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.

 

 

Watch our aging population grow!

 

The fastest growing segment in America are the Older Adults.


Now you can watch as the population of older adults grows in America by simply clicking on here.

 

 

At 88 Years of Age Jake  Rickli Keeps on Giving!

 

The Kalamazoo branch of Bankers Life will honor local resident Jake Rickli with its Golden Beacon award, created to highlight individuals ages 50 and better, who are making a meaningful impact in their hometowns through volunteerism.

 

Rickli, 88, delivers 60 meals to 30 homebound seniors each week for Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels (MOW) program. He has delivered meals for more than 20 years, making him one of MOW longest serving volunteers. Rickli also provides needed transportation to seniors with ‘Volunteers 4 Seniors’, a program of Senior Services.

In addition to the Golden Beacon Award, Banker’s Life is donating $500 in Rickli’s name to Senior Services. “We are delighted to recognize Jake’s commitment to bettering the community,” said Mike Reardon, Regional Director and Branch Sales Manager of the Kalamazoo office of Bankers Life. “We are proud to have this opportunity to recognize his great work for the causes he supports.” All of us at Senior Services congratulate Jake for this well-deserved award!

Channel 8 WOTV recently saluted Jake.  View that tribute here.

 

 

Enjoy Life by Developing a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is the first step to improved physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. Here are some tips to get you started on the right path.Enjoy:

- Find activities that you enjoy doing and do them.
- Look for ways to enjoy what you have to do; it will completely change your experience.
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Connect: Close relationships with family and friends provide love, meaning and support and may increase your feelings of self-worth. Broader networks bring a sense of belonging.
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Engage: ‘Doing’ is far more effective than ‘talking’.
- Commit
: You’re doing things, but are you doing them half-heartedly or with everything you have?
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Trust: Fully believe that you will achieve your goal if you do what you need to with enthusiasm.
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Laugh
: They say that laughter is the best medicine. Laughter decreases stress hormones and triggers the release of endorphins which promote an overall sense of well-being.  

A sure way to trigger endorphins is to attend a Peer Prevention Players (PPP) Readers’ Theater performance! This group of outstanding volunteers, coordinated by RSVP – a program of Senior Services, performs skits on issues related to older adults.  Last year they produced 16 shows, sharing their message of healthy aging, with 654 people in the community.  Anyone who has seen a performance sees that they love what they do, communicate well with the audience on aging issues, and firmly believe that laughter is the best medicine! I

f you are interested in volunteering, or booking the Peer Prevention Players for your next event, just contact Traci Furman, RSVP Special Projects Coordinator, at 382-0515.      Tips: laughteronlineuniversity.com

9th Annual Golf Outing a Huge Success

 

A big thanks to Kenn Livingston who once again donated his time and talents to taking team photos!  Just follow the link to our 9th Annual Charity Golf event.   

 

Thank YOU for coming  out to support the programs and services of Senior Services. We greatly appreciate our many participants,  sponsors and volunteers who helped to  make this such a fun and successful event.   Click Here for Pictures

 

We’ve already booked next year’s golf outing; Monday June 4, 2018 at beautiful Gull Lake Country Club.  Be sure to put in on your calendar; we look forward to seeing you then!

 

 

 

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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