: Senior Corps Week 2015

 

Senior Corps Week is a time to salute volunteers from Foster Grandparent Program, RSVP, and Senior Companion Program, recognize community sponsors and partners, and communicate the impact of and on the lives of those who serve. Senior Services is proud to sponsor all three Senior Corps programs. Congratulations!
 

 

May is Older Americans Month

 

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens led to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month,” the prelude to “Older Americans Month.”


It’s interesting to note that Senior Services was incorporated in 1963 and has been celebrating and providing services for older adults ever since. With 8,000 people turning 65 every day, the need for services such as Home Delivered Meals, Home Repair, Home Care and more, are in great demand. For more information about the over 20 programs and services we offer, just call 269-382-0515.


Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Think of some way this month to pay tribute to an older person, whether it’s a phone call, a note of appreciation, or a donation to Senior Services in honor of a special friend.  Celebrate Older American’s Month by letting someone know they are truly a treasure.

 

 

Sock it to us!

 

Michigan Senior Corps Week Service Project “Sock it To Us" Drive is in recognition of National Senior Corps Week (May 18-22),

Michigan Senior Corps Programs will be collecting pairs of NEW socks to be donated to Michigan Veteran Hospitals for their patients. Begin your collection now. We will have a box in the lobby where new socks can be dropped off from 9-5pm Monday – Friday of Senior Corps Week.  On behalf of the Veterans, we thank you for your support!  


  

7th Annual Charity Golf Event June 1st


Register online here or print and fax/mail our brochure


Senior Services of Southwest Michigan is happy to announce the sponsors already in place for our 7th Annual Charity Golf Event at Gull Lake Country Club.

Sponsors:

- Title:  New Friends Memory Care and Assisted Living,
- Signature:
Langeland Family Funeral Homes,
- Dinner:
Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU),
- Gift Bag:
The Laurels of Galesburg,
- Golf Cart:  
Allegra Print & Marketing

- Snack Cart:  Bronson Healthcare,
- Lunch: Life EMS,

- Breakfast: Kalamazoo Community Foundation,

- Golf FORE Seniors: Borgess Health,

- Closest to the Hole: Benefits Planning Group,
- Best of Care:
Corey’s Bootery.
 

We sincerely thank these Sponsors for partnering with us for our 2015 Charity Golf Event.


More sponsorship opportunities are available! Sponsorships help us raise funds to serve older adults in our community. Help us help those in need while enjoying a great day of golf, food and friends at beautiful Gull Lake Country Club!

If you would like to sign up to golf or sponsor NOW, just click on ‘7th Annual Charity Golf Event’ at top or ‘Early Bird Registration’. You can also call Tonee at 382-0515 x162 or Kathleen x114 if you have any questions.


Big Early Bird registration ($100 a player and $400 a team) ends March 31st  - Starting April 1 its $125 per player and $500 team.  


Come Join us on Monday June 1st 2015 Gull Lake Country Club ~ Golf for a Good Cause!

 

 

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...


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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