Senior Services offices will be closed on Friday, July the 3rd in recognition of the Independence day weekend. We will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July the 6th.
If you have any questions about services during this time frame please call us before 5:00 on Thursday, July the 2nd at (269) 382-0515.
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.
On July 4th in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays is marked with red, white and blue flags, fireworks, parades, and backyard barbecues across the county.
According to USA.gov, on this day in 1776, it is estimated that the number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. Today, the nation’s estimated population is 318.4 million.
Here are a few facts about the Declaration of Independence:
- The number of people who signed the document was 56.
- The Declaration was drafted by: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston, known as the Committee of Five. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document.
- John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. He did so in an entirely blank space, making it the largest and most famous signature – hence the term John Hancock which is still used today as a synonym for signature.
- July 4th marks our nation’s birthday; a time to celebrate our liberties and opportunities. Personal independence is one such opportunity.
It is our mission: “To enhance and promote the independence and well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities and those who care for them.”
As Independence Day gets closer, let us know how we can serve you, whether it’s with Meals on Wheels, Home Care, Home Repair or more. Simply call (269)382-0515 and learn how you can live out your dream, to live independent and at home, for as long as possible.
Some Healthy Tips for the Summer!
Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors, swim, hike, and enjoy the great weather. Here are a few tips* on how to be healthy and happy and enjoy your best summer ever!
The Winning Numbers: Hit these digits and chances are you’ll gain something more valuable: lifelong health.
7+: The ideal daily serving of fruit and vegetables is 7 or more. That’s more than the five a day you’re used to, but the extra servings can reduce the risk of early death by 42 percent according to a British study.
7: Hours of sleep per night you need to control weight. In a study of more than 21,000 healthy adults, those who slept five or viewer hours per night were 50 percent more likely to become obese compared with those who had a full night’s rest.
1,500: Maximum amount of sodium in milligrams an average adult should consume daily. Three-quarters of the salt in your diet comes from processed foods, so substitute fresh whole foods to lower blood pressure.
1:2: Healthy ratio, waist to height. A bigger waist increases your risk of developing metabolic syndrome (a cluster of factors including high blood pressure and cholesterol) which in turn raises the chance of heart disease and stroke.
A great way to make sure your diet is helping, not hurting you, is by taking advantage of Food for All. Let our expert culinary staff, with over 70 years combined experience, prepare your low salt, low fat, made from scratch meals and deliver them right to your door for an affordable fee. This is a win-win situation as the money goes back into our Nutrition program to serve those in need. To learn more, call 382-0515 and enjoy a healthy summer while making a difference!
*Taken from Jessica Migala, ‘The Winning Numbers’
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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